Full Course Description

Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for PTSD and Complex Trauma

This online multimedia video course teaches clinicians about the application of integrative medicine and nutrition for the treatment of PTSD, Complex Trauma, mild Traumatic Brain Injury and their sequelae. Traumatic stress and complex trauma are the quintessential mind, brain-body dis-eases. The course provides a roadmap for integrating treatment methods for clinicians working in either mental or physical health disciplines or those seeking to integrate both.

Program Information


  1. Catalogue foundational terms of reference and disciplines which comprise the field of Nutritional & Integrative Medicine as it relates to clinical practice.
  2. Investigate an integrative mind-body treatment approach to managing symptoms of PTSD and complex trauma.
  3. Determine federal and state level legal issues when practicing integrative medicine and nutritional therapies in a variety of clinical settings.
  4. Evaluate scope of practice issues and their clinical implications for each participating profession.
  5. Investigate the psychological elements of trauma that may be addressed through nutrition and integrative medicine.
  6. Formulate clinical relational challenges to be applied when working with special needs of people with medical, dental and white collar trauma.
  7. Investigate the biological and physiological elements of trauma that may be addressed through nutrition and integrative medicine.
  8. Analyze the effects of chronic inflammation on depression, PTSD, and anxiety disorders.
  9. Propose integrative medicine interventions to enhance energy production and manage inflammation and pain.
  10. Demonstrate and address the unique needs of different populations including LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities.
  11. Evaluate the role of integrative medicine and nutrition as multicultural interventions.
  12. Investigate the impact of trauma on marginalized communities and its clinical implications.
  13. Investigate how traumatic events disrupt biological rhythms.
  14. Apply CR and nutritional therapies for regulation of circadian rhythm.
  15. Employ nutrition and integrative approaches to assess and manage digestion challenges.
  16. Investigate the major digestive disorders correlated with complex trauma and nutritional interventions.
  17. Propose strategies to conduct a comprehensive, integrative medicine and nutritional therapy post trauma assessment.
  18. Employ commonly used clinical tests to assess physical health effects of PTSD and trauma.
  19. Defend ethics and scope regarding practitioners’ use of tests, assessments, and analyses.
  20. Apply stage-specific methods for engaging a client in food preparation for self-care and self-regulation.
  21. Choose specific foods and diets to help autonomic balance and evaluate how others may hinder it.
  22. Present the science of food choices and their role in inflammatory process underlying depression and anxiety.
  23. Choose the types of foundational and adjunctive supplements to restore psychobiological balance.
  24. Investigate the effects of neurohormones in mental health and its treatment implications.
  25. Analyze the science of herbal medicine and use it for reduction of anxiety and depression.
  26. Use adaptogens, nervines, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant herbs to create integrative medicine treatment approaches.
  27. Investigate ways in which detoxification improves mental health.
  28. Conduct the management and tapering of pharmaceutical medications.
  29. Propose methods using hot and cold water therapies to address pain and anxiety.
  30. Defend the benefits of yoga for managing anxiety in children and adults.
  31. Apply yoga to enhance self-regulation and attachment in children and adolescents.
  32. Conduct 6 innovative breathing exercises that extend beyond conventional methods to address specific symptoms of right/left brain dysfunction.
  33. Propose a model for integrating somatic methods for PTSD and complex trauma management.
  34. Assess a range of methods for making appropriate stage-based referrals.
  35. Investigate how the intersections of sensory processing, trauma, and somatics in children and adults impacts treatment planning.
  36. Develop specific stage based methods of ecotherapy for reducing autonomic reactivity.
  37. Analyze clinical research on how human-animal interaction enhances self-regulation and attachment capacity in children and adults.
  38. Choose appropriate categories and types of psychedelic medicine for integrative medicine trauma treatment applications.
  39. Investigate how psychedelic medicine is theorized to support trauma recovery.
  40. Measure client readiness for psychedelic medicine use through the assessment process.
  41. Evaluate the role of integrative spiritual methods and apply them for post-traumatic growth.
  42. Apply the concept of the wounded healer and investigate its relationship to integrative medicine.
  43. Defend the role of rituals, psychobiologically, in trauma recovery and management.
  44. Investigate the role of learned helplessness and positive psychology in treatment adherence.
  45. Create a treatment plan for the client, based on the Brainbow Blueprint.
  46. Develop a phase-specific plan for delivery of treatment, client education, and goal achievement.



Ethics and Scope of Practice Psychology of Trauma Trauma, Biology and the Body Culture and Identity

Brainbow Blueprint: Integrative and Nutritional Strategies

Circadian and Ultradian Rhythm and Hormones

Bioindividuality, Digestion, and Diet

Integrative Assessment, Tests and Evaluation 

Culinary and Spice Medicine

Nutritional Supplementation 

Herbal Medicine

Detoxification and Hydrotherapy Strategies

Exercise, Yoga, Breath, and Sound

Somatics, Bodywork, and Energy Therapies

Nature and Human/Animal Bond 

Entheogens and Psychedelic Medicine

Spirituality, Post-Traumatic Growth, and the Transformation of Trauma

The Roadmap to Health: Enhancing Adherence and Motivating for Success

Copyright : 15/09/2021