Trade Ed. Sounds True 2003
CS ISBN 1564558355 $19.95 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 1591790395 $24.95 Two CDs
The dedicated researcher, teacher, and author of previous programs on emotional trauma provides a compassionate lesson on sexual abuse and trauma. With words that are conversational and genuine, Levine gives a concise natural history of trauma across species. He shows how people store emotional memories in their bodies and how these memories impact their identity and relationships. He deals with the issues of violated trust and boundaries especially well, and creates with words and tone an open atmosphere for exploring ways to heal. The guided imagery and relaxation exercises that are part of the program may lead to painful memories but also to reclaimed personal histories. The publisher, as always, does a marvelous job of packaging and labeling the audio. T.W.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]