SE TRAUMA INSTITUTE PRACTITIONER DIRECTORY

Ilene Blaisch, LCSW

SE™ PractitionerSE Assistant

Practice

Ilene Blaisch, LCSW

I have been a psychotherapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) for over 35 years in a diverse range of settings including private practice, universities, veterans services, grief groups and women's centers.  Over the last five years I have studied and incorporated Somatic Experiencing work into my practice.  I primarily work with developmental and relationship trauma and find that working with one's physical body experience (in addition to a more traditional talk therapy approach) opens an opportunity for help in discharging "bound" energy which in turn further facilitates the healing process.  I am a Beginning year approved provider for SE students.

Additionally, I am a licensed re-seller of the Smovey Vibroswing System (Smovey Rings) which is an effective tool regularly used by Dr. Peter Levine in SE Practice. Swinging the rings creates a vibration which can help one access a "felt sense" of the body and for most people is a very pleasant sensation.  If you are part of the SE community, I can sell these at a discounted rate.  If interested, please view my website and check out a recent video I made featuring Dr. Abi Blakeslee and Dr. Levine discussing the Smoveys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additionally I am a certified coach and licensed re-seller for the Smovey VIBRO-swing System.  The Smovey rings are a tool that many Somatic Experiencing Practitioners use to help clients begin to develop awareness of internal sensations. The swinging motion of the rings create a vibrational frequency which most people find to be pleasant and touching into this "felt sense" helps one's nervous system regulate states related to both shut down and anxious arousal. I am happy to provide more information for anyone interested.

Specialties

  • Active Duty Military
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Couples
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Families of Veterans
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hospice
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Veterans
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Professional Certifications

LSCW