New Canaan CARES
Children’s Health and Wellness Panel
When: Wednesday, May 8th
9:30 - 10:30 am
Where: South School
8 Farm Road, New Canaan
9:30 - 9:40 am Ellen Brezovsky, LCSW
New Canaan CARES
9:40 - 10:00 am Dr. Tom Woodman DC, BCN
BCIA Board Certified Neurofeedback
Brain & Body Wellness – A BrainCore Neurofeedback Clinic
10:00 - 10:20 am Esther Blum, MS, RD, CDN, CNS
Integrative Dietitian & High Performance Coach
10:20- 10:30 am Audience questions
Profiles of Speakers:
Dr. Tom Woodman is Board Certified in Neurofeedback and the Clinical Director of Neurofeedback at Brain & Body Wellness - a qEEG-Based Neurofeedback Training Facility located in Norwalk. Abnormal EEG activity (brainwave patterns) has been shown to contribute to a number of different clinical conditions and behaviors, including anxieties, ADHD, depression, insomnia, migraines, emotional regulation and learning disabilities. Neurofeedback Therapy is a sophisticated training system that can teach an individual to produce more desired brainwave patterns, and it has been shown to be an effective, non-drug treatment alternative that is generally preferred by children over more conventional interventions for many of different conditions.
Dr. Woodman is a recognized expert on neurofeedback. He holds the status of Associate Fellow through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), and has served as a mentor to those seeking Board Certification in Neurofeedback since 2013. In 2015, he started lecturing throughout the country on the topic of functional brain development, neuroplasticity and neurofeedback. This led to the creation of a seminar series in 2017 called "Why America is so Sick Today", which discusses natural treatment alternatives to help combat the dramatic rise in many health conditions within the pediatric population, including those mentioned above. He has also served as a panel expert on neurofeedback for a number of different healthcare agencies, and in 2019, began teaching Grand Rounds to local hospital social workers and psychologists. He has been a sponsored speaker by of a number of therapeutic and individual learning based schools, and has spoken to various PTA's within the local communities.
Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and High Performance Coach. She has helped thousands of women permanently loose weight, eliminate the need for medication, lose stubborn belly fat, and reverse chronic illness. Esther teaches her clients to cultivate a warrior mindset when it comes to healing their relationship with food and unconditionally loving their bodies.
Esther is the bestselling author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat, Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project. She currently maintains a busy virtual practice where she provides 360 degrees of healing with physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual support. Esther believes that diet and supplements are the foundation to healing, but the treating the whole person is paramount.
Widely respected as an industry expert, Esther was voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, the Today Show, A Healthy You with Carol Alt, the ISAAC show, ABC-TV, FOX- 5’s Good Day NY, and Fox News Live. Esther is an in demand authority frequently quoted in E!Online, In Touch, Time Magazine, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, In Style, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, and Cosmo.
Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Esther is credentialed as a registered dietitian, a certified dietitian-nutritionist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), the certification from the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS). She is also a member of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Nutritionists in Complementary Care, and the Connecticut Dietetic Association.
Esther lives in CT with her family where she can be seen cooking up a storm, going for long hikes, and blasting 80’s music by the fire pit.