Learn the latest about sleep, brain health, happiness therapy and more from Dr. Ralph Carson, clinical nutritionist and exercise physiologist with nearly 40 years of experience in the treatment of addictions, mood and anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.

What You Get:

  • 5 premium courses in functional and integrative medicine
  • 1 year access to educational content
  • Value of $375!

Included in this bundle:

Optimizing Sleep as an Antidote for Trauma: Exploring an Underutilized Treatment Opportunity

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep issues related to trauma. More severe and persistent sleep disorders are associated with PTSD, and both are predominant in the eating disorder and mood and anxiety population. This course will provide an unlikely and underutilized treatment for trauma/PTSD and expound on the sleep dysregulation that trauma generates, covering exposure response prevention (ERP), relaxation therapy (ERRT), cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia (CBT-I), pharmacological therapy, and much more.

The Science of Sleep: How Much Snooze Can You Afford to Lose?

It has only recently come to light the importance of sleep in expediting the recovery process for mental health and eating disorders, and its role in relapse prevention. Sleep is the time during which the brain heals. Therefore, not only is it important that one gets enough sleep, but the quality of that sleep is a key to long term recovery. This course addresses the challenges of sleep and therapeutic intervention that will assist those who treat mental health disorders and disordered eating.

The Neuroscience of Happiness: Providing Hope for Recovery from Disordered Eating

Over the last decade, new and improved brain imaging techniques have opened up novel opportunities to provide insight into what hope is and how therapy, nutrition, and drugs can catalyze the recovery process. Using a neuroscientific model, this unique course combines research and clinical knowledge with a patient’s perspective to demonstrate how hope is real, tangible, and even required in eating disorder recovery. An informative as well as entertaining presentation, this course provides a practical, neuroscientific explanation of hope, as well as concrete tools for helping clients to achieve lasting recovery.

The Oxytocin Paradox: Miracle Cure or Extraordinary Hype?

There has been increasing interest in the role of oxytocin in the development, maintenance and pathophysiology eating disorders. Oxytocin alters neural pathways that exert prosocial effects and modulates trust, fear, depression, anxiety, trauma, and neuroplasticity. Research supports the hormone reduces unconscious tendencies to focus on food, body shape and negative emotions. This course explores the potential of exogenous and endogenous oxytocin to improve the outcomes of eating disorder treatment.

The Amuse System: Utilizing Laughter in Therapy

The use of humor and laughter in psychotherapy has great potential in a treatment setting, especially for eating disorders. Laughter provides levity in broaching sensitive topics, stimulating insights, diffusing anger, and relating to patients in a more intimate way. The intention of this course is to communicate the value of bringing humor into the therapy session, to provide an assortment of skills and tools to implement humor; and to promote humor as a technique for achieving recovery in the eating disorder population.

It’s time to expand how we provide psychiatric care. Clinicians and mental health professionals deserve better diagnostic and treatment tools. Our patients deserve better care and hope for recovery.

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