Seeking narrator for Traumatic Memory healing book

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Seeking narrator for Traumatic Memory healing book 
We are seeking a narrator for the audiobook version of a nonfiction alternative health work on trauma and memory. In this popular but carefully researched work, well-known author Peter Levine shows how, by learning how to better understand the complex interplay of past and present, brain and body, we can adjust our relationship to past trauma and move into a more balanced, relaxed state of being. If interested, please provide a ~5 minute reading of the attached script. Rate is somewhat flexible, but we are seeking something in the $175-$200 per finished hour range. The reading style should be serious and poised (as befits its subject) but informal (with appropriate feeling), and not too casual or theatrical. An engaged and empathetic, natural-sounding voice that does not have exaggerated resonance or nasality is preferred. 
2017-04-25 00:31:31 GMT
2017-06-07 12:00:00 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
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The Voice Actor should be located in:
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56000 WORDS
English - USA and Canada
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Young Adult Male OR Middle Age Male OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
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The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

The Tyranny of the Past -- Throughout the ages people have been tormented by memories that have filled them with fright and horror, with feelings of helplessness, rage, hatred, and revenge, and with a plaguing sense of irreparable loss. In ancient literature, such as the epic tragedies of the Greeks, Sumerians, and Egyptians, as well as in hundreds of contemporary books on trauma, nightly newscasts, and celebrity confessionals, trauma has been and continues to be at the epicenter of human experience.
Despite the seemingly boundless human predilection to inflict suffering and trauma on others, we are also capable of surviving, adapting to, and eventually transforming traumatic experiences. Seasoned therapists utilize this innate capacity for resilience and healing to support their work with those suffering from the aftermath of life-threatening and overwhelming events. These incidents include (but are by no means limited to) war, assault, molestation, abuse, accidents, invasive medical procedures, natural disasters, and witnessing a serious injury or sudden death of a loved one. All of these “shocks” to the organism can alter a person’s biological, psychological, and social equilibrium to such a degree that the memory of one particular event comes to taint, and dominate, all other experiences, spoiling an appreciation of the present moment. The resulting tyranny of the past interferes with the ability to focus effectively on both new and familiar situations. When people pay selective attention to the riveting reminders of their past, sleep becomes the enemy and life becomes colorless.
Perhaps nowhere in the field of trauma is there more confusion than with the role of traumatic memory in both pathology and healing. Indeed, research studies conducted by different laboratories frequently appear to contradict one another. In addition, clinicians and academics rarely communicate with each other—a very unfortunate state of affairs. Most importantly, traumatic memory differs fundamentally from other types of memory, creating the potential for great confusion and the misapplication of therapeutic techniques.
While this book is geared toward therapists who work with their clients’ traumatic memories, it is also written for individuals trying to make sense of their own haunting memories and who long to know how they might come to an enduring peace with them. It is also for those avid readers who are simply interested in the scientific and clinical study of how memory plays out in the governance of their lives, its great ambiguities, its perplexing uncertainties, and what it takes to make sense of it all.
We begin this exploration with an understanding that memory exists in many forms—forms that fundamentally differ in both structure and function. At the same time, these distinct memory systems (involving different parts of the brain) must operate cooperatively to promote effective functioning and well-being. This book is about how we can learn to befriend our hauntings and liberate ourselves from their tyranny.
Most contemporary psychotherapies live in the long shadow cast by Freud and his descendants, or have been guided by various cognitive behavioral approaches. However, these avenues of alleviating human suffering are of limited value in work with trauma and its underlying memory imprints. While both of these therapeutic traditions do address certain dysfunctions related to trauma, they are unable to reach its primal core. They do not sufficiently address the essential body and brain mechanisms that are impacted by trauma. Alas, this leaves the most basic human need and drive for healing largely unmet.
Trauma shocks the brain, stuns the mind, and freezes the body. It overwhelms its unfortunate victims and hurls them adrift in a raging sea of torment, helplessness, and despair. For a therapist, to witness such desperation in one’s clients is to feel a compelling call to effectively relieve such suffering. Increasingly, therapists are being drawn to work with traumatic memories as various techniques (and their offshoots) are becoming widely known, taught, and practiced. These various approaches have arrived on the scene in this approximate chronological order: mesmerism, hypnosis, analysis, exposure, Somatic Experiencing (SE), eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), and various “energy psychologies” (e.g., point tapping). 
Please note that you should only use the script or your recording of it for auditioning purposes. The script is property, unless otherwise specified, of the voice seeker and it is protected by international copyright laws.

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