Episode - Can Trauma Trigger Graves’ Disease?


Can Trauma Be A Trigger of Graves’ Disease?

“You can’t be in trauma mode and healing mode at the same time.” – Dr. Irene Cop

When most people think of trauma, they think about abuse, war, or other major life-shifting events. In truth, at a fundamental level, trauma is any time we feel overwhelmed, powerless, out of control, vulnerable, and afraid.

Traumatic experiences can come from chronic stress that has worn you right down, the sudden stress of a massive car accident, or any other seemingly minor incident left without getting healed or resolved. These experiences, whether major or minor, have been linked to serious health conditions and can’t be overlooked on the healing journey.

Today, I’m excited to be joined by Irene Cop, MD, DC, founder and CEO of the Success S.H.I.F.T. Institute. Because of her catastrophic burnout and near-fatal experience, Dr. Irene developed an innovative protocol to heal against all odds that she uses with clients worldwide to help them bounce back from setbacks and live their most successful lives. Dr. Irene believes there’s no use trying to heal your thyroid without healing your nervous system and neurophysiology.

In this conversation, Dr. Irene and I discuss different types of trauma, the importance of addressing trauma at a physical and neurological level, how trauma can impact physical health and hinder healing, what you can do to start healing your unresolved trauma, how to become stronger and more resilient, and more. Enjoy the episode!


During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • The definition of trauma
  • Hidden and unrecognized traumas that are often overlooked
  • How “little” traumas can accumulate and have a significant impact
  • Undersanding epigenetic trauma
  • Why meditation is probably not the right tool to use with unhealed trauma
  • Healing at a physical and neurological level
  • The potential impact of unresolved microtraumas
  • Why so many of us don’t recognize the more minor traumas we have experienced
  • Why it’s crucial to address the mental and emotional impacts of trauma
  • Dr. Irene’s passion for empowering people to heal their nervous system
  • How the right tools can help you to shift away from being in a chronic survival mode
  • What you’ll experience when you attend the Transcend Your Trauma Summit
  • Why the goal should be not only to heal but to become stronger and more resilient


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