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Freedom from Chronic Pain

It is my deepest desire that this healing journey will help free you from the torment of pain and unnecessary suffering. I hope you choose to join me in this experiential learning opportunity that will help bring you back to your inner self—and finally achieve freedom from pain.

– Peter A. Levine, PhD

A letter from Peter

If I’ve learned anything during these decades, it’s this: your pain and your suffering are real. For nearly half a century, I’ve been working to help people like you, people who have been suffering from back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as with more complex and disabling conditions such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraines, severe PMS, brain fog, and chronic fatigue.

I created Body as Healer: Freedom from Chronic Pain as part of my legacy work to support you in resolving the issues underlying these difficult conditions, and to help you achieve lasting relief from those debilitating symptoms.

You will discover that beneath your pain lies an abundance of more subtle sensations, an inner knowing, that can guide you toward a sense of ease and vitality.

These chronic conditions can be agonizing and debilitating. They are deeply frustrating and can also be isolating. They can keep you from living life more fully, and on your own terms. These symptoms are also confounding—not just for you, but for your loved ones, as well as for some of your medical and other health-care providers. But what I would want you to understand is that these symptoms, as challenging as they are, do not have to ruin your life; they do not have to be a life sentence.

Generally, modern medicine does not understand fibromyalgia and the conditions that often accompany it. Sometimes, they are even called “medically unexplained symptoms” (or MUS for short). But if you have ever been told by a physician or anyone else that your pain and distress are “all in your head”—well, when you are suffering, that’s just adding insult to injury, isn’t it?

Body as Healer is designed to help you “be” in your body and consists of a series of somatic awareness exercises I’ve developed over the last 40-plus years. It has been my experience that lasting stable benefits usually require about six months of practicing these exercises. However, it is also true that some people will receive significant results in just a few practice sessions, but I encourage you to practice these exercises for six months as you work through this program.

You can, of course, practice them anytime thereafter, should some of your symptoms recur or if you simply enjoy the increased vitality, clarity, and freedom they provide. Many even incorporate this work as a lifelong practice to maintain an increased capacity to manage…what comes next.

In addition to the workbook, video explorations, and experiential exercises, I will also talk about the theory behind the program in six live sessions where you can ask me your most burning questions and share your experience with the program.

It is my deepest desire that this healing journey will help free you from the torment of pain and unnecessary suffering. I hope you choose to join me in this experiential learning opportunity that will help bring you back to your authentic self—and finally achieve freedom from pain.

— Peter

When you enroll, you’ll receive:

Practical Exercises

Practice practical exercises for all ability levels to help relieve your chronic pain symptoms.

Live Q&A with Dr. Levine

Join Dr. Levine live as he answers questions and guides you through the program.

Lifetime Access

This groundbreaking work will be stored in your online library for you to access anytime.

Bonus Teaching

Receive an audio download to support and enhance your healing journey.

About Your Teacher

Peter A. Levine, PhD

Dr. Levine is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a naturalistic and neurobiological approach to healing trauma and resolving stress. He holds doctorates in both biophysics and psychology. He is the founder and president of the Ergos Institute of Somatic Education and the founder and advisor for Somatic Experiencing® International. Dr. Levine is the author of several bestselling books on trauma, including Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma (published in over 29 languages). He has received multiple Lifetime Achievement awards including from Psychotherapy Networker and from the US Association for Body Psychotherapy. His work has been taught to over 60,000 therapists in over 42 countries. He is currently a Senior Fellow and consultant at The Meadows Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona, and continues to teach trauma healing workshops internationally.

Free Yourself From Chronic Pain

Peter A. Levine, PhD has spent decades exploring the root causes of chronic pain, root causes that are often mysterious and difficult to diagnose. As the founder of the world-renowned Somatic Experiencing® approach to healing trauma, Dr. Levine has worked with thousands of people on their deepest and most intractable healing challenges. Through his work with clients, students, and training thousands of Somatic Experiencing® teachers over the past five decades, Peter made a series of remarkable discoveries about how to help people release and resolve chronic pain through a series of practices he calls Body as Healer. His methodology is based on a series of insights about the healing process and the connection between trauma, the nervous system, and chronic pain and how body-based exercises engaged with over time can play a critical role in healing. 

