nutritional psychology is an emerging field within psychology. the approach examines the biophysiological processes that explain how our environment & what we put in our body affects the functioning of our mind & body.
In a nutshell (foodie pun intended!), nutritional psychology involves the science of how foods & nutrients affect mood, behaviour & emotions.
Learn which food groups contain the nutrients that synthesize mood-stabilizing neurotransmitters in the brain, & how a deficiency in these nutrients can lead to depression, fatigue, insomnia, moodiness, obesity & carbohydrate cravings.
WHyyc’s Nutritional psychology counselling & assessments include a 3-Day Food Journal for Mood (3-DFJM), which is a tool that allows simple assessment of the impact daily dietary intake is likely having on mood. Based on the results of the 3-DFJM, a method of nutritional remediation called Macronutrient Mood Therapy (MMT) can be applied.
Macronutrient Mood Therapy uses diet as a therapeutic means to support & improve mood & mental health by:
For many clients, pairing nutritional psychology MMT with mindfulness training, especially mindful eating training, is a good fit. This doesn’t require signing up for a year’s worth of session with our psychologist. The goal is to give you the tools necessary for you to have the healthiest whole body & whole body with the assistance of whole foods & psychoeducational training. You can get the basics in as few as 4 sessions with the psychologist, in addition to work you’ll do between sessions to help your wholesome journey!
If Nutritional Psychology & Macronutrient Mood Therapy &/or Mindfulness Training sound like a fit for you, contact Registered Psychologist Sally Powis-Campbell for a consultation to learn more! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.