Understanding and Embracing the Neurodivergent Client – Bristol In Person Event

£ 15.00

Date: Tuesday the 14th of November 2023

Time: 6:30pm

Location: CNM Bristol – 1B Woodlands Court, Ash Ridge Road, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4LB


Our brains take care of our thoughts, actions, moods and movements, regulating our bodily functions and allowing us to understand and integrate all the information coming through our different senses and plan our everyday lives accordingly. We know what we eat (or don’t eat ) can have a major impact on the way we feel, think and act, and thanks to new and ever-emerging research, we know the fuelling the brain correctly can play a crucial role in ADHD and autism.

It is now stated that 20% of us are neurodivergent, and yet many nutritional professionals are not trained  to work effectively with this community. It is important to have an awareness and understanding of the challenges neurodivergent clients can face, as when not identified and acknowledged, these challenges could mean we never really ‘see or meet’ the client as they often hide behind a mask to help to navigate the neurotypical world they live in, meaning we may only see the ‘non-compliant’ client.

Many neurodivergent clients will present as being either underfed and undernourished, or overfed and undernourished, with nutritional imbalances accruing due to individual eating behaviours, often associated with poor interoception or hypersensitivity. This training will discuss interoception or hypersensitivity which left left unaddressed this can add the fuel which continues to drive the many co-existing conditions neurodivergent clients also frequently presents with, including anxiety, depression, poor stress resilience and insomnia, as well as restrictive and binge /over-eating etc.

About the Presenter – Lisa Smith:

My name is Lisa Smith, and I am a functional nutritionist and senior lecturer at the renowned College of Naturopathic Medicine. Over the past 15 years of extensive clinical experience, I have developed a special interest in Neurodiversity, Eating Disorders and Distressed Eating.

£5 members, and £15 non-members

* Please Note: Our ANP policy in regard to event cancellations. Refunds will only be processed within 14 days before event start date. 

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