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Mindfulness - Sitting Makes Eating So Much Better

July 2015 | Lynn Rossy Ph.D.

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.

Participants will:
    Learn basic meditation practices that increase focus, attention, and lovingkindness
    Learn how mindfulness meditation practice enhances your efforts to eat mindfully
    Learn 8 ways to make your meditation practice a habit rather than an afterthought

Three Part Series

About our presenter:

Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., is a health psychologist who specializes in offering mindfulness-based interventions for eating, stress, and work-life balance at the University of Missouri’s four campuses and to national corporations and businesses.

She developed an empirically-validated mindfulness-based intuitive eating program called Eat for Life which helps people have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies—decreasing binge eating while increasing body image, mindfulness, and intuitive eating.

She founded a Mindfulness Practice Center at the University of Missouri and has been teaching Mindfulness- based Stress Reduction Programs since 2001—receiving her training from the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society in Massachusetts. She completed her yoga teacher certification through the National Yoga Alliance Program at Kripalu in 2002. She completed a three year Community Dharma Leader Training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California in January 2008 and has been a student of Buddhist meditation since 1998.

Her greatest passion is helping people find delicious ways to eat and move their bodies, while discovering greater meaning and purpose in life. She loves to play the piano, dance salsa, eat fabulous food, and celebrate life with friends. She can be found anywhere by listening for her infectious laugh.

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