Shelly Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in good standing with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psychoeducation Specialists since 1997.
Although her training is grounded in traditional psychotherapy, she has over time become increasingly dissatisfied with the medical model and the limitations of "talk therapy." She believes that lasting change takes place when we learn how to access the bodymind and learn how to release the suppressed emotions and limiting beliefs that are stored there.
Over the years she has learned body-centered techniques that she wanted to share with people who didn't necessarily want or need counseling or psychotherapy. So in 2005 she received life coach training, specifically for therapists wanting to add coaching to their practices.
Drawing from the best of these techniques she has developed The Compassion Process®, a method for self-healing and emotional freedom. She teaches this method in the context of counseling and coaching, and in workshops throughout the Upstate.
Trauma and the Body: Shelly's Story (Interview Part 3)
The Impact Of Trauma On the Body
See Part 4: Body-Centered Counseling and Coaching here.
The Conscious Id, Polyvagal Theory & Discoveries In Neuroscience That Affect Counseling, 2017, Greenville, SC
Counseling Is the Development of Art, Science, and Illusion, 2017, Greenville, SC
Animal-Assisted Interventions, 2017 Columbia, SC
Neurolinguistic Programming, Introduction and Advanced, 2011, 2013
Sedona Method, Basic and Advanced Courses, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), Level 2, 2006, 2007
Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), Level 1, 2006
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Level 2 Training, 2004
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Level 1 Training, 2004
Therapist as Life Coach, 2004, Atlanta, GA.
Coaching for Clinicians, 2004, Columbia, SC
Sedona Method, Accelerated Course, 2003
Somato Respiratory Integration, 2001, Denver, CO.and Como, Italy.
The Hendricks Institute, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, Foundation Training, 2000, 2001, Washington, DC, and Santa Barbara, CA.
Life, Paint, and Passion, 1998, 2011, 2013
Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Training, 1997, Asheville, NC.
Holotropic Breathwork,1994, Hendersonville, NC.
The Hakomi Method of Body-Based Psychotherapy, 1994, Asheville, NC
Adventure Based Counseling, Llama Trek for Clinicians, Pisgah National Forest, 1993
Heaven On Earth Farm
Specific directions provided upon scheduling or registration.
P.O. Box 1233
Pickens, SC 29671