Mindful Eating Course
Although most of us live in societies where there is an abundance
of food, never before has our relationship with food been more unbalanced. Our natural capacity to eat what we need
intuitively is eroded by an environment that encourages us to eat too much and mindlessly
â€śon the runâ€ť. Furthermore, each new year gives birth to a new diet telling us
what we should and shouldnâ€™t eat, often leaving us more anxious and perplexed
From my own experience of dieting and from working with people affected by severe obesity, I have come to realise that diets really don't work. So I decided to investigate what else might be available for people who want to be healthy in body and mind but no longer have the will to count calories, sins or points. This is when I discovered mindful eating.
The course that I have developed runs for six weeks and is based on an amazing mindful eating programme, "Mindful Eating, Conscious Living", designed by Jan Chozen Bays, author of Mindful Eating: A guide to rediscovering a healthy and joyful relationship to food.
Each session lasts one hour and involves numerous â€śmindful eatingâ€ť practices designed to help you re-discover what true physical hunger feels like, how to eat to the point of fullness and satisfaction and how to manage emotional eating. I will also supply you with some audio-recordings for you to do some home based mindful eating exercises of your own.
Who is this course for?
This course may not be suitable for everyone. For example, if you are currently in the midst of an eating disorder such as bulimia nervosa. Before we begin therefore I will arrange a time to talk with you over the phone to ask you some intake questions. If I feel the course may not be suitable at this time, I will try to give you some advice as to what treatment to have either with myself or another practitioner.
This course costs ÂŁ480 in total and can take place in person or via Skype. It is important that you commit to completeing the whole course in order to get the most from it. I am happy to receive payments in three instalments (at the beginning of the course, week 3 and at the end).