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Do you feel as if you have tried everything to feel better, yet eventually you loop back into the same distress? Have you become convinced that your symptoms, depression, anxiety, fatigue, fears, emotional pain, or triggers, will at some level "just always be there"?

If you are here, reading about this course today, then I know there is a small part of you, buried underneath a heavy, sharp burden that whispers: "No. I *know* it's not true." That part of you is right. Trauma can be resolved

My patients came to me, convinced by the conventional model of mental healthcare, that their symptoms and triggers were something to endure until death. An ever growing list of "nevers" tied to the myth of "brain-chemical imbalances." (Of which neuroscience has proven untrue for over 30 years--and never even existed or was proposed as a theory, it was nothing more than pharmaceutical marketing.) For them, they believed their best hope was managing with temporary relief tools and figure out how "to not be bothered by it all." 

Fortunately for them, I chose to immerse myself in multidisciplinary study, because I could see that Mental Health was so much more than just "all in your head."  It included physicality, relationships, and systems. I've used this knowledge to design an approach: Focal Neurocognitive and Physioemotional Integration

This orientation demonstrates that the way forward is simple--practice a different pattern. Using a map I developed of how the the brain works as it progresses through a challenge and creates a new pattern, I helped my patients step out of their Trauma Loop and into a new healthier reality they once believed was impossible to achieve. Now, through this mini-course, you will get an in-depth look at this map, charted out by 2 diagrams: the Active Progress Spiral and the Active Resistance Loop (the Trauma Loop). 

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Transform your Life by harnessing your power of Choice

Apply the principles of FNPI and step out of the Trauma Loop. Transform your distress and emotional pain into resilience and improved well-being.

Trauma is Prevalent

50% of the population of the U.S. has experienced at least 1 traumatic event in their life time.

Whether you are a student, mental health professional, coffee barista, physician, lawyer, friend, sibling, parent, or just hanging out, you know someone with or have experienced trauma yourself.

Traditional approaches focus only on symptom management NOT Resolution

Traditionally, there is little to no patient education in talk therapy or encouragement of patients taking ownership of their mental health.

This is because the majority of educational programs for mental health providers do not include neurobiology, trauma studies, physiology, nervous system studies or an understanding of somatization. This means most therapists do not have a context for how the mind manifests physically both within the body nor the brain itself.

The FNPI approach transforms Trauma healing

By harnessing the brain's ability to drive focal momentum into pattern change and creation

FNPI encourages you to exercise your innate capacity for integration. This inner healing intelligence helps us to strengthen self-agency and emotional resilience. By fostering a strong sense of self you can take ownership of your power of choice and design the life you want. There is life beyond symptoms.

Unraveling Resistance: Break the Trauma Loop, is a Mini-Course that will go into depth about the meat and bones of FNPI (Focal Neurocognitive and Physioemotional Integration). This main structure is illustrated in a map broken up into 2 diagrams: the Active Progress Spiral and the Active Resistance Loop

Although there are many approaches out there for Trauma, few detail how the brain actually works through the experince and even less about how you can replicate the process to apply transformation within other areas of your life. FNPI is interested in cultivating awareness of these processes and nurturing your power of choice so you can take ownership of your own mental health journey. By the power of the mind, you can process & integrate your difficult experinces in a way that strengthens your sense of self, resilience, and fine tunes your emotional regulation.

Enrolling in this course will grant you access to these 2 foundational diagrams and detail how to apply them to your own healing process. You will be setting up an incredible foundation to keep building on your own to design a life that is symptom free and beyond what you may have previously believed possible. 

Change is REAL and ATTAINABLE.

Take the Course

Learn about the Core Concepts of Focal Neurocognitive and Physioemotional Integration applied to Trauma & Traumatic Stress

Anyone ready to make change happen in their lives. Or you can relate to any one of the items below:

  • You're not too sure about jumping into therapy with a provider, yet, but would like a place to start.

  • You are very eager to get the therapy process going, but can't yet afford the weekly cost.

  • Your loved one is going through Therapy and you would like to have a better understanding of the process and how to support.

  • You have no idea what type of therapy may work for you and don't know where to start.

  • You have just gone through, or are still recovering from a difficult life event, such as: a car accident, divorce, loss, grief, major life transitions, difficult relationships, or seem to have repeating or looping problems

  • You seem to have repetitive difficult experinces, such as: every person you date feels familiar and you usually end up in the same type of difficult relationship, you feel like the same bad things happen at every job every time, you have the same conflict with friends or family over and over again.

  • You feel different or separate from others, because you feel unheard, unseen, and not understood.

  • You feel like you lack connection, and it feels like you don't know how to interact with others or read the "cues."

  • You have experinced and are ready to work through a big or serious Traumatic Event.

  • You want to work through the impact of a difficult upbringing.

CEO & CMO: Naturopathic Physician

Alina Soto, ND, LMHC

Dr. Alina Soto is Owner and Founder of Terra Dusa & the Terra Dusa Academy for Integrative Growth. A Naturopathic Holistic Mental Healthcare Provider with a specialty in Trauma & Traumatic Stress. Their approach to education is similar to their approach to medicine, they believe in teaching students and patients to build tools & forward momentum so they can be an active participant in their healing. The choice to embrace change is the key to integrative growth.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Materials

    • Before we begin...

    • HHE: Symptoms of Interest Survey

    • ACEs Survey

  • 2

    Intro to Focal Neurocognitive and Physioemotional Integration (FNPI)

    • What is FNPI?

    • The Multiple Facets of Mental Health

    • How does this approach apply to trauma?

    • Goal Setting

    • Bonus Lesson! (Finding your Focus Sensation)

  • 3

    The Active Progress Spiral

    • At a Glance

    • Challenges

    • Survival & Safety

  • 4

    The Active Resistance Loop

    • At a Glance

Take Ownership of your Mental Health

Yes, transformation is possible. Choosing to commit to change is enough to get you there.