Integrative Interventions for Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health Disorders – Vanessa Ruiz


Date: July 16th 2021
Location: Live via Zoom*
Time: 7:00pm – 2:00am GMT (+1) / 2:00pm – 9:00pm EDT / 11:00am – 6:00pm PDT
CPD/CE credits: 6
Speaker: Vanessa Ruiz
Price: £99 GBP / $130 USD

*This training will be recorded. The link to the recording will be made available for 90 days following the live event.

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The CPD/CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Course Outline:

– History of Psychiatric Medicine

– Treating the Whole Person: Moving away from Mind-Body Separation

– Why a Functional and Integrative Approach Is Needed in Psychiatric Care

– The Polyvagal Theory

– Chronic Stress and the HPA Axis Dysfunction

– The Gut Brain Axis and the Microbiome

– Assessment, Evaluation and Specialized Testing in Functional Medicine

– Establishing the Foundations for Optimal Mental Health

– Reducing Internal Stressors:

· Sleep

· Genetics

· Hydration

· Blood Sugar Regulation

· Routine

· Recovery from Stressors

· Inflammation

– Nutrition for Mental Health (exploration of various diets and their indications)

·Mediterranean Diet

·Anti-Inflammatory Diet

·Food Sensitivities

·Blood Type Diet

·Plant Based Diet

– Hormonal Regulation

– Movement and it’s Impact on Brain Health

Reducing External Stressors:

· Environmental Medicine and Its Role in Mental Health

· Connection and Relationships

· Circadian Rhythmicity

· The Role of Medications

– Stimulating the Healing Response

– Natural Brain Support and Supplementation

– Somatic Focused-Therapies: Yoga, Breathwork, Heart Rate Variability, Emotional Freedom Technique

Learning Objectives:

· Identify integrative interventions such as nutrition, supplementation and somatic focused therapies to improve mental health outcomes
· Understand the role of nutrition and the gut microbiome in mental health disorders
· Identify behaviors that are related to physiological imbalances
· Learn about integrative interventions to help the client to regulate their physiology and improve mental health outcomes
· Evaluate the impact of internal and external physiologic stressors on mental health
· Learn about functional assessment, evaluation and specialized testing in the mental health population

Speaker Information

Vanessa Ruiz, ND, RN-BSN, is a Naturopathic physician and registered nurse. She utilizes natural therapies such as biofeedback, somatic therapies, nutrition and botanical medicines in an integrative setting for both behavioral health and medical conditions at Integrative Mental Health Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. She earned her doctorate of naturopathic medicine at Southwest College in Tempe, Arizona, and her nursing degree from Stony Brook University, New York.

She has been featured in the “Dig Deep Documentary” and “Voyage Phoenix” for her work with trauma and natural mental health. She speaks nationally on the effect of adverse childhood experiences and how to approach them from a holistic perspective. As a nurse with over 10 years of experience, she is the founder of Nurses for Natural Health, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering nurses in natural health.

How to access our trainings?

1. Once you have booked a place for one of our trainings, you will receive a email confirming your order.

2. At least 24hrs prior to the start of training, you will receive an email containing the required details to enter the training. All trainings are held over Zoom.

3. If you are wanting to attend the training live, you then use these details to attend just before the specific start time.

4. However, if you are unable to attend the training live, a link to a recording of it will be emailed to you following the event. The recording is made available for 90 days after the live broadcast.

This means that it is not essential for the attendant to be present for the live training and one can refer back to the training if they wish within 90 days.

5. Within a week of the training, the training materials, including slides and notes, CPD certificate and feedback will be sent to you via Email.

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