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Learn to bring mindfulness to eating &
rediscover a healthy and joyful relationship with food

Often we go unconscious when we eat – we may be stressed, bored, lost in thought, or eating for consolation.  Sometimes we eat while working or multi-tasking.  Our lives are fast and our foods are fast.  Sometimes, before we know it, even our favourite foods disappear, eaten, and we’re barely aware of it.  A seemingly endless parade of diets doesn’t seem to help.  For some, eating has become a form of suffering rather than a natural source of pleasure and ease.  If this is your experience, bringing mindfulness to eating may be of benefit to you, bringing about change from the inside.

What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is described as: deliberately paying attention, being fully aware of what is happening both inside and outside yourself, without criticism or judgment.  A large and growing body of scientific evidence has shown that practicing mindfulness can be of benefit in a variety of conditions, such as chronic pain, stress and depression.

What is mindful eating?
Mindful eating is not a diet.  It involves paying full attention to the experience of eating, both inside and outside the body.  As well as when choosing, preparing and eating food, involving all the senses.  Allowing us to be curious, investigating our responses to food and our inner cues of hunger and satisfaction.  Mindful eating is directed by our own inner experiences, moment by moment.  Mindful eating is not led by an anxiety about the future, but by the actual choices in front of us and the direct experiences while eating and drinking.  Mindful eating replaces self-criticism with self-nurturing as well as respect for our own inner wisdom.

Why learn mindful eating?
Mindful eating cultivates an awareness of our inner wisdom by learning to be present when eating, and using all our senses in choosing what to eat, how to eat and when to begin or end eating.  Mindful eating can help restore a natural sense of balance, a satisfaction and delight with food.  However, mindful eating is based upon experience and cannot be learned by reading a book!  Mindful eating will not be satisfying to you until you try it.  You may discover you can satisfy the hunger in your body as well as the hunger in your heart and mind.

This course:
Will allow you to explore the complex experience of hunger that drives us to eat, the difference between feelings of fullness and satisfaction, how emotions influence our mood and how mood can influence emotions.  Learn to practice “surfing” the wave of seemingly insatiable cravings, as well as how to satisfy heart hunger.  Uncover previously conditioned habits around eating and how to be present when eating.

Who may benefit?
You may find benefit from mindful eating if your eating is out-of-balance, whether due to mindless eating, comfort eating, binge eating, a moderate tendency to overeat or if contemplating bariatric surgery.

Course provides:

• each participant receives ½ hour one-to-one session with the course teacher prior to the course commencing
• 8 weekly sessions of experienced-based mindfulness learning
• 7 of the sessions are 2 ¼ hours long (10:00 – 12:15) and 1 session is 6 hours long (10:00 – 16:00)
• small group format
• supportive contact between classes
• all weekly class resources
• a copy of Mindful Eating, a Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food, 2nd edition by Jan Chosen Bays which supports this course

Course content:
• guided mindfulness practices which are taught while sitting, lying down and during gentle movement
• eating awareness exercises
• group discussions which allow participants to reflect on their experiences when practicing these exercises
• group exercises which cover aspects of mindful eating and mindful living

Participants are also asked to commit to up to ½ hour of daily mindfulness and mindful eating practice between classes and are provided with online links to MP3s or CDs to guide their practice between classes.

Note: this course is not a diet and does not involve therapy

It will be led by: Brenda Miller, Dietitian, Mindfulness Teacher and Mindful Eating Teacher

Mindful Eating Conscious Living or Mindful Living Conscious Eating

it’s about being awake and aware so that we can fully enjoy everything about being alive, including eating

(ME-CL.com)

 

Free Introductory Sessions and learn how to apply: Saturday 25 November 2017, 10:30 am & Wednesday 6 December 2017, 7:30 pm

 

Venue: In The Moment, 72 Berkeley St, Glasgow, G3 7DS.

Dates: 20th January – 17th March ’18 (except 24th February).

Times: 10.00 am – 12.15 pm (except 3rd March, 10.00 am -16.00 pm).

Cost: £250.

For more information please contact Brenda:-

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