Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body's Power to Overcome Physical Pain

Author(s): Peter Levine and Maggie Phillips

Alternative Health | Trauma

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(r) 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.


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'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. These well-respected experts cover all the vital bases to provide the reader with the skills to relieve the many forms of pain. I have read dozens of books on pain relief and the power of the mind for healing, and this is the clearly the best to date'.-- Steven Gurgevich, PhD, assistant clinical professor of medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

'Pain is one of the most complex experiences in our existence and involves the physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of our life. Freedom from Pain approaches pain relief from all these dimensions in ways that have been clinically proven to work. Don't let pain dominate your life. Let Drs. Peter Levine and Maggie Phillips be your guides.' --Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words and The Power of Premonitions

'Pain is unavoidable. Suffering is optional. Nice idea in principle, but how do we make it real? Peter and Maggie show you, step by step.' --Shinzen Young, author of The Science of Enlightenment

'With Freedom From Pain, the enigma of chronic, unrelenting pain seems much less mystifying. The gentle and reassuring approach of Drs. Levine and Phillips offers many practical possibilities for addressing pain with a sense of personal empowerment and a renewed drive toward wellness on all levels. Theirs is a multidimensional approach that holds great promise for providing the relief every person in pain hopes for.' Michael D. Yapko, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of Mindfulness and Hypnosis

Peter A. Levine, PhD, is the creator of Somatic Experiencing(r) and the author of many highly regarded references on physical and emotional trauma recovery. See

Maggie Phillips, PhD, is a psychologist and author who specializes in the treatment of chronic pain and trauma. See

General Fields

  • : 9781604076639
  • : Sounds True, Incorporated
  • : Sounds True, Incorporated
  • : Contains Paperback and CD-Audio (Audiobook)
  • : April 2012
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Levine and Maggie Phillips
  • : Mixed media product
  • : English
  • : 616.0472
  • : 240