Trauma & Memory

Trauma & Memory
Brain & Body in a Search for the Living Past

Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory

PETER LEVINE

ISBN: 9781583949948 (2015)
206 Pages
Retail Price at ODIN BOOKS: $28.95

While much work has been done in the field of trauma studies to address “explicit” traumatic memories in the brain (such as intrusive thoughts or flashbacks), much less attention has been paid to how the body itself stores “implicit” memory, and how much of what we think of as “memory” actually comes to us through our (often unconsciously accessed) felt sense. By learning how to better understand this complex interplay of past and present, brain and body, we can adjust our relationship to past trauma and move into a more balanced, relaxed state of being. Written for trauma sufferers as well as mental health care practitioners, Trauma and Memory is a ground-breaking look at how memory is constructed and how influential memories are on our present state of being.