VIDEO: Peter Levine on Finding Inner Balance with Ourselves and Others
Staying Connected While Separate During Times of Uncertainty
One of our biggest challenges right now, says trauma expert and Somatic Experiencing Developer Peter Levine, is to realize that physical isolation doesn’t automatically mean emotional disconnection. We still have choices that enable us to distinguish between the pandemic outside and the panic-demic we can create within ourselves.
In this clip from his 2020 Virtual Networker Symposium presentation, he explains what it means to stay connected and courageous during troubling times.
"Courage is not about the absence of fear, but the capacity to act creatively in the presence of fear," Levine writes in his recent Networker article. "Right now, some of the best ways to access our capacity for courage are doing things like listening to music, preparing meals together with the people we’re living with, moving and dancing with our inner rhythms, and finding ways to connect with others, even if the medium of that connection is virtual."