Food & Mood: Exploring the taste and emotion connection
This interactive workshop and discussion will bring you in touch with the intimate relationship between the foods we eat and the emotions we experience hold. We’ll explore insights from the wisdom tradition of Ayurveda as we journey through 6 primary tastes, their representation in the plant world, and their corresponding emotional signatures. We’ll also learn how to work with the tastes in our day-to-day lives to support our emotional well-being.
Patty Hlava,Ph.D.: Dr. Patty Hlava brings over 20 years of experience, study, and practice in the fields of transpersonal psychology and self-actualization. In addition to her 15-year history as a mental health professional and clinical supervisor, she holds certifications as a Meditation Instructor, Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, Yoga Teacher, Reiki practitioner, and Intrinsic Coach.
She holds a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and is actively engaged in teaching and mentoring master’s and doctorate level students. Dr. Hlava has been involved in research and teaching on the subject of gratitude since 2006. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and Journal of Humanistic Psychology, as well as in several books.