1-day workshop

The Mind-Body Connection

Exploring the relationships between emotions, exercise and eating

This essential CPD day gives you a wealth of important new information from the latest mind/body research that has huge implications for our understanding of mental and physical health…

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The Mind-Body Connection

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  • Length 1 day (9.30am - 4.00pm)

  • Tutor: Dr Andrew Morrice

  • Suitable for: All health and welfare professionals, and anyone interested for personal reasons

  • CPD Certificate 6 hours

  • Price: £192 per person

Price includes lunch, refreshments and course notes


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UPDATE:  Due to the new lockdown the next workshop will now be delivered Live Online on Wednesday 5th May – book your place here.

Found the whole course fascinating. The information will be invaluable in my work on health promotion and stress management.

Occupational Therapist

Why take this course

Getting our physical needs met healthily is just as important as ensuring that our innate emotional needs are met well, since our physical health impacts on our mental health and vice versa.

However, even though our physical needs may appear obvious – a healthy diet, regular exercise etc – we know that most of the chronic diseases sweeping through the Western World are linked to “lifestyle”, indicating that many people are not actually meeting their physical needs, or developing their physical resources, in healthy balanced ways – despite the vast array of information available to them.

Dr Andrew Morrice’s fascinating day explores the many reasons for this (for instance, much of our collective thinking and advice about health is contradictory and distorted by vested interests and preconception) – and what can be done about them.

Human givens therapy is a truly bio-psycho-social model of emotional and mental wellbeing, which draws much of its strength from brain-science, but there is more – there are also physical benefits to be had from good therapy and education. The day looks at these too and at how ‘physical’ factors can help create emotional and mental challenges.

By demonstrating how thoroughly interconnected the mind and body are in the way they react to the world around us, and giving you new information and ways to incorporate this latest mind-body knowledge into your practice, he sifts the sense from the nonsense, making it easier to think clearly about our own health as well as that of our patients.

And when we can think more clearly about health this creates more opportunities to help people thrive in the modern world…

Extremely helpful and interesting, would recommend it to anyone – can't believe so much information was packed into just one day!

Occupational Therapist

What will you learn

  • A deeper knowledge of the interdependence of the mind-body system and the many ways it impacts on our lives
  • Greater clarity about the role some emotions play in creating ill-health – and the powerful ways in which other emotional states promote health (including the key role of oxytocin)
  • The simple and powerful changes to lifestyle that can augment the effectiveness of psychotherapy and counselling
  • An introduction to ways in which metaphor and other language skills can be used to help people make healthy changes
  • Increased knowledge of the ways in which physical changes in the body contribute to emotional distress – in particular how physical changes contribute to depression
  • The effects of diet on our emotional and physical health, and how emotional and cognitive patterns interfere with our ability to nourish ourselves appropriately
  • A solid understanding of the physical health challenges facing us today and why, despite the wonders of modern medicine, chronic ill health
    is rising
  • The different ways activity and exercise can maintain – or undermine – health
  • The interrelationship between food and drugs – why some foods
    are addictive
  • Are there similar problems in applying the disease model to ‘chronic physical illness’ as arise in ‘mental illness’?
  • Insight into how the human givens approach can clarify complex and apparently conflicting information to provide robust and easily understood ideas about how human health can be maximised
  • New ways to improve your own health and wellbeing, and more…


Dates and Venues

Course Programme

The ‘The Mind-Body Connection: Exploring the relationships between emotions, exercise and eating’ course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.

Reviews for this course

4.8/5 (11 Reviews)
  1. Counsellor/FamilySupport

    Very thought provoking – really pleased I came and looking forward to sharing with clients.

  2. Michael, Physio

    Excellent day with a very informed speaker. Much new material and knowledge to take in.

  3. Julie, Occupational Therapist

    An excellent and thought-provoking course which provides an extra dimension to understanding the HG approach to emotional wellbeing.

  4. HG Therapist

    Great day, great course. Well put together and very well presented with intelligence and enthusiasm.

  5. Behaviour Outreach Worker

    Everything was useful – refreshingly different and yet should be common sense.

  6. Hypnotherapist/Counsellor

    Today’s course has built on my existing knowledge as well as introducing new ideas and theories. It has given me greater in-depth understanding of this subject.

  7. HG Therapist

    Andrew was an excellent and compelling communicator with lots of relevant experience.

  8. Boatman

    Moments of brilliance to take away!

  9. HG Therapist

    A great, informative day. Extremely well delivered – animated and humorous.

  10. GP

    A great day – underpinning much of the current approach to mind/body medicine with lots of new information on the immune response was very useful, thanks.

  11. HLTA Behaviour for Children’s Services

    I thoroughly enjoyed this training day – thank you!

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