Integrative Interventions for Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health Disorders - Vanessa Ruiz




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Instant Access — Recorded on 16th July 2021

Approved for 6 CPD/CE credits


TRAINING information

This is an on-demand training event. Watch anytime, anywhere at your convenience.

All course content related to this training will be accessible for 365 days after purchase.

Registration for this event will close on 16th July 2022.



– History of Psychiatric Medicine

– Treating the Whole Person: Moving away from Mind-Body Separation

– Why a Functional and Integrative Approach Is Needed in Psychiatric Care

– The Polyvagal Theory

– Chronic Stress and the HPA Axis Dysfunction

– The Gut Brain Axis and the Microbiome

– Assessment, Evaluation and Specialized Testing in Functional Medicine

– Establishing the Foundations for Optimal Mental Health

– Reducing Internal Stressors:
· Sleep
· Genetics
· Hydration
· Blood Sugar Regulation
· Routine
· Recovery from Stressors
· Inflammation

– Nutrition for Mental Health (exploration of various diets and their indications)
·Mediterranean Diet
·Anti-Inflammatory Diet
·Food Sensitivities
·Blood Type Diet
·Plant Based Diet

– Hormonal Regulation

– Movement and it’s Impact on Brain Health

– Reducing External Stressors:
· Environmental Medicine and Its Role in Mental Health
· Connection and Relationships
· Circadian Rhythmicity
· The Role of Medications

– Stimulating the Healing Response

– Natural Brain Support and Supplementation

– Somatic Focused-Therapies: Yoga, Breathwork, Heart Rate Variability, Emotional Freedom Technique


Learning Objectives

· Identify integrative interventions such as nutrition, supplementation and somatic focused therapies to improve mental health outcomes

· Understand the role of nutrition and the gut microbiome in mental health disorders

· Identify behaviors that are related to physiological imbalances

· Learn about integrative interventions to help the client to regulate their physiology and improve mental health outcomes

· Evaluate the impact of internal and external physiologic stressors on mental health

· Learn about functional assessment, evaluation and specialized testing in the mental health population

About the Speaker

Vanessa Ruiz, ND, RN-BSN, is a Naturopathic physician and registered nurse. She utilizes natural therapies such as biofeedback, somatic therapies, nutrition and botanical medicines in an integrative setting for both behavioral health and medical conditions at Integrative Mental Health Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. She earned her doctorate of naturopathic medicine at Southwest College in Tempe, Arizona, and her nursing degree from Stony Brook University, New York.

She has been featured in the “Dig Deep Documentary” and “Voyage Phoenix” for her work with trauma and natural mental health. She speaks nationally on the effect of adverse childhood experiences and how to approach them from a holistic perspective. As a nurse with over 10 years of experience, she is the founder of Nurses for Natural Health, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering nurses in natural health.


CPD & CE credits available: 6

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association

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Integrative Interventions for Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health Disorders - Vanessa Ruiz

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