CNDA Conference: Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing Trauma in the Treatment of Chronic Disease and Pain


I am pleased to present this important training as a webinar for the California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA).

Dis-ease tells a story, not just of the cells (biology) but of the self (biography). We need to listen to, and integrate, both stories in our clinical care.

Trauma and stress are contributing factors in illness. The latest research is confirming and expanding on this idea in ways that can, and should, revolutionize our treatment approach.

Research into the impact of trauma on pain and disease reveals a deeper relationship than previously recognized. Adverse childhood events (ACEs), chronic stress and various types of trauma are increasingly implicated in chronic diseases and health challenges. Biography can and does influence our biology. There is a growing realization of importance of effectively and skillfully integrating this knowledge into the practice of medicine. When we ignore trauma, we miss a potentially powerful healing opportunity.

I will explain the theories and current research regarding how biography becomes biology, describe an effective process for “connecting the cell and the self” in clinical practice and discuss various modalities of safe trauma recovery that can be integrated into our treatment approach.

The essence of this presentation is that in our approach to treatment, there is a need to heal the biography and cure the biology – emphasizing that it is not either or, we need both. In fact, when we heal the biography, often we unlock the cure (by finding a missing puzzle piece) for the biology.

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February 29, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Culver City, CA
This event is appropriate for healing professionals.