Take a journey of discovery about yourself, your eating habits, and the relationship you have with your body.
Do you want to step away from dieting and enjoy a new awareness of your body and a healthier relationship with food?
Anti-fat prejudice is a global reality. Being overweight or obese is associated with laziness and lack of self-control, which leads to anxiety, self-loathing and shame.
The Mindfulness Clinic’s program, Dear Body – Mindful Eating, is aimed at facilitating a shift from having a cognitive relationship with the body, which is coloured by cultural stereotypes, to a sensory relationship with the body which is a kind and intimate experience.
The program uses mindfulness and mindful eating to support a healthy weight while at the same time reducing stress and anxiety. Dear Body is delivered as an online program, through face-to-face sessions, or through immersive retreats.
The online program, Dear Body: Six Steps to Loving the Body and Freeing the Mind, is comprised of:
Mindful eating is about eating with intention and attention so that we:
Without mindful eating we often eat mindlessly while we work, or while we drive; we eat for the wrong purpose, and without a sense of true choice.
You can experience the Dear Body Mindful Eating program away from the stresses and distractions of your day-to-day life. Our retreats will not only help you with your eating-related issues but benefit all aspects of your life.
Our unique and powerful Dear Body Mindful Eating online programs with video and audio sessions can change your attitude to your body, to food and to the habits that are holding you back. We offer both free and paid programs.
Sign up for free regular tips and begin your mindful eating journey. For example, simply placing your utensils down between mouthfuls will allow you to pay full attention to the experience of the food in your mouth.
Mindful Eating is for anyone who eats. Whether you want to lose weight, call a truce in the war with your dear body, change your relationship with food, or reduce your daily stress by making healthier choices – mindful eating is the perfect starting point.
I am now travelling through France and Germany where the food is delicious but nevertheless I am eating only what my body needs. I can feel the power of my choices … I now trust my body to choose correctly. My waist measurement keeps getting smaller without any effort which is an unexpected bonus …
I found out that I had reached my first 10kg weight loss goal when I got home, so that wasn’t not a bad side effect of Mindful Eating!
I have learnt so much more than expected through addressing deeper issues through mindfulness. I would hugely recommend this course to anyone open to change and looking for a more mindful way of living and a more positive and kinder relationship with self and food.
I attended a ball last Saturday night and didn’t realise at first how much eating mindfully has already become a habit and that I naturally put my knife and fork down between each bite!
Food definitely tastes better and I am eating quite a lot less and enjoying it more. I am a lot more mindful about where our food is coming from. Thinking more about choices in what I eat as well as engaging as I eat.
Mindful Eating is working for me and my family. I am now teaching the boys before we eat a meal to identify the food and talk about where it came from. Educational and fun.
Like perhaps many other participants I have tried different diet and nutritional approaches before, but ‘failed’ because they didn’t really address the underlying emotions, compulsions and triggers. The mindful eating course is what I needed and what will hopefully help me in the long-term.