The Mind-Body Connection
13th October @ 09:30 - 16:00 BSTGBP145
The Mind-Body Connection
Exploring the relationships between emotions, exercise and eating
This essential CPD day gives you a wealth of important new information from the latest mind/body research that has huge implications for our understanding of mental and physical health…
Why take this course
Getting our physical needs met healthily is just as important as ensuring that our innate emotional needs are met well, since our physical health impacts on our mental health and vice versa.
However, even though our physical needs may appear obvious – a healthy diet, regular exercise etc – we know that most of the chronic diseases sweeping through the Western World are linked to “lifestyle”, indicating that many people are not actually meeting their physical needs, or developing their physical resources, in healthy balanced ways – despite the vast array of information available to them.
Dr Andrew Morrice’s fascinating day explores the many reasons for this (for instance, much of our collective thinking and advice about health is contradictory and distorted by vested interests and preconception) – and what can be done about them.
Human givens therapy is a truly bio-psycho-social model of emotional and mental wellbeing, which draws much of its strength from brain-science, but there is more – there are also physical benefits to be had from good therapy and education. The day looks at these too and at how ‘physical’ factors can help create emotional and mental challenges.
By demonstrating how thoroughly interconnected the mind and body are in the way they react to the world around us, and giving you new information and ways to incorporate this latest mind-body knowledge into your practice, he sifts the sense from the nonsense, making it easier to think clearly about our own health as well as that of our patients.
And when we can think more clearly about health this creates more opportunities to help people thrive in the modern world…
What will you learn
A deeper knowledge of the interdependence of the mind-body system and the many ways it impacts on our lives
Greater clarity about the role some emotions play in creating ill-health – and the powerful ways in which other emotional states promote health (including the key role of oxytocin)
The simple and powerful changes to lifestyle that can augment the effectiveness of psychotherapy and counselling
An introduction to ways in which metaphor and other language skills can be used to help people make healthy changes
Increased knowledge of the ways in which physical changes in the body contribute to emotional distress – in particular how physical changes contribute to depression
The effects of diet on our emotional and physical health, and how emotional and cognitive patterns interfere with our ability to nourish ourselves appropriately
A solid understanding of the physical health challenges facing us today and why, despite the wonders of modern medicine, chronic ill health
The different ways activity and exercise can maintain – or undermine – health
The interrelationship between food and drugs – why some foods
Are there similar problems in applying the disease model to ‘chronic physical illness’ as arise in ‘mental illness’?
Insight into how the human givens approach can clarify complex and apparently conflicting information to provide robust and easily understood ideas about how human health can be maximised
New ways to improve your own health and wellbeing, and more…