Health and Wellness for Trauma: Sleep, Nutrition, Movement, and Stress Management

Course Description

Continuing Education Hours: 5

This training examines the role of Sleep, Nutrition, and Movement as a motivating force in stress management and both mental and physical health. Stress and chronic health are increasing problems in all areas of society. As clinical professionals come to learn how stress creates these and how you can successfully support and create change for your clients and yourself. There is a link between trauma, stress, and ill health. There are fun and useful ways to protect and improve health for people who have experienced trauma. Learn how to create routines and implement trauma informed strategies for sleep, nutrition, movement, and relaxation.

Learning Objectives


  • Participants will learn how to use nutrition to activate stem cells and reduce inflammation.
  • Participants will learn about how an over activated system is related to physical health and the gut brain interaction.
  • Participants will learn how exercise and movement can improve brain function.
  • Participants will learn how to increase immunity and reduce the chances for the diseases identified in the ACEs.
  • Participants will learn the importance of sleep and rest and how to create routines.
  • Participants will gain an understanding on how a salutogenic approach can be applied to work and lifestyle.

Camea Peca, Ph.D., MSc, CFTP, CCTS-I

Camea has spent over 15 years working with Children and Families in a vast range of settings both locally and abroad. After completing a Bachelor of Science at ASU, Camea spent 10 years abroad studying and working. During this time, she completed a MSc in Psychoanalytic Development Psychology at the Anna Freud Center/University College London including a dissertation in Sensory Integration Therapy and Tactile and Vestibular Processing Disorder. During this training Camea was trained by leaders in attachment and infant development including Dr. Peter Fonagy and Mary Target. As a part of this training Camea had the chance to work with the Child Center for Mental Health and participating in specialty training with leaders in the expressive arts as well as Sir Richard Bowlby, Dr. Dan Hughes, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Bruce Perry, and many others. She completed clinical training and supervision in the Expressive Arts with Dr. Margot Sunderland and the Helping Where It Hurts program which puts expressive arts therapists in inner city London schools. Professionally Camea has worked in a variety of settings including adolescent shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, schools and specialty projects targeting physical and sexualized trauma. For over two years Camea has worked as a Trauma Therapist in a local specialty service targeting children and families that have experienced sexual abuse. Camea specializes in work with very young children and their families and has extensive experience with early developmental trauma and attachment based therapy using the expressive arts and sensory based modalities. Camea uses her eclectic and wide range of international training and clinical experience to deliver dynamic and experiential training.

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