shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Sep 23rd - Extension COURSE ONE - Lacan from the Beginnings [tps&i]
Sep 26th - Extension COURSE THREE - Discussing Netflix Series with Psychoanalysts [tps&i]
Oct 1st - ISSTD Toronto 2021 - Changing Landscapes: Transforming the Way We Understand and Treat Complex Trauma [ISSTD]
Oct 5th - Extension COURSE TWO - Understanding of Work Groups Through the Psychoanalytic Lens [tps&i]
Oct 25th - 68th annual meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Atlanta, GA [AACAP]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Now open for browsing 12-6 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sunday for three people at a time. Pickups still from 9 to 6, Monday to Saturday. Free shipping across Canada for orders over $75. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Waking the Tiger: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences
Peter A. Levine, PhD with Ann Frederick
North Atlantic Books / Softcover / 1997-07-01 / 155643233X
Trauma / Bioenergetics / Bodywork
price: $24.95
280 pages
In Stock (Ships within one business day)

Grounded in biological, ethological, and neurological scholarship, this book introduces a radical and innovative method of dealing with the psychological, somatic, and psychosomatic aspects of trauma. Levine demonstrates that confusion between an unresolved natural response and an actual mental disorder can obscure proper treatment and diagnosis.


"This book is great for anyone who is engaged in dealing with resolving and healing trauma, whether as professional or lay people. It argues that the body is healer and psychological scars of trauma are reversible but only if we listen to the voices of our own body. Peter Levine shows how to move beyond trauma by engaging the bodily process that sound have happened, rather than merely reliving what happened and thus retraumatising the individual.

Peter Levine's approach allows us to access the problem at its physiological roots through the felt sense, which gives us the instinct of an animal and an intelligence of the human being acting together. He offers a means of dealing with deep trauma frequently presnet in hostages, bombing victims, victims of terrorism, following accidents, sexual abuse, rape victims, birth trauma and anything that interrupts the natural progression of an event.
The book is divided into four sections:
Section I: The Body as Healer
Section II: Symptoms of Trauma
Section III: Transformation and Renegotiation

Section IV: First Aid for Trauma.
Section I describes the truine brain-reptilian instinctual brain, the mammalian or limbic emotional brain and the human brain or neo-cortex, the rational brain.
Section II discusses the core of the traumatic reaction and how this is linked to psychosomatic symptoms, including chronic fatigue syndrome.
Section III deals with the blueprint for repetition of trauma, the trauma vortex, the healing vortex and how through transformation this can be renegotiated so that the energies in the body can be enabled to flow in a more healthy direction.

As a Craniosacral Therapist, I have found this work of Peter Levine invaluable in helping me to help my clients to resolve long forgotten traumas which are stopping them from" -- Ann Roden

"Every life contains difficulties we are not prepared for. Read, learn, and be prepared for life and healing." --Bernard S. Siegal, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

"Levine's work is full of wide-ranging implications, rock-solid science and clearly expressed ideas. It is a most important book...quite possibly a work of genius." -- Ron Kurtz, author of The Body Reveals and Body-Centered Psychotherapy

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / 12-5 Sun (EST)

Click here to read previous issues.
related events
CAMT Conference
Clinical Applications of IFS
Levine, Peter A
other lists
Bioenergetics / Bodywork
Body, Mind & Spirit
Compassionate Inquiry Books & CDs
North Atlantic Books
Publishers Group West
The Interesting Reading List for December 21st, 20
Trauma Bestsellers
Youth Concurrent Disorders