No More Diets!
Mindful eating simply means paying attention to the experience of eating without judgment. It allows everybody to tap into their own wisdom about what foods to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, and when to stop eating. There are no good foods or bad foods, no rules to memorize, no guilt or shame, no SMART goals, and no food journals. Mindful eating is not a diet or a weight loss method, but rather a way to step into greater awareness and pleasure around eating.
Make Peace with Food: 4-week Mindful eating Classes
In these classes, students meet once a week for a 90-minute session full of experiential learning. Each session begins with a grounding meditation followed by a review of home practice, mindful eating experience, and group discussion. Students are encouraged to practice mindful eating out in the real world and bring their observations back for discussion. This class is open to all adults. Teens 14-17 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.
- Week 1: What is mindfulness? Why and how to apply it to eating
- Week 2: Hunger – what is it?
- Week 3: Identifying conditioned patterns around eating
- Week 4: Emotions and body awareness
- Week 1: Fullness and satiety
- Week 2: Slowing down
- Week 3: Food and mood
- Week 4: Cravings
Marya Bruning has been a registered dietitian and mindful eater for 14 years. She is a member of The Center for Mindful Eating and has completed the Mindful Eating-Conscious Living Level 1 Training developed and taught by Jan Chozen Bays, MD, and Char Wilkins, MSW. Marya has taught mindful eating practices to healthcare professionals as well as clients struggling with eating disorders, emotional eating, body dissatisfaction, PCOS, and diabetes.
Class Fees (Per 4-Week Series)
- New students: $125
- Students who sign up with a friend or family member: $100 each
- Alumni of previous Make Peace with Food classes: $75
- College students: $50
Course fee is payable with cash, check, credit card, or HSA/FSA card. Course fees include a copy of the book Mindful Eating, 6 hours of class instruction, handouts, access to online resources, and food for class exercises.
Dates, Location, Registration
There are currently no scheduled classes. To receive e-mail announcements of upcoming classes, please sign-up here.