Partnering with Sounds True, Peter is now offering this body of work on the healing of chronic pain in the Body as Healer online program. Over three years in the making, Body as Healer presents Dr. Levine’s powerful methodology and exercises through a supportive online learning matrix that is designed to help you individualize the practice and support you in engaging with the exercises over time.

Course Curriculum

Body as Healer: Freedom from Chronic Pain

Dr. Levine shares insights behind his groundbreaking Somatic Experiencing method, a body-based awareness approach to resolving stress and healing the wounds of chronic pain.
  • Explore the multidimensional aspects of pain and how they overlap
  • Understand what may be driving your pain and preventing you from healing
  • Practice a deceptively simple exercise to help free you from pain
Explore the practices to go deeper into the healing process by tapping into our bodies so we may hear and connect with the channels of our bodies.
  • Explore the felt sense as a vehicle for transformation of pain and suffering
  • Practice exercises to restore a better overall connection to your body
  • Restore boundaries and a deep sense of safety and security in the body
Learn practices to calm the nervous system, relax tense muscles, and soothe anxious thoughts or an overactive mind.
  • Befriend your feelings to engage greater self-acceptance and inner regulation
  • Explore the connection between chronic pain and the fight, flight, freeze, or collapse response
  • Practice visualization and breathing techniques to release tension
Explore the mind-body connection and body sensations around physical pain and discover how we can alter our pain by changing the way that we relate to our bodies.
  • Connect to the healing rhythm of “pendulation” to soften the grip of pain
  • Learn powerful exercises that can help ease feelings of anxiety and stress
  • Create a positive channel for emotions that might surface as you progress

Gain a deeper understanding of how locked emotions within you can cause detrimental physical pain and emotional discomfort, and how to:

  • Find a sense of safety by trusting the innate rhythm of contraction and expansion
  • Bring together the parts of your experiences that have become dissociated or disconnected
  • Learn how to settle into your body and come back to the present moment
Release old patterns and stuck trauma and reemerge back into the world with wholeness and renewed energy and clarity.
  • Reflect on patterns holding you back and replaying in your life
  • Work through and repair feelings of fear, grief, shame, and humiliation
  • Maximize the gift of these life-changing teachings in your daily life

Access to the developer of Somatic Experiencing® to assist in integrating course tools and techniques.

  • Receive answers to your specific questions from Dr. Levine during six live monthly sessions (starting October 19, 2022 from 2-3 pm ET / 11-12 pm PT)
  • Deepen course teachings with one of Dr. Levine’s top practitioners for six additional live sessions
  • Connect with others working through their chronic pain

Testimonials

When you enroll, you’ll receive:

Practical Exercises

Practice practical exercises for all ability levels to help relieve your chronic pain symptoms.

Live Q&A with Dr. Levine

Join Dr. Levine live as he answers questions and guides you through the program.

Lifetime Access

This groundbreaking work will be stored in your online library for you to access anytime.

Bonus Teaching

Receive an additional audio download to support and enhance your healing journey.

Enroll Now and Receive This Bonus Program

Freedom from Pain

If you are suffering from chronic pain—even after years of surgery, rehabilitation, and medication—only one question matters: How do you find lasting relief? With Freedom from Pain, Dr. Levine and Dr. Maggie Phillips illuminate a crucial missing factor essential to long-term healing: addressing the unresolved emotional trauma held within the body.

Frequently Asked Questions

Previously taught only in private workshops, this program—which Dr. Levine considers his life’s work—is now offered in an interactive, online format like never before. Not only will you receive a series of experiential pain-relieving exercises, but Dr. Levine will also join you live to answer your most burning questions and offer support six times throughout the course.
Although we recommend practicing the exercises over the course of six months, some participants see significant results in just a few sessions. You can, of course, practice them anytime and simply enjoy the increased vitality and freedom they provide.
Sounds True offers partial and full scholarships to the active military, veterans and people who are in true financial need. Please do not apply for a scholarship unless a scholarship is truly needed. You can apply for one of the partial or full scholarships here.
Absolutely. You can explore Body as Healer risk-free for an entire year. If this course fails to meet your expectations for any reason, simply contact Sounds True’s customer service for a full refund.

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