Mindful eating is a way to become re-acquainted with the guidance of our internal nutritionist."
~ Jan Chozen Bays
THIS PROGRAM WILL HELP YOU TO...
Overcome obstacles around food and eating that seemed impossible before
Build resilience skills to help you bounce back from setbacks and failures
Have your favourite foods around without over eating them
Develop skills to help make more informed decisions around food and eating
Tame your inner critic and engage in a more helpful way to motivate yourself
Explore new ways to add movement into your life
Years of "dieting" disconnects us from our own innate wisdom for knowing what and how much food we need. We ignore our hunger and fullness signals and our unique needs for certain foods. This Program helps to cultivate self-awareness so you can be free from “one size fits all” plans and reconnect to what serves you best.
Find out what it is that YOU need to get healthy, with the Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Training Program!
ALL ABOUT THE "MINDFULNESS-BASED EATING AWARENESS TRAINING" PROGRAM
The "Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Training Program" was developed by Dr. Jean Kristeller, a clinical and research psychologist who has worked for over 30 years in the areas of obesity, eating disorders and the therapeutic value of meditation.
This is a ten week, thirteen session program, open to all levels of practice in mindfulness from beginner to experienced. The program includes a variety of practices in mindful meditation including self compassion, mindful eating, hunger and body awareness, mindful movement, attending to emotions, and more. Throughout the span of the Program, you will engage in exercises designed to stimulate and cultivate a more balanced positive attitude and ultimately a transformed relationship with food, eating, body image and weight. (although weight loss is not the goal, it is often a side effect of this program)
Included is a half-day retreat and two follow-up sessions to help you integrate all that you have acquired during the Program.
"This Program is a tool to help reconnect food experiences with different kinds of hunger and satisfaction."
"Weight cycling has negative consequences. Understand the physical and emotional benefits that come with ending diets...for good."
THIS PROGRAM IS OF INTEREST TO THOSE LOOKING TO...
Appreciate the difference between physical hunger and other triggers for eating, such as strong emotions, thoughts, and social pressures.
Become aware in each moment, both internally (your thoughts, emotions, hunger, flavour, fullness) and externally (nutritional value of various foods).
Deliberately pay attention to your experience of food and eating without judgement
Choose to eat foods as much as possible that you enjoy and that nourish your body.
Experience flavours as much as possible that you enjoy and that nourish your body.
Notice how fullness develops in your stomach and how you feel once you’ve eaten enough.
Use information about the nutritional value and energy of food to meet your personal needs and inform your choices of what and how much to eat.
Free your energy from worries about food and giving it to other important areas of your life.
"Based on the powerful program developed by Dr. Jean Kristeller, PhD, I teach the "Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Training Program" to help you unlock the power of personal meditation, increase self-awareness, and shift your experience and attitude towards food, eating and body image."
- J. Medeiros (program facilitator)
"I'M TIRED OF MY RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD. I'M LOOKING FOR A REAL, LONG-LASTING CHANGE."
THE "MINDFULNESS-BASED EATING TRAINING PROGRAM" WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS FOOD THROUGH...
Eating exercises (recognizing hunger, stomach fullness, body satiety)
Savouring foods exercise
Exploring and cultivating the awareness of, cravings, triggers, and emotional eating
Practicing forgiveness to increase self-acceptance
Exploring chain of thoughts, feelings and choices
Healthy eating, Physical activity
Effective behaviour change strategies
Self reflection to cultivate mindful awareness
A more balanced and positive relationship to eating, weight and body image
13 SESSIONS OF AWARENESS, WISDOM AND TRANSFORMATIONAL FULFILLMENT
SESSION 1 INNER AND OUTER WISDOM
SESSION 2 MINDFUL EATING
SESSION 3 HUNGER AND BODY AWARENESS
SESSION 4 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND TASTE SATISFACTION
SESSION 5 FULLNESS AWARENESS AND MINDFUL CHOICES
SESSION 6 INTEGRATING INTERNAL/EXTERNAL WISDOM
SESSION 7 MINDFUL EATING AND MINDFUL CHOICE
SESSION 8 MINDFUL MOVEMENT & ATTENDING TO EMOTIONS
SESSION 9 STRESS, DISTRESS, EATING AND VALUES
SESSION 10 BREAKING THE CHAIN AND MOVING FORWARD
ALSO INCLUDED 2 FOLLOW UP SESSIONS AND RETREAT!
SESSION 11 ONE MONTH FOLLOW UP
SESSION 12 FINAL FOLLOW UP AND CULTIVATING WISDOM
SESSION 13 HALF-DAY RETREAT
The MB-EAT Program runs weekly for ten consecutive weeks, includes two follow-up classes.
Classes are two and a half hours in length. All participants will be invited to a four hour half-day retreat online .
Register to Have Your Name Added to Our Waitlist and Be the First to Know of Upcoming Program Dates
MEET THE FACILITATOR
Joanne is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Qualified Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training facilitator. She is trained and certified in Positive Psychology and Bounce Back Better Resilience Training from The Flourishing Centre NYC.
She has several years of meditation experience and mindfulness training . She believes that health and well-being are multi-dimentional and are made up of many aspects. Joanne works with a Health At Every Size Approach, an evidence-based weight-neutral approach to health.