Mindful Eating Series
Are you struggling with unhealthy eating habits or weight?
Learn how mindfulness can help you to improve your eating habits and live a healthier, more balanced life
Mindfulness, or "awareness" in the Pali language, is the practice of paying attention to present moment experience with acceptance and non-reactivity. It is a way to slow down, become more aware, and learn to make healthier, more balanced choices.
Research studies show that mindfulness is effective for improving stress, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. Emerging research shows it can help to improve eating behaviors including emotional and binge eating and may assist with weight management.
Our eating habits and weight are complex issues. They are affected by hundreds of factors, including the way we were raised to our individual biology to where we live. Some of these factors are unconscious and outside our day-to-day awareness.
Practicing mindfulness is one way to become more aware of the many factors driving our eating in a nonjudgmental, curious, and kind way. This is the first step toward making healthier choices.
Join us for an exploration of the practice of mindfulness and how it can help you improve your eating habits and live a healthier, more balanced life.
This 3-week course will help you to identify common triggers of eating and apply mindfulness to become more aware of these factors and work wisely with them.
The course will cover:
Formal and informal mindfulness practice (e.g. sitting, walking, eating meditation)
Becoming more aware of emotional triggers of eating
Understanding how unhealthy thought patterns can sabotage your efforts
Identifying external factors related to eating (e.g. environmental, social, habitual)
Practical mindfulness and problem-solving methods for alternative healthy responses
Date/Time: Tuesdays from 5:30-7pm on April 25, May 2, and May 9
Location: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Center for Life Sciences, Room 433
Three 90-minute classes
Guided instruction in mindfulness practices
Weekly at-home assignments
Practical applications of mindfulness to eating and weight management
A safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental community
Note: There are no prerequisites for this course. All are welcome, including those new to mindfulness as well as those with prior experience.
To enroll: If you are interested or would like more information, contact Sara Chacko at or visit www.wellpowered.org.