Making the Best of Stress
Clinical nutrition and lifestyle approaches to manage stress, promote resilience and support neuroplasticity.
Saturday 7th October 2017 | 10am – 5pm
Riverside Building, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB
Dr John Briffa and Miguel Toribio-Mateas will explore evidence-based clinical nutrition and lifestyle approaches to manage stress, promote resilience and support neuroplasticity. This exciting education day has been designed with health practitioners in mind who follow a functional or whole-person approach and who provide their patients/clients with lifestyle and nutrition “prescriptions”.
The aim of this educational event is to provide health practitioners (including nutrition practitioners, medical doctors, and complementary health practitioners) with science-based strategies that can be used in practice to support clients effectively and holistically.
Dr John Briffa | Miguel Toribio-Mateas
– £50 (early bird tickets: £45)
– £40 for students
5 CPD hours
A healthy lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
About the event
Most people seeking the advice of a health professional (with a whole-person approach), are likely to be suffering from some sort of stress in their lives; whether this relates to professional or personal matters (or both). Also, with a wealth of information available, it is not uncommon for individuals to be confused about what is best for them. Concerns about their health issues and what to do about them is an additional stress – itself a known contributory factor in the development of cognitive decline and brain ageing.
In this workshop, Dr John Briffa and Miguel Toribio-Mateas will explore evidence-based clinical nutrition and lifestyle approaches to manage stress, promote resilience and support neuroplasticity. This exciting education day has been specifically designed for health practitioners who follow a functional or whole-person approach.
What will I learn?
The speakers will cover the following subjects in a practical, clinically applicable manner. The focus is for the day to provide you as a practitioner with takeaways that you can implement in your clinical practice from that same day:
- The stress response, and the role of the adrenal glands and the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal axis (HPAA)
- The positive aspects of the stress response and ‘hormesis’
- Problems with excessive stress including heightened levels of cortisol and, ultimately, ‘adrenal fatigue’
- The role of the autonomic nervous system in stress, and the relevance of ‘heart rate variability’
The workshop will provide clinical strategies for supporting the body’s stress response including through the use of lifestyle factors such as diet, physical activity, sleep, and breathing. The workshop will also encompass psychological approaches that help that afford relative protection from the negative effects of stress and boost resilience and resourcefulness.
The day will also cover dietary and supplementary approaches and for supporting and modulating adrenal, thyroid and nervous system function, including cognitive function. The workshop will reveal the best evidence available on how to support neuroplasticity (the ‘rewiring of the brain’) with nutrition and lifestyle interventions.
About the speakers
Dr John Briffa BSc (Hons) MB BS (Lond)
Dr John Briffa is a practising doctor, author and international speaker. He is a prize-winning graduate of University College London School of Medicine, where he also gained a BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences. Dr Briffa is a leading authority on the impact of nutrition and other lifestyle factors on health and illness. He is dedicated to providing individuals with information and advice they can use to take control of their health and optimise their energy and vitality.
Dr Briffa is a former columnist for the Daily Mail and the Observer, and former contributing editor for Men’s Health magazine. He has contributed to over 50 newspaper and magazine titles internationally, and is a previous recipient of the Health Journalist of the Year award in the UK.
Miguel Toribio-Mateas MSc, BSc (Hons), PgDip, FBANT, NTCC, rCNHC
Miguel is one of Britain’s leading nutrition practitioners with a specialism in ageing science. Following successful completion of a masters in clinical neuroscience at Roehampton University; Miguel was awarded a Santander Bank doctoral research scholarship for work-based learning, an award given to one candidate per year to develop a practice-based research project over a 3-4 year period, aiming to produce research outcomes that benefit the researcher’s practitioner community.
Miguel’s academic and professional background is trans-disciplinary and features post-graduate education in nutritional and metabolic medicine, as well as in systems complexity and international business. He also has 20 years of experience in stakeholder engagement and education, including senior consultant roles for some of the world’s top scientific research publishing organisations, and more recently in biotechnology.
Please contact Joseph Forsyth via phone (01684 312028) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details