#50 Overcoming Trauma and Abuse: Dr. Lorie Hood

Dr. Lorie Hood is a traumatologist, neuropsychologist, and Certified Master Coach; credentialed by the International Coach Federation. She is board certified in Forensic Traumatology, Domestic Violence, and Emergency Crisis Response (Diplomate Credential). She is trained and well versed in mind body medicine and dance therapy and uses a somatic approach to her work.

Dr. Hood was trained as a researcher at the University of Virginia where she focused on profound intelligence and how highly and profoundly intelligent individuals differ from the rest of the population.

Dr. Hood also holds an EdS in curriculum and Instruction and a PhD in Organizational Development and Transformation. Lorie has connected her research on intelligence with her research on stress, resilience, trauma and posttraumatic growth and has created trainings, programs and curricula that inform human potential and performance on both individual and system levels.

She received her Bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii and her Masters degree in counseling psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

As an athlete, professional dancer and actor, Lorie learned at an early age what it means to perform under pressure when the stakes are high. She used those experiences and her own research in developing The Hood Group High Stakes Performance Method.

In this episode, we discuss:

– Dr. Hood’s story with domestic violence and trauma

– How to heal from trauma & what happens when trauma isn’t properly processed

– Somatic rescripting

– Post traumatic growth theory

– High stake performance

– Healthy selfishness 


Connect with Dr. Lorie Hood: loriehoodphd.com 

Clubhouse, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram: @loriehoodphd


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