Workshops

Self-care

This broad concept encompasses a wide variety of aspects and will be different for each person. From doing sports, enjoying leisure or going to a health professional. Taking care of oneself also means avoiding toxic personal relationships, having goals and a purpose in life, and designing strategies to achieve them. This workshop will help us to disconnect the autopilot and reflect on where we are and where we want to go. Because health goes beyond diet.

Stress

We often use the word stress casually, as a synonym for being overloaded, having multiple tasks to do. But stress is a silent disease, which has many symptoms, some of them very common in the population, and at the same time very poorly understood. In this workshop we will learn how to detect stress drivers to determine how to tackle them. We will discuss stress management techniques, and why they work. And where and when to seek help when we feel we can’t handle it on our own.

Nutrition

There is no one single right way to eat. Nutrition is bio-individual. It will be unique for everyone depending on their preferences, beliefs, allergies and intolerances, time and resources. This workshop is about learning what nutritional needs we should cover with our diet and the different ways to meet them. It is about finding a way to eat sustainable over time, to leave diets behind. Whether you eat all kinds of foods or follow a plant-based diet, here you will find a comprehensive and complete guide with ideas to apply in your day to day life without the need for a big budget, a lot of time or being a great chef.

Sleep

A good night’s rest influences our ability to concentrate, our mood, even our blood glucose levels and therefore our hunger. However, we do not give it sufficient attention. We steal hours from sleep to engage in all sorts of activities. This is a practical course in which each participant will design his or her own strategy to increase the hours and quality of sleep, and make rest a multiplier of performance. 

Time-management

To introduce lifestyle changes that improve our well-being, we need to manage our time more effectively. We all have time-stealers that take up hours during the day that we could be investing in self-care. At the same time, we must ask ourselves if our daily activities are aligned with achieving our personal and professional goals. From that analysis there is room for change and there are many techniques to help us stay focused and keep the time-stealers away.

Emotional eating

We have all experienced emotional eating at some point in our lives. Those cravings that are impossible to satisfy with healthy food, that suddenly arise and push us to raid the pantry. Understanding the triggers of emotional eating is the starting point. The workshop provides the resources needed to differentiate emotional hunger from real hunger and the tools to combat it and manage the feelings of guilt and insecurity that follow.

Food is medicine

Keeping cholesterol and blood glucose levels under control is the most effective way to prevent cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. Two of the leading causes of death in the world. We will learn how to achieve this through diet and exercise. We will discuss which foods to avoid and which to prioritize. How the order in which they are ingested and the time of day play a role. We will also talk about current trends, such as the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting, the benefits and drawbacks and in which cases they are used to combat these diseases.

Gluten-free living

Both celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are, unfortunately, on the rise in the Western population. The diagnostic process is complicated and often, making a unilateral decision to stop consuming gluten without consulting a doctor only prolongs and complicates the diagnosis. In this workshop we discuss symptoms, the diagnostic process, the health implications of a gluten-free diet and how to safely remove gluten from the diet in our daily lives without resorting to processed products.

Best choices at the supermarket

Healthy eating starts in the shopping cart. It’s about filling our pantry with nutrient-dense foods instead of calorie-dense, but nutrient-poor products. Understanding these concepts is key, as well as knowing what information to look for on nutrition labels and how to interpret them. We will talk about the Nutriscore and apps that rate foods with a simple photo of the barcode. Finally, we will talk about organic and locally sourced food and its impact on both the quality of the product and the environment. All this will allow us to make better choices at the supermarket and in restaurants.