Sunday, January 04, 2004

I read about this event coming up in Los Angeles:

Safe Harbor, the nation's leading nonprofit agency for non-drug mental health education - in partnership with Northern California Recovery Systems, Inc. - presents:

Eliminating "False Moods" by Neuronutrient Repair
with best-selling author, Julia Ross, M.A., M.F.T. (The Diet Cure, The Mood Cure)
and the staff of her Mill Valley, California clinic, Recovery Systems

Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2004
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Universal City, CA (Near L.A.)
Friday: 1:30 - 5:30, Sat.: 8:30 - 12:30; 1:30 - 4:30, Sun.: 8:30 - 12:30
(Snacks provided; lunch on your own)

Fee: $395.00
If paid by Jan. 9: $345.00

Continuing Education Units (CEUs -14 contact hours) available for California Nurses, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers.

CEUs (14 hours) also available for members of the Society of Certified Nutritionists

(CA Bd. of Registered Nursing Provider No.: CEP 13857; CA Bd. of Behavioral Sciences Provider No.: PC2516)

**** We request that scented products, such as perfume and hairspray, not be worn. ****

* How to recognize which of four key neurotransmitter deficits - in serotonin, in the catecholemines, in GABA, or in endorphins - is generating a particular negative, or false, emotion.
* What optimal neurotransmitter function looks and feels like, and how you and your clients can distinguish true from false moods.
* How to use targeted amino acids to eliminate depression, anxiety, irritability, chronic sadness, apathy, over-stress, obsessiveness, and many other symptoms of neurotransmitter deficiency.
* Hands-on techniques by actually seeing the aminos used in demonstrations and by "prescribing" them yourself, in groups facilitated by experienced nutritionists.
* How amino acids compare with drugs like Prozac and Wellbutrin, and how those on antidepressants can most safely experiment with the aminos and switch over to them.
* How addictive cravings for carbohydrates can be generated by false moods and how amino acid therapy can normalize appetite as well as mood.
* How conditions such as hypothyroidism, hypo- or hyper-cortisolemia, parasite or yeast overgrowth, and sex hormone imbalance can affect the utilization and effectiveness of the aminos.
* When certain amino acids should not be used. For example, glutamine is often contraindicated in someone with bipolar tendencies.
* How to quickly counteract any adverse reactions to aminos.
* How and when to augment protocols with essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and such nutrients as SAM-e and St. John's wort or medications such as SSRIs.
* How psychotherapy and nutrient therapy interact.




1. Online at - Note "Mood Cure" in Message box. All online registrations will be acknowledged within 48 hours by email.
2. By mail: Safe Harbor, 1718 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
3. By phone: (323) 257-7338

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FOR MORE INFO: Alternative Mental and MoodCure

Julia Ross, M.A., M.F.T.
Julia Ross is a pioneer in the field of nutritional psychology and has founded and directed seven treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area for mood problems, eating disorders and addictions since 1980. Ross is the author of The Mood Cure (Viking, 2002), which was a finalist for the "Books for a Better Life" Award and named Safe Harbor's "Book of the Year." Her first book, The Diet Cure (Penguin, 2000), on recovery from carbohydrate addiction, has been a best-seller in the US and the UK, selling over 100,000 copies.

Hotel Reservations and Information

For hotel reservations, contact:
The Sheraton Universal Hotel · 333 Universal Hollywood Drive · Universal City, CA 91608
Telephone: (818) 980-1212 Fax: (818) 985-4980
We are pleased to offer conference participants the special discounted room rate of
$113 per night, single or double occupancy
You must mention Safe Harbor when making your room reservations

All conference participants are responsible for their own travel, hotel and meal expenses.

The Sheraton Universal Hotel is accessible from Burbank or Los Angeles International Airports. The Sheraton Universal, "The Hotel of the Stars," lies on the back lot (within walking distance) of Universal Studios, the world's largest movie studio and theme park. Equally close is the fabulous Universal City Walk with 65 restaurants and shops.