As more therapists understand the strong link between neuroscience and the immune system, the interest in Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), the study of the effect of the mind on health and resistance to disease, has become a popular subject among clinicians.
ERI faculty member Susan L. Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L has used a body, mind, spirit approach developed over four decades of practice to treat patients. She is a great resource for therapists examining the mind-body connection and has recently authored, “Sustainable Health: Simple Habits to Transform Your Life.” In her new book, Susan explores how physical symptoms and ailments that many individuals experience can be mitigated by using tools for self-care based on the five-element theory of traditional Chinese medicine.
Susan will also bring her knowledge of PNI to ERI’s Therapies in the Schools Conference taking place November 21-22, 2019 in Framingham, Mass. Her session, “Self-Regulation and Psychoneuroimmunology: Using a New Model to Determine and Implement Optimal Treatment Approaches for Each Child” explores how combining PNI research with a two-thousand-year-old paradigm from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) links physiology, sensations, and emotions to optimize outcomes for children with self-regulation challenges.
Check out Susan’s new book “Sustainable Health: Simple Habits to Transform Your Life,” and come see her in person at the 20th Annual Therapies in the School Conference this fall. Susan will also teach her acclaimed course “Play with Your Food: An Integrative Approach to the Most Difficult Feeding Challenges” in New Jersey this September and in Virginia this November. Space is limited so register online at educationresourcesinc.com.