2-Day Certificate in Nutrition for Mental Health Disorders by Kristen Allott
Assessment & Treatment Planning
How Foods Affect Moods
- Carbohydrates – A new way to think about cravings
- Effects protein may have on depression and anxiety
- Fats for mental health (depression, ADHD, bipolar)
- The connection between food, depression, diabetes & obesity
- Physiological causes of fatigue, depression and anxiety
- Anxiety/anger and hypoglycemia
Simple Screening Tools to Identify Nutritional Deficiencies Contributing to:
- Lack of mental clarity
- Other mental health concerns
Symptoms of Deficiencies and Co-Morbid Conditions
- Type 2 diabetes
- Anxiety or hypoglycemia?
- Depressed, fatigued or malnourished?
- Hormonal imbalance
Referring to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Primary Care Providers
- When to refer
- Who to refer a client to
- Where to find appropriate providers
- 5 Questions to ask before referring
Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Strategies
Practical Tools to Boost Treatment Results, Improve Energy, and Gain Mental Clarity
- Fats: the good, the bad, and the ugly
- Sleep: how to go to sleep, how to stay asleep, how to wake up
- Reduce night terrors
- Move your body
- Feed your brain
Holistic Assessment and Treatment Interventions for:
- Anxiety disorders
- Clients who want to stop their medications
- Psychosomatic symptoms
- Side effects of medications
- Pain syndromes
- Pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms
Interventions in Action – Working together to learn and role playing
- How to assess diet, exercise, and sleep without shaming a client
- Diet and exercise history assessment
- Improve energy and mental clarity through 3 days of protein
- Protein for All program
- Special concerns – vegetarian, gluten free, or those that don’t cook
- The power of movement – when is it helpful vs. too much?
- Action items for discussing weight and diabetes with clients
We have all had clients who come into the office in a depressed or anxious state, and yet they cannot identify just what is bothering them. Children are brought in with symptoms of ADHD, clients with addictions struggle to gain control of themselves, and others suffer with physical complaints in addition to mental health issues. It’s frustrating when traditional talk therapy is not quite enough to break through and it feels like something else is needed to meet your treatment goals.
That missing piece you’re looking for? It’s here – the mind-body connection.
Kristen Allott is a naturopathic physician specializing in alternative and nutritional approaches to mental health disorders, and she is here to help you bring this missing piece to your clients.
Imagine an increase in your client’s energy and mental clarity, allowing them to be more engaged in the therapeutic process. Simplify sessions when you readily have dozens of effective, simple strategies at your fingertips that enhance and complement your current treatment interventions. Feel your confidence improve when you identify nutritional deficiencies that contribute to anxiety, anger, depression, PTSD or ADHD.
Don’t risk missing out on this key piece of treatment – sign up today to improve outcomes for your clients!
Want to become a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider? This training meets a portion of the educational requirements for Certification.