Psychoimmunology: The Effect of Stress & Trauma on the Brain & Body

Repeated stress and physical and emotional trauma has long been known to impact bodily systems and processes, such as musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hormone and reproductive systems and can lead to chronic inflammation. Studies have shown that stress has many effects on the nervous system and can cause structural changes in different parts of the brain (Yaribeygi et. al, 2017), which can contribute to cognitive, behavioral, and psychological difficulties. Stress is on the rise and according to the American Institute of Stress (2019), with 55% of Americans reporting stress during the day. 60% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives (National Center for PTSD, 2019). There are clinically effective natural ways to protect the brain from stress and support the nervous system including nutrition, biofeedback, and neurofeedback


  • Psychologists will describe the impact of stress stress and traumon the brain and body
  • Psychologists will understand the the connection between stress and inflammation and its impact on brain health and immune function
  • Psychologists will illustrate brain-based therapies and techniques to reduce the effect of stress and trauma on the brain and body

Roseann Capanna-Hodge, EdD, BCN, LPC

Dr. Roseann is a mental health trailblazer, founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann & Associates, who is, “Changing the way we view and treat children’s mental health”. FORBES magazine called her, “A thought leader in children’s mental health”. Her work has helped thousands reverse the most challenging conditions, such as ADHD, anxiety, mood, autism, learning disability, Lyme, and PANS/PANDAS using PROVEN holistic therapies such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, and psychotherapy. She is the author of the first ever book on teletherapy activities for child and adolescent therapists, “Teletherapy Toolkit™” and It’s Gonna be OK!™ book and The Get Unstuck Program™, which are resources for parents to reverse their child’s symptoms. She is often featured on dozens of media outlets: Fox, CBS, NBC, FORBES, PARENTS, and New York Times.

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Who this course is for

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, other Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Anyone with an interest in the subject

This course is offered at the introductory level.

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