Monday, September 5, 2011

Top Book Reviews Sep 2011

To learn more about what books I review, please go to the following post on Top Book Reviews (May 4, 2011). On the 5th of every month, my goal is to post a review of 1 or more books that have had a strong impact on my life.

Waking The Tiger by Peter Levine (Trauma Healing)

I would say that this book was very instrumental in my own healing and a beginning for me to really open up as to how trauma affects the body. This book really makes clear how trauma impacts us physically. Peter Levine relates how humans handle trauma to that of how animals deal with these same experiences. It will change your perspective on trauma and is a must read for anyone affected by trauma in their life.

We are all affected by trauma to some extent in our life.  It does not have to be just some horrific moment of child abuse we suffered through but can be an accumulation of stressful events in our life.  If we do not allow the stress to be discharged from our bodies, the stress will have a negative impact on our physical and mental body.  Over time, it will build up and cause problems for us that will be more difficult to resolve.

Understanding how trauma impacts our body and how we can release or discharge it, will give us a much more healthy life and more enjoyment.  As a culture, we are so cut off from our feelings and sensations that we are numbed to the world around our self.

This book should be a must read owner manual for our physical existence.  If you only read one book this year, make sure this is on the list!  

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