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.
TCME is delighted to welcome Uffe Damborg, Danish Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher to present "Eating with Loving Kindness."
This program addresses all degrees of overeating, and even severe levels of binge eating. The program sees the effects of existential stress as primary causes of troubled eating patterns. Accordingly, a person with a weight and overeating problem must 1) unlearn the problematic pattern through the cultivation of full presence with the natural inner hunger and satiety regulation when eating; and 2) by the same motivation learn a healthier and more effective way of managing stress instead of abusing food.
Eating With Loving Kindness with Uffe Damborg
July 7, 2015 - 11 am EST
Uffe Damborg is a Danish Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher, (both secular and spiritual), who teaches at Buddhist retreats in Scandinavia. In collaboration with Nutritionist and Weight Loss Counselor Per Brændgaard, Uffe has been implementing mindful eating practices in the National health sector since 2007. Their very structured approach to mindful eating is the topic of this book: Mindful Eating Awareness: Weight Loss with Wisdom. The English version was published in 2014. Both Uffe and Per have worked with mindful eating in individual consultations, group-based courses, lectures and through the media. Uffe has spent 8 years as a lay practitioner in Buddhist meditation monasteries in South Asia, the home of mindfulness, that adds a special flavor to his way of integrating mindful eating into Western psychology.
He loves reading, writing and meditative gardening at his summer house in Southern Sweden. www.mindfuleatingawareness.org