PODCAST: Trauma and Inflammation – Episode 1

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PODCAST: Trauma and Inflammation – Episode 1

Trauma and Inflammation – Episode 1 

  • What is inflammation?
  • How does trauma contribute to inflammation?
  • Techniques for reducing inflammation

After trauma, eating more healthily will improve one’s longevity, their ability to regulate their emotions, learn and remember more easily. Do you want to help your clients improve more quickly?

The mental health field generally has been slow to recognize the role that nutrition can play in mental health. However, recent studies have begun to change commonly-held beliefs. Research has shown that diet can play a significant role in treating depression.  Studies have found that nutritional supplements can significantly reduce anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress symptoms following major traumatic events.

Nutrition is important in dealing with trauma. Eating a healthy diet can reduce the negative effects of stress on your body. A healthy diet builds a solid, more enduring foundation for your body by reducing oxidation and inflammation and by helping to reduce weight gain.

About Leah Owen
Leah Owen is a multi-disciplinary licensed associate counselor.  She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Phoenix Seminary.  She also holds a health coaching certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and holds a certificate in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Practitioners.  Leah is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing as well as Somatic Experiencing.  Leah’s work is underwritten by her holistic approach to meeting vital mental health and wellness objectives.  She utilizes her dynamic background to help clients approach their goals through a mind-body-spirit paradigm.

About Dr. Robert Rhoton
Dr. Robert Rhoton, CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute and President at the Trauma Institute International possesses a rich history of experience in the mental health field. Dr. Rhoton has supervised multiple outpatient clinics, juvenile justice programs, and programs, and child and family therapeutic services. Additionally, Dr. Rhoton has advanced training in child and adolescent trauma treatment, family therapy, and family trauma. Dr. Rhoton served as president of the Arizona Trauma Therapy Network from 2010 through 2012. Dr. Rhoton was a Professor at Ottawa University in the Behavioral Sciences and Counseling Department whose primary interests were training counselors to work with traumagenic family dynamics, child and family trauma, and non-egoic models of treatment.  Dr. Rhoton is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and collaborates and consults with numerous Arizona agencies fine tuning their understanding of trauma and the impact of developmental trauma on the individual and family.

About Arizona Trauma Institute
Arizona Trauma Institute is the leader in Trauma Sensitive Care in Arizona. We offer community trainings that focus on individuals increasing their knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), stress as a physiological response, and healing as a collaborative process. These classes are designed to help you develop an understanding of trauma and recognize when trauma has occurred.



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