Resilient as... how to keep yourself healthy and well after grief, loss and trauma

Presenter: Lara Ryan

How do we look after ourselves when we are grieving?

In this session, Lara will talk about the nervous system, what causes widow/er brain and why sleep is important. Lara will also discuss the nutrients that get used up during chronic stress, what happens to our immune system, the poly vagal theory, and what we can eat, do and structure to support ourselves to build physical and emotional resilience, especially, if we’re also supporting others. 

About Lara

Lara is a Sydney-based solo mumma of two spirited young girls on a mission to educate, inspire and improve people’s health so they can live a peaceful, fulfilling life.

This mission became a very personal journey of rebuilding her own health, prioritising easy and adaptable self-care, and learning to build resilience when she lost her wife of ten years in a pedestrian accident, when their youngest daughter was only three weeks old.

Lara has a professional background in International Public Health, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Herbal medicine and homoeopathy and has been working in clinical practice and as a practitioner educator in both Australia and abroad for over 20 years.

Lara has become an accidental activist in her community in the areas of LGBTQIA+ rights, organ donation and grief awareness. She writes regularly about her own travels through chronic illness, loss, grief, solo parenting and other matters of the heart that involve building resilience, strength and resolve to find our way back to joy.

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