Mood and food - the connection
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 well-being.
Join leading holistic nutritionist Alison Cowell at this informative workshop to learn how food can affect mood, behaviour, anxiety, stress, sleep and hormonal balance. Alison will also reveal exciting new revelations concerning the gut microbiome and its role in the prevention of anxiety and depression.
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. Alison will also share information on the Gut-Brain axis and the importance of the microbiome.
There will be plenty of opportunities to share experiences and explore solutions.
The aims of this event:
- 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 delegates to have a more in-depth understanding of their client’s overall well-being.
This event will be beneficial to anyone with an interest in the impact food has on our mood and mental well-being. 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.
Find more information and book your place via Eventbrite.
Hosted by Audrey Smith
Greenwood Events organises workshops aimed primarily at counsellors and psychotherapists, but the workshops may also be of interest to social workers, teachers, anyone in the helping professions or anyone who is interested in personal development. See a full list of events at https://www.greenwoodevents.co.uk/events/. Everyone is welcome!