Shanta talks with Ilene Smith, a certified professional coach and Somatic Experiencing practitioner, about blending talking, touch work, and movement to create synergy between a client’s body and mind. Ilene has developed a series of trauma healing workshops and lectures, which she hosts worldwide!
Exploring trauma and how it impacts our lives.
Monique Koven is a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach and has worked as a Social Worker for over 25 Years. As a survivor herself, she features conversations with Trauma experts & survivors to offer hope for the healing journey. https://linktr.ee/moniquekoven Support my work for the cost of a coffee – ☕️ buymeacoffee.com/HealingTrauma Disclaimer. The information provided is not intended to be used as a replacement for medical and mental health advice. Follow the advice of your medical or licensed mental health professional.
In this week’s episode, we will delve into healing trauma with a new perspective. We discussed how she got into trauma work, what keeps her in trauma work, and drives her to continues in this hard yet amazing style of therapy, Somatic Experiencing.
Ilene Smith talks about moving beyond trauma, discovering true healing, ease, and vitality. Trauma is part of life and we all experience it. Trauma doesn’t just reside inside your mind-much more importantly it locks itself in other parts of your body. Learn how Somatic Experiencing can help you heal the damage done by trauma on your nervous system.
My guest this week is Ilene Smith, author of the recent book, Moving Beyond Trauma: The Roadmap to Healing from Your Past and Living with Ease and Vitality (affiliate link). If you’ve been through a trauma—and most of us have—then this is a conversation for you. Ilene shared her expertise on how we can use the body to help us heal from traumatic events. If you’ve read anything by Peter Levine or maybe Bessel van der Kolk’s book The Body Keeps the Score (affiliate link), you’ll recognize a lot of what we talk about.
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.
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.
Somatic Experiencing therapist and author Ilene Smith joins the Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast to discuss her work and new book Moving Beyond Trauma.
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).