• Moving Beyond Trauma

  • The Roadmap to Healing from Your Past and Living with Ease and Vitality
  • By: Ilene Smith
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Have you noticed that no matter how much time you spend in talk therapy, you still feel anxious and triggered? That is because talk therapy can keep you stuck in a pattern of reliving your stories, rather than moving beyond them. But, most of all, it’s because trauma doesn’t just reside inside your mind. Much more importantly, it locks itself in other parts of your body. When left unresolved, that trauma continues to live there, impacting your life, your relationships, your sense of safety, and your ability to experience joy in very real ways.

In Moving Beyond Trauma, Ilene Smith will introduce you to somatic experiencing, a body-based therapy that is capable of healing the damage done to your nervous system by trauma. She breaks down the ways in which trauma impacts your nervous system and walks you through a program designed to process trauma in a non-threatening way. You will discover a healing lifestyle, marked by a deeper connection with yourself, those around you, and with everything you do.

©2020 Ilene Smith (P)2020 Ilene Smith

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Many good points to learn for this!

I actually really enjoyed this book. I learned a hand full of things and others I might of already known. I like that I was able to just listen and then towards the end be able to have the activities and exercises to follow, that made it helpful. I will try these as recommended and hope it works!

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Awesome listen for healing trauma

This book was recommended to me by my Doctor for trauma healing and was really informative. I enjoyed it at 1.30 speed. This book needs a PDF for the healing exercises on chapter 6.

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lovely really great exercises

nice exercises. I liked the narrator's voice made me more comfortable as I am learning through my bodies memories of trauma and feeling my entire life for the first time.

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I will be listening again!

This so far has been the most helpful tool in my self reflection journey. I would give it 100 stars if I could!

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Never made the body connection

This was so wonderful. To be fully present we need our body engaged as well. So grateful to have found this book along my healing journey

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Helped me tremendously

This book was a real eye opener. For me, it was very informative and relatable to what I was feeling and how my body was reacting to those feelings. I’ve been experiencing body shivers and intense feelings of worry. I recently suffered a very traumatic experience and this book has helped me cope. I am now able to calm my body down and get through those nervous emotions without feeling like I’m going to have a panic attack. It’s a work in progress but a great start for sure. Author Ilene Smith is also a gem. I had the pleasure of meeting her and was also able to book a session. I am grateful. Thank you. Two thumbs up for sure.

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Might be triggering

I haven't yet read the whole book but a fair warning to readers who suffer from trauma that there are descriptions of traumatic events in this book that might be triggering

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Practice makes it perfect and every little counts

Love the book, very practical. I have been practicing it and found it helpful to my issue

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Great information to take on a new healing routine

loved the book! very interactive with assessments to help you begin your healing practice.
I gave 3 stars for performance, only because I found the voice of the speaker challenging; robotic and unnatural. however, I could get past it, and found the book very helpful.

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Excellent

This book is a life saver. And one I will always come back to. It’s simplicity is its power. It’s focus is exclusively on the body and not the mind. This book has the power to bring you out of your head and into your body so you can heal.

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  • 05-02-22

disappointing

it made me greatly uncomfortable that the white(!) author felt the need to mention the ethnicities of a former patient + spouse.

Har hoped for more practical advised on exercises I could apply to my everyday life. too much talking

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  • Babellbelle
  • 11-30-20

Recommend 100%

So good super empowering. Really good read. Loved the voice really easy to listen too.

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  • 07-25-21

life changing

Incredibly informative. I resonated with every word. Provided me with understanding about myself and my behaviours. Gave me the light in my lifetime of darkness.

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  • 04-10-21

Easy,Accurate and Enlightening

So accurate and descriptive on my situation.
It has opened my eyes to a possible answer to my issues ...