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Mindful Eating as a Practice to Cultivate Belonging

  • Thursday, September 05, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar



About the Event

This roundtable focuses on the importance of recognizing how Mindful Eating can both include and, at times, exclude BIPOC teachers, clients, and students from its healing benefits.

Through personal reflection and dialogue, Sharon and Daniela will explore how systemic oppressions such as but not limited to racism, historical trauma, and colonization can impact our relationship to food, eating, diet culture, and bodies in different ways.

They will share reflections on their journeys as mindful eating practitioners and teachers, and how this practice has been a precious friend in the path of healing. This is an offering for people of all identities.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this event, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe several cultural differences and expectations around food, eating, and body.
  2. Explain how racism can impact a person's relationship to food, diet culture, and their own body.

 Registration Information

When: Thursday, September 5, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern Time

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Course Fees

Our course fees are accessed using a sliding scale fee structure. Please select the course fee that best suits your personal and economic situation. 

TCME Community Members: Free

Assisted: $15

Partially covers the cost while being supported by others.

Baseline: $30

 Fully covers the cost of the program.

Supporting: $45 

Fully covers the cost of the program while helping to support others.

Or become a member to attend this event for FREE, plus receive all the benefits of membership while supporting the organization. 

Presenter Information


Daniela Araujo Ph.D., 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).


Sharon A. Suh, Ph.D. is a Level II certified Mindful Eating-Conscious Living teacher (ME-CL, UC San Diego) and a Professor of Buddhism at Seattle University.

She received her Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University and is author of: Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community (University of Washington Press, 2004); Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film (Bloomsbury Press, 2015); and Occupy This Body: A Buddhist Memoir (Sumeru Press, 2019).

Her academic work explores racialized trauma experienced by people of color and emphasizes the importance of Trauma-Informed embodiment practices such as meditation and yoga that can increase the capacity for resilience.

She is interested in somatic awareness and the generative possibilities of mindfulness, neuroscience, and trauma-informed yoga for healing.

She served on the Board of Directors of Yoga Behind Bars and has completed the YBB Trauma-Informed Yoga training; Yoga 4 Trauma certification and extensive work in trauma-informed yoga for transcending sexual assault. She teaches barre for fun and lives in Seattle.

You can find her work in mindful eating at

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Columbia, MO 65205

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