SCP Podcast Episode 202: Ilene Smith – Moving Beyond Trauma

May 21, 2021

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In this episode, we chat with Ilene Smith.  Author, trauma healer, and speaker. We discuss Ilene’s first book, Moving Beyond Trauma: The Roadmap to Healing from Your Past and Living with Ease and Vitality.  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 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. 

  • Trauma – what does it mean
  • Somatic Experiencing 
  • It’s not your fault 
  • Moving beyond the why
  • Body – Mind connection
  • The importance of the VAGUS nerve
  • Healing Lifestyle
  • And much more…  

Follow her on Instagram @ilenesmithhealing. Learn more about her book and her work at and