Strategies to Enhance Mood and Well-Being
If we are what we eat, then beyond the mind-body connection there’s also a food-mind-body connection. This workshop will explore the latest nutritional research to inform psychotherapeutic practice and how diet can affect mood, as well as the links between depression, inflammation, and cognitive function. You’ll explore how to:
- Provide your clients with a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of good nutrition, food preparation, and mindful eating
- Assess the conflicting research and differing recommendations about nutritional practices and alternatives to medicines that foster mental health
- Determine the benefits, risks, and deficits of a variety of popular diet types, from carnivore to vegan, depending on the needs of a given client
- Identify the application of supplements and herbs in supporting mental well-being
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, practices somatic psychotherapy and mental health nutrition, specializing in the treatment of trauma and chronic physical illness. She’s the author of Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection, Eat Right Feel Right, Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body, and The Good Mood Kitchen.