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  • SubGenre:Women's Health
  • Language:English
  • Pages:158
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667871004

Women In Mind Workbook

Neuroscience of Mind Body Medicine for Optimal Cognitive & Mental Health

by Sherri Hayden, Ph.D. and Anne Lyle, B.A.

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"The Women in Mind Workbook" provides an accessible review of women's brain health prevention in the context of mind-body medicine. This workbook introduces neuroscience concepts supporting mind-body practices and their impact on the cognitive and mental health for women. Review of emerging neuroscience research pertaining to breathwork, meditation, yoga, and massage therapy is discussed. Practical exercises are included to encourage incorporation of min-body practices into a comprehensive plan to mitigate brain health risks for women.

The purpose of this workbook is to introduce concepts relevant to women's brain health risks and prevention. This includes review of the growing neuroscience research pertaining to mind-body practices and their potential as tools for prevention and management of brain health related issues in women. The workbook is consciously designed to enhance reader engagement in mind-body practices through practical sections at the end of each chapter. These practical sections include a variety of surveys, tasks, and exercises relating to the neuroscience material provided within each chapter. The intention of the workbook is to enhance personal exploration of cognitive and brain health in the most meaningful way. Overall, the Women in Mind Workbook serves to further understanding of mind-body neuroscience and preventative medicine to optimize brain and cognitive health for women.
About the author
Dr. Hayden is a clinical neuropsychologist and clinical assistant professor with the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Hayden has worked at UBC Hospital in the Clinic for Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders as well as in her private practice at the NeuroHealth Clinic. Dr. Hayden has completed the AFMCP certification through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). She is also a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and has obtained Culinary Health Education Certification (CHEF Coaching) though Harvard Medical School. In addition, Dr. Hayden has completed Yoga Teacher Training (YTT200 & 50hr Yoga-Mind-Body Medicine Certificate) and is registered with the Canadian Yoga Alliance (CYA-RYT250). Dr. Hayden applies integrative, preventative and lifestyle medicine principles to her clinical practice as well as in provision of workshops and retreats focused upon brain health and wellness issues.