Workshop Series at The Sou’wester
The Gut-Brain Connection, How to Maintain Mental Health from a Nutritional and Herbal Perspective with Geena Barker & Ingrid Abbate
This workshop will include details on what nutrients our brains and bodies need to be happy and healthy and how to acquire those nutrients. The class will include information on addressing mental health through diet as well as herbal remedies. We will address topics ranging from general mood management to schizophrenia and autism. There will be a lecture portion as hands on activities including making a take-home herbal concoction. The purpose of this workshop is for people to walk away with a better understanding of how their brains and bodies functions so that they can have a fuller image of mental health and it’s intricacies and apply that knowledge to practicing holistic self-care with themselves and their loved ones.
Geena Barker, NTP: Geena is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association who has a passion for getting basic nutritional information out to the general public. She believes that understanding the human body and the nutrients that help it function is an essential element to understanding and addressing any health issue.
Ingrid Abbate, LMT: Ingrid is an herbalist and licensed massage therapist in Olympia, WA. She has studied and practiced herbalism for over 10 years and has been dedicated to community herbalism, herbal healthcare accessibility and herbal education throughout her career. Ingrid will be focusing mostly on herbs that assist in addressing mood, stress, sleep, and anxiety.
COST: $30 plus a $5 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.)
BRING: Note taking materials and please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided).
All workshops are open to the public.
All Skill Levels Welcome.
This workshop is geared for adults
RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-2542
The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644
This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.