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Mind, Mood and Food: Optimal Nutrition for Body and Brain Week of April 23-28, 2017

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Mind, Mood and Food brings together medical and culinary nutrition with cutting-edge research for clinicians and health-conscious individuals to learn how to improve mental and emotional well-being with food. This five-day training includes experiential learning with food, nature, mind-body medicine, live food demonstrations, and whole-food meals that inspire long-lasting nutritional transformation. Participants will be taught a new science-based approach using nutrition to address personal health challenges for yourself, your clients, and your families. The facilitators will be joined by clinicians, nutritionists, mind-body practitioners, and chefs.
Participants will explore the following topics and more.
• Food, spices, herbs, and recipes that nourish the brain
• Healing foods to balance mind and mood
• Nutrition and the brain: cutting-edge science for emotional, cognitive, and behavioral disorders
• Mind-body practices that are refreshing to the brain and spirit including movement, imagery, and mindful eating
• Self-care practices designed to dramatically reduce stress and improve quality of life
• How to repair the traumatized, injured, and aging brain
Note: Initial registration for this workshop is through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM). To register, please visit Only after you have registered with CMBM will you be able to register with Esalen. For Esalen pricing chart, see
Please check the Esalen website for updates on continuing education credit.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;
CE credit for nurses;
CE credit Pending for acupuncturists;


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