Classes & Workshops

join a class or workshop to explore mindful eating.

I create compassionate, loving, and empowering spaces to learn how to understand the relationship between past conditioning, our relationship to food, and our bodies. Through these classes, you can begin your journey to heal past traumas and re-establish a joyful and nourishing relationship to food and eating.

Mindful eating 8-week course

February 25- April 15, 2021
Thursdays, 5-7 pm PST, via ZOOM
$347 (early bird before 2/13/21), $400 after
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This eight-week course is a deeper dive into the MiNDFUL EATING method. You will learn about the principles of mindful eating, will engage in meditation and mindful eating practices, participate in weekly discussions, and receive take-home materials to support your practice. This course is based on a cohort model and each week you will have opportunities to work in larger and smaller groups.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Re-establish a joyful relationship to food, eating, and your body.
  • Find calm and confidence in your body through mindfulness meditation, movement, and mindful eating practices.
  • Recognize how past conditioning such as family of origin, culture, etc. affects how you eat today.
  • Notice and change the tendency to eat to go unconscious or to avoid difficult situations.
  • Make peace with food and stepping away from the “good food” and “bad food” categories.
  • Trust your own intuitive ability to nourish yourself with kindness and compassion.

Each class includes: guided mindfulness practice, mini-lectures on the foundations of mindful eating, study of the connection between the brain, trauma, and healing, home practice and review, gentle mindful movement and stretching to cultivate ease in the body, and opportunities to reflect and discuss your learning and experiences with others.

Each week focuses on a particular theme:

Week 1: What is mindfulness? Why and how to apply it to eating.

Week 2: Slowing down/Pausing and Hunger

Week 3: Fullness and Satisfaction

Week 4: Identifying Conditioned Patterns around Eating

Week 5: Emotions and Body Awareness

Week 6: Food and Mood

Week 7: Craving

Week 8: Working with Heart Hunger

 

beginners guide to Mindful eating

April, 2021, dates TBD
FREE ONLINE EVENT
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Beginners Guide to Mindful Eating:

Mindful Eating is not a diet nor an exercise plan. In fact, Mindful Eating actively encourages you to do away with the proverbial “good food/bad food” list. Mindful Eating is about reconnecting to a joyful relationship with food and learning how to trust your own intuitive wisdom about how to best nourish yourself. Mindful Eating is about taking the time to feed and nourish your body, mind, and heart in a compassionate manner.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn foundational mindful eating practices
  • Understand the differences between mindful and mindless eating
  • Learn how to identify differences between physical and emotional hunger
  • Learn how to practice mindful meditation to develop awareness of present moment experiences with kindness and compassion

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a brief guide to mindful eating practices for home and a downloadable mindful eating meditation.

Mindful Eating Method Services

I offer a variety of different workshops and courses aimed at to help you identify and address the different kinds of hungers that we all have and to learn care for the self with compassion through mindful eating. Toward that end, I will offer various foundational mindfulness practices to develop awareness of our experiences and learn to approach all experiences without criticism or judgment.

My program is based on the Mindful Eating-Conscious Living™ Level 2 Training developed and taught by  Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW

MINDFUL EATING METHOD WORKSHOPS AND ClASSES

  • A Three-hour short workshop on Mindful Eating that includes basic meditation practices, introduces clients to the nine hungers, and basics of mindful eating practices

  • A Day-long Mindful Eating Retreat including silent meditation, gentle movement, walking meditation, mindful eating practices, opportunities for journaling and reflection.

  • A full weekend long Mindful Eating Method Retreat that includes mindful meditation, mindful movement, training in mindful eating, and walking meditation.

  • One-on-one consultation over 8 weeks, or as a single session.

  • Public talks for companies, universities, yoga and meditation centers, places of worship, wellness programs

  • An eight-week Mindful Eating Method course that includes the following trainings once a week for 2.5 hours in a group setting.

  • This program is based on the Mindful Eating-Conscious Living™ Level 2 Training developed and taught by  Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW

All of my courses and workshops include the following:

  • Mindfulness meditation to develop awareness of the present moment

  • Mindful movement to develop felt-sensations and awareness of the body

  • Mindful eating practices to help identify the various hungers we have in the
    body

  • Mindful Exercises to discern the differences between fullness and
    satisfaction and how to re-establish a joyful stress-free relationship to food
    and eating

  • Public talks for companies, universities, yoga and meditation centers, places of worship, wellness programs

  • Mindful Exercises to understand and undo past conditioning around eating, how to notice when we are eating to cover up emotions and/or when we eat to go unconscious Mindful practices to slow down while we eat so that we can really learn to taste our food and nurture ourselves.

Sample 8 week Mindful Eating Method  Program Schedule

  • WEEK 1: What is mindfulness? Why and how to apply it to eating

  • WEEK 2: Slowing down/Pausing and Hunger

  • WEEK 3: Fullness and Satisfaction

  • WEEK 4: Identifying Conditioned Patterns around Eating

  • WEEK 5: Emotions and Body Awareness

  • WEEK 6: Food and Mood

  • WEEK 7: Craving

  • WEEK 8: Working with Heart Hunger