Trauma is stored in the gut.
More than anywhere else in the body, actually.
Working with the gut is more than just changing the diet. With stored trauma, addressing the gut really begins with the nervous system. Learn the tools and knowledge to support your clients' health through somatic work and understand what is truly going on — both emotionally and biologically.
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New Bonuses With Vital Tools For You & Your Practice!
I love to provide as many bonuses as I can, as this is relevant information that will inform and equip you to take the next steps on your journey, and to support your clients as well. - Dr. Aimie
The Addiction of The Dopamine Hit With Emotional Eating
- There is more to emotional eating than over-eating too much?
- Anatomy of the Emotional Eater
- The Dopamine Hit of Food For Those With Insecure Attachments
Dr. Eva Detko
The Key To The Vagus Nerve
- The vagus nerve as the connection between trauma and health
- How different types of trauma contribute to poor health outcomes
- The importance of healing attachment trauma for chronic illness recovery
When Intermittent Fasting Is Too Much Stress For Your Body
- When Stress & Stored Trauma Block The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
- The Unexpected Emotional Aspects of Fasting
- Signs That Intermittent Fasting Is Not Right For You Right Now
Mast Cell Activation & Histamine - Beth O'Hara
Binge Eating Is A Nervous System Response - Dr. Aimie
Intestinal Parasites - Dr. Glenn Wilcox
Our felt sense of safety happens in the gut.
When insecurity and feelings of not being safe are daily experiences, that will eventually cause biological issues in the gut.
Disruptions to digestive and gut health can also cause these emotional feelings. Instead of realizing certain problems are biological and being equipped to properly address them, often this piece is missed and people don't receive the help they need. Learn to understand what is going on and how to best support the gut, both for yourself, and for your clients.
In the course you will learn:
The Best Diet For A Trauma Healing Journey
Food sensitivities. Fads. Fails.
So much information exists on what to eat and how to eat it -- let's make it simple!
The Role Of The Vagus Nerve And Gut Health
You may be well familiar with the Gut-Brain Axis and the role of our digestion in producing serotonin. We will dive deep into these transformative concepts of why this is so important and what to do about it.
How To Support The Stomach Through Somatic Work
We store so many emotions in our gut. It makes sense that we refer to our intuition as a gut feeling! Learn to support the stomach through somatic work — this is a piece you definitely don't want to miss out on!
Who Is This Course For?
Licensed Health Professionals
You know there is more to do to creating positive outcomes and you’re looking for the tools to address the underlying biology at the root of the health issues your patients are dealing with.
Coaches and Nutritionists
You’re looking to grow your toolkit for helping your clients that goes beyond simply address basic nutrition and lifestyle habits you’ve already been given.
Therapists and Mental Healthcare Providers
You recognize that an underlying Biology of Trauma is keeping your clients from moving forward and you are looking for the tools to recognize and address it.
What Past Students Have Experienced
The Value & Cost of this Journey
Don’t Miss This Chance to Upgrade Your Skillset and Learn Tools and Techniques to Help Heal Your Body.
6 Chapter Topics
Each Chapter/Topic is valued at $250 (Curriculum, Lecture, and 1 Hour Live Q&A)
$250 x 6 = $1500 value
Weekly Study Groups
Focused time to study during online scheduled study groups.
Learn From Home
This course is completely online. Learn on your own time in your own home.
Q&A with Dr. Aimie
A weekly LIVE group Q&A where Dr. Aimie will answer the questions you submit.
Engage & connect with other course members online.
Discounted 1:1 Support
You'll have the option to purchase 1 on 1 health coaching sessions at a discounted rate during your time in the module.
Your access to this course continues after this module is over!
A Step Towards Certification
Completing this module is a step towards becoming certified as a Biology of Trauma™ Provider.
NEW! Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Lauren Moses
Topic: Working With Eating Disorders In A Somatic Way
Dr. Lauren Moses is a clinical psychologist (PSY27895) in private practice in Santa Monica where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma in adolescents and adults. Dr. Moses underwent extensive training at USC Student Counseling Services, UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center, UCLA Simms/Mann Center for Integrative Oncology and Wright Institute Los Angeles. She has presented on a variety of topics including eating disorders, body image, object relations, and sexual assault. She also conducted research on the topic of residential treatment of clients with severe and enduring eating disorders. In addition to private practice, Dr. Moses is Core Faculty at Wright Institute Los Angeles, a non-profit clinic providing affordable long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy to under-resourced communities, where she teaches and supervises.
