Mindful Eating For Healthy Living
Do you eat when you are stressed out, bored or sad? Do you struggle with mindless eating?
Establishing a nourishing relationship with food and eating promotes health and wellbeing. In this 6-session course, you will learn the scientific basis of how we form eating habits and how we can use this knowledge to change them. You will also learn concrete mindfulness skills to help you become more aware of and gain control over your eating. By bringing mindfulness to automatic and unskillful eating patterns, you can make more intentional choices and free yourself from mindless or emotional eating. Topics include:
- The habit loop and ways to change habits
- The joy and pleasure of eating mindfully
- Managing urges using mindfulness
- Cultivating compassion to support healthy choices
Resources to establish mindful eating habits will be suggested including links to guided practices, articles and an app. Mindfulness is the heart of the program and participants will be asked to engage in daily mindfulness practices.
This course is open to those new to mindfulness as well as those who have prior experience with mindfulness.
Instructor: Robin Boudette, PhD, psychologist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor, has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of mindfulness-based eating awareness.
Course fee: $425
Jefferson Health System Employees: receive a $100 discount and full-time students are half price. This course qualifies for 15 points under the LiveWell@Jeff program.