Research on Nutrients used for treating Mental illness in New Zealand- Julia Rucklidge

There is some great research and results done here in Canterbury NZ by Julia Rucklidge. Using micronutrients for treating children with ADHD and psychosis.

Here is the TED Talk

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research, including her own, showing the significant role played by nutrition in mental health or illness.

Julia J Rucklidge, PhD is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally from Toronto, she did her training in neurobiology (McGill) and Clinical Psychology (University of Calgary). Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions. For the last 6 years, she has been investigating the role of micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, specifically ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety and more recently, stress and PTSD associated with the Canterbury earthquakes.

Here is a more detailed talk here: What if Nutrition Could treat mental Illness

Despite the advent of medications and other therapies over the last 50 years, the rates of mental illness have been on the rise rather than a decline. Over the last decade, scientists have been uncovering an uncomfortable truth: What we eat is affecting our mental health.
In this talk, Prof Rucklidge will discuss the data that shows an alarming picture of food choices serving as risk factors to all kinds of psychiatric problems; she will then introduce the recent paradigm shift of using nutrients to treat these challenges, reviewing the evidence to date. The talk will challenge our current treatment regime for mental disorders and suggest one alternative course of action.

Narrative Medicine and Remapping your Mind with Lewis Mehl-Madrona & Barbara Mainguy

We are excited that our Lewis Mehl-madrona MD PHD ( in neuroscience) & Barbara Mainguy MA workshops kick off on Monday at Massey West Auckland!
We would like to say a big thanks to Lewis & Barbara for kindly donating their time for these workshops free of charge to the Hearing Voices Network, which has helped make this possible.
Some voice hearers have asked me if they have to get up and speak in front of everyone. I have told them, that it is their choice as to what they do or don’t say. The HVN acknowledge that we can be a shy bunch, so please don’t worry about that. Some people learn more from listening. Others like to jump on in.
 As always we ask that everything said in the workshops be confidential, and re-iterate that this is about providing new tools and ideas for voice hearers and others to better manage and understand the experience, and find interesting ways that may assist to live with the experiences.
We still have places left if you get in quick.
Prices are
$10 for anyone with experience of voices and visions and whanau ( all- not just unwaged)
$50 for students, or only $30 if a group booking of 5 or more
$100 general, $80 if accompanying a voice hearer. Group booking of $70 and $60 respectively if over 5 people.
If you cant afford the fee, give me a call and maybe we can do a deal, rather than have someone miss out on these learnings.
Workshops in Massey, Manukau, Whangarei and Russell.
Just email me, or tel 027265 0266 to book.
Just a quote before I go:

So if you aren’t getting anywhere , doing what you are doing, maybe it is time to see what else you could do? Try a new neural pathway, it may lead to where you best need to go.
Adrienne Giacon


This World Hearing Voices Day we are holding an event called

Wonderful ways for Wellbeing.HVN Flyer Final Cut

Held at the Grey Lynn Library Hall, we will have a collection of nonmedical ways of increasing the wellbeing of those who experience Voices and Visions in the community.

We will have stands, so you can talk personally, but will also have presentations and demonstrations on the half hour and hour, to explain and entertain.

This includes

Toi Ora- Live Arts- Creativity inspiring Wellness

Hearing Voices Network Support group facilitators

Sue Spurling Homeopath

Sandie Gates- Nutritionist

Brigitte Sistig, Researcher, Psychotherapist and Yoga instructor

Les Slade and Richard Gray- Spiritual and Intuitive healing and Reiki

Edna Heled- Dance therapist.

Liz Hart- Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner.

So come along and be informed. You asked for other ways to stay well, and so this is your chance to learn about some of them.

FREE EVENT- Sponsored by the ASB communities trust.

10am to 3.30PM

SEE YOU THERE- Behind the Grey Lynn Library, Great North Road, Parking is limited.


Wildside Therapy anyone?

Wildside Therapy anyone? This is what the website says= online conferences, some excellent speakers, well known for their great work with voice hearers.   Would you like to reach clients you previously had not been able to reach? To learn the secrets of working with people labeled with “psychotic,” “schizophrenic” and “deeply disturbed”? To help […]