healing the gut-brain connection
The gut is referred to as the ‘second brain,’ because of the intensive nerve supply, called the Enteric Nervous System (ENS). The ENS is in constant communication with the brain, and the two communicate information about the state of wellness in the body/mind. By improving digestive function and gut health with anti-inflammatory foods and digestive aids, we can improve physical, mental and emotional health.
This webinar provides an overview of the physiology of the stress response on the nervous system and hormonal system, and how our thoughts, emotions and behavior affect our nervous and endocrine systems. Includes daily self-care techniques to implement for optimal stress-management, adrenal and thyroid health. outlines techniques and lifestyle modifications to decrease stress.
This webinar provides an overview of the mechanisms for changing your mind. Only in the past two decades has neuroscience research discovered the ‘plasticity’ of the brain, its innate capacity for learning and changing. As they say, ‘the nerves that fire together, wire together,’ meaning that nerve pathways that are regularly used cement new habits and practices making them reflexive. This is good news, because it means that we can literally change our minds for the better, and this is a very important aspect of self-care because our thoughts, mood and emotional state have a huge impact on our physical health. Neuropeptides (nerve proteins) are chemicals that regulate cell communication and metabolic processes. Candace Pert, molecular biologist and ‘mother’ of psychoneuroimmunology, found that “the chemicals that are running our body and our brain are the same chemicals involved in emotion.” So changing one’s mind has major impacts for self-healing.
epigenetics & ancestral healing
Epigenetics is the study of change in an organism caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself. This presentation provides an overview of the microcosmic mechanisms of epigenetic change, the lifestyle and environmental factors that affect changes in heritable gene expression, an exploration of the sociopolitical context within which this occurs, and suggestions for healing the macrocosm of ancestral lineage.