The problem is not in the food... The problem lies in the mind. It lies in our lack of awareness of the messages coming in from our body... Mindful eating helps us learn to hear what our body is telling us about hunger and satisfaction. It helps us become aware of who in the body/heart/ mind complex is hungry, and how and what is best to nourish it.
— Jan Chozen Bays, M.D.

Our relationship with food is a central one that reflects our attitudes toward our environment and ourselves. As a practice, mindful eating can bring us awareness of our own actions, thoughts, feelings and motivations, and insight into the roots of health and contentment.

Mindful eating is allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation by respecting your own inner wisdom. You can change your relationship to food by:
• using all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both satisfying to you and nourishing to your body
• acknowledging your responses to food (likes, dislikes or neutral) without judgment
• becoming aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide your decisions to begin and end eating

Adapted from The Center for Mindful Eating.

ONline Mindful Eating WORKSHOP

Do you use food to comfort, punish or numb yourself? Do you continually diet or restrict what you eat? Do you feel like you no longer have the ability to eat normally?

If you want to develop a healthier relationship with food, so that eating takes a balanced place in your life, mindful eating is for you! 

In this experiential mindful-eating journey, you will have the opportunity to explore your relationship to eating and food. Your increased awareness and mindfulness will help foster balance, choice, wisdom and acceptance, and ultimately transform your relationship with food and the quality of your life. 

Online Mindful Eating Workshop consists of ten weekly sessions done from the comfort of your own home or office. During this training you will be supported with all the tools and resources you need to start a regular mindful eating practice.
Week 1: What Is mindfulness? Why and how to apply it to eating
Week 2: Hunger – What is it?  
Week 3: Identifying conditioned patterns around eating
Week 4: Emotions & body awareness
Week 5: Fullness & satiety
Week 6: Slowing down and pausing
Week 7: Food & mood
Week 8: Cravings
Week 9: Working with heart hunger
Week 10: Endings and beginnings

No meditation experience needed. Group size is limited.

Mindful eating allows us to gradually regain the sense of ease and freedom with eating that we had in childhood. It’s our natural birthright.
— Jan Chozen Bays, M.D.

Upcoming Programs
January 8 - March 10, 2017
10 Live Online Sessions on Fridays
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
Fee - $250

To register, please contact me.

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MINDFUL EATING LINKS

The Center for Mindful Eating — www.thecenterformindfuleating.org
Learn more about mindful eating in this New York Times article and check out Sandra Aamodt's TEDTalk on Why Diets Don't Work