Exploring of the intersection of mindfulness, eating, food and physical health, this experiential training emphasizes engagement in formal and informal mindfulness meditation practices and eating awareness exercises. The techniques practiced can be used as a means for bringing about significant changes in behavior, eating patterns and overall health.
Each class will include a significant component of mindfulness practice, as well as instructional material in the form of audio recordings, printed materials and website access.
There will be a total of 4, roughly 90 minute sessions.
Course Topics Include:
- Week 1 – Cultivating mindfulness on a day-to-day basis.
- Week 2 – Bringing mindful changes to your eating behaviors.
- Week 3 – Bringing mindful changes to your body and physical movement.
- Week 4 – Making mindful consistent changes to health choices with eating behaviors and the body/physical movement.
The practice of present moment awareness (mindfulness) is at the heart of all aspects of healthy living, as it allows us to see clearly into the choices we make, the emotional reactions we have and the things that are most important to us. Because of the universal nature of mindfulness, while this workshop is focused upon food, eating and weight, the skills gained will apply to all aspects of life, including relationships, work, and physical health.
Participants will explore the joys and sorrows held in eating and food, the disconnects and communions, and the avoidance and cravings – all of which can be opportunities for more conscious, mindful living and eating. Participants will also explore the accomplishments and challenges held in meeting the body, the acceptance and resistance, and the trust and uncertainty- which are also opportunities for more conscious, mindful well-being and health.