Association of
Somatic Experiencing Practitioners
in Ireland



Interview with Peter Levine on Somatic Experiencing, on the online magazine Psychotherapy.net

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy 2018 by Deb Dana

‘Trauma is a fact of life, but it does not have to be a life sentence’, by Bríd Keenan – article published in IAHIP 2018


Recommended Books

Healing Trauma – A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of your Body 2005, by Dr Peter A. Levine – a valuable introduction to trauma, how it affects the body, and the type of body based work used in SE®

In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness 2010, by Dr Peter A. Levine - enriched with a coherent theoretical framework and compelling case examples, the book elegantly blends the latest findings in biology, neuroscience and

Trauma and Memory 2015, by Dr Peter A. Levine - this book is full of case histories and detailed accounts of how to put the principles of SE® into action not only with victims of traumas such as car accidents, but also with neonates, toddlers, school aged

Trauma Proofing Your Kids: A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience 2008, by Dr Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline - offers simple but powerful tools to keep children safe from danger and to help them “bounce back” after feeling scared

Trauma Through a Child's Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing 2007, by Dr Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline - an essential guide for recognising, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence—what parents, educators,

Waking the Tiger 1997, by Dr Peter Levine – the quintessential SE® book


Books by other experts in the SE® and trauma fields

Crash Course – A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma & Recovery 2001 by Diane Poole Heller and Laurence S. Heller

Trauma and Recovery : The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror 1992 by Judith Herman


COVID-19 Resources

Emotional Response to Covid-19 by Ale Duarte

Peter Levine, PhD: Managing in the midst of Covid-19, interview with Guy McPherson.


Videos – Trauma Healing – Trauma Institute SE 

Origin of Somatic Experiencing

Origin of Somatic Experiencing

Natures lessons in Healing Trauma

Natures lessons in Healing Trauma