#82 From Wounds to Wholeness

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A recording of excerpts from a SAND Community Gathering hosted by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo.

Trauma has a severe impact that extends far beyond the individual survivor. It ripples through families, communities, and generations in ways both seen and unseen. Yet there is a path forward — through courageously sharing our stories and tapping into the body’s innate wisdom.

In this episode, Peter openly shares his own courageous journey to resolve severe childhood trauma, by using the very techniques he developed. He shows a pathway whereby giving voice to our stories can help reclaim our dignity, wholeness, and ignite an inner spark of healing.

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., is the renowned developer of Somatic Experiencing. He holds a doctorate in Medical and Biological Physics from the University of California at Berkeley and a doctorate in Psychology from International University. The recipient of four lifetime achievement awards, he is the author of several books, including Waking the Tiger, which has now been printed in 33 countries and has sold over a million copies.

His new book is An Autobiography of Trauma: A Healing Journey


  • 00:00 — Introduction
  • 02:43 — Writing the new Autobiography
  • 09:05 — Uncovering Layers of Trauma
  • 19:52 — Trauma & Intimate Relationships
  • 26:20 — Meeting Albert Einstein & Past Life Trauma
  • 34:00 — Relationships with Parents
  • 43:00 — Connections to Ancient Traditions
  • 50:10 — Indigenous Healing Practices
  • 57:12 — Closing

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Also mentioned in this episode is SAND’s Fundraiser to help relocate a family from the genocide in Gaza.

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