Training - Online Mindful Eating Workshop
Jan
17
to Mar 28

Training - Online Mindful Eating Workshop

  • 1303 San Carlos Ave 94070 (map)
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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

Cost - $350 for all 10 sessions.
Must pay for all sessions regardless of attendance. 

Call 650.242.5207 or email marcella@marcellacox.com for more details or to register. 

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Training - Mindful Self-Compassion for Eating Disorder Recovery
Jan
18
to Mar 29

Training - Mindful Self-Compassion for Eating Disorder Recovery

How can you foster a love for yourself that encourages and strengthens who you are while recovering from an eating disorder? The answer is self-compassion.

Cultivating self-compassion will give you the emotional resources to work through the inevitable difficulties in recovery and will provide you the tools to access your healthy self to overcome feelings of self-doubt and worthlessness.

It is time for you to accept yourself and celebrate who you are. Your eating disorder does not define you, nor does it dictate who you will become.

About MSC for ED
This is a skill building course and teaches the practices from the Mindful Self-Compassion program. It is open to adults in eating disorder recovery (limited to 6 people) and will run for 10 consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings starting on Jan 16. The classes will run from 7:00 - 8:30, except for first and seventh class, which will run from 7:00 - 9:00. The course will be held at 1303 San Carlos Avenue in San Carlos.

Cost: $400 - $700 Sliding Scale
Please pay as high on the sliding scale as feels affordable.  If the bottom of the sliding scale feels unaffordable for you and you are sincerely interested in the class, please send an email to marcella@marcellacox.com as we are willing to offer a very limited number of scholarship rates.

Instructors
Marcella Cox, LMFT and Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Instructor
Liz Fitzgerald, Recovery Counselor and Mindful Self-Compassion Instructor In-Training

If you have questions or would like to register, please contact marcella@marcellacox.com
 

 

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Training - Women Daring Greatly
Jan
23
to Mar 13

Training - Women Daring Greatly

Women Daring Greatly

Embark on a Daring Greatly Journey

Are you ready to fully embrace and accept yourself? The Daring Way™ 8-week Group is a process designed by Dr. Brené Brown, based on her research on courage, worthiness, vulnerability, and shame.  This group will help you translate her principles into the way you live your life.

Join Certified Daring Way Facilitators and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists Suzanne Hughes and Marcella Cox, for an 8-week group where we will work toward:

    •    gaining courage to own, share and live our stories
    •    choosing authenticity and courage over numbing, pretending, and perfecting
    •    increasing self-compassion, empathy, and connection
    •    understanding shame triggers and what drives that feeling of not being enough
   •    connecting bravely with other women

Workshop Schedule: Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30

January 23 - March 13, 2018

Investment: Early Bird Pricing Through December 31, 2017 $495

Regular Pricing January 1, 2018 - January 22, 2018 $595

Must pay for all sessions regardless of attendance. 

Fee includes workbook and materials, snacks each session. Participants will need to purchase Daring Greatly to enhance group experience

Call 650.242.5207 or email marcella@marcellacox.com for more details or to register. 

This workshop is based on The Daring Way™, a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Bréne Brown. The method was developed to help people learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent and lead. It is suitable work for individuals, couples, families, work teams and organizational leaders. 

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Retreat - Savoring Presence: Mindfulness Skills for Attuned Eating with Katherine Dittmann
Mar
31
to Apr 2

Retreat - Savoring Presence: Mindfulness Skills for Attuned Eating with Katherine Dittmann

The program is designed to support the mind-body connection through both seated and physical mindfulness practices. The key to successful mindful eating and meditation is embodiment, which can be difficult for those with body aversion. You can make it as gentle or as direct as you decide it to be. We will be there with you at every step.

The Savoring Presence Threefold Path:

Savoring the Moment: Simple meditations and practices from the Mindful Self-Compassion curriculum tailored specifically to address critical thoughts about food and the body and distressing emotions.

Savoring the Breath: A mixture of gentle and more active yoga asana to facilitate a direct and positive experience with the body. No previous yoga experience is needed. The more connected you are to your body, the easier it is to eat mindfully, access your appetite cues, make intuitive food choices, and prevent emotion-driven eating.

Savoring Food: Guided mindful eating experiences while enjoying local, organic meals made right on the ranch just for us. This is where your new skills pay off!

Questions? Want more information? Contact me for upcoming details! Katherine and I are so excited to offer this special experience and hope you can join us!

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Hosting Screening & Opening Remarks - Embrace Movie
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Hosting Screening & Opening Remarks - Embrace Movie

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy.  EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. 

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Training - Mindful Self-Compassion 2-Day Core Skills Workshop with Mike Graglia
Mar
5
10:00 AM10:00

Training - Mindful Self-Compassion 2-Day Core Skills Workshop with Mike Graglia

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn't receive enough affection during childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It's a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. 

With mindful self-compassion, we’re better able to recognize and to face when we’re overstressed, overworking, overeating, overanalyzing, or overreacting and to take a kinder and more sustainable approach to life’s challenges. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves. Self-compassion also provides the support and inspiration required to make necessary changes in our lives and reach our full potential.

