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Online Course


Dr Judy Lovas, PhD, Dip.Ed.
16 Hours
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Mar 02, 2021
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 This 16 hour course outlines how Psychoneuroimmunology research supports relaxation as a therapeutic intervention for chronic conditions seen by psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists. PNI identifies pathways and mechanisms that link nervous, endocrine and immune systems. Studies demonstrate how cognition, emotions and health communicate and influence each other intimately and constantly. PNI provides evidence of the effects of stress and relaxation at cellular, molecular and genetic levels, and how they influence thoughts, emotions, behaviours and wellbeing.

 Relaxation is rarely valued, taught or encouraged in a world that awards busyness and constant productivity. Evidence-based relaxation techniques short circuit stress pathways, reduce production of stress hormones, encourage the release of calming neurotransmitters and enhance immune function. Participants learn how relaxation therapy is evidence-based, non-pharmacological, non-invasive, cost-effective, simple and efficacious. This course explains the art and science of relaxation therapy. The art is practice and clinical application of relaxation techniques. The science is Psychoneuroimmunology that describes psychological and physiological mechanisms by which relaxation is efficacious. Participants gain experience in relaxation practice and understand how evidence-based relaxation therapy can improve anxiety, depression, pain, sleep disorders, trauma and inflammation.

 This course explains mind body science and the clinical use of relaxation therapy to enhance cellular health and health as a whole. In particular, it outlines a PNI approach to mood disorders, using relaxation techniques. This course offers mental health professionals an insight in psychoneuroimmunology-based relaxation therapy.


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Dr Judy Lovas is an experienced educator in evidence-based Relaxation Therapy and Psychoneuroimmunology and infects others with her passion and enthusiasm for these subjects.

Judy teaches simple relaxation techniques so people can cope better with anxiety, depression, pain, sleep disorders, trauma and chronic conditions. She translates leading research in Psychoneuroimmunology into simple and easily understood concepts.

In the tertiary sector, Judy lectures in psychology, relaxation therapy, psychoneuroimmunology and cellular health. She researched psychological and immunological outcomes of relaxation in people with spinal cord injury. Judy conducts Relaxation Therapy Classes in Sydney and is a coordinator of the Northern Sydney Persistent Pain and Mental Health Professional Network.

When not teaching and presenting, Judy relaxes with family and friends.


Learning objectives

1.   Understand effects of stress and relaxation on mental health

2.   Define psychoneuroimmunology and outline pathways between nervous, endocrine and immune systems

3.  Identify how PNI explains interactions between psychological and physical health

4.   Practice and teach relaxation techniques for therapeutic outcomes


Registration Details

Online Course registration
Fees: $528: 
Price includes total of 8 modules of 2 hours each with 3 month access to the recording  
           Early bird: Save 20% when you register by Friday 5th Feb 2021. Early bird registration includes life time access to the videos (Normally priced at $66) 
           $66 Purchase lifetime access to the recording (After 5th Feb 2021)

  • Your attendance certificate for 16 hours of live, interactive training can be retrieved on completion of the evaluation and quiz via your account. 
  • A soft copy of all resources will remain in your account indefinitely.
  • A recording of this event will be available in your account for a full three months.  You will receive an email notification when the recording becomes available for viewing. 
  • If for any reason, you are unable to join the live webcast on the day, you will be able to watch the recording, complete your evaluation and quiz and retrieve  your certificate at a later date before the end of the three month viewing period.
  • Reminders for all events are sent two weeks, one week, one day and one hour prior.

Target Audience

Health professionals with clinical experience

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