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.
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Interesting to reestablish biological and psychological rhythms that were affected by trauma through the lens of naturopathic medicine. - Sarita Redalia, MFT
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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.
For over 25 years, Dr. Korn worked in the jungle of Mexico, 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 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."