I really enjoyed this book. Like another review said though, this will not outline exercises to do for Somatic Experiencing.
I believe SE to be a successful treatment for trauma. The only odd thing I find odd is that, with over 45 years experience with this, why does Dr Levine refer to same people (Nancy, Mariam, Ray) in so many of his books, interviews, and YouTube videos. You’d think he’d have endless examples of people who benefited without ever having to use the same people’s experiences twice.
I don’t know … odd.
If looking for steps on how to heal trauma, this may not be the text for you. "Healing Trauma" by PhD Peter A. Levine is a small text but more step by step. This book: "Trauma and Memory" is excellent if you're the type to be in therapy and over think things, this gives some of the science and case studies of successfully treated patients which may be helpful to hear about if you're doing therapy that incorporates Somatic Experiencing, and to help suspend your excessive thinking and have a little faith that what you're doing will have help.
The narrator does a good job too.