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EVIDENCE BASED RELAXATION THERAPY AND PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY - Evidence-based, non-invasive, easy to implement techniques for teaching to clients

Event Details
Date: 27 Jun 2020
Venue: Sydney, NSW
CPD hrs: 7

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Organiser: The Professional Development People

Relaxation Therapy is evidence-based, efficacious, non-invasive and cost efficient. Simple techniques such as deep diaphragmatic breathing, guided imagery and progressive muscle relaxation can increase physiological and psychological health. Relaxation can improve pain, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, wound healing, cognitive function and post-traumatic stress disorders. Relaxation can increase alpha and theta brainwaves, decrease heart rate and respiration, reduce production of stress hormones such as corticosteroids and improve a range of immune functions. Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) examines links between behaviour, neural, endocrine and immune function and their impact on health. PNI is the science of mind / body connections and offers a framework to understand that psychological conditions and physical health are intimately linked. This unique one-day seminar identifies the latest evidence that demonstrates specific connections between thoughts, emotions and health. It includes theoretical, scientific components, practical sessions in relaxation techniques and encourages successful implementation of relaxation into clinical practice to enhance patients' health and wellbeing. Participants receive up-to-date handouts, review recent peer-reviewed studies in PNI and Relaxation Therapy, view relevant film clips, practise relaxation techniques and learn to effectively teach relaxation techniques to patients.

Learning objectives

  1. Examine latest evidence-based research about Relaxation Therapies and PNI.
  2. Identify interactions between CNS, endocrine and immune systems.
  3. Identify benefits of Relaxation for conditions such as pain, anxiety, trauma, depression and fatigue.
  4. Experience relaxation techniques
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in teaching relaxation skills to clients/patients.
  6. Understand importance of relaxation for selfcare, stress reduction and burn-out prevention.

Presenter details

Dr Judy Lovas is an experienced speaker in Psychoneuroimmunology and Relaxation Therapy, with an approach that is both scientific and holistic. Judy is passionate about teaching health professionals how to successfully implement simple Relaxation techniques into their clinical practice, to improve patients’ health and wellbeing. Judy’s dynamic presentations explain the art and science of Relaxation Therapy. In our increasingly fast paced world, everyone needs to relax, yet few know how. Judy’s extensive experience in teaching, clinical practice and research, enables her to offer important insights into the role of relaxation for stress related conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, fatigue and pain. Join Judy in her unique presentations that include both theoretical and practical components and learn Relaxation to enhance your professional practice and increase your self-care skills.

Location and date

UTS Short Course Rooms
Level 7, Building 10,
235 Jones Street,
Ultimo, NSW 2007

27 June 2020

9:15am - 4:30pm


Standard fee $298

This event is fully catered and all resources are provided.

Students and new graduates may apply to attend at a discount apply here.


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Ph: 1300 887 622 OR Inquire about this as inhouse training, wherever you are - we come to you.

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