DISCOVER MINDFUL EATING
4 week beginners course. $110 for the entire course including four classes, guided mindful eating exercises and guidebook.
“Mindful eating teaches people to tap into their built-in natural systems. They don’t have to calorie count; they just have to listen to their body.” – Dr Heidi Douglass
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The Introduction to Mindful Eating course is for people who want to change their unhelpful thinking and eating patterns and their relationship with food. Learn to enjoy food for what it is — a source of fuel and pleasure for the body.
This course has been developed by Hamilton-based Registered Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Heidi Douglass and is drawn from the scientifically-proven Mindfulness Based-Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) programme created in the USA by Dr. Jean Kristeller and colleagues.
“By listening to what our body needs, we can move toward a more positive relationship with food and with our body.” – Dr Heidi Douglass.
“Mindful eating involves use of meditation and mindfulness practices to build our capacity to be aware and to direct our attention to the present moment. With mindful eating, we can better observe our triggers to overeating and eating when we are not hungry. With mindfulness, we can develop a new, flexible relationship to food and eating.” – Dr Heidi Douglass
What You Will Learn on The Introduction to Mindful Eating Course
- Recognise what triggers eating
- Understand why diets don’t work
- Listen to your body and trust yourself
- Identify what fuels you
- Develop a healthy relationship with food
- Learn self-compassion
- Manage stress without food
- Gain peace of mind around food and body image
- Enjoy food as a source of fuel and pleasure
WHAT IS MINDFUL EATING AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
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“So honest & relatable. Great new ideas made simple. Made me feel that all my inner dialogue and disagreements around food was normal, just thoughts, and could be managed with mindfulness, time & kindness to myself. Thanks so much.” – Course Participant, Jenny D.
- Ways to decrease mindless eating, emotional eating and binge eating.
- How to reconnect with your body’s own built-in systems of hunger and fullness.
- How to release yourself from negative judgements about food and your body.
- How to slow down, savour and more fully taste and enjoy food.
- How to become less reactive and more calm; especially when making food decisions.
- Four weekly 60-minute group classes.
- Three guided mindfulness meditations for you to download.
- Handouts with useful reflections and practices.
- Opportunities for questions and answers.
What The Course Covers Each Week
Week 1: What is Mindful Eating?
- What is mindful eating and how can it be helpful?
- What evidence do we have that it works?
- How can we cultivate mindful eating behaviour?
Week 2: Our Body and Our Thoughts: Internal and External Triggers to Eating
- We will look at internal and external triggers for hunger and eating.
- We will discuss how our patterns and habits of thinking can influence when we eat and how much we eat. These thought patterns can lead to mindless eating, emotional eating and binge eating.
- We will cover black and white thinking and behavioural chaining.
- We will discuss the benefits of taking a non-judgemental stance towards ourselves and the food choices that we make.
Week 3: Chasing Taste: Mindfulness of Our Taste Buds
- We will demonstrate how mindfulness of how our taste buds operate can influence how much of any one type of food we consume.
- We will look at how we can shift our focus from quantity of food to quality of food: we can eat less yet feel more satisfied.
Week 4: Cultivating Connection and Kindness Towards Ourselves and Our Body
- Many people with food issues make negative judgements about themselves and dislike their bodies. Guilt about food intake is common.
- We will discuss some ways to move away from this pattern and towards kindness and acceptance and a more positive relationship with food and with our bodies.
No risk-money back guarantee
Should you attend the entire course and not be satisfied, you are entitled to a full 100% refund should you wish.
Who is this course suitable for?
People who struggle with emotional eating, binge eating or mindless eating.
People who struggle with guilt over food decisions.
People wanting to explore mindfulness and meditation in relation to relaxation, stress reduction and wellness.
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About the teachers
The approach by all Mindfulness Works teachers is straightforward, practical and heartfelt and is directed towards you discovering your own innate wisdom and authentic experience.
