What triggers the freeze response? We tend to think of traumatic events, but according to Peter Levine, PhD, that’s not always the case. Even a perceived threat can be enough for a client to get stuck in a frozen state. So how can we help clients who are stuck in the freeze response to move forward? According to Peter, the energy that is “locked up” in a client’s frozen state is the exact energy we need to target to help them find a release.