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Gut-Brain Connection, Cutting Edge Research

  • CIC Cambridge One Broadway St. Charles Conference Room 14th Fl. Cambridge, MA (map)

 Lunch & Learn, we will have a few snacks to share, feel free to bring your lunch!

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Mental health symptoms traditionally are thought to be caused by a disruption of the neurotransmitters in the brain which result in disease or illness. Newer, cutting-edge research is coming out connecting the health of our gut microbiome to our brain. This fascinating research offers up another theory to the cause of mental health symptoms; one that connects the health and wellness of the gut to our emotions. This research has the capacity to change “mental health treatment” into a model of “whole body treatment.”

Come and engage in an innovative presentation on how the body in some cases heals the mind. The presentation will offer information on the science behind the mind-body connection as well as a discussion around the research on the gut-brain connection. The
presentation will be both educational and experiential. We will begin with a 30 minute
PowerPoint presentation and then move into a 15-minute mindfulness and chair yoga
exercise to help integrate the information giving you an opportunity to de-stress before
returning to work! We will wrap up with some time Q & A.

Stephanie Troy, LICSW is a Mind/Body Therapist & Trainer specializing in stress and anxiety
management. She is owner of Your Whole Healing which provides individual counseling
Harvard Square as well as corporate wellness stress management programming focusing on
helping individuals Strive to Thrive...

She combines her over 15 years of experience as at therapist with her certifications in nutrition coaching and yoga to provide an innovative blend of traditional therapy with health/life coaching which has a foundation in both Buddhist and positive psychology as well as the use of cutting-edge research on the gut-brain connection.
Stephanie came to this specialization in holistic health and stress management through healingherself from burnout in the field of social work. Over a cup of tea, Stephanie shares with her clients' antidotes she has learned along the way combined with professional guidance on better managing stress and burnout... She writes both for her own blog as well as a contributor to the Huff Post and Elephant Journal.