Rhythm is one of the most important components of our survival and well-being. It governs our moods, sleep, respiration, and digestion, and is profoundly tied to our relationships with friends and family. But what happens when these rhythms are disrupted by traumatic events? How can balance be restored in ways that integrate the complex needs of mind, body, and spirit? What insights do eastern, natural, and modern western healing traditions have to offer, and how can practitioners put these lessons to use? Clients walk through the door with chronic physical and mental health problems as a result of complex traumatic events―how can clinicians make a quick and skillful connection with their clients’ needs and offer integrative mind/body methods they can rely upon?
Rhythms of Recovery answers these questions and provides clinicians with effective, time-tested tools for alleviating the destabilizing effects of traumatic events. In the new edition, readers will find practical methods, illuminated by clinical vignettes, for integrating psychotherapies with somantics and bodywork, yoga, nutrition, herbs, psychedelic medicines, and more. The new edition also draws out the ways in which culture, social justice, and feminism intersect with the integrative medicine revolution in mental health. For mental health practitioners and students interested in integrating the art and science of complementary and integrative health, this deeply appealing book provides a comprehensive guide.
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, ACS, FNTP, BCTMB, is a renowned integrative medicine clinician and educator specializing in the use of nutritional, herbal and culinary medicine for the treatment of trauma and emotional and chronic physical illness. She is known for her dynamism and humor as a speaker. She has provided over 50,000 hours of treatment in private practice for diverse populations. Her clinical practice focuses on providing clients effective alternatives to psychotropics. She completed her graduate education in the departments of psychiatry and public health at Harvard Medical School and her life training in the jungle of Mexico where she lived and worked alongside local healers for over 25 years. She directed a naturopathic medicine and training clinic facilitating health, culinary and fitness retreats. She is licensed and certified in nutritional therapy, mental health counseling, and bodywork (Polarity and Cranial Sacral and medical massage therapies) and is an approved clinical supervisor. She introduced somatic therapies for complex trauma patients in out-patient psychiatry at Harvard Medical school in 1985 and served as a consultant in ethnomedicine to the Trauma Clinic, Boston. She is the former clinical director and faculty of New England School of Acupuncture and faculty at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
She is the author of the seminal book on the body and complex trauma: Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body (Routledge, 2012), Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health (W.W. Norton, 2016), Eat Right Feel Right: Over 80 Recipes and Tips to Improve Mood, Sleep, Attention & Focus (PESI, 2017), Multicultural Counseling Workbook: Exercises, Worksheets & Games to Build Rapport with Diverse Clients (PESI, 2015), and The Good Mood Kitchen (W.W. Norton, 2017). She was a founder of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Fulbright scholar in Herbal Medicine and an NIH-funded scientist, in mind/body medicine. She is an approved clinical supervisor and is the research director at the Center for World Indigenous Studies where she designs culinary and herbal medicine programs with tribal communities engaged in developing integrative medicine programs.
Financial: Dr. Leslie Korn maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Korn receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Leslie Korn is a member of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved and the Nutritional Therapy Association.
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