Live June 20 @ 9am PST
Special Guest Speaker : Betty Murray
Topic: The Role of Serotonin & Estrogen in IBS
“Betty Murray, MS, CN, IFMCP is a Certified Nutritionist and Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). She possesses a Master of Science in Human Nutrition Science and Integrative & Functional Nutrition and is currently completing her Ph.D. dissertation at Saybrook University. As one of the first 300 certified functional medicine practitioners with the Institute for Functional Medicine (Ifm.org), Betty has been a thought leader and progressive force for the functional medicine movement since 2006.” - BettyMurray.com
Live June 6 @ 5pm PST
Special Guest Speaker : Dr. Kristina Bosnar
Topic: When Food Sensitivities Is Not What You Think It Is
"Dr. Kristina Bosnar is passionate about guiding her patients to optimal health. She believes that health is essential, and that uncovering the root cause of chronic conditions can help her patients on their journey to health and wellness. She is passionate about gastrointesinal disorders, autoimmunity and has advanced clinical training in pediatrics, reversing cognitive decline, training in Bredesen protocol, and is a Wahl's certified practitioner." - The Institute for Functional Medicine
Live June 9 @ 9am PST
Special Guest Speaker : Luis Mojica
Topic: How Trauma Affects the Gut
Luis Mojica is a somatic therapist, nutritionist, and founder of Holistic Life Navigation. He teaches people how to heal trauma by listening and relating to their bodies through his online course, podcast, support circles, and Instagram.
A discussion around the physical impact of adrenaline on our digestive tracts. Learn how unprocessed trauma contributes to digestive issues and how it gets stored in the gut. We will explore some somatic practices as well as a few nutritional suggestions that can help us begin to release trauma from the gut and heal.
Live June 16th @ 9:30am PST
Special Guest Speaker : Dave Berger
Topic: Practical Somatic Support For Chronic Digestive Symptoms
"Dave is senior international faculty with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. He teaches all levels of the SE training. He is also a part of Dr. Peter Levine’s initial legacy faculty being mentored by Dr. Levine to teach SE master classes. Dave’s own BASE™: Relational Bodywork and Somatic Education Training™ for trauma practitioners is an integration of his decades of work in behavioral and physical health. As a therapist, teacher, consultant and mentor, Dave’s passion and commitment to deep healing guide his work." - DaveBerger.net
Live June 23rd @ 12pm PST
Special Guest Speaker : Anne Connor, SEP
Topic: "I Have A Gut Feeling About This..."
“I have a gut feeling about this” is a phrase you might often hear -- and with good reason! The gut is a power place for you to tap into intuition about life, health and decision making! Learn somatic tools to reconnect with your gut – belly, intestines, stomach, protective fat cells, all of it. Learn how to really listen to what your body and intuition is telling you. How can you work with the nausea and tension in you gut? Packed with somatic tools and approaches and time to practice together, this is a topic you for sure don't want to miss!
Live June 17th @ 9am PST
Special Guest Speaker : Laura Bautista
Topic: The Link Between People Pleasing & Inconsistent Bowel Movements
Laura Bautista is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Trauma Informed Functional Medicine Health Coach, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Training, Shamanic Energy Healer in Training, & Usui Reiki Master Teacher. She has over 10 years of holistic health education, advanced training, certifications, and clinical experience in personalized “root cause” healing and optimizing health from a cellular level.
Learn how the nervous system is actually your intuition, so bypassing your "gut feeling" is a direct path to nervous system dysregulation, the freeze response, toxic burden buildup, and long term digestive symptoms. As we de-condition the nervous system from overriding its needs by healing trauma, proper digestion has a better chance to come back online so that healthy flow can be restored.
Live June 26th @ 5:30pm PST
Dive Deep Into Digestive System & Gut Health
and The Connection to the Biology of Trauma™!
