How Intergenerational Trauma Impacts Physical Health, Eating Disorders, and Substance Abuse

Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is an internationally known author, speaker, expert, and pioneer of intergenerational trauma’s effect on one’s body, brain, and beliefs. A graduate of Andrew Weil’s Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine, Dr. Ross is the CEO of The Anchor Program™, online coaching for food and body image issues including binge eating, substance use disorder, and emotional stress-eating.

The former head of the eating disorder program at internationally renowned Sierra Tucson, Dr. Ross is currently a consultant for United States treatment centers that want to include her unique integrative medicine approach to help clients recovering from eating disorders and substance use disorders. She is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook.

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Key Topics:

  • What is intergenerational trauma and what does the current research tell us?
  • The impact of trauma on the HPA axis
  • How childhood adversity impacts adulthood
  • Trauma doesn’t change DNA, but it can change its expression
  • Racial trauma and the impact on future generations
  • Toxic stress versus chronic stress
  • The Anchor Program and how Dr. Ross’ clients move from addiction to recovery

Learn more about Dr. Ross’ work at OR

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