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Body Loving Kindness: Cultivating A Friendly Relationship With Our Bodies

  • Thursday, December 07, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Webinar | Professional Community: Free; Personal Community: Free; Public: $15


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Event Details

Educational Series: Exploring Mindful Eating

Personal enrichment webinars, suitable for those who wish to begin or maintain a mindful eating practice on a personal level. We created this series with the Personal Community Member in mind; however, Professional Community Members are welcome. No CE Credits.  

Date: Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:15 pm ET

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About the Event

Relating to our bodies in a loving and kind manner is a basic human need. However, depending on our history, education, cultural conditioning, or even being subjected to trauma, we might find it difficult to attend to this fundamental need. 

Practicing body-loving-kindness is an opportunity to enhance mindfulness of the body and also to nurture a more warm, compassionate attitude toward the body, especially when there is physical or emotional discomfort. 

Body-Loving-Kindness is an exercise in loving, spacious awareness of the body, along with appreciation when there is ease and compassion when there is discomfort. It is a way of making friends with the body,  embodying the yin qualities of comforting, soothing, and validating our experience.

In this session, we will explore the benefits of loving kindness, engage in a guided practice, and then relate the practice back to mindful eating.

Learning Objectives

  1. Experiencing a guided loving kindness meditation and being able to practice on their own.

  2. Identifying the concept of loving-kindness.

  3. Describing some of the scientific evidence about the benefits of loving-kindness practice.

About the Presenter

Daniela Araujo Ph.D.,TCME Vice-President, MSc is narrative therapist, mindfulness and mindful eating teacher and mentor, based in Campinas, Pindoretá Brazil.

As a Lecturer, she has taught in diverse settings such as the University of Auckland (Aotearoa New Zealand), Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Piratininga São Paulo, Pindoretá Brazil), IPOG (Pindoretá Brazil) and in Eating Behaviors at IPGS (Pindoretá Brazil) in undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

She has been working in the field of eating disorders since 2001 both on research and treatment provision. Member of the team that envisioned, implemented, and ran the outpatient eating disorders at the State University of Campinas' Hospital until 2010, and worked at the residential eating disorder’s treatment service in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), Aotearoa New Zealand.

Certified mindfulness and mindful eating teacher and a pioneer in the introduction of mindful eating in Brazil in 2015, Daniela is one of the co-directors of The Brazilian Center for Mindful Eating since 2017 and a teacher trainer in Neurocognitive Foundations for Mindfulness Teachers (Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, UK).

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