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Dr. Sam Himelstein is back!

We talk a lot on this podcast about the importance and significance of authenticity within the context of working with those who’ve been impacted by trauma.

And one of those practitioners who exemplifies this topic in terms of both his knowledge on the subject and the way he integrates his own experience into his work, is Sam Hemelstein.


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Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.

SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.SE focuses on regulation of the nervous system and offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve the body’s instinctual responses to traumatic experiences.

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Dr. Sam Himelstein is a youth worker, author, speaker, and licensed psychologist in the state of California. Most of his work has revolved around working with trauma-impacted, juvenile justice-involved, substance-using youth. He is the founder and CEO of the Center for Adolescent Studies, a multi-disciplinary training institute that teaches youth professionals how to build authentic relationships, practice trauma-informed care, and share mindfulness with young people. 

Dr. Himelstein is a formerly incarcerated youth and was privileged to change from a path of drugs, violence, crime, and self-destruction to that of healing and transformation. He has written three books, the most recent being Trauma-Informed Mindfulness With Teens: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (Norton, 2019), and it’s this one which we’re focusing on today!

In This Episode

 

Christian Griffith. Men, Sexual Abuse & The Courage to Heal
Cissy White. The Power & Passion of A Survivor.

The Trauma Therapist Project Resources

  1. Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker. An online course to help you cultivate authenticity, presence and vulnerability.
  2. Trauma Therapist | 2.0. Raise your confidence as a therapist. Learn from the masters in the field. Find support from other passionate trauma therapists.
  3. Free Audio Book From Audible.com