- Dr David Cunnington, Sleep for life, 29 April 2017
Ensuring healthy sleep is a key part of maintaining good physical and mental health. This presentation will outline how sleep works, debunk common myths about sleep, and provide strategies for improving sleep.
Dr David Cunnington is a specialist sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre. He manages clients with a range of sleep problems and works with a team of physicians, psychologists and sleep technologists.
Dr Cunnington is also actively involved in research of new sleep treatments, and trains other doctors and health professionals in managing sleep problems.
Dr Cunnington is a regular invited keynote speaker both in Australia and internationally and is a regular commentator in TV, radio and print media commenting on sleep.
- Lee Holmes, Eat your way to good health, 6 May 2017
Discover how to Eat Your Way to Better Health, with information about using food as medicine, the top medicine chest foods, how to get started, what to avoid, pantry makeover, the low down on labels, detoxing, superfoods, ingredient swap outs and quick switches, recipe ideas for breakfast lunch and dinner, how to make a delicious Blueberry Colada and time for Q and A.
Lee Holmes is a Holistic Nutritionist, Hatha Yoga Teacher and Whole Foods Chef. She is also the author of five best-selling books Supercharged Food, Eat Yourself Beautiful, Heal Your Gut, Supercharged Vegetarian and Supercharged Food for Kids. She is a columnist with Wellbeing Magazine and a regular contributor to Lifestyle Food (Yahoo), and her articles have appeared in leading Australian newspapers and journals, as well as The Times and The Daily Express in the UK and The Huffington Post in the US.
Lee’s website www.superchargedfood.com encourages S.O.L.E food; sustainable, organic, local and ethical. It features delicious anti-inflammatory recipes, information, news, reviews and menu planning ideas to make it easy for people to enjoy a satisfying, wholesome and nourishing diet. She created a petition to improve food in hospitals in Australia and as a result a healthier menu has been introduced by the Minister for Health. In addition to passionately creating change at government and policy level, in 2013 Lee won the title of Health Influencer Blog of the Year.
- Dr Suzy Green, Creating a flourishing life, 13 May, 2017
In this presentation, Dr Suzy Green, a pioneer and leader in the science of Positive Psychology, will provide an overview of the science and practice of creating a flourishing life. Suzy will highlight the power of values, strengths and having a “best possible self” in mind for a life well lived. Suzy will also provide participants with the opportunity to experience the power of positivity through visualisation and group discussion.
Dr Suzy Green is a Clinical and Coaching Psychologist (MAPS) and Founder of The Positivity Institute, a positively deviant organisation dedicated to the research and application of Positive Psychology for life, school and work. Suzy is a leader in the complementary fields of Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology having conducted a world-first study on evidence-based coaching as an Applied Positive Psychology. Suzy was the recipient of an International Positive Psychology Fellowship Award and has published in the Journal of Positive Psychology. Suzy lectured on Applied Positive Psychology as a Senior Adjunct Lecturer in the Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney for ten years and is an Honorary Vice President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology. Suzy also currently holds Honorary Academic positions at the School of Business, University of Western Sydney, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Institute for Positive Psychology & Education (IPPE), Australian Catholic University and the Black Dog Institute. Suzy is also an Affiliate of the Institute for Well-Being, Cambridge University. Suzy was the “Stress-less Expert” for Australian Women’s Health Magazine for 8 years and maintains a strong media profile appearing regularly on television, radio and in print.
- Matt Cowdroy, The Productivity Ninja & Making Habits Stick, 27 May 2017
In today’s fast paced world, we’re often overwhelmed with too much information and distraction. Introducing positive lifestyle changes can therefore be challenging at times. Applying the Characteristics of the Productivity Ninja to habits can help make new habits sustainable. Zen-like calm, mindfulness, preparedness and unorthodoxy are just a few of these characteristics.
Join Matt for the opportunity to reflect on your habits and lifestyle choices. We’ll look at how habits are formed, what triggers them and discuss how craving is the fuel for habits.
Matt is passionate about understanding people, their motivations, their wants and needs. His personal mission is to help others “alleviate unnecessary stress” in their life. Matt is the owner of Think Productive Australia and has qualifications in Business Management, Marketing, Yogic Studies and Meditation.