What You Need To Know About Trauma with Dr. Irene Cop

Ep 92
In this episode of ReInvent healthcare, I have a very special guest, Dr. Irene Cop, who is the CEO and founder of the Success SHIFT Institute. Together we talk about the types of traumas, the impacts they hold, and the importance of understanding the different types of trauma when working with clients.


The Impact of Trauma
Trauma can manifest in various ways, including autoimmune disorders, cancer, increased infections, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and cardiovascular issues. It’s essential to recognize the hidden factor of trauma’s impact on health to better understand our  clients, their background, and even their willingness to follow your recommendations. 

Understanding Trauma History

To effectively address trauma, it’s important to ask not only about a person’s past but also about their family history and potential emotional traumas experienced by family members. Exploring family constellations, a process that examines how family dynamics and history affect individuals, can be valuable in understanding the energetics of trauma.

Trauma Healing Techniques
When working with clients who have experienced trauma, consider the impact of meditation and mindfulness. In some cases, meditation may not be suitable for individuals in survival mode. Instead, you can use structured techniques to help clients shift from a sympathetic state to a parasympathetic state, such as counting breaths, active meditation, or physical actions that create positive emotions. These techniques help regulate the nervous system and promote healing.

Unrecognized Traumas
There is a significance of recognizing and addressing unrecognized traumas. Many individuals may not realize the extent of the trauma they’ve experienced until they reflect upon it and consider how it has affected them and how it manifests in their health later on in life.

Epigenetic Trauma

Trauma experienced by previous generations can affect the genetic expression of subsequent generations. Research studies show that trauma can modify the expression of DNA, affecting an individual’s predisposition to stress and disease. This underscores the importance of recognizing the intergenerational and cultural impact of trauma to better understand and help clients. 

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Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the body's master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.