Mindful Eating Workshop
Discover a mindfulness-based approach to nutrition & health.
Time & Location
Jun 23, 2018, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Salt , 130 W 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
About the Group
Learn how to tap into your inner wisdom through this all-day workshop led by registered dietitian, Paige Smathers, and internationally-acclaimed author and mindfulness teacher, Noah Rasheta. Mindfulness is a powerful way to engage in nutrition therapy an self-care and can be the secret sauce you can use to create behavior change that lasts. Breakfast and lunch are provided and you'll earn 6.0 continuing education credits if you're a registered dietitian.
Here's a breakdown of the four sessions:
SESSION 1: SUFFERING & DIETING (1.5 CPEs)
One of the basic things to understand within the realm of mindfulness is the concept of suffering. In order to understand how we can move toward peace, we have to understand the sources of suffering and discomfort. In this session, Noah will teach about suffering in the context of mindfulness practice and Paige will teach about the futility of dieting and how our dieting efforts are actually getting in the way of peace with food.
SESSION 2: IMPERMANENCE & ALL-OR-NOTHING THINKING (1.5 CPEs)
Understanding the impermanence of each moment in life helps us harness the present, letting go of the past and being at peace with what is to come in the future. Grasping impermanence is a crucial step to developing a healthy approach to food and body image—it allows you to make the most of each moment and let go of all or nothing thinking which is often at the root of a struggle with food.
SESSION 3: INTERDEPENDENCE & CONNECTION (1.5 CPEs)
One of the most beautiful principles of mindfulness are the concepts of interdependence and connection. These concepts have powerful implications for a person who is desiring a peaceful, healthful relationship with food and their body. This session explores how the idea of interdependence can lead to greater connection and how connection is the key to unlocking your own inner wisdom around food and nutrition.
SESSION 4: THE ART OF EATING & THE ART OF LIVING (1.5 CPEs)
This session explores what mindful eating and mindful living actually look like from a practical perspective. How do you teach clients to approach food and your body mindfully? How does a person keep it all in balance and what does it actually look like? These questions and more will be explored in the final session of the workshop.
We will also lead you through a mindful eating exercise that you can use in session with clients to help them connect to their bodies and food while eating. This is going to be a fun-filled day and our last group who did this training absolutely loved it! To read more about the previous Mindful Eating Workshop, click here.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions!
If you are someone who is actively struggling with disordered eating, this workshop might not be the best place for you to start. We would suggest working with someone one-on-one to focus on all aspects of your relationship with food. If you aren’t sure, feel free to reach out directly with questions and we can help you decide if this is the right fit for you.