Winter: Season of Reflection
Seasonal Therapeutics: Winter examines how an integrative approach can be used to optimize immunity, support a healthy mood and enhance resiliency. We all know that the shorter days that accompany winter can mean additional stressors for the body. The immune system is challenged as influenza and other viral illnesses become more prevalent, while those with seasonal affective disorder experience worsening fluctuations in mood and energy. The primary focus during this season is to support the body in maintaining resiliency. The Seasonal Therapeutics program will teach you how to:
Use evidence-based, targeted nutritional supplementation, essential oils and botanical remedies to optimize cell-mediated immune function, enhance mental clarity, maintain healthy mood and energy, and ensure restful sleep.
Incorporate seasonal changes to the diet to enhance the body’s innate resilience.
Integrate stress management strategies that encourage the exploration of meditation, breathe work and rest.
|9:15- 9:45 am:||Chronobiology: The Connection between the Winter Season and Health|
|9:45 -11:00 am:||An overview of the impact of stressors, both physiological and perceptual, on the immune response|
|11:15-12:30 pm:||Winter Depression: Understanding the Role of Light and Vitamin D on Mood|
|1:30-3:30 pm:||Nutrition, Nutrients and Botanicals for Optimal Immune and Mood Support|
|3:45-5:00 pm:||Case Studies/Application: Small Groups|
|5:00-5:30 pm:||Putting It All Together: Clinical Pearls|
|5:30-5:45 pm:||Questions and Discussion|
“The CEU credits for the course are offered through the University of Bridgeport Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department.”