Mary Senn, LSCW has been practicing since 1976, working in private practice since 2009. She successfully completed a fellowship with the Chicago Center for Integration and Healing, where she received extensive training in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches. On top of being a certified Daring Way™ facilitator, Mary takes a whole-person approach to mental and emotional wellness, including focuses on dietary and embodied practice.
As mental health treatment becomes more integrative in its approach, diet, along with such other lifestyle factors as exercise and sleep is now being studied. Recent studies, especially one randomized controlled study, are supporting what many have known, at least anecdotally, all along: food affects mood. Any discussion of mood must begin with the brain…