Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma Nature and the Body Presented by Leslie Korn, PhD

Web Conference Description

This presentation provides an overview of the psychobiological rhythms affected by traumatic exposure including circadian rhythm and ultradian rhythms, both of which affect depression, anxiety, and sleeping disorders associated with PTSD. This presentation will also explore an overview of the state of non-pharmaceutical treatment methods that complement psychotherapies including nutritional and botanical therapies, bodywork therapies, and animal-assisted therapies. This overview bridges the art and science of natural medicine and functional medicine for the practitioner and provides a basis for advising people with PTSD, further study, and collaboration with other professionals.


This web conference is beginning instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Identify circadian rhythm effects on depression and sleep;
  2. Identify ultradian rhythm effects on stress;
  3. Explore therapeutic interventions that balance circadian and ultradian rhythm;
  4. Discuss at least four Complementary Alternative Medicine approaches for implementation or referral purposes.

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Rhythms of Recovery:


About Leslie Korn, PhD
Leslie Korn, PhD

Leslie Korn, PhD

Leslie Korn, PhD is the author of Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma Nature and the Body (Routledge, 2012) and Preventing and Treating Diabetes, Naturally: The Native Way (Daykeeper Press, 2009). She has been in clinical practice since 1977 and specializes in natural approaches for the treatment of mental health and persistent physical health issues that arise from childhood traumas.

Dr. Korn worked in the jungle of Mexico for over 25 years where she directed a natural medicine public health clinic and conducted the women's community trauma project. She is board certified in massage and bodywork and in polarity therapy. In addition, she has a PhD in Behavioral Medicine from the Union Institute, a MA in cross cultural health psychology from Lesley University, and a MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She was a Clinical Fellow and instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, where she introduced body oriented psychotherapy and polarity therapy for the treatment of PTSD in 1985. Dr. Korn was an associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, has served as clinical director of the New England School of Acupuncture, and on the faculty of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Her research on polarity therapy for the treatment of stress in American Indian dementia caregivers was funded by the National Institutes of Health. In 2009-2010, Dr. Korn was a Fulbright Scholar.

Currently, Dr. Korn is a member of the International Network of Integrative Mental Health and is an adjunct faculty member at the Union Institute and an approved clinical supervisor. She is also a core faculty member at Capella University. She travels internationally teaching about complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of traumatic stress and about nutritional interventions for mental health.

For more information about Dr. Korn and her work, please visit: http://drlesliekorn.com. For FREE sample pages of her book Rhythms of Recovery, please visit: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9780415807500/ and click on the blue tab labeled "View Inside this Book".


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1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Course meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. GoodTheray.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 20, 2015 through March 20, 2016. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

How the Web Conference Works

In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture and question and answer periods.

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Event Reviews from Members

Interesting to reestablish biological and psychological rhythms that were affected by trauma through the lens of naturopathic medicine. - Sarita Redalia, MFT