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Columbus, OH - Continuing Education Event: The Gut, Brain, Pain Connection


Hosted by Courtney Sandfoss, Treatment Placement Specialists®, and Sierra Tucson

Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
11:00am-11:30am: Arrival and Networking
Brunch, Presentation, Q&A
Location: The Woodbury, 215 E Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215


Course Overview:
This live presentation will look at exciting research that helps us to understand some of the interesting and complex ways that our digestion and health are connected. Healthy digestion is key to a healthy mind and body. Explore the science and research behind nutrient absorption on neurotransmitter creation, the enteric nervous system, and the relationship between the microbiome in our digestive track and our mental health. Learn how stress, medications, diet and other factors can affect your digestion and how this in turn can impact your physical and mental health. Gain knowledge on how to better support your health. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the connection between the enteric nervous system and the central nervous system as it relates to mental health.
  • Assess the effects of the GI microbiome on mental health.
  • Explain strategies to improve patient outcomes by optimizing digestion.
  • Explain how common medications affect digestion.

About Our Speaker:
Maureen Schwehr, NMD, serves as Sierra Tucson’s director of integrative services. Her department provides a unique combination of physical and mental health support for residents. Dr. Schwehr oversees a team of experienced and talented staff whose services include naturopathic medical consults, acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic services, massage therapy, shiatsu, zero balancing, somato-emotional release, and craniosacral therapy. In addition to supervising staff, Dr. Schwehr works one-on-one with residents to help them determine the root cause of their problems. Focus is given to nutritional status and hormonal balance, supporting biochemical pathways that help the body function more effectively.

Dr. Schwehr holds a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. Past experience includes a position as the medical director at Mirasol, a residential eating disorder facility. As part of the Sierra Tucson staff, she has the opportunity to be part of a truly integrative team that provides a unique, empowering perspective for residents.

RSVP Information:
This is a free event for Clinicians and Providers only. RSVP is required by completing the forms below.

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Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

Our National Placement Services
  • Children's Behavioral Solutions
  • Military & Family Support Services
  • Treatment Placement Specialists

Our National Affiliations & Organizations
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • National Association for Behavioral Healthcare
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Jason Foundation
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval