Leslie Korn

227 – Nutritional Essentials for Mental Health

10 Mood-Enhancing Strategies

Research increasingly indicates that mental health and well-being are related to diet. This workshop will explore how you can bring this knowledge into your practice. We’ll examine the latest nutritional research and discuss its importance for psychotherapeutic practice—specifically, how diet can affect mood, energy, inflammation, and cognitive function. You’ll learn how to:

  • Provide your clients with the basic principles of good nutrition, food preparation, and mindful eating
  • Guide clients in making dietary choices that can stabilize and enhance mood, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep
  • Match the benefits and risks of a variety of popular diets, from carnivore to vegan, with specific client needs

Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, practices somatic psychotherapy and mental health nutrition, specializing in the treatment of trauma and chronic physical illness. She trained in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has lived and worked in the jungle of Mexico for over 25 years. She’s the author of Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature, and the Body and Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection.

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