Heather Shannon

Heather Shannon is a counselor and health coach working in private practice in Chicago.  She works primarily with "Type A" clients and takes a holistic approach to counseling, incorporating nutrition and lifestyle education into her work with teens and adults.  

  • I Love Mindfulness

    Aug 22, 2014
    I wanted to reach out and share a little bit with you all about mindfulness. It's a topic that has become increasingly near and dear to my heart. As I see my career moving forward, I see myself moving more towards incorporating mindfulness and instructing people in this valuable tool. Sometimes I call it a tool because we’re all comfortable with that sort of cognitive-behavioral language.
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  • Genetic Testing from 23andME

    Dec 06, 2013
    As I’ve discussed with a few of you, genetic testing has become a recent interest of mine. It’s very in line with nutrition/nutrient therapy and creates a personalized road map of what’s going on inside your body and how to improve your functioning.
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  • Nutrition for Mental Health

    Oct 21, 2013
    Mostly we think about how we eat as it relates to our weight or maybe even for fueling our workouts, but what we eat and how we eat it has a big impact on our mental health as well. As I see it, this works in two ways:
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  • The Power of Magnesium

    Sep 06, 2013
    Amongst other things, magnesium can: Relieve anxiety, treat restless leg syndrome, help with treatment-resistant depression, prevent diseases of the heart and blood vessels, reduce symptoms of ADHD, relieve constipation and act as an antacid, prevent diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity, and keep your bones healthy–especially if you don’t eat dairy.
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  • Expansiveness

    Aug 26, 2013
    I specialize in working with “Type A,” perfectionist clients. I love it because my clients are naturally goal-oriented and conscientious–more so than most people. They’re motivated to feel their best and dedicated to the process of making that happen. While often beneficial, there can be consequences when the need to succeed (in any area of life) drives us into a state of anxiety or compulsive behaviors. Some get heart palpitations, some clench their jaws, others turn to shopping or wine or sugar.
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