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Strengthening Your Mindfulness Muscles

Lynn Rossy, PhD

Having a mindfulness meditation practice is not necessary to be a mindful eater, but it helps. Research shows that people who are stronger in mindfulness are more likely to eat intuitively, have better body image, and have less disordered eating. Mindfulness is a skill that helps you focus and attend to sensations like hunger, satiety, and taste, as well as increases kindness and self-compassion. Meditation practice is a method for strengthening your mindfulness. It’s like going to the gym for your mind. This three part series will take all of the mystery out of meditation, show you how to apply it to mindful eating, and help you establish a meditation practice of your own. Three 50-minute recordings, audio-only.

Part I: Concentration and Lovingkindness – The Foundations of Your Mindfulness Practice

Part II: Mindfulness - Sitting Makes Eating so Much Better

Part III: Making Your Meditation Practice a Non-Negotiable Priority

Reconnect with Food, Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorders

Beverly S. Price RD, MA, E-RYT, CEDS

Medical studies of patients with eating disorders have shown that the most effective therapies combine cognitive behavioral therapies with mindfulness-based practices. Through comparison of these different treatment modalities, therapies that focus on the emotions that lay beneath the eating disorder-- rather than the eating itself-- prove to be most beneficial in helping patients return to normal eating patterns.

Touch Hunger and How it Affects Our Eating Behaviour

Caroline Baerten, RD (Belgium)

What role might 'touch' play in a mindful eating training? Simply touching the food with awareness offers many insights. However, the felt sense of sensitive fingertips, lips or palate touching food with awareness is often neglected in daily life. In general, we have a strong tendency to see food and bite it as quickly as possible. Research supports the importance of tactile nurturing in the development of body image, especially among women. Most participants in mindful eating programs experience or have experienced ‘touch deprivation’, both during childhood and in their current lives.

Wrestling with Desire: The Hindrances of Mindful Eating (Parts I & II)

Ronna Kabatznick, PhD

This two-part teleconference addresses the common obstacles to mindful eating and how to skillfully work with each one of them as they arise in our mindful eating practices, so we can deepen our awareness into the dynamics of desire that are not only part of our mindful eating practice, but integral to our common humanity. Two 50-minute recordings. Audio-only.

Medical Illness and Mindful Eating

 Mary Farhi, MD

Health providers, when working with clients and patients who have received a less than optimal diagnosis, have an opportunity to introduce the idea of creating wellness instead of focusing on treating disease.  Choosing to make lifestyle changes can be viewed as an opportunity instead of as a deprivation. Audio teleconference.

Helping Your Child to Eat More Mindfully

Claudia Vega, MD

Join Claudia Vega, MD, as she explores eating behaviors of normal children according to each developmental stage. How many times do parents feel confused or concerned about their child's way of eating? Identify common misconceptions and actions parents utilize to try to change the amount or type of food their children eat to accommodate their beliefs and expectations. Webinar with powerpoint.

Taking the Practice of Yoga and Meditation from your Mat to your Plate

Shirley Kessel, RYT

Sometimes the practice of Mindful Eating can be a struggle if your relationship with food is challenging. In this program you will learn how to bridge the practice of mindful awareness from your meditation or yoga practice to your plate. Audio teleconference.

Diabetes and Mindful Eating: Exploring Hunger & Blood Sugar with your Clients

Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE

Join Megrette Fletcher, diabetes educator and co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes as she reviews how teaching clients about hunger can improve blood sugar control. Webinar with powertpoint.

Fear & the Diet Mentality

Jean Fain, MSW

Fear and the diet mentality go hand in hand. Even if you've successfully stopped dieting, that doesn't stop you from fearing what will happen if you eat too much of that, and not enough of this. But what is fear and what are we so afraid of... generally and specifically around eating? Audio teleconference.

Developing a Practice of Healthful Eating: How Mindful Eating Can Help

Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE

What is a mindful eating practice? If you have ever wondered how mindful eating works and what exactly it can do to help you discover healthier relationship with food, then join Megrette as she explores how to practice eating healthy - without restriction, deprivation and shame. Webinar with powerpoint.

Life Skills to Heal Troubled Eating

Karen Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed

Sometimes troubled eating is more about how you live your life than what and how much you eat. If you're short on skills to live mindfully, develop and maintain healthy relationships, think critically rather than respond emotionally, problem solve effectively, balance work and play, attain and maintain your goals, and take stellar care of yourself physically and mentally, you may have difficulty managing your eating. But learn these life skills and you won’t need to turn to food to cope, for comfort, or when you’re stressed or distressed. With enhanced skills, you’ll improve your life and your eating. Audio teleconference.

Food, Sustainability and the Role of Mindfulness

Caroline Baerten, RD (Belgium)

The moment of awakening through the energy of mindfulness and compassion is what is needed to live in a sustainable way. It is only through clear understanding of the impact of our actions that we can see how unwholesome food patterns create suffering for the body and mind. Webinar with powerpoint.

When the Doctor Says No: 
Dealing with Dietary Restrictions for Medical Reasons

Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

When illness strikes, we all want to do what's necessary to get better. But what if it involves restricting what you eat? How do you help someone say no when that's what the doctor ordered? Especially when they have a history of restricting what they eat, only to end up overeating the very foods they are trying to avoid? This webinar explores issues that may arise and how to help clients successfully maneuver dietary restrictions without rebounding. Webinar with powerpoint.

Eating with Loving Kindness

Uffe Damborg

The sustained application of Buddhist loving-kindness meditation for the development of care, empathy and compassion for oneself and others, serves purposes both to enhance interpersonal skills and as a motivational force in mindful eating. Webinar with powerpoint.

Mindfulness and Compassion: Two Wings of a Bird

Caroline Baerten, RD (Belgium)

In recent scientific studies we understand better how a compassionate mind do influence our brains, bodies and the way we relate to ourselves and food. During the teleconference the impact of compassion on eating habits will be explored and different tools to water the seeds of mindfulness and compassion within ourselves and our patients. Webinar with powerpoint.

Talking Nice: The Language of Eating Success

Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

This interactive webinar that explores how to bring self-compassion to self-talk about food and eating, to support eating in a way that leaves room for the many roles food plays in healthy living -- and leaves us feeling well, too. Webinar with powerpoint.

Introduction To Self-Compassion-Based Eating Awareness

Jean Fain, LICSW, MSW

This introductory workshop is a preview of an exciting, sane and caring approach to a variety of eating issues, from mindless eating and yo-yo dieting to compulsive overeating and binge eating disorder. Informed by cutting-edge research on mindfulness and self-compassion, Self-Compassion-Based Eating Awareness Training teaches participants to stop overeating, heed their hunger and fullness signals and find real satisfaction in the quality, rather than quantity, of food. Webinar with powerpoint.

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Portsmouth, NH 03802

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