Food is one of life’s great pleasures, yet many of us have a conflicted relationship with it and we miss out on this most basic of satisfactions. Reclaim the joy of eating using mindfulness techniques designed to lower stress and relax your body. Come and consider your relationship with food, the binges, the denials, the starvation diets. Let’s investigate the “Why?” Why are we in this twisted relationship? Let’s reclaim our joy and comfort with food and focus on what we want, not what we don’t want!
Tune into your body’s wisdom about what, when, and how to eat.
Learn to trust your gut!
Eat less while feeling fully satisfied
Identify your habits and patterns with food
Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating
Discover what you are truly hungry for
A workbook with class and home activities is provided. Participants are asked to journal about their eating habits and food choices. Mindfulness and breathing practices are used to counter the stress and anxiety associated with our food attitudes and eating behaviors.
Week 1: Nov 27 – Home for the Holidays: Patterns and Behaviors that Sabotage our Best-Laid Plans
The Nine Kinds of Hunger: Who is hungry and what do they want?
Eat, Eat, Eat. I cooked this just for you!
Are You Having a Second Helping?
Mindfulness Practice: Three Deep Breaths and Five Thoughts of Gratitude
Week 2: Dec 4 – Are You Going to Eat That? When Judgement and Guilt come to call.
I shouldn’t eat this but…
Good food Gone Bad
Me? An addict? I can give up (coffee, sugar, overeating, binging) any time I want to.
Mindfulness Practice: The World in a Raisin
Week 3: Dec 11 – Peace in the Middle of Chaos: Listen, Learn, and Let Go
Can You Hear Me Now? – Listen with your heart
Learn – What is the lesson for you? You can’t fix it if it ain’t yours!
Let Go – Soothing Yourself with Reality
Be the Peace – How do I want to be right here, right now? Letting others go their own way.
Mindfulness Practice: Take Three
Week 4: Dec 18 – What Really Matters? – Align Your Priorities with Your Actions
Can you list your top three priorities?
Living a Balanced Life
Moving Forward with Grace
Mindfulness Practice: Meditating on It
Class meets 4 Wednesdays | November 27 and December 4, 11, 18 from 2:15 to 3:15 PM.
Workshop is $80 ($20/class). Use the Westside Wellness punch card for $2 discount per class.
Come dressed for comfort. Come with an opened heart and mind. Come and be welcomed home.