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Panelist - Embrace Movie Hosted by Menlo School
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Panelist - Embrace Movie Hosted by Menlo School

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy.  EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. 

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Training - Mindful Self-Compassion 2-Day Core Skills Workshop with Mike Graglia
Feb
5
10:00 AM10:00

Training - Mindful Self-Compassion 2-Day Core Skills Workshop with Mike Graglia

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn't receive enough affection during childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It's a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. 

With mindful self-compassion, we’re better able to recognize and to face when we’re overstressed, overworking, overeating, overanalyzing, or overreacting and to take a kinder and more sustainable approach to life’s challenges. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves. Self-compassion also provides the support and inspiration required to make necessary changes in our lives and reach our full potential.

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Speaking - YMSL Peninsula Meeting - Eating & Body Image Issues
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Speaking - YMSL Peninsula Meeting - Eating & Body Image Issues

Marcella Cox is a Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, a mindfulness teacher and mother. She specializes in treating eating disorders, negative body-image, excessive/insufficient exercise and self-image issues. She is dedicated to helping clients heal their relationship with food, their body and themselves so they can live their lives with greater ease and joy.

 

Marcella will speak about dieting and body image. In her presentation she will cover the dangers of dieting, why they don’t work, as well as the problems with youth and dieting. She will introduce mindful and intuitive eating practices to reduce eating and weight struggles. as well as increase pleasure with eating. She will also speak about the epidemic of body image dissatisfaction among teens and adults alike in our community. She will provide tips to prevent body image issues among youth and practices for adults to cultivate a better body image. You will come away with strategies for helping your teen and yourself develop healthier eating habits and positive body image. For more information about Marcella Cox, LMFT, please visit www.marcellacox.com

 

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Speaking - Ralston Middle School - Eating & Body Image Issues
Jan
13
9:30 AM09:30

Speaking - Ralston Middle School - Eating & Body Image Issues

Marcella will speak to middle school parents about the dangers of dieting, why diets don’t work and will address the problems with youth and dieting. She will also discuss the epidemic of body image dissatisfaction among teens and adults alike in our community. You will come away with strategies for helping your teen and yourself develop healthy eating behaviors and positive body image. For more information about Marcella Cox, LMFT, please visit www.marcellacox.com

 

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Hosting Screening & Opening Remarks - Embrace Movie
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Hosting Screening & Opening Remarks - Embrace Movie

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy.  EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. 

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Speaking - NCL - Eating & Body Image Issues
Nov
28
8:00 PM20:00

Speaking - NCL - Eating & Body Image Issues

  • ​601 Chestnut Street San Carlos, CA, 94070 United States (map)
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Guest Speakers - One Life Counseling Center
Suzanne Hughes will share insight on social media, teens, and
mother daughter relationships
Marcella Cox will share insight on intuitive eating and positive body talk

 

Marcella will speak about dieting and body image. In her presentation she will cover the dangers of dieting, why they don’t work, as well as the problems with youth and dieting. She will introduce mindful and intuitive eating practices to reduce eating and weight struggles. as well as increase pleasure with eating. She will also speak about the epidemic of body image dissatisfaction among teens and adults alike in our community. She will provide tips to prevent body image issues among youth and practices for adults to cultivate a better body image. You will come away with strategies for helping your teen and yourself develop healthier eating habits and positive body image. For more information about Marcella Cox, LMFT, please visit www.marcellacox.com

 

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Speaking - WAAT Meeting - Mindful Self-Compassion and Recovery
Mar
10
8:30 AM08:30

Speaking - WAAT Meeting - Mindful Self-Compassion and Recovery

  • 1101 South Winchester Boulevard San Jose, CA, 95117 United States (map)
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During the March 10th Santa Clara Chapter WAAT meeting, Marcella will be speaking about self-compassion and recovery. With self-compassion, we’re better able to recognize and to face when we’re overstressed, overworking, overeating, overanalyzing, or overreacting and to take a kinder and more sustainable approach to life’s challenges. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves. Self-compassion also provides the support and inspiration required to make necessary changes in our lives and reach our full potential. Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships.

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Workshop - Mindfulness in Practice Workshop
Mar
4
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop - Mindfulness in Practice Workshop

  • El Camino Hospital, Park Pavillon Room O (map)
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A workshop for physicians, therapists and other healing professionals

The focus of this 3-hour workshop is on developing mindfulness skills to improve clinical outcomes for patients and reduce stress for practitioners.

Mindfulness practices develop one’s ability to “listen in” on our own chatter, to engage the kinder and wiser parts of ourselves as we navigate how to engage productively and compassionately with our patients.

Through didactic presentations, guided practice and dialogue, participant’s will: • Develop more skillful responses to difficulties and decrease burn-out
• Increase the capacity for “deep listening” that actually saves time and energy • Learn simple tools to bring more awareness into daily life

In addition, we will outline the various 8-week programs offered at El Camino Hospital and around the Bay Area, so that the clinician may evaluate whether this resource may enhance their work with patients. 

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