Gut Feelings

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Gut Feelings

September 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register by September 2nd for $5 off. 

Have you heard about the gut’s function as “the second brain”? Biological conditions, especially gastrointestinal, can influence mood in significant ways. Many studies focus on the connection between gut function and depression, anxiety, ADHD, compulsivity, eating disorders, “brain fog”, and dementia. It’s pertinent to recognize the potential physical causes of mood disorders so clients are not misdiagnosed or prescribed unnecessary medications. With the information from this seminar, you will be able to improve client care, diagnostic, and therapeutic outcomes.

We will explore the psychological and physical factors influencing the gut-brain axis, and discuss practical strategies to improve wellness in children and adults. We’ll practice a sure-fire way to lower stress on the nervous system, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the immune system. In addition, we’ll discuss how to boost neurotransmitter production and function. Environmental influences which can damage health and how to counteract them, lifestyle management options for mood disorders, nutritional pathways for reducing the risk of chronic pain, fatigue, and inflammation will be discussed, and recipes for a good gut, good brain will be shared.

Learning Objectives:   

  1. Identify the relationship between the microbiome and depression, anxiety, learning disorders, trauma, dementia and cognitive decline
  2. List the health conditions that can trigger chronic mood disorders
  3. Discuss how imbalances in the digestive tract can lead to autoimmune disease
  4. List top 7 nutrients essential for neurotransmitter balance

Trainer Bio:

Theresa Tsingis, DC, PAC, MS, MPH, IFMCP is accredited in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, nutrition, public health, and functional medicine. She has over 20 years of experience with an emphasis on digestive, neurological, hormonal and mood disorders. Dr. T., as she likes to be called, has a multidisciplinary approach for both children and adults, treating  fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, IBS, ADHD, hormonal imbalance, obesity, and infectious and autoimmune diseases. She was a wellness physician for the Pacific Stock Exchange, has given numerous workshops, and has been a featured columnist in the Lamorinda Weekly. Dr. T. enjoys empowering individuals to take charge of their health and is passionate about her work. Her practice, Pacific Wellness, is located at 3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite B301, in Lafayette. To learn more, visit her website at

Space is limited, advanced registration is required. Have questions? Please contact Nes Pinar at (925) 405-6040 or send an email to

Refunds for cancellation with 72-hour notice.

* 3 CE credits will be provided to qualifying participants. BAPTI is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. BAPTI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  CPA Provider # BAY 012. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs.

To receive a CE credit you MUST sign and include your license number on both the Sign-In and Sign-Out Sheet. Participants must attend entire training to receive CE Credits. No partial credit will be provided.

All proceeds from this event will benefit BAPTI Associates program. To make referrals or to learn more about us, please visit


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September 12, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute


Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
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