Jump Start Your Joy Podcast

The author of “Moving Beyond Trauma,” Ilene Smith is a somatic experiencing practitioner, trauma healer and speaker. She shares the role trauma plays in our lives, how to work with trauma, and how to approach the current trauma vortex we’re all living in, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Happy Hour Podcast

Whether or not we realize it, we are all experiencing trauma in 2020 and Ilene Smith, our podcast guest today shares methods we can employ now to reduce the effects of trauma from settling in our bodies in the future. Listen in to this timely conversation with SF Three Tomatoes Editor Kim Selby. Ilene’s book, “Moving Beyond Trauma” is a guide to helping us heal and create a life of ease and vitality. Through Somatic Experience therapy, we can all learn to heal from our past.

Heal Grief

In this episode, Ilene speaks about Somatic Experiencing and the important role it played on helping her to heal through her own personal grief journey after her husband’s death.


As the spread of coronavirus threatens our physical health, it is also becoming a real threat to our mental health. But, talk therapy may not be enough to address the fear and anxiety many of us are experiencing.