Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

About the Course:

Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question – “Why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized?” By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed.

Walking the Tiger normalizes the symptoms of trauma and the steps needed to heal them. People are often traumatized by seemingly ordinary experiences. The reader is taken on a guided tour of the subtle, yet powerful impulses that govern our responses to overwhelming life events. To do this, it employs a series of exercises that help us focus on bodily sensations. Through a heightened awareness of these sensations, trauma can be healed.

Publication Date:



Peter A. Levine

Peter A. Levine received his Ph.D. in Medial and Biological Physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds an independent doctorate degree in Psychology from International University. During his thirty year study of stress and trauma, he has contributed to a variety of scientific and medical publications, including the chapter on stress in The Handbook of Psychophysiology.

Dr. Levine was a consultant for NASA during the development of the Space Shuttle and has taught at hospitals and pain clinics in both Europe and the U.S., as well as at the Hopi Guidance Center in Arizona. He is currently a consultant for the Pain-Rehabilitation Center in Boulder, Colorado.

Dr. Levine lives in the foothills of the Rockies, on the bans of the St. Vrain River, near Lyons, Colorado.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about how to heal trauma. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the mystery of trauma.

  2. Describe how biology becomes pathology.

  3. Identify the symptoms of trauma.

Materials for Course

For your convenience, this is a link to purchase the material from Amazon.com.

Exam Questions

All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of Addiction Counselor CE.

Membership is free, and you can sign up today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course.

If you're already a member, please login to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.

Categorized in:

Accepted By:

Login to automatically show approvals relevant to your state and discipline!
Use our CE Approvals tool to look up your state requirements and how Addiction Counselor CE can help you meet them.

Course Number: 101253
Total Credit Hours: 10cr
Exam Fee: $69.70
No Exam Fee with a Plus or Unlimited membership package! » More Info
Format: Book
4.5 out of 5
Popularity: 192 members have taken this course