About the Author

Peter A. Levine

Peter A. Levine, PhD, has spent 45 years studying and treating stress and trauma. He holds a doctorate degree in medical biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley and in psychology from International University. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a...

Maggie Phillips

Maggie Phillips, PhD, is a psychologist specializing in pain and the author of Healing the Divided Self, Finding the Energy to Heal and Reversing Chronic Pain.

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Freedom from Pain

Discover Your Body's Power to Overcome Physical Pain

Peter A. Levine

Maggie Phillips

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If you are suffering chronic pain—even after years of surgery, rehabilitation, and medication—only one question matters: How do I find lasting relief? With Freedom from Pain, two pioneers in the field of pain and trauma recovery address a crucial missing factor essential to long-term healing: addressing the unresolved emotional trauma held within the body.

Informed by their founding work in the Somatic Experiencing® process and unique insights gleaned from decades of clinical success, Drs. Levine and Phillips will show you how to:

  • Calm the body’s overreactive “fight” response to pain
  • Release the fear, frustration, and depression intensified by prior traumas, and build inner resilience and self-regulation
  • Relieve pain caused by the aftermath of injuries, surgical procedures, joint and muscle conditions, migraines, and other challenges

Whether you’re seeking to begin a self-care strategy or amplify your current treatment program, Freedom from Pain will provide you with proven tools to help you experience long-term relief.

“Brilliant, practical, and wise, this is an enormously helpful book. I cannot recommend this work highly enough.”
—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

“This book is for everyone who wants freedom from pain. I have read dozens of books on pain relief and the power of the mind for healing, and this is clearly the best to date.”
—Steven Gurgevich, PHD, assistant clinical professor of medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Product details

Softcover Book/CD:
Contents Paperback book (185 pages), CD (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-663-1
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-663-9
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches
Product Codes 2378d, d2378d, bd02378d
Digital Book/Audio Download:
Download File Types
Contents eBook (185 pages), Audio download (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-754-9
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-754-4
Product Codes 2378w, d2378w, bd02378w
Enhanced Digital Book:
Contents Enhanced eBook (185 pages) with embedded audio (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2012
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-773-5
Product Codes 2378e, d2378e, bd02378e

Customer Reviews

By JoAnn K
Date Added: Thursday 3 January 2013
Peter Levine and Maggie Phillips bring together the most amazing work for pain relief. He is truly a healer of our times. I highly recommend this book and all work by Peter Levine.
By Patricia Kay Youngson
Date Added: Thursday 12 July 2012
Great book. So helpful for people with PTSD preceeding chronic pain. (Very common.)
By Vivian U
Date Added: Saturday 29 December 2012
I've only been working with this program for 5 days and I already feel a noticeable difference in my tension and pain levels. It's amazing. The exercises are so simple you wouldn't expect them to make much of difference, but they do!

My biggest criticism is that the audio part is not as well done as it could be. The instructions are not always given slowly enough for following along. Also, the exercises that should be in audio format sometimes aren't, and vice versa. Lovingkindness really should be an audio, because of all the steps and affirmations you need to remember, and it's not. Yet instructions in journaling are unnecessarily given in audio. Minor quibbles, though. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone suffering from chronic pain.

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