Research in Mental Health Nutrition and Functional Medicine explores the relationship between eating and emotional well-being. Digestive health and blood sugar balance can improve depression, anxiety, pain, energy, sleep, attention, and memory. Experiential mindfulness practices can increase somatic awareness and self efficacy. Issues of size acceptance and social justice will be discussed.
About the Presenter:
L. Rebecca (Reba) Connell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS 19814, teaches Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Nourish Your Mood: Mindful Eating with the Brain in Mind classes in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland and in Berkeley.
She has completed several levels of study in teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, including a professional training program under the direction of Dr. Saki Santorelli and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and a training in teaching Mindful Eating, through UCSD.
She is queer, a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist, and offers therapy in English and Spanish.
She is deeply engaged with science-based and traditional approaches to healing through food and self-care. Her training includes Mind, Mood, and Food: Optimal Nutrition for Body & Brain; The Gut Brain; and Preventing and Managing Chronic Inflammation: Special Focus: Nutritional Interventions. She is an Honors graduate of Brown University, where she focused on multicultural women's issues, and UC Berkeley, where she researched the connection between depression and pain in women at UCSF.
Continuing education credit will be provided for licensed psychologists, LMFT’s, LCSW’s, and LPCC’s by the Alameda County Psychological Association (ACPA). The ACPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ACPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.