Leveraging the Power of Your Microbiome

By Sue Langley | 16 October 2018

Brand new online course - "Microbiome and the Brain: Using your gut for mental wellbeing"

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Learn how to nurture the 'good bacteria' in your gut, to improve your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Sue has synthesised her learnings from her time at the Neuroscience Society of Advanced Studies (NSAS) in Venice, Italy, into a course that will help you understand how to improve the relationship between your gut and your brain, to maximise your physical and mental wellbeing.

This three-part online course follows Sue Langley's previous articles on Microbiota and the Brain.


You will delve into groundbreaking new research that has established that the microorganisms that live within you can affect your mood and all elements of your wellbeing. These microorganisms in your gut are known as microbiota – you cannot survive without them, and they cannot survive without you.

This is the ideal opportunity to learn about the various ways your microbiome can communicate with your brain. If your microbiome gets out of balance, you can become anxious or depressed. It also contributes to many ‘non-communicable’ diseases.


Sue will start with the exciting new research and theory around where our microbiome comes from, and the links to non-communicable diseases such as autism, obesity, auto-immune diseases, strokes, heart disease, and diabetes. She will share the symbiotic relationship between gut and brain, how they communicate, and what you can do to learn to love your bacteria!

In the second week, Sue with cover the implications of this groundbreaking research. What is it telling us? What is the influence of our gut brain relationship? How can we feed out microbiome with a helpful diet? And what can we do to leverage the power of our poop?

In the last week, Sue will provide you with practical strategies based on how your physical, mental and emotional health are interlinked. What are the actions informed by this research? What are the strategies to improve the relationships between your gut and your brain? What are the myths and facts about prebiotics and probiotics? What can you do to change your microbiome? What do we still have left to learn?


To support this exciting new course, in the coming weeks we will also be adding to our shop a selection of books based on research in this area. Books that explore topics such as:

- Compass of Pleasure: why are drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive while LSD is not? How do fast food restaurants ensure that diners will eat more?

- The Psychobiotic Revolution: how does gut health drive psychological well-being? How can depression and anxiety can be relieved by adjusting your intestinal bacteria?

And Sue will provide further recommendations on reading for those who wish to delve deeper into this fascinating area! 

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Don't miss the previous post in our Microbiota and the Brain series:


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Want to learn more about the course?

This Microbiome and the Brain Online Course is for you if you are curious to understand how to improve the relationship between your gut and your brain, to maximise your physical and mental wellbeing. Three online, live sessions led by Sue Langley, that will be followed by recordings of each session and opportunities for further reading.

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About the Author: Sue Langley

Sue Langley

Sue Langley is a speaker, master trainer, global business consultant, researcher and leading advisor on the practical workplace applications of neuroscience, emotional intelligence and positive psychology. She is CEO and founder of the Langley Group of companies and creator of the world's first government accredited Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.

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