Supporting Naturopathic Practitioners

Lisa Smith - Understanding and Embracing the Neurodivergent Client

Lisa, a co-founder of NEDDE Training, is a BANT Reg Nutritionist specialising in functional nutrition. Her person-centred approach revolves around prioritising the individual client and their unique needs, and not focusing upon predefined protocols for presenting diagnoses or labels. Beyond conventional dietary guidelines, Lisa takes into account various factors such as the client’s internal and external environment, genetic predispositions, and lifestyle, in order to uncover elements that may impact their overall physical and mental well-being.

With over a decade of collaboration with the psychotherapist and eating disorder specialist Bernie Wright, and more recently with the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED), Lisa has gained extensive expertise encompassing a wide range of eating behaviours. She possesses a deep understanding of how neurodivergence can influence these behaviours, providing her with valuable insights in her practice. Lisa also holds a senior lecturer position at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM), sharing her knowledge with aspiring professionals.

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