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Trauma through a Child's Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healingby Peter A. Levine
Synopses & Reviews
An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence—what parents, educators, and health professionals can do.
Trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical procedures, divorce, or even falling off a bicycle. At the core of this book is the understanding of how trauma is imprinted on the body, brain, and spirit, resulting in anxiety, nightmares, depression, physical illnesses, addictions, hyperactivity, and aggression. Rich with case studies and hands-on activities, Trauma Through A Child’s Eyes gives insight into children’s innate ability to rebound with the appropriate support, and provides their caregivers with tools to overcome and prevent trauma.
A step-by-step handbook for helping children to face and overcome trauma is based on the author's Somatic Experiencing method and counsels readers on how to address a range of traumatic sources, from abuse and medical procedures to accidents and stress. Original.
About the Author
Dr. Peter A. Levine, author of the best-selling Waking the Tiger and of Healing Trauma, has a background in medical biophysics, stress, and psychology. He developed Somatic Experiencing®, and serves as a consultant to the Meadows, a leading residential addiction recovery center. He lives on the banks of the St. Vrain River in the Rocky Mountains.
Maggie Kline, MS, MFT, has more than thirty years of experience as a teacher, family and child therapist, school psychologist, and parent. She is a senior faculty member for Dr. Levine’s Professional Training Program and resides by the sea in southern California with her therapy dog, Beijo.
Table of Contents
What is trauma? : a new definition — Trauma's scope : sources ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary — Signs and symptoms of trauma in children — Emotional first aid or how to be a "good band-aid" — Sensations, images, and feelings-using animal imagery and rhymes to "resource," empower, and transform trauma symptoms — First aid for accidents and falls — Preparation for medical and surgical procedures : prevention tools for parents and medical personnel — Separation and loss : facilitating the grieving process that accompanies divorce, death, and abandonment for parents, school counselors, and psychotherapists — Healing the sacred wound of sexual molestation — On coming into the world : birthing and babies — Removing the barriers to learning and self-control in the 21st-century classroom — Crisis intervention and relief from natural and manmade disasters in the classroom — Transforming medical care : a plan for hospitals, medical facilities, and managed care to minimize pediatric trauma.
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