Trauma Through a Child's Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing

Trauma Through a Child's Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing

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by Peter A. Levine, Maggie Kline
     
 

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An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence—what parents, educators, and health professionals can do.

Trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical

Overview

An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence—what parents, educators, and health professionals can do.

Trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical procedures, divorce, or even falling off a bicycle. At the core of this book is the understanding of how trauma is imprinted on the body, brain, and spirit, resulting in anxiety, nightmares, depression, physical illnesses, addictions, hyperactivity, and aggression. Rich with case studies and hands-on activities, Trauma Through A Child’s Eyes gives insight into children’s innate ability to rebound with the appropriate support, and provides their caregivers with tools to overcome and prevent trauma.


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Editorial Reviews

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"Trauma Through A Child’s Eyes is an extraordinary body of work. Healing ourselves and our children of the effects of trauma is of the utmost importance. The more aligned we are inside ourselves and with our outer world, the more we will be able to create peace." —Debbie Robins, bestselling author of Where Peace Lives

"Some books are said, in their originality, to 'break the mold.' Trauma Through A Child’s Eyes goes one further: it creates its own mold in a way that everyone concerned with the health and happiness of children will be grateful for." —Gabor Maté, MD, author of Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

"A truly remarkable book that captures the essence of what it is to be a traumatized child, while simultaneously helping us understand, appreciate, and facilitate their natural capacity to heal. Written with a deep sense of compassion and wisdom, this book offers clear insight to those who care for and about children." —John Stewart, PhD, author of Beyond Time Out; clinical director, Maine Medical Center; consultant to public schools, Child Psychiatry Fellowship Faculty

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556438516
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
05/18/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
516,866
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Peter A. Levine, author of the best-selling Waking the Tiger and of Healing Trauma, has a background in medical biophysics, stress, and psychology. He developed Somatic Experiencing®, and serves as a consultant to the Meadows, a leading residential addiction recovery center. He lives on the banks of the St. Vrain River in the Rocky Mountains.

Maggie Kline, MS, MFT, has more than thirty years of experience as a teacher, family and child therapist, school psychologist, and parent. She is a senior faculty member for Dr. Levine’s Professional Training Program and resides by the sea in southern California with her therapy dog, Beijo.


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Trauma Through a Child's Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
madam_pie More than 1 year ago
My son's psychologist recommended this book and it has helped me (his mother) to understand his view of the world, and help change his life so he is able to heal from past hurt. This book is easy to read and a must have for those who are trying to help their child heal from trauma.
Pam_C More than 1 year ago
If the subtitle of the book didn't include the word adolescent, I would have given it 4 stars instead of 3. The book is geared more toward children under the age of 12, perhaps even younger. The overarching principles still apply; however, the "healing" techniques seem to engender young children. The most disappointing aspect of the book is that it fails to address what may well be the most prominent form of trauma in the United States today: prolonged or repeated physical abuse by trusted adults. There are full chapters on falls and accidents; surgery and medical procedures; divorce, death and separation; and sexual molestation. Part I of the book repeatedly mentions physical abuse, especially prolonged or repeated abuse, but there isn't a chapter that addresses it. The authors implore parents to seek professional help in cases of either physical or sexual abuse. They include a chapter for sexual abuse but not for physical abuse. Even when professional help is sought, I feel it is imperative that parents have resources to help them be good adjuncts in the healing process. The chapter on sexual molestation is an excellent resource for such parents. Where is the chapter on physical abuse? This is a travesty to omit!