In This Module We Will Cover:
The Role of Serotonin & Estrogen in IBS
When Food Sensitivities Is Not What You Think It Is
The Vagus Nerve and Intuition Gone Wrong
Digestion and Absorption: Recognizing and Understanding the Effect of Trauma on the Gut
Emotional Eating to Eating Disorders: Somatically Moving from
Self-Deprivation to Self-Nurture
Practical Somatic Support For Chronic Digestive Symptoms
Finding Your Best Self-Healing Diet
Module Master Schedule
If you are unable to attend the LIVE lectures a recording will be provided to you.
Mon, June 6th at 5 pm PST: Topic 1 with Guest Speaker Betty Murray
Wed, June 8th at 8:30 am PST OR 5:30 pm PST: Study Group (Optional)
Thu, June 9th at 9 am PST: Topic 2 with Guest Speaker Dr. Kristina Bosnar
Fri, June 10th at 3 pm PST: Q&A 1
Sat, June 11th at 8 am PST: Q&A 2
Mon, June 13th at 5 pm PST: Topic 3 (Part A) Lecture
Wed, June 15th at 8:30 am PST OR 5:30 pm PST: Study Group (Optional)
Thu, June 16th at 9:30 am PST: Topic 4 with Guest Speaker Luis Mojica
Fri, June 17th at 9 am PST: Guest Speaker: Anne Connor, SEP
Fri, June 17th at 5 pm PST: Q&A 3 Topic 3 (Part B) Lecture
Sat, June 18th at 8 am PST: Q&A 4
Mon, June 20th at 9 am PST: Topic 5 with Guest Speaker Dr. Lauren Moses
Wed, June 22nd at 8:30 am PST: Study Groups (Optional)
Wed, June 22nd at 5:30 pm PST: Guest Speaker Laura Bautista
Thu, June 23rd at 12 pm PST: Topic 6 with Guest Speaker Dave Berger
[Pre-recorded Video]: Topic 7: Dr Aimie Apigian
Sun, June 26th at 8 am PST: Q&A #5
- Written Exam
- Implementation Meetings: Wed, June 29th at 8:30 am PST OR 5:30 pm PST
- Final Oral Exam: Fri, July 1st at 5 pm PST OR Sat, July 2nd at 9 am PST
Required 8 Modules to become a Biology of Trauma™ Provider.
These Modules can be taken in any order, as they are not sequential.
Inflammation & Autoimmune Module
Attachment & Neurodevelopment Module
Genetics, Epigenetic & Oxidative Stress Module
Digestive System & Gut Health Module
Brain Health In Trauma Module
Hormones, HPA Axis, Stress & Trauma Response Module.
Energy, Overwhelm & Freeze Module
Your Biology of Trauma™
Instructor, Dr. Aimie Apigian
Dr. Aimie is a double Board-Certified medical physician who specializes in trauma, attachment, addictions and addressing trauma on a cellular level. She earned her medical degree at Loma Linda University and has a Masters in Biochemistry as well as a Masters in Public Health. She trained for three years as a general surgeon before changing her career path.
In addition to her medical studies, Dr. Aimie has studied with and participated in Dr. Allan Schore’s Attachment Regulation Theory Study Group. She is a highly-trained somatic experiencing practitioner, trained in NeuroAffective Touch™, Internal Family Systems (Parts Work) and the Instinctual Trauma Response Model™. She continues to attend advanced trainings in Somatic Experiencing™ with Dr. Peter Levine and acts as an editor for Somatic Experiencing International.
She is not one to sit back and talk about problems. She is a solution-focused action taker- always looking for ways to improve our current method and accelerate the healing journey back to our best health and our best selves.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: If I get the Certification, could I call myself a trauma-informed provider or a trauma coach?
Q: What types of providers can enroll in the Certification Course?
Q: Am I able to take this course if I am not a provider?
Q: What if I’m not sure I need the certification?
Q: What exactly am I purchasing here?
Q: What amount of time commitment does this require?
Q: Does it matter which module I take first?
Q: Is the content in the written material the same as the content you will be covering in the lectures?
Q: What time will the meetings with Dr. Aimie be held?
Q: Can I Get CME Credit?
Medical Disclosure: The information and programs presented on or through this website are made available to equip you with knowledge and tools. All the material in this course are intended for educational purposes. This information nor any programs that are offered are (nor are a substitute for) medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For any physical or mental health issues, I recommend you work with a qualified health provider who will also support your desire to address the effects of trauma.