2 hour online workshop: Healing the Brain to Heal the Body

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Citations always at the bottom of the post. 


2 hour live online workshop with Yasmina 

11th June, 2016 at 10am San Francisco / 1pm New York / 7pm Paris

With a recording of the workshop available to you after the event 

2 hour live online workshop with Yasmina

11th June, 2016 at 10am San Francisco / 1pm New York / 7pm Paris

With a recording of the workshop available to you after the event 

Healing my body turned out to be 10% diet and 90% brain. A bold statement I’m sure, but it’s the truth.

One of the most life changing set of studies I have ever read is about how scientists can provoke a mast cell/allergic response in test subjects who believe they’re being exposed (but aren’t) to an allergen. The crazy thing is that the test subjects had their immune system triggered without their conscious knowledge, using a method called conditioning, which can be used to elicit a negative or positive response.

Based on studies like these I’ve spent years using conditioning, meditation, visualisation, hypnotherapy and more on myself to help open myself up to the possibility of healing.

In five years of pouring over the medical literature and trying to figure out the missing link in my healing approach, I’ve amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge that I’d like to pass onto you in this two hour online workshop.

Have you been reading about neural/brain/amygdala retraining but aren’t sure it’s right for you?

Not sure which approach is right for you?

Do you just wish someone could give you little samples of each and help you make a decision without committing to an entire program?

Well, here I am.

I was so sick that I couldn’t tolerate any scented products (organic or otherwise) on my skin or scalp. I spent an entire year without shampooing my head due to excruciating shampoo-induced migraines, dizziness and blurred vision, brought on by even unscented products.

Lipstick made my lips break out (yup that’s a thing) and my fingers buzz with electric like sensations. And nail polish? Forget about it. Bed rest for days after.

Food was another story: seizures, vomiting, hives, severe gastrointestinal issues, chronic fatigue (with post-food narcoleptic episodes).

There was no end in sight, till I started reading about neural plasticity, the placebo and nocebo effect, the amygdala, and more than that, figured out a way to harness this information for healing.

I’m absolutely not saying that anything in this workshop or the programs we’re going to discuss are going to resolve these symptoms, but rather that the brain needs to be stable and rewired for healing in order to give the body a fighting chance. 

I felt the science wasn’t there and so ignored many of these methods for years. But the science caught up, and it’s hard not to kick myself for not trying some of them sooner. But at the time, I wrote much of this stuff off as a bunch of new age schtick fleecing me of my few remaining dollars.

Some of it is though.

Which is why I put on my journalist (skeptic) hat and found all the latest research on how the brain affects healing and how we can use this knowledge to our advantage.

Don’t miss out on this incredibly powerful workshop where I’ll personally lead you in three live visualisations and meditations that I used regularly till I was able to reclaim my life.

You’ll receive a number of freebies which you’ll find at the bottom of the page.

The Workshop

45 minute talk: the basics 

  • Does stress affect mast cells/histamine?
  • The vagus nerve connection
  • The role of the amygdala
  • How I retrained my brain
  • A rundown of the most popular, evidence based neural retraining systems
  • Brain training on a budget

45 minutes: brain training in action

  • The Moringa Tree visualisation
  • The hot oil visualisation
  • The beach meditation

You will receive free downloadable mp3s totalling over 45 minutes of audio to use at home after the workshop.

30 minutes Q&A

Your chance to ask any question you like, whether it’s brain training related or not. I can’t guarantee you’ll be answered, but I will do my very best to squeeze in as many as I can.

In addition to this wealth of information you’ll walk away with these freebies to get you started*

  • 30 minute restorative yoga video led by Yasmina
  • 25 minute mp3 audio: The Morninga tree visualisation
  • 10 minute mp3 audio: visualisation to reset stress levels
  • 15 minute mp3 audio: cognitive hypnotherapy sampler (courtesy of Hazel Gale)
  • 50 page ebook Short But Sweet: A Nutrient Dense Approach to Histamine Intolerance and Mast Cell Activation

I decided to give everyone an additional 30 minute restorative yoga video led by myself and my yoga teacher Tomas in a beautiful Spanish villa.

*You will receive a link to download these right after purchase. Please be sure to check any emails you have associated with your payment system (i.e. paypal) or just generally any other email addresses and your junk mail folder right after ordering please.

What this is not

I am neither a doctor nor nutritionist so please understand I do not dispense medical advice nor tell you what to eat. This is not a cure – I absolutely make no claims that information in this workshop will heal or cure any medical conditions. Any information given in this workshop must be shared with your medical professional.

How this works

You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase and then a weekly reminder. On the day of the online course you will receive a link to join the broadcast. If you can’t make it, don’t worry, there will be a recording available 24-48 hours after the workshop. This recording is available indefinitely so don’t worry if you don’t get to it immediately. If the audio quality isn’t great for you on the day due to limitations of your internet connection, you can dial in on a 1-800 number to participate.


“Fearful of Food? The Brain Is to Blame (but Is Also the Cure).” THE LOW HISTAMINE CHEF. 2014. Web. 19 May 2016.

Toussaint, Loren L., Mary O. Whipple, Lana L. Abboud, Ann Vincent, and Dietlind L. Wahner-Roedler. “A Mind-Body Technique for Symptoms Related to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.” EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing8.2 (2012): 92-98. Web.

Bermúdez-Rattoni, Federico. Neural Plasticity and Memory: From Genes to Brain Imaging. Boca Raton: CRC, 2007. Print.

The Amygdala – A Discrete Multitasking Manager. InTech, 2012. Print.

Marchant, Jo. Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body. Print.

Colino, Stacey. “The Nocebo Effect: Are Your Thoughts Making You Sick?” US News. U.S.News & World Report. Web. 19 May 2016.

Dr. Milner presentation https://vimeo.com/142039306


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Yasmina was an award-winning broadcast journalist with a decade of experience covering war zones for CNN and the BBC. She devoted her journalism skills to researching and writing about histamine. Click here to learn about her. Each post is carefully and fully referenced with the latest scientific research. Not sure where to start? Here’s a four week meal plan and overall Histamine Reset.

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