Janette Dines – Mindfulness Educator and Facilitator – Sydney
Janette is a highly experienced lawyer and former senior Commonwealth Government public servant. She was the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from November 2012 until July 2014. Prior to that, Janette was the Director-General of Emergency Management Australia, responsible for coordinating Australia’s response to natural disasters and national security incidents.
Janette began meditating in 2006 after experiencing panic attacks due to a high level of work stress and anxiety. At first, meditating seemed like just another thing on the ‘to do’ list, but Janette quickly started to enjoy her practice and see real benefits. She felt more able to slow down and enjoy time with her husband and dogs. Time didn’t seem to pass in such a blur, she learnt to stop multi-tasking and focus on one thing at a time. She also felt less impatient and critical of the people around her. At work, Janette gained a greater level of focus and clarity and an ability to connect more fully with her staff. She believes that meditation made her a more compassionate leader and mentor and enabled her to not just withstand pressure, but thrive in very demanding jobs.
After losing two close friends suddenly to cancer, Janette decided to retire in February 2015 to dedicate herself full-time to the study and teaching of health and well-being. A long-time student of pilates, Janette trained to be an instructor. She also completed studies with the New York-based Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Janette trained as a meditation teacher with the Gawler Foundation and continues to expand her skills at the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australasia.
Janette’s action plan for health is Eat. Move. Meditate. As well as teaching meditation and Mindful Eating with Mindfulness Works, Janette teaches Mat and Reformer Pilates and Barre Attack. She is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with a particular interest in anti-cancer nutrition and gut health.
Dr. Heidi Douglass – Course Designer
Dr. Heidi Douglass is an American-trained Clinical Psychologist who provides psychological assessment and treatment services for adults, children and couples in Hamilton. Dr. Douglass provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) along with other evidence-based therapeutic approaches (ACT & DBT) depending on the needs of the person.
Heidi has experience treating a wide range of problems including weight management, eating disorders, anxiety and stress, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, depression and trauma. Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Treatment (MB-EAT) is one of her specialities.
Over the years, Heidi has held clinical and research positions at some of the most prestigious American Institutions including Harvard University, Columbia University, Boston University, Mt Sinai Hospital in NYC, Brown University in Providence RI and three Hospitals of the American Veterans Administration, and within New Zealand at Otago Medical School. For over two years, she worked as an obesity expert for the Waikato DHB in Hamilton. She resigned from this position to return to private work in August 2013.
Most recently, Heidi has become very interested in the scientific literature regarding the health outcomes of a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet (WFPBD). In March 2014, she completed a certificate program through Cornell University in the USA on plant-based nutrition.
“The use of mindful eating techniques can help us, with regular practise, to reconnect with our body’s own systems for hunger and fullness and to start to identify the thoughts, emotions and behaviours that lead us to overeat or eat when not hungry. ” – Dr Heidi Douglass.
What People are Saying About The Intro to Mindful Eating Course and Course Designer Dr Heidi Douglass
“So interesting! Heidi has a beautiful, friendly, kind and understanding personality. Awesome to be in a room with others dealing similar feelings. Loved the balance of meditations and discussion.” Kate U.
“So honest and relatable. Great new ideas made simple. Made me feel that all my inner dialogue and disagreements around food was normal, just thoughts, and could be managed with mindfulness, time and kindness to myself. Thanks so much. ”
“Interesting, animated – fostered self acceptance.” A.M.
“Made me really think about my actions and decisions that lead to over eating.” K Coulter
“ Warm, friendly, real instructor. Does make you think and notice the value of meditation to thoughts and behaviour.” Andrea E.
“It has been useful and enjoyable. It has been really nice to make time for myself and learn skills that I can apply to my everyday life.” Anna S.
“The course was extremely informative. It was practical, insightful and useful for everyone. Heidi truly has the skill to put people at ease and able to deliver. I think it was great.” Sandnya F.
“Heidi is absolutely lovely and explains everything thoroughly. She makes it interesting to listen and learn and love her accent.” Meena P.
“I have found your style to be very effective and informative and I have learnt a lot. I like your humour and your knowledge. I find you to be welcoming and down to Earth.” Elizabeth