Psychoneuroimmunology: Mind-Body Science for 21st Century Healthcare

Psychoneuroimmunology: Mind-Body Science for 21st Century Healthcare

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Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is a multidisciplinary field that examines the intricate connections between the mind, body, and immune system. Through scientific research, PNI has demonstrated that our thoughts, emotions, and immune responses are intricately linked at the cellular and molecular levels. By understanding these connections, we can gain valuable insights into how mental and emotional states impact our physical health.


In this workshop, we will explore the extensive research conducted in the field of PNI, uncovering the evidence that supports the mind-body connection. We will discuss how thoughts and emotions can influence immune responses and overall wellbeing. By examining the interplay between the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems, we will gain a deeper understanding of the complex interactions that shape our health.


Moreover, PNI provides a valuable framework for an integrative approach to mental health and physical wellbeing. By recognizing the interconnectedness of these systems, healthcare professionals can develop comprehensive treatment plans that address both the psychological and physiological aspects of their patients’ health. PNI encourages a holistic perspective that considers the impact of stress, emotions, and social factors on immune function and overall wellness.


We will delve into the core principles of PNI and explore real-world applications of this science in healthcare settings. By the end of this short course, you will have a better understanding of the science behind PNI and its implications for promoting mental health and physical wellbeing. Join us as we uncover the fascinating world of Psychoneuroimmunology and discover how the mind and body are intricately interconnected at a cellular and molecular level.

Judy Lovas, PhD, specialises in psychological and physical outcomes of Evidence-based Relaxation Therapy. Judy lectures in Psychology at Australian College of Physical Education and Cellular Health, Psychoneuroimmunology and Evidence based Relaxation Therapy at Nature Care College, Sydney.  She has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Master of Science (Research) and PhD from the University of Sydney.  Judy is the director of Art & Science of Relaxation and is a well-known presenter of accredited seminars for health and medical professionals in Psychoneuroimmunology and Evidence Based Relaxation Therapy. She also teaches Relaxation Therapy classes to patients at Osana Medical Centres to reduce their pain, anxiety, trauma, depression, fatigue & chronic conditions and conducts relaxation classes from her private studio in Sydney.  In her career, she taught Psychology at the Australian Catholic University, Australian College of Physical Education and Methodist’s Ladies College, and lectured in psychoneuroimmunology at the School of Medical Science, University of Sydney and Australian College of Applied Psychology. Judy also held a number of other positions as TAFE Lecturer and research coordinator.  She is the author and co-author of 18 publications on the topic of Psychoneuroimmunology, research-based benefits of Relaxation Therapy and chronic pain management and in her free time, Judy is a volunteer coordinator for North Sydney Persistent Pain Mental Health Network.

This online workshop will give you instant access to 2 sessions of video content, accessible via streaming on our website. PowerPoint slides are provided for download. You can view the course content in your own time, there is no time limit on access.


The duration of this workshop is 6 learning hours. Please refer to your organisation/association policies to confirm whether you are able to claim professional development points or hours for online training. A certificate of completion will be generated upon passing a short multiple-choice assessment quiz (10 questions).