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An Integrated Nutrition Course in person, on location, with like minded people

We love teaching our students in person, because we all get the benefits of co- regulation!

Remember that old Jack Johnson song - Better Together? It really has some neuroscience underpinning. More of that in a bit.

During our teaching weekends, we apply co-regulation of the nervous system when studying together in one room. This is done when as a group we create an environment that is warm and caring, and you can regulate our emotions, cognitions and behaviours (and sometimes our physiology), especially if we are feeling anxious or stressed.

The neuroscience (the study of the nervous system, how it develops, structure and function), indicates that sometimes when we feel threatened, we can be in a sympathetic fight or flight response or a freeze (ventral vagal, parasympathetic) response. As an example, we might be stressed by our home/work life, a conversation we had or are avoiding, or just the thought of studying again. It doesn’t have to be a tiger in the bushes.

If we are studying together as a group and we experience care from each other, this moves us away from a threat response into feeling safer and is called the ventral vagus complex. This is co-regulation.

We all know that when we feel safe, our nervous system calms and feeling of safety will bounce onto other people’s nervous systems in the room. This means we are in a much better state to learn and play. And who doesn’t want to learn and play?

That’s why we love studying together, in person, in real life as we learn mure deeply and it’s a better experience.

Does anyone know the chords to that song? Here are the lyrics just in case you want to sing along: CLICK on the image below to sing along ;)

Better Together

Jack Hody Johnson

There's no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard

No song that I could sing, but I can try for your heart

Our dreams, and they are made out of real things

Like a shoe box of photographs

With sepia-toned loving

Love is the answer, at least for most of the questions in my heart

Like why are we here? And where do we go?

And how come it's so hard?

It's not always easy and

Sometimes life can be deceiving

I'll tell you one thing, it's always better when we're together

Mmm, it's always better when we're together

Yeah, we'll look at the stars when we're together

Well, it's always better when we're together

Yeah, it's always better when we're together

And all of these moments

Just might find their way into my dreams tonight

But I know that they'll be gone

When the morning light sings

Or brings new things

For tomorrow night you see

That they'll be gone too

Too many things I have to do

But if all of these dreams might find their way

Into my day to day scene

I'd be under the impression

I was somewhere in between

With only two

Just me and you

Not so many things we got to do

Or places we got to be

We'll sit beneath the mango tree now

Yeah, it's always better when we're together

Mmm, we're somewhere in between together

Well, it's always better when we're together

Yeah, it's always better when we're together

I believe in memories

They look so, so pretty when I sleep

Hey now and, and when I wake up

You look so pretty sleeping next to me

But there is not enough time

And there is no, no song I could sing

And there is no combination of words I could say

But I will still tell you one thing

We're better together

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Learn about the Founder & Principal of the New School of Nutritional Medicine, Dr Khush Mark PhD HERE.

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