DeStress Your Gut Academy

Stress will tear apart your gut. Whether it is past or present, stress and trauma will negatively impact digestive function and increase risk for digestive disease.

In this free, three day, video-based training, learn about the gut-brain relationship, the gut-trauma relationship, your Second Brain, how uncompensated stress will make your gut miserable, and of course what to do about it. This course is specifically useful for those with IBS or who have been told they have a “nervous stomach”.

DeStress Your Gut Academy starts upon enrollment


From a less nuanced and more practical perspective, perturbations in the Second Brain (ENS/enteric nervous system) underpin IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). The other defining characteristic of IBS is an imbalanced microbiome.

DeStress your Gut Academy Curriculum

Day 1: Intro to digestion and the Second Brain

  • Exploring the facets of what makes digestion “good”
  • Introduction to the Second Brain – location, form, function
  • The connection between the brain in your head and the Second Brain
  • The role of the microbiome and gut at large in the production of neurotransmitters  and neurological function

Day 2: Your autonomic nervous system and its influence on gut health, hormone balance & immune function

  • Defining the central nervous system and the autonomic branch of it
  • The autonomic nervous system – “fight or flight” and “rest and digest”
  • Metabolic dominoes: how chronic, uncompensated stress shifts your entire metabolism for the worse
  • Your PNEI: psychoneuroendoimmune system (aka the connection between your mind and neurological, hormonal and immune system function)
  • Signs and symptoms of a disrupted gut-brain axis that go beyond digestive function
  • How trauma, abuse, PTSD influence digestive function

Day 3: DeStressing Your Gut

  • Dietary tweaks to de-stress the gut and improve IBS
  • Lifestyle strategies for de-stressing the gut
  • Unpacking trauma and abuse
  • More “advanced” techniques for DeStressing the Gut

Sign up for this course if…

  • You have experienced trauma or abuse, past or present, and are experiencing digestive complaints
  • You experience anxiety, depression, dysautonomia, limbic system dysfunction, or feel overly sensitive to stress
  • You’ve been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), nervous bowel, spastic bowel, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, microscopic colitis), Celiac Disease, SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth)
  • Stress has INITIATED or EXACERBATED symptoms related to the digestive system; or outside it – headaches, brain fog, insomnia, skin rashes and joint pain