Recorded classes and live zoom webinars
Here you will find online lectures and live zoom classes exploring our '6 pillars of health' including
- blood sugars
- adrenal stress
- emotional transformation
They are the great way to see if you like our style if you are considering studying with us or to gather more information about a topic you are interested in. If you are an existing practitioner, these are perfect for topping up CPD hours.
The recorded lessons are available immediately and our live classrooms are monthly. On receipt of your payment, an email will be sent with details.Join a Live Class for £20
Live Drop In Classes
Join our drop in lectures with Claire and Laura for a unique insight into what it is like to study with us. Each class is once a month at 12pm UK time, on zoom and is approx. 2 hours.
The classes can also be used as CPD for existing therapists. Once you have booked your place we will send you a zoom link on email. All classes are recorded and recordings are sent out afterwards.
Upcoming Dates for 2024
- Thyroid Health - 11th March 2024
- Oestrogen Dominance - 22nd April 2024
- How Modern Healthcare Fails Women - 13th May 2024
- Skin Health - 17th June 2024
- Chronic Inflammation - 15th July 2024
The Importance of Food Intolerance
Claire and Laura present 'The Importance of Food Intolerances' covering *what happens in the body when we eat foods we are intolerant to* *why food intolerances need to be the foundation of your clinical work* *which foods could be an intolerance and why* *what dietary recommendations to make to clients and why* *what is the food intolerance hierarchy and how to work with it* This is for you if you want to make informed diet choices or you are a therapist who wants to deepen your clinical and dietary work.
Artificial Hormones and HRT
Claire and Laura present 'Artificial Hormones and HRT' covering - what does a healthy female cycle look like - how to minimise the issues and maximise female health - why women are struggling with artificial hormones - what is oestrogen dominance in peri menopause and why it is such a problem - the pros and cons of the hormone options available including bioidenticals - empowering women to make the best choices for their health
Laura and guest teacher, Crystal present 'Disordered Eating' covering - what is disordered eating? - what is the difference between disordered eating and an eating disorder? - how disordered eating can be driven by a hormone imbalance - how disordered eating can create imbalanced hormones - which hormones are affected in disordered eating? - why is disordered eating more common in puberty and menopause? - emotional challenges of disordered eating - coaching approaches with disordered eating - what is healthy eating? - nutritional and supplement recommendations with disordered eating
Gut Dysbiosis including SIBO, SIFO and IBS Talk
Claire and Laura explore the reasons behind gut dysbiosis in this informative talk. We also cover: - Why are menopausal women more likely to get SIBO? - What is SIBO and SIFO and where does it come from? - Why does a hormone imbalance play an important role? - How does the ileocecal valve play a role in IBS and SIBO? - Is candida albicans part of the problem? - Why doesn't FODMAP solve IBS? - What dietary changes are needed for digestive issues? - What are the stages of treatment to manage digestive problems
Fatigue Disorders & Post Viral Syndrome
Claire and Laura present 'Fatigue Disorders & Post Viral Syndrome' covering What is chronic fatigue? What is post viral syndrome? What are the different approaches to treatment including medical and alternative? What role blood sugars, sex hormones and digestion play? Do the adrenals become fatigued or is this a myth What role the immune system plays and is chronic fatigue actually an autoimmune disorder? The importance of looking at toxic overload and liver health How to work with clients who present with these conditions
Claire and Laura present this 'Autoimmune' lesson covering What are the precursors to immune issues? Why does immune issues affect more women than men? Is the immune system really attacking itself? New research into the role of progesterone and immune function The importance of a healthy gut microbiome Is intestinal permeability an issue? What emotional work is important with immune? Which diets and supplements are shown to support clients? What are the stages of treatment when working in clinic
Healthy Weight Maintenance
Claire and Laura explore the reasons why healthy weight can be such a challenge in modern society. We also cover: - why obesity is epidemic- why ‘calories in, calories out’ is outdated- how hormone imbalance contributes to weight gain- how stress can make you fat- why eating low fat is a problem- why food intolerances plays a key role in obesity- analysis of popular diets- why menopausal women gain weight and how to avoid it- why quality is more important that quantity when it comes to food choices- a deep dive into the food plans we work with and why
Claire and Laura present 'Endometriosis' covering What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms? What are the common misunderstandings with endometriosis? What are the traditional surgery options and approaches often recommended? What are the causes and contributors including antibiotics, infections, oestrogen dominance and allergies We look at endometriosis via the lens of blood sugars, adrenals, sex hormones, digestion and the immune system Endometriosis in menopause Food intolerances and histamine intolerance Our whole health approach including food, supplements and lifestyle recommendations Stages of wellness to work through
Claire and Laura present 'Fad Diets' covering Dispelling food myths of what we should and shouldn’t eat The pros and cons list of popular diets such as keto, carnivore, paleo, vegan, vegetarian Analysis of the NHS England food recommendations from a hormone lens A breakdown of our nutrient dense food strategies How to coach someone around healthy eating and reframing negative diet beliefs and behaviours Differences between a nutritionist / coach and dieticians Understanding the gap that health and hormone coaches fill
