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Wrestling with Desire

  • 05 May 2015
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Free Teleconference - Open to the Public


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Most people who experience mindful eating, who pay attention to what they're eating, bite by bite, sensation by sensation, really enjoy and benefit from the experience. But it's often very difficult to stay with it for very long. Thoughts and feelings arise that quickly take us away from mindful eating and before long, we re-engage in old, mindless eating habits. This can be very discouraging and demoralizing. 

What happens to our sincere desire to stay in the present moment and eat what we're eating when we're eating it? Why does our desire to eat mindfully so often get hijacked when we so sincerely want to change? What invisible forces keep those habits in place and prevent us from prevent moment awareness? What can we do to help ourselves learn about these forces and learn how to work with them? This teleconference focuses on learning about cravings, how they operate and how to work them when practicing mindful eating.

Participants will:

1 What does it mean to "Wrestle with Desire?

2 What are the 3 desires/cravings that take us away from mindful eating?

3 What are some of the key ways of working with these desires/cravings?

Wrestling with Desire

May 5, 1:30 - 2:30 pm EST

Free Teleconference 

Program Access:  

This teleconference is free and open to everyone interested in mindful eating, including professionals from all disciplines. Telephone and online access is available through the GoToWebinar platform.

Access information will be emailed to you following registration. A recording will be made available to all members following the presentation.

CEU's/CPE's are available to TCME members who participate live in this teleconference.

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Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D. is a social psychologist who has been a specialist in mindful eating for the past thirty years. As the psychologist for Weight Watchers International, she brought mindful eating concepts to their behavioral weight management program in the 1980's, along with the first Dieters Feed the Hungry Program to the Company. She is the author of the international bestselling book, The Zen of Eating: Answer Answers to Modern Weight Problems and more recently Who by Water: Reflections of a Tsunami Psychologist. In Berkeley, CA where she lives, she sees clients struggling with eating issues and works with clients nationally and internationally via SKYPE. She also Wrestles with Desire daily and can attest to the power of working mindfully with them based on her own experiences of working daily with food and eating challenges.

TCME is a member and donation supported 501(C)3 non-profit organization. We depend your generosity to make our mindful eating programs available. Make a tax deductible contribution on our donation page

The Center for Mindful Eating

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Portsmouth, NH 03802

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