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Recorded Programs - Mindfulness/Meditation/Yoga/Spirituality

Mindful Eating as a Spiritual Practice

Caroline Baerten, RD

When what has been given to us is no longer taken for granted, then eating becomes a spiritual practice. During this presentation, we will learn a variety of ways to cultivate mindful reverence in our relationship with food.

Mindfulness-Based Yoga

Beverly S Price, RD, MA, E-RYT 200, C-IAYT, CEDRD-S

Mindfulness therapies, such as yoga, have gained momentum in the therapeutic community. Yoga is being used more frequently than ever before in treatments for eating disorders and disordered eating in a variety of settings. Integrating yoga as an adjunct to traditional treatments modalities for eating disorders and disordered eating can be highly effective. Yoga and yoga therapy tools and techniques will be presented.

Given January 19, 2018

Included: One 60-min video (mp4).

How Formal Meditation Practices Change the Brain to Enhance Mindful Eating

Cinzia Pezzolesi, Ph.D. and Sharon Theroux, Ph.D. 

A formal mindful meditation practice is essential to increasing our awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and body sensations that drive us to eat mindlessly. In this two-part webinar series, we will discuss and explore different formal meditation practices that can re-wire the brain to become more attentive in our daily lives. In part one of the series, we provide an introduction to standardized mindfulness interventions that will provide participants with a better understanding of what mindfulness is, its history and benefits as a practice. We will practice the Body Scan meditation, and discuss the scientific evidence to suggest how the Body Scan may reduce depressive symptoms that lead to emotional eating. The Body Scan meditation practice will be offered as a home practice that you will do throughout the following week. Then, in the second part of the series, participants will have the opportunity to share what they learned from their practice, experience a mindful sitting meditation, and explore the neurobiological underpinnings of the sitting meditation.

• Participants will be able to experience and describe two formal mindful meditations that can enhance mindful eating practices.

• Participants will summarize the benefits of such meditation practices.

Given June 13 and 20, 2017

Included: Two 60-min video (mp4), one audio body scan (m4a), two PDF handouts

Enhance Your Mindful Eating Practice with Gratitude

Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.

Grateful individuals experience a wide variety of social, psychological, and physical health benefits. In this webinar, we will explore the benefits of being grateful and how to use gratitude as part of your mindful eating practice. This webinar is suitable for dietitians, therapists, or anyone interested in how to make gratitude a regular practice at mealtime and in response to all aspects of our lives. Given November 15, 2017. Included: One 60-min video (mp4).

Suffering and Sustenance: Mindful ways to resolve the paradox

Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D

Suffering is part of our daily existence yet through habit, we constantly push the unpleasant feelings away by seeking comfort in food. We seek sustenance, but in fact, the feeling of satisfaction, and the comfort that arises from it, is fleeting. It actually cannot be sustained. So what we consider both suffering and sustenance are actually part of each other. Within the experience of sustenance lies the feeling of suffering. And within suffering is also the possibility of sustenance. Audio file.

Heartfulness: Where Compassionate and Joyful Living Meet

Caroline Baerten, RD 

In recent scientific studies we understand better how a compassionate mind influences our brains, bodies and the way we relate to ourselves and food. In this program, discuss and experience different compassion-based meditation practices which nourish the heart qualities, both for health care professionals as their clients.

These heart-full meditations will be offered as a home assignment after the first session and practiced on a daily basis throughout the following week. In part one of the series, we offer an introduction to heart-full-ness that will provide participants with a better understanding of these affective qualities, their history and benefits.

In the second part of the series, there is time for sharing and an opportunity to learn from each other what they've noticed in the past week. There will be further deepening of the compassion-based model for individuals with eating issues (working with resistance, self-criticism, shame, difficult emotions).

Kristin Neff - Self-compassion meditations mentioned in the program

Included: Two 60-min video (mp4)

Emotional Nourishment: Four sure-ways of filling up without food

Ronna Kabatznick Ph. D.

Physical food comes and goes, but emotional nourishment is the kind that last. Learn how to fill up with what the Buddha called, the Sublime Attitudes. These include friendliness, compassion, equanimity and sympathetic joy. Ronna Kabatznick will teach the meditations associated with each of these sublime qualities after offering a general description of each one. Come learn and practice what it means to experience a deep sense of fullness and nourishment, without food. Audio recording.

The Five Precepts of Mindful Eating: Ethical Considerations on the Path

Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

Mindful Living isn't just a way of eating, it's a way of living. Mindful Eating actually exists in a much wider context that includes the ways in which we may harm ourselves both physically and emotionally. Additionally we will examine the ways in which we speak about our food that may be ungrateful and even morally incorrect. How honest are we about how we use food to dampen emotions or use food as a weapon against ourselves? And of course, there are the ways in which we may use food as an intoxicant. Audio recording.

Discovering Delicious Movement

Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.

If you and your body aren’t exactly on friendly terms, there can be some resistance to listening to its need for movement. Numerous barriers shut off the messages that your body sends you about how to take care of it. As a result, there is a dis-ease in the body that can make engaging in exercise challenging. In this program, learn how to reclaim your body while you experience the deliciousness of moving it in ways that are supportive of your health and well-being. Audio teleconference.

Creating A Sacred Kitchen- How To Sanctify Your Eating Space & Make It Holy

Ronna Kabatznick, PhD

Creating a Sacred Kitchen involves several key elements that begins with mindfully decluttering and organizing the space so it is appetizing, peaceful and beautiful. It ends with the commitment to bless our kitchen activities, not just eating, as way to help sanctify the space. The steps in between involve how to sanctify pots and pans, eating utensils and dishes and much more. Audio teleconference.

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