At In the Moment, Joanne offers 1-1 bespoke coaching around eating and other health and wellbeing related issues, based on the innovative and powerful Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programme. Joanne is the only practitioner in Scotland qualified to lead this programme and one of a small handful across the UK.

Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention:
Eating with the intention of caring for yourself. Eating with the attention necessary for noticing and enjoying your food and its effects on your body.

Mindful eating is much more than “eating slowly, without distraction”, it encompasses the entire process of eating:
Awareness of your physical and emotional cues
Recognition of your non-hunger triggers for eating
Learning to meet your other needs in more effective ways than eating
Choosing food for both enjoyment and nourishment
Eating for optimal satisfaction and satiety
Using the fuel you’ve consumed to live the vibrant life you crave

Many people who struggle with food react mindlessly to their unrecognised or unexamined triggers, thoughts, and feelings. In other words, they re-act – repeating past actions again and again – feeling powerless to change. Mindfulness increases your awareness of these patterns without judgment and creates space between your triggers and your actions. For example, whenever you notice that you feel like eating and pause to ask the question “Am I hungry?”, you are able to observe your thoughts and choose how you will respond. Instead of reacting mindlessly, mindfulness gives you response-ability. That is how mindful eating empowers you to finally break old automatic or habitual chain reactions and discover options that work better for you. This broad application makes mindful eating a powerful tool for developing a healthier, happier relationship with food.

Joanne also runs group sessions for the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programme. These engaging live sessions are a combination of interactive discussions and thought-provoking activities delivered in conjunction with print materials and online support tools. These programmes run throughout the year.

Contact Joanne for more information or see here for more information on Mindful Eating 1:1 and group work.