By Peter Levine
If you are suffering chronic pain—even after years of surgery, rehabilitation, and medication—only one question matters: How do I find lasting relief? With Freedom from Pain, two pioneers in the field of pain and trauma recovery address a crucial missing factor essential to long-term healing: addressing the unresolved emotional trauma held within the body.
Informed by their founding work in the Somatic Experiencing® process and unique insights gleaned from decades of clinical success, Drs. Levine and Phillips will show you how to:
Calm the body’s overreactive “fight” response to pain
Release the fear, frustration, and depression intensified by prior traumas, and build inner resilience and self-regulation
Relieve pain caused by the aftermath of injuries, surgical procedures, joint and muscle conditions, migraines, and other challenges
Whether you’re seeking to begin a self-care strategy or amplify your current treatment program, Freedom from Pain will provide you with proven tools to help you experience long-term relief.
“Brilliant, practical, and wise, this is an enormously helpful book. I cannot recommend this work highly enough.”
—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
“This book is for everyone who wants freedom from pain. I have read dozens of books on pain relief and the power of the mind for healing, and this is clearly the best to date.”
—Steven Gurgevich, PHD, assistant clinical professor of medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine