Stockbridge, MA
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
September 13 - 17, 2019

About the Training

Mind, Mood, and Food brings together thought leaders in the medical and integrative-nutrition fields to present research and practical tools for using food to improve mental and emotional well-being. Come discover a new science-based approach that uses nutrition to support optimal brain health and to address personal health challenges—for yourself, your clients, and your family.

Join a team of world-renowned clinicians, nutritionists, mind-body practitioners, and chefs as you explore

  • Nutrition and the brain: cutting-edge science for emotional, cognitive, and behavioral disorders
  • How to repair the traumatized, injured, and aging brain
  • Healing foods to balance mind and mood
  • Digestive wellness for the gut-brain-heart-microbiome
  • Dietary supplements to support brain health and healing
  • Mind-body techniques such as movement, imagery, and mindful eating
  • Self-care practices to reduce stress and improve quality of life

This program also includes experiential learning with mind-body medicine skills, live food demonstrations, and whole-food meals that inspire long-lasting nutritional transformation.

Personally and professionally, this program was fun, thought-provoking, satisfying, and nourishing on so many levels. The presenters were so open and accessible in their delivery of information. I most highly recommend.

Kelly C., MS, occupational therapy

Terrific! The instructors were knowledgeable, accessible, and geared their presentations to the group of students who all came from different backgrounds. I recommend it to anyone in the health and wellness field to help them better understand the present and future of healthcare.

Joan S., certified holistic health coach

Course Directors

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  • CMBM Course Director James S. Gordon, MD

    James S. Gordon, MD

  • CMBM Course Director Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN

    Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN

  • CMBM Course Director Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW

    Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW

Confirmed Course Faculty

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  • CMBM Faculty Member Cindy Geyer, MD

    Cindy Geyer, MD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Mark Hyman, MD

    Mark Hyman, MD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Aviva Romm, MD

    Aviva Romm, MD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Drew Ramsey, M.D.

    Drew Ramsey, M.D.

  • CMBM Faculty Member Jay Lombard

    Jay Lombard

  • CMBM Faculty Member Jeremy Rock Smith

    Jeremy Rock Smith

Other course faculty may be added.

What You Will Learn

  • Nutrition and the brain: cutting-edge science for emotional, cognitive, and behavioral disorders
  • How to repair the traumatized, injured, and aging brain
  • Healing foods to balance the mind and mood
  • Digestive wellness for the gut-brain-heart-microbiome
  • Dietary supplements to support brain health and healing
  • Mind-body techniques such as movement, imagery, and mindful eating
  • Self-care practices to reduce stress and improve quality of life

This program also includes experiential learning with mind-body medicine skills, live food demonstrations, and whole-food meals that inspire long-lasting nutritional transformation.

Who Should Attend?

  • Nutritionists
  • Dietitians
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Anyone interested in gut-brain-access

James S. Gordon, MD

James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine; founding Dean of the College of Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Family Medicine; Georgetown University School of Medicine; former Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy; author, Manifesto for a New Medicine, Comprehensive Cancer Care, and Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey out of Depression.

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Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN

CMBM faculty member Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, is a leading educator, innovator and practitioner in the field of integrative medical nutrition.

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Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW

Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW, is an Integrative Psychotherapist in private practice, and Clinical Director at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.

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Cindy Geyer, MD

CMBM Food As Medicine faculty member Cynthia Geyer, MD is the medical director at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA.

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Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD, believes that we all deserve a life of vitality—and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. That’s why he is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare.

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Aviva Romm, MD

CMBM Food As Medicine faculty member Aviva Romm helps women not only heal their bodies and minds, but transform their lives and their families’ health.

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Drew Ramsey, M.D.

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Jay Lombard

Dr. Jay Lombard, a Board-certified Neurologist, is the co-founder of Genomind, a genetic based testing company devoted to improving the lives of patients with psychiatric and neurological conditions. The technology supports the development and implementation of personalized medicine to enhance the care of patients with complex brain conditions. Dr. Lombard’s discoveries has been regarded by several key opinion leaders as some of the most significant breakthroughs in psychiatry.

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Jeremy Rock Smith

Food As Medicine faculty member and Kripalu executive chef, Jeremy ROck Smith

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