Developing Emotional Intelligence
Welcome to our lesson on Emotional Intelligence In this class we cover What is emotional intelligence? The difference between emotional intelligence work /coaching/counselling Why therapists must develop emotional intelligence How emotions affect our health and how our health affects our emotions Signs of lacking emotionally intelligence including self-criticism, low self esteem, repeating mistakes and ongoing relationships difficulties Subconscious beliefs and core wounds How to ‘hold space’ How our childhoods shape our adult experiences and how to work with this in clinical practice How to manage fear and anxiety Why anger management often doesn’t work and what is an alternative The emotional techniques that are essential in coaching The emotional intelligence process
Intimacy Through the Life Stages
Claire and Laura present 'Intimacy Through the Life Stages' covering Hormones and intimacy through the ages, including puberty, fertility and menopause Hormones released during intimacy, what happens and why How oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone affect intimacy How menopause changes intimacy and what to do about it How to overcome common menopausal issues including low libido, tiredness and vaginal dryness Health issues including thrush, UTIs and infections, what are the underlying drivers and how to overcome them How the Triangle of Hormonal Health affects intimacy Emotional issues around intimacy and body changes during menopause HRT and intimacy Healthy body, healthy relationships Coaching approaches to intimacy issues with your clients Solutions to energising a relationship
Becoming a Coach
Claire and Laura present 'Becoming a Coach' covering why hormone and menopause coaches are desperately needed what is a coach? where does a coach work? what is a health coach scope of practice? what does a coach do every day how to train as a coach and the options are available the important questions to ask about a qualification job opportunities versus running own business how to grow a coaching business what marketing and sales ideas work well is this the life choice for me? how long will it take to train in wellness coaching? how can I create opportunities in this field?
ADHD in Adults
Claire and Crystal present 'ADHD in Adults' covering What is ADHD? How is it diagnosed? Do imbalanced blood sugars contribute to symptoms? How are hormones involved? Does oestrogen and progesterone make the ADHD situation worse? How is trauma linked with ADHD? Why do those who have ADHD have a greater risk of an eating disorder? Does ADHD get worse in menopause? Why are menopausal women being diagnosed with ADHD? What are the traditional approaches and common issues with treating symptoms What is our approach including food, lifestyle and supplements
Power of Progesterone
Claire and Laura present 'The Power of Progesterone' covering What is progesterone? What are the symptoms of low progesterone? Oestrogen dominance vs low progesterone, what does this mean? What are the causes of low progesterone The sympathetic nervous responses role What is the pregnenolone steal and why is important? How does progesterone affect the digestion? How can progesterone be protective with autoimmune? Why is progesterone ignored and not tested by the medical model? What are the issues with progestin contraception? What is the difference between synthetic and natural progesterone and why is this important with HRT? What is progesterone sensitivity and how to navigate it? What are the issues with hysterectomies and progesterone? How our approach with hormone health puts progesterone at the heart.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Claire and Laura present 'Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)' covering - what is PMDD and PMS - symptoms / complications - getting a diagnosis - conventional treatments - what’s happening through the lens of the triangle - the link with gut and sibo - the link with inflammation and histamine intolerance - how loving the liver can help - PMDD and menopause - what is GABA and how is it involved - our approach to PMDD - HRT and PMDD - recommended supplementation
Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) and Early Menopause Talk
Claire and Laura present 'Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) and Early Menopause Talk' covering What is primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) Is POI and early menopause the same thing? How is it diagnosed and treated Symptoms of POI and early menopause Causes of POI and early menopause Challenges faced and how to help a client navigate them Triangle of Hormonal Health and POI What emotional work is important The whole health approach Which diets and supplements are shown to support clients What are the stages to consider when working in clinic Claires personal experience and story of POI
Online Hormone Masterclass
This is a 3 hour pre-recorded lecture on our specialist subjects - blood sugars, adrenals and female hormones - and shares our top tips on how to keep them balanced.
6 Foundations Talk
In this 60 minute recorded lecture, Claire Snowdon-Darling shares the 6 fundamental principles to health we must have in place if we wish to be well. This information is vital for practitioners who want to add new approaches to supporting clients in their practice.
Healthy Menopause Talk
This is a 60 minute talk on what happens to women during menopause, why we are seeing an increase in symptoms and what to do about it.
Are you suffering with anxiety and want to learn some effective tools and techniques to deal with feelings of fear, dread and overwhelm? Check out this 60 minute talk by Claire Snowdon-Darling on coping with anxiety.