Brain-Body Regulation: The Foundation of Mental Wellness
Thursday, February 11
6:00-7:30pm GMT, 1:00-2:30pm EST, 10:00-11:30am PST
Note: Please see below for links to the presenters' responses to audience questions, bibliography, and slides.
An introduction to the scientific model of Brain-Body Regulation. Major Topics will include the impact of childhood experience, how traumatic experience disrupts Regulation, and how restoring Regulation is the key to healing. This model recognizes the patient-client as the most important member of the team.
1. Describe how Brain-Body Regulation affects Mental Wellness
2. Explain the research finding that the emotional impact of trauma is dose-dependent
3. List 3 activities that support Emotional Regulation
Audrey Stillerman, MD, Integrative Family Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, serves as medical director for the Office of Community Engagement’s School Health Centers. For three decades, Audrey has worked in public and private settings caring for patients, teaching medical students and residents, and advocating for equitable, holistic, trauma-informed healing-centered care for all. Audrey is the proud mother of two beloved daughters.
Dr. Patricia Rush, MD, MBA is an Internal Medicine physician who has worked with underserved populations in the Chicago area for over 40 years. She served as Medical Director of Cook County Hospital’s Emergency Room and later supervised 26 public health clinics with over 1 million visits per year. Dr. Rush retired as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Dr. Rush’s scientific focus is complex chronic illness. She is Co-Founder of THEN (Center for Collaborative Study of Trauma, Health Equity, and Neurobiology) and a member of the Physician Workgroup teaching neurodevelopment for the Child Trauma Academy.