Practitioner Education Events 2020

Building Resilience

Introducing the Cytoplan Online Professional Development Series –
Building Resilience: Clinical Strategies

6 weekly sessions

Starting in March, Cytoplan will work with leading practitioner-researcher, Miguel Toribio-Mateas, and Technical and Product Training Manager, Helen Drake, on the first of our online Professional Development Series.

The course will be delivered in six sessions starting on Friday, 20th March 2020, in a live one-hour webinar format with time for questions and answers at the end of each session. The webinars will also be recorded and available for delegates to view at their convenience. So, if you are unable to attend a live session, you can always catch up at a time to suit you. Please note, the webinars have been designed to follow on from each other as a unique six-week package and will not be available to purchase individually.

At the end of the six weeks, practitioners will complete a multiple-choice quiz that validates the knowledge acquired through the course. This is a key piece required for presenting this knowledge as recognition of prior learning and accessing higher education programmes such as post-graduate and Masters courses at certain UK universities. More details on this will be released soon.

Please note that this event is exclusively for health professionals.
Cost: £55     CPD: 10 hours*book your place

*Applied for. Potential for additional 10 hours CPD from self-directed study.

  • Sleep bundle
  • Fatigue
  • Gut
  • Adaptogenic

Included in the ticket price is a voucher for one of four bespoke bundles of Cytoplan products related to the webinar series. Details on how to redeem your FREE bundle will be issued before the first webinar on Friday, 20th March. 

About the course

Resilience is the process of advancing in the face of adversity, often dealing with the imprint of past trauma or with current, significant sources of stress on the physical body as well as on the mind. This course aims to provide practitioners with simple, yet effective, evidence-based strategies to support your clients to increase their resilience by means of:

  • Food choices conducive to promoting neuroplasticity. What foods are best?
  • Focus on both macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients , with a special emphasis on phytonutrients
  • Evidence-based use of nutraceuticals, either as standalone products or in “stacks”, i.e. in combinations known to work synergistically with beneficial effects on cognitive domains such as flexibility and memory
  • Lifestyle interventions that support nutrition such as physical activity, which is recognised as having good evidence of success in improving resilience
  • Body-mind integration. You’ll learn about other approaches such as breath work, yoga, meditation, cold exposure and other emerging techniques known to have a beneficial effect
  • Key integrations. Particularly the gut-brain axis
  • Measuring outcomes. A key piece of this course is that practitioners will learn how to measure outcomes of the interventions recommended. This enables confidence in your own clinical practice by confirming what might work and what might not, so you can tweak it, or change it altogether

All bookings must be made online via the link below, however if you do have any general queries please get in touch.
Email:     Telephone: 01684 310099

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Guest interviews

In addition, each week Miguel will interview a special guest who will share their insight on the areas explored as part of the course. These interviews will be sent out along with the webinar recording, the week following the live webinar. The list of experts includes:

  • Professor Mark Setton – Co-founder and CEO of the US-based Pursuit of Happiness, a charitable organisation whose objective is to share the science of happiness in an accessible way.
  • Dr Meg Arroll – Meg is a health psychologist and has previously worked with Miguel at the Optimum Health Clinic in London, developing the research methodology that was then used as part of the RCT that the OHC did with the University of Surrey.
  • Jeannette Hyde – a brilliant Nutritional Therapist with two Amazon Best Seller books (The Gut Makeover and The Gut Makeover Recipe Book) in both the UK and the US.
  • Dr Dmitry Alexeev – an Assistant Professor at ITMO University in Saint-Petersburg. Dmitry will give a deeply scientific angle on the gut-brain connection and on resilience and ageing.
  • Anastasis Tzanis – a fantastic Nutritional Therapist who doubles as a yoga and breath-work teacher, and he’s also a certified Wim Hof method practitioner.
  • Bev Alderson – with her expertise in bringing holistic health to the workplace, Bev will discuss all things gratitude.
  • Letizia Ghisletta – Letizia runs Leyton Yoga in London. She runs weekly Yoga Nidra sessions. Yoga Nidra is an ancient Yogic technique that has been found to have profound effects on neuroplasticity, even in situations like PTSD.

Course dates

Each webinar will begin at 12:30pm and finish at 13:30pm with extra time at the end for a Q&A.

  • 20th March 2020

    What is resilience and why is it important? Parts of the brain involved in resilience.

  • 27th March 2020

    Key molecules involved in resilience: Growth factors and neurotransmitters. How they help us change the brain and what we can do to change them.

  • 3rd April 2020

    How a more resilient brain enables a more resilient body, and vice-versa. What is the connection? Introduction to Health Neuroscience. The role of the gut microbiome in resilience.

  • 17th April 2020

    Nutrition for resilience. Which are the top 10 food-based as well as nutraceutical-based interventions.

  • 24th April 2020

    Lifestyle hacks for optimum resilience. Cold exposure, yoga, meditation, music, apps.

  • 1st May 2020

    Putting it all together. Building a programme for optimum resilience that draws from all the elements covered in weeks one to five.

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About the course leaders

Miguel Toribio-Mateas is a clinical neuroscientist and nutrition practitioner, currently working towards a professional doctorate in the area of health neuroscience, using health-related quality of life outcome measures alongside biomarkers from microbiome analysis to assess the complex effects of food on behaviour via the gut brain axis.

Helen Drake is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and Product and Technical Training Manager at Cytoplan, who offers tailored expert advice to all Cytoplan customers and support to practitioners and students. Helen has a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Lancaster University and a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine where she graduated in 2009.