Clinical education: Understanding what makes us human

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About this presentation

Discover the 'Impacts of childhood trauma: A masterclass with Leonie Ash', Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Engage in a transformative experience as Leonie shares her unique perspective and deep understanding, gained through personal and professional journeys, on the lasting impact of childhood trauma. Grasp the subtle nuances and complex interplay of trauma in our lives and learn to integrate these insights into your practice for more effective healing.”

Embark on an enlightening journey: unveiling the core of our innate essence and the balance of well-being. Leonie will explore the fascinating intricacies of memory formation and their manifestations, both physically and psychologically. Gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to maintain emotional equilibrium in the midst of modern challenges, and understand how our innermost being interacts with external realities.

This course will provide an in-depth exploration of the mechanisms uniquely affecting individuals, equipping you with the skills to identify and overcome obstacles impeding your clients’ healing. Seize this chance to enrich your understanding and enhance your therapeutic techniques. Transform your approach and witness the profound impact on your client's journey to well-being

Learning Objectives

What you’ll learn:

Part 1

  • What is trauma?
  • ACE study. A framework of understanding about the resources we are born with and our ‘Innate Human Needs’ to stay in balance
  • how our nervous system responds to trauma
  • polyvagal theory
  • neurobiology and the laying down of memories
  • the vicious cycle of depression
  • how personality theories such as the Enneagram fits into the understanding of why we all respond differently

Part 2

  • HPAA, Allostatic load and its consequences
  • mineralocorticoid (MR) and Glucocorticoid receptors (GRs)
  • sleep and the importance of dreaming in the integration of trauma memories.
  • PTSD
  • Association between chronic stress, gut health, immunity, and autoimmunity
  • vicious cycle of trauma and depression

Part 3

  • psychoeducation
  • areas of consideration when evaluating your client’s history
  • understanding mechanisms involved in therapeutic techniques for processing trauma.
  • considerations for further learning
  • practical techniques to reduce stress
  • nutritional and therapeutic considerations

About the presenter

Leonie Ash RNT IFMCP HG Dip. Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, I.O.N, Nutritional Therapy Diploma, Human Givens Diploma, British School of Reflexology Diploma. Privately trained in Soul Freedom (adapted from Journey Therapy).

Leonie Ash brings over three decades of personal exploration and professional expertise to the realm of healing childhood trauma and well-being. Her journey, rooted in her own experiences, has led her to immerse herself in various modalities, culminating in profound insights that guide others on their paths to wellness. From establishing her own successful practice in West Sussex to co-managing a thriving integrative practice in Devon alongside her husband, Leonie has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to facilitating healing on both individual and community levels.

Continuously expanding her knowledge, Leonie has pursued ongoing education, participating in over 20 years of Annual International IFM conferences, summits, and post-graduate courses, including HG and NICABM, among others. Moreover, she has shared her expertise by mentoring practitioners by providing technical support through consultancy work and conferences, further solidifying her reputation as a trusted leader in the field.

Course details

CPD, 3 hours approved from:

  • BANT
  • NNA
  • ANP

To find out more and book your place, visit Clinical Education

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Leonie Ash RNT IFMCP HG Dip. Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner I.O.N Nutritional Therapy Diploma Human Givens Diploma British School of Reflexology Diploma Privately trained in Soul Freedom (adapted from Journey Therapy)