Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, sadly all physical events have been suspended until further notice.
However, I am continuing on-line via zoom in the meantime. I'm able to reach many more people this way and, as a result, I'll be increasing the topics during 2021 - please do join me!!
Date: Monday January 11th 1pm-3pm How food and medication affects your mind and hormones Further details and booking information This is the first in a series of three workshops exploring the impact of food on our mental wellbeing. It can be attended as a stand alone event (but you won't want to miss the others, I promise!)
Date: Monday January 18th 1pm-3pm The role of the microbiome in mood and behavioural disorders Further details and booking information
In this workshop, you'll get to know why a healthy digestive system is paramount to a healthy mind and body. You have a second brain in your gut, playing a pivotal role in your immune system, sleep patterns, hormone regulation and mood. (If you have a coating on your tongue, you need to attend this workshop!)
Date: Friday January 29th 10.00am - 16.00pm Mood and Food - the connection Book ticket
Details: With more and more research acknowledging the links between mood and behavioural disorders, it's important for anyone working with those affected by these conditions to be as informed as possible.
The NHS recognises that depression is caused by changes in levels of chemicals in the brain. One such chemical is serotonin - 90% of which is produced in the gut! This underlines that a healthy digestive system is important for mental wellbeing.
Join me, leading holistic nutritionist Alison Cowell, at this informative workshop to learn how food can affect mood, behaviour, anxiety, stress, sleep and hormonal balance. I will also reveal exciting new revelations concerning the gut microbiome and its role in the prevention of anxiety and depression. In these challenging COVID19 days (months!) it's even more important to know how to take charge of our minds and moods.
In addition, there will be a discussion around our relationship with food and how it can trigger guilt and shame, leading to anxiety and stress.
There will be plenty of opportunities to share experiences and explore solutions.
To raise awareness of how nutrition plays an important role in the prevention or management of mood disorders.
Highlight common medications that can trigger low moods.
Provide knowledge regarding signs and signals that may indicate nutritional deficiencies, allowing d elegates to have a more in-depth understanding of their client’s overall wellbeing.
This event will be beneficial to anyone with an interest on the impact food has on our mood and mental wellbeing. From parents worried about children’s behaviour (including ADHD) to those caring for parents with dementia, this workshop reveals some fascinating facts and many useful tips to take away.
What others have said:
'Absolutely worthwhile for everyone .... an undeniable link between food and health - both physical and mental, so I feel we have a responsibility to educate ourselves. Alison is a superb communicator - passionate, knowledgeable and caring.'
'Good information from a person knowledgeable and experienced in their field. I look forward to this issue being more recognised and embraced by the the healthcare system.'
' This is the best CPD I have done so far this year .'
'This was a very informative, helpful workshop. Alison appears to be extremely knowledgeable in her field and presents well.'
'A thoroughly prepared presentation from a lady passionate about her expertise & very generous with her knowledge. Really enjoyed learning from her. '
'Thought provoking and enlightening training from a personal and professional perspective. I've already started making lifestyle changes and only attended yesterday! Can't wait to apply this learning to my practice.'
'Informative, thought provoking presented in a very professional manner.''
'Great training event which really brings to mind the importance of food on mood.'
Date: Monday February 1st 1pm-3pm Food friends and foes affecting our mood, sleep and hormonal balance Further details and booking information
In the third workshop in the series, we will explore relationships with food and how they develop .
We will also look at the crucial role of nutrition in the prevention and/or management of mood disorders .... with some surprising food friends and foes!
Finally, we’ll explore strategies for coping and taking control.