Dr. Damond Holt is a dedicated advocate for transformative change in education and mental health. As a National Trauma expert, Certified Traumatologist, Certified Mental Health Specialist, Bullying Prevention Specialist, and Trauma Crisis Specialist, his extensive qualifications reflect his unwavering commitment to addressing the critical issue of trauma in our educational systems. In addition to these accolades, Dr. Holt is a Board-Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, recognized by both the American Academy of Functional Health and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. This multifaceted approach allows him to explore the intricate connections between physical health and psychological well-being, fostering a comprehensive perspective on healing.
Dr. Damond Holt
Dr. Holt’s dedication extends to the realm of brain health, where he serves as Amen’s University Licensed Brain Health Trainer. His work revolves around an asset-based perspective on trauma, emphasizing resilience over adversity. He understands the profound neurological and psychological effects of chronic stress, complex trauma, PTSD, and long-term grief on individuals, particularly children, adolescents, and adults.
With a guiding principle that “Trauma may not be your fault, but certainly, it is our responsibility to heal from it,” Dr. Holt is a firm believer in the power of healing and growth. For over a decade, he has provided professional development training on Trauma-Informed Care, Trauma Responsive Practices, and Self-Care strategies to a wide range of institutions, including K-12 schools, law enforcement agencies, law firms, and the Arizona Supreme Court. His insights into the profound impact of trauma on individuals, both neurobiologically and emotionally, have shaped his belief that true progress in education can only occur when we first address the social and emotional scars left by trauma.
Fresh Start Show/Podcast with Dr. Holt” is a thought-provoking platform that amplifies voices often unheard. Dr. Damond Holt delves into the struggles faced by formerly incarcerated individuals, shedding light on the challenges they encounter in their journey towards rehabilitation and societal reintegration. Through candid conversations and expert insights, this show fosters a crucial dialogue on justice reform and provides a beacon of hope for those seeking a fresh start. Tune in to 106.3 FM THE GROOVE every Saturday morning at 7:30 am to join this inspiring and transformative conversation.