Mindful Eating: Awareness and Well Being – Sarah Kinsley – Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm (ET) – April 1 to June 3, 2024

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Explore your habitual patterns with food. 
Discover the possibility of freedom. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 28, 2024

Orientation and 8 weeks with all-day session
LOCATION: Live Online via Zoom
MONDAYS from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
ORIENTATION: April 1, CLASSES: April 15 to June 3, 2024

Program Details

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LOCATION: Live Online via Zoom
ORIENTATION: April 1 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EASTERN TIME)
PROGRAM DATES: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, and June 3
PROGRAM TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
ALL DAY SESSION: Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (EASTERN TIME)
Please note, there is no program session April 8

Mindful eating is eating with kindness, awareness, and non-judgment. Practicing mindful eating promotes gratitude, self-care, and a healthier internal and external experience. 

This 8-week series explores how mindfulness-based practices can be applied to nourishing one’s body with food and drink. Participants will learn how to bring awareness to the direct experience of eating. There will be opportunities to explore one’s relationship to the thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with food preparation and eating. 

More About the Program

Practices to increase one’s ability to notice and respond to body sensations will be offered each week and participants will be invited to practice in between sessions.

The role of your automatic pilot, the importance of “Vitamin T” (Time), and how to skillfully respond rather than react to internal and external stimuli will be explored.

The program consists of 25 hours of direct instruction, including:

  • Orientation (2 hrs) scheduled one or two weeks before the first class
  • 8 weekly classes, 2 hours each, with time for mindfulness-based practices, inquiry, and exercises. 
  • An all-day class on a Saturday or Sunday
  • Daily home practice assignments
Weekly Overview

The Mindful Eating curriculum presented here serves as a general overview and is subject to potential modifications based on the unique needs, insights, and discussions that may arise during class.

Orientation

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Introduction to mindfulness
  • Course logistics and expectations
  • Potential benefits and challenges

Session 1

  • Introduction to mindfulness-based eating for health and well-being 
  • Intention / aspiration setting
  • Mindful eating activity
  • Orienting and grounding practice
  • Loving-kindness meditation

Session 2

  • What is nourishment?
  • Role of the nervous system
  • Multi-tasking and eating (automaticity-automatic pilot)
  • Orienting and grounding practice
  • 3-step breathing space
  • Loving-kindness meditation

Session 3

  • Exploring the seven types of hunger (Dr. Chozen-Bays)
  • The role of mindful movement and feeling tones
  • 3-step breathing space
  • Self-compassion practice

Session 4

  • Role of interoception: hunger / fullness scale
  • What is satiety?
  • 3-step breathing space
  • Self-Compassion practice

Session 5

  • Gratitude body scan 
  • Self-stewardship
  • 3-step breathing space
  • Appreciative joy practice

Session 6

  • The slow down diet / Vitamin T (time)
  • 3-step breathing space
  • Appreciative joy practice

Session 7

  • Explore the role of nourishment in our homes and culture
  • Gratitude body scan
  • 3-step breathing space
  • Equanimity practice

Session 8

  • Using what we have learned
  • Gratitude body scan
  • 3-step breathing space
  • Equanimity practice
  • Next steps
About the Instructor
Sarah Kinsley

Certified MBCT instructor 
Registered Clinical Counsellor 
MEd in Counselling
Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

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Join us to explore how mindfulness may support you in living life more fully, with greater ease and joy.

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