In our stressful world, we have forgotten how to connect with food. Eating meals is often rushed or paired with other activities, which in turn blurs our awareness around how much we eat, how we eat and how our body reacts to it.
This can result in emotional eating, a relentless focus on weight loss, or yo-yo dieting, all of which lead to dissatisfaction and self-criticism. We have lost the connection between mind and body, thinking instead that we can control food intake with willpower.
Join us in this experimental workshop drawing on the science of psychology and mindfulness to help you get to the heart of physical and emotional eating challenges. Learn how to use your body’s cues to help guide your decisions to begin and stop eating and, ultimately, how to eat the foods you like without guilt and overeating. Replace self-criticism with self-nurturing. Connect with your inner self and needs.
I thought the session was very informative and I liked the way that the presenter involved the audience. I also enjoyed the mindful eating exercise.Workshop learner, 2021
I thought it was useful to recognise the triggers, identify the opposite of the trigger, and then find the things to do that get you back to that opposite. E.g. feeling worn out, the opposite is feeling energised, so you can do some exercise to make yourself feel energised.Workshop learner, 2021