About Ilene Smith

Ilene Smith is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) whose work incorporates attachment theory, touch work, movement, and therapeutic dialogue. Through healing trauma, her clients develop a deeper relationship with themselves and increase their capacity for resilience and joy. Ilene holds master’s degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Exercise Physiology. She completed the three-year training program at the Somatic Experiencing Institute and has conducted research on Somatic Experiencing for eating disorder treatment. Her forthcoming book on body-based psychology, Stop Asking Why, will be published in late 2019. Ilene holds workshops on Somatic Experiencing online and worldwide. For more information, visit

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