Ilene Dillon, MSW, is an International Speaker and Master Teacher of Anger and Emotional Mastery and has been a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1972. 

Now a “Recovered Angry Person,” Ilene started investigating how to keep her own out-of-control anger from ruining her family’s life. She discovered a system for understanding and working with emotions, the subject of her book, Emotions in Motion: Mastering Life’s Built-in Navigation System. It reveals how to successfully detangle life problems through mastering 12 emotions. 

Unprepared for Single Parenthood, Ilene developed Parenting Consciously, her system for raising amazing children through transforming negative, generational family patterns that have been taught in the US and internationally.

A contributing author for The Wellness Universe Guide(s) to Complete Self-Care, Ilene is now an Amazon best-selling author. A pioneer in the Emotional Literacy movement, Ilene’s 7 booklets (e.g. “Exploring Anger With Your Child,” [1994]) helped parents lead children to develop healthy emotional habits. 

From 2004 to 2017, Ilene hosted online Full Power Living, “awakening the world to the power and importance of human emotions.” Guests included Dr. Bruce Lipton, Chopra Center co-founder Dr. David Simon, Gregg Braden, and Buddha’s Brain author Dr. Rick Hanson 

Ilene has two biological, one adopted, and 3 step-children, plus five incredible grandchildren. Ilene’s husband, neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Fink, died in 2016, catapulting her into life as a full-time RVer. Now 80 years old, she offers virtual therapy and coaching, Conference speaking, writes books, and travels solo throughout North America, accompanied by her Maltipoo, Pi.

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