Estrogen: changing the brain and body from menarche to menopause.
In May, guest speaker Dr. Miranda Marti will discuss estrogen. Estrogen heralds changes not just in the physical body but in mood and libido. It also has the power to shift focus for relationships and careers, and change the salience of what the brain finds rewarding and reassuring. For some women, these natural fluctuations of estrogen throughout life are experienced with grace, while other women may find themselves driven wild or to despair. Dr. Marti will discuss why this occurs and how we can support hormonal changes, whether they be monthly cycles or the perimenopausal transition, with ease.
Dr. Miranda Marti is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist specializing in the connections between women’s health, digestive health (the 2nd brain) and mental health. In addition to her private practice at Whole Life Medicine in Kirkland, WA, she leads wellness groups at a Seattle-based drug and alcohol recovery program and is adjunct faculty for the Bastyr University Health Psychology Department.
In April we will be discussing Cases and Stories. Do you have a story to share or need support in your work as a Connector? Email Dr. Allott 5-10 sentences about your experiences (with all identifying information removed) and she will answer your questions and share what she would do. Cases received by email before the webinar will be addressed first, but feel free to come to this webinar ready to share your experiences through the chat window and we will cover as many cases as possible.
In March we will be discussing How many of your buckets are full? When all of our buckets are full or near full, we have less brain-space for other things. Dr. Allott will introduce a handout that will help put your commitments in perspective and help you to understand why sometimes the smallest of things may be forgotten or push you over an edge.
Join us for a three part online seminar to learn how to understand and address the physical causes of anxiety. This educational online seminar will give you new tools, handouts and information about taming the racing heart, racing thoughts, and racing feelings.
- Part 1: Friday, February 24th
- Part 2: Friday, March 3rd
- Part 3: Friday, March 10th
Time: 1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time (1-3pm Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2-4pm MST, 3-5pm CST or 4-6pm EST)
Cost: $180 for all three seminars.
Missed the first session but interested in the recordings and material? Contact us.
This group consists of a wide range of individuals who are in positions to help other people navigate their lives better: mental health therapists, executive coaches, psychiatric nurse practitioners, supervisors and project managers, lawyers, teachers, and community organizers.
In February we will be discussing what makes anxiety worse.
In January we will be discussing how to prevent colds and flus and how to feel better quicker if you do get sick. It's the season of stuffy noses, aching muscles, coughs and headaches. Common daily interactions, no matter how careful we are, lead to sharing viruses and bacteria. These invaders slow us down and can even wipe us out. We will review a handout with 6 simple steps to feeling better quicker.