While trauma is inevitable and a fact of life, we have the capacity to heal and create a life of EASE AND VITALITY.
It is never too late to heal.
Ilene’s book, Moving Beyond Trauma, offers deep insight into trauma healing. She introduces the reader to Somatic Experiencing, a body-based therapy capable of healing damage done to the nervous system by trauma. Readers will learn how trauma impacts the nervous system and completes a series of assessments designed to process trauma in a non-threatening way.
Ilene’s work is rooted in the principles of Somatic Experiencing and attachment theory. Integrating several modalities into her practice including talking, touch work and movement, Ilene is able to support the body tissue memory and nervous system to create synergy between the body and mind.
Ilene touches and empowers multiple communities through speaking engagements. Whether it’s educating peer clinicians about how they can incorporate Somatic Experiencing into their practice or holding trauma workshops, she seeks to share her knowledge with others.
Ilene’s first book, Moving Beyond Trauma: The Roadmap to Healing from Your Past and Living with Ease and Vitality, is now available on Amazon. The intention is to help the reader develop a new relationship with their history and understand the importance of bringing the body into the healing process when trying to resolve issues related to trauma. Ilene takes the reader through a series of assessments to help develop a deeper understanding of one’s nervous system functioning. With this deeper understanding, the reader is taken through a series of exercises to build resilience and homeostasis in the nervous system through sensory awareness, movement and self-observation.
Everything changes with mindfulness because we can feel into our emotional, physical, and spiritual self. This is a higher level of being. It’s a different vibration, one that moves away from fear, projection, and rumination to a place of simply being with whatever shows up in our mind and body.
The suffering of grief can begin to heal by accepting support and practicing self-care.
ABOUT ILENE SMITH
Ilene is on a mission to create a world with less trauma. While it’s inevitable that we all will be touched by trauma on some level, everyone has the capacity to heal and create a life of ease and vitality.
Ilene is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and completed a 3-year training with the Somatic Experiencing Institute founded by Peter Levine. She is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through the GROW Training Institute, Inc. and holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology. Ilene has passed the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) qualifying her for licensure in Arizona.
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IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT
Trauma impacts you beyond your brain. It gets trapped in your body and you must learn to let it free. In my eBook, I define trauma and share the importance of bringing your body into the healing process through Somatic Experiencing (SE).