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Mindful Eating

Bringing awareness to the direct experience of eating allows you to non-judgmentally observe your relationship to thoughts, feelings and body sensations associated with food preparation and eating, increasing your ability to slow down in this multi-tasking world. Learn how to respond rather than react to internal and external stimuli, moving away from automatic pilot. Discover the possibility of freedom from habitual, reactive patterns associated with food, and when practiced daily, hone your ability to create healthier internal and external environments.
Facilitator: Sarah Kinsley
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Many of us rush through our days not aware of how we are eating and drinking, often running from one thing to the next. Mindful Eating practices teach us the value of slowing down and savouring food that nourishes us. Mindfulness-based Eating practices encourages us to have a different relationship with how, what, why, where and when we eat!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the basic tenets of Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness as outlined by Dr. Jean Kristeller and Mindful Eating as outlined by Jan Chozen Bays
  • Learn fundamental practices associated with Mindfulness-based eating
  • Study the seven types of hunger and explore satiety and fullness
  • Examine the role of nourishment and savouring food based on the teachings on Thich Nhat Hanh

Who should attend? Students interested in creating a healthier relationship with eating and nourishment. Health Care providers and educators who work with clients, patients and students interested in changing their relationship to eating and nourishment.

This course can be taken on its own or as part of the Integrated Mindfulness Certificate.