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The Mind-Body Connection (Online)

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 (Online)

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  • Date:

    • Wed 11th Nov 2020
  • 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: £145 per person

Price includes course notes


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Live training delivered online Attend Dr Andrew Morrice’s workshop live via Zoom on Wednesday 11th November 2020. The content covered will be the same as his attended workshop and you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions. All you need is a quiet place to watch, a PC or tablet and a strong internet signal, the rest is easy – simply book your place as normal, and we will email you details of how to join the Zoom workshop.
NB The training will be recorded in case anyone experiences technical difficulties on the day.

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 9.15am and runs until 4.00pm (GMT+1hr).

Reviews for this course

4.7/5 (20 Reviews)
  1. Pauline West, HG therapist

    Excellent. Good review of the emotional needs and resources and relationship between mind and body to common health problems such as obesity, addictions and depression.

  2. Jennifer Loudon

    A highly informative course with the latest information on a very important topic that too few are aware of or take seriously. It is refreshing to meet a GP who sees the patient holistically. The Course brought together a wealth of information on the mind-body-connection, with easy to understand background Information and and its application together with Human Givens and general mental Health. This course is insightful for anyone wanting to learn more about health in general. The online format worked very well, was accessible, especially for those of us not currently living in the UK, and the time flew by very enjoyably.

  3. Linda Black, Clinical Hyonotherapist

    I thought the presentation and availability of the course was very good and look forward to more such opportunities. Regarding the content, I didn’t find much that I hadn’t already known though it was good to get confirmation of some of the understanding I had regarding certain aspects of the mind-body connection.

  4. Amanda Morgan

    Dr Andrew Morrice was extremely engaging particularly given it was the first live delivery via zoom and it was very effective! His extensive knowledge and ability to share his expertise in laymans terms allowed me to access what might otherwise have been too complex a subject area!

  5. Psychotherapist

    Full of up to date, easy-to grasp, relevant and thought-provoking information, delivered by a knowledgeable therapist. Structured and paced really well and presented seamlessly.

  6. Victor Rybacki, Retired, used to work in IT

    The course was as described by Dr Andrew Morrice – a high level overview of the research on the connection between the mind and body plus helpful strategies in acquiring a useful balance. As such it is provide a useful introduction to further study in areas of interest to the individual.

  7. Retired

    This is a most informative study day – eye opening on many fronts, exploring the significance of cultural norms as they change over time & place. The links with health expectations, interplay in personal responsibility of thinking/emotions connected with food and exercise, together with important factors of body awareness – basic breathing, and meaningful interaction with others – are presented, with reference also to disease physically & mentally. Helpful for all.

  8. Stuart Hancock, Occupational Therapist

    An informative day with helpful topics to consider for improving health.

  9. E. Sydney Okojie, Medicine: Physician & HG Practitioner

    The Mind-Body Workshop is rich in content. The way Andrew brings together the HG organising ideas and the wealth of information he has is engaging and very interesting. Being in his workshop during the day provided me a platform on which my outlook in holistic practice is broadened, my belief in mind-body medicine is strengthened and my HG approach to managing depression is enriched.

  10. Sara Pendlebury, HG Practitioner

    This was a very thorough look at the Human Givens from a medical perspective, with highly relevant and useful medical knowledge, from a Human Givens perspective. Mind Body can frequently be an artificial distinction and the course gives many immediately applicable ideas that can be used in everyday practice.

  11. Sue, HG Therapist and Supervisor

    So much infomation packed into a one day course. Great to have a medical perspective on mental health too. Lots of insight into the intricacies of the mind and body connection and how they should be thought of as one whole and not two halves. Very thought provoking add ons to the already insightful cycle of depression and the role that inflammation has on it. Highly recommended.

  12. HG practitioner

    Up to date, well-researched and applicable information, ideas and approaches – all presented in an accessible, friendly and applicable way, with a nice dose of humour thrown in.

  13. Keith Elvin, Pychotherapist

    I was already familiar with a lot of the content but appreciated it being presented in such a lucid and coherent way.
    It deals with a side of mental health which I don’t think is sufficiently appreciated and I would recommend it to anyone whether a newbie or oldie like myself.

  14. Sarah Matyjasik, Trainer/facilitator - mental & physical health including nutrition

    An exceptional day from an excellent tutor, deepening my knowledge of the mind to body connection. A good level to extend my learning particularly having prior knowledge in this area. As it’s taught by a GP, it meant there was lots of great scientific information & research to back up all this work. Andrew was incredibly knowledgeable, articulate & extremely relaxed & welcoming in his approach. Thoroughly enjoyed this thought provoking day. Thank you

  15. Teaching Assistant

    This course is so informative and I’m glad I attended it. Thank you!

  16. Sacha Mustoe, Specialist University MH Mentor

    Andrew is very passionate, knowledgeable and engaging and the course offers a broad sweep and a lot of information (for further reading) about Human Givens and how it fits within a bio psycho social model.

  17. Colette Molyneux, Counsellor

    Really enjoyed it. Would have liked more theory in the morning and maybe less theory straight after lunch as I found it harder to concentrate in the afternoon. Overall I found the content really useful and will enjoy revisiting it on the recording.

  18. Liz Nihan, HG Therapist/teacher

    Years of reading researching and learning Generously distilled down for us, giving an enlightening view of how interconnected mind body and food really are. It’s given me so much to think about and go and find out more about. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  19. Armorel wood, Rheumatology doctor and counsellor

    I love human givens as it makes so much sense and relates to my scientific background. I hope the NHS will one day acknowledge the mind – body connection and offer psychological support more widely in all departments

  20. Rose Lewis, Nurse, training psychotherapist TA

    A very engaging online learning. Dr Andrew Morrice was very knowledgable and presented complex theories in an accessible manner.

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