Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- General Public
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Prof. A. Virgili, Director of the ReflexologyStudio and Commander of CSLI Italia, introduced the Dana Foundation activities and the BAW. Background common to the speakers was the contemporary society, its environmental aggressions, emotional situations, anxiety-provoking information by media, etc that accentuate stress and anxiety, preparing our body system to a higher sensitivity and fragility. Dr. Savino, child neuropsychiatrist, shown an informative video on brain research and presented the results of studies about the “second brain” which are highlighting the strategic role of the microbiota, the symbiotic organisms found in the human gut. The microbiota is critical to ensure good physical and mental health, it has an active role in some forms of depression and autism. The nutriceutical is so becoming a research area of wider fallout. Dr. Virgili, professor of sexology and a clinical reflexologist, starting from the data about the diffusion of stress and anxiety disorders, talked about some current studies on the effects that stress and trauma produce to the brain and the further consequences on emotional states, also caused by the interactions of neurotransmitters. Integrative medicine and related techniques receive today new attention, as a versatile kind of in of intervention to amplify, integrate and improve both the traditional therapies and the general state of well-being. Some of them, like reflexology, are a bridge connection in clinical psychosomatic.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- no materials had been received
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Certificate of Participation
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
- BAW Participation Certificate
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
To disseminate knowledge about neurosciences and some of their applications in the prevention and therapy.
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