Hello, I’m Gene Smithson, author of the books Shot: Healing Hurt and Simple Not Easy: Thirty Days to a More Deliberate Life. SHOT is a personal reflection on my own experience with trauma, as well as an in depth guide to healing the body and mind in the wake of a traumatic experience.

I’ve been practicing martial arts for over forty years. I’ve been blessed with many┬áteachers, including my own two boys, that have helped push my practice into demonstrable effectiveness and, more importantly, a means by which I can deeply connect with others and the world around me.

Here are some short clips on the subject of trauma: