Waking the Tiger

  • by Peter A. Levine, Ann Frederick
  • Narrated by Chris Sorensen
  • 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Waking the Tiger normalizes the symptoms of trauma and the steps needed to heal them. People are often traumatized by seemingly ordinary experiences. The listener 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 heightened awareness of these sensations trauma can be healed.


What the Critics Say

"Fascinating! Amazing! A revolutionary exploration of the effects and causes of trauma." (Mira Rothenberg, author of Children with Emerald Eyes)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

narration issues

The reader's voice caused me more trauma than the book healed.
Couldn't get through the book because the way the guy read it was unlistenable for me. Will buy a paper copy.
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- mr i mullins

Shame about the narrator

Love Peter A Levine's work and was looking forward to this, unfortunately it's a great book ruined by truly awful narration.
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- J. Martin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio