Mindful Eating Group Classes
Are you tired of diets, scales and tracking your food and eating? Are you looking for a way to tune into your body’s need for nourishment and your innate desire for self-acceptance and satisfaction? Are you trying to achieve balance in your behaviors around food selection and eating? Mindful eating is an approach that focuses on enjoying food and eating, recognizing and honoring the body’s signals around hunger and fullness, and helping people navigate hurdles on their unique paths toward nourishment and satisfaction. Group classes provide a safe space for learning, sharing and practicing mindful eating techniques.
Foundations of Mindful Eating (Mindful Eating 1)
Explore the principles of mindful eating in this introductory group class. Based on the original, evidence-based MB-EAT program, this series of classes will cover basic concepts of mindful eating including inner/outer wisdom, hunger awareness and taste satisfaction, mini-meditations, acceptance and forgiveness around food, and eating for quality over quantity. Note that this class is not focused on weight loss, but mindful eating principles can be used with any type of eating plan you may be following.
Tools and Techniques of Mindful Eating (Mindful Eating 2)
Building upon the content in Mindful Eating 1, this series of group classes delves further into the various techniques and tools available through mindful eating training and how to integrate those into your lifestyle. Topics to be covered include eating in response to stress and emotions, cravings, making mindful choices and breaking eating behavior chains. Note that this class is not focused on weight loss, but mindful eating principles can be used with any type of eating plan you may be following.
Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and is a certified Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) instructor and Mindful and Instinctive Eating Practitioner (MIEP). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition from Michigan State Univ. and a Master’s degree in nutrition communications from Boston Univ. She is an adjunct faculty nutrition instructor at SMCC and is the owner of NutriComm Inc., a nutrition consulting and communications business in South Portland.