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Mindful Eating & Stress Management Course


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🍲The Mindful Eating and Stress Management Course🥗
4 sessions ~ Thursdays ~ 5:30-7pm
May 10 - May 31

Joseph Wieliczko, PSY. D.
Joseph is offering the following course on Mindful Eating and Stress Management. In this program participants will learn how to eat more appropriately, enjoy eating, reduce stress in their lives and cope with the challenges of daily life.

Mindful eating enables one to attend to their body signals in order to decide what, when and how much to eat and drink. Usually one makes these decisions based on the sight, smell and taste of food, or based on their moods, emotions, thoughts and beliefs.

Mindfulness practices have been shown to reduce ones’ perception of stress, physical pain, anxiety and depressive thoughts, as well as promote greater problem solving ability, self compassion, creativity, learning and well-being.

Program Content
The program will emphasize both mindful eating and mindfulness practices.

Mindful Eating

In the session participants will:

· learn what mindful eating is

· learn the benefits of mindful eating

· practice mindful eating in session

· learn the 8 types of hunger

· learn how to understand and assess different types of hunger

· learn the 6 guidelines to mindful eating

· develop an ability to combat overeating, cravings and impulsive eating

· learn how thoughts, beliefs and mood affects eating habits

· identify your habits and patterns of eating

· develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating

learn how to assess genuine hunger (using a 10 point scale) from false hunger cues

learn concrete ways to slow down the eating experience and enjoy food more

learn how to develop inner & outer wisdom to improve your relationship to food

Mindfulness Practice
In the session participants participants will:

· learn what mindfulness is

· learn how to meditate

· learn mindful walking

· practice mindfulness meditation and walking in session

· learn a new way to understand what stress is and how to reduce it

· integrate formal and informal mindfulness practices in your life

· learn the difference between a response to stress vs. a reaction to stress

learn the importance of keeping your stress level down and how it benefits your eating habits

· learn the body scan

· learn what self-compassion is and how to practice it

· learn techniques to become less reactive and more responsive to daily stress (ex. STOP technique)

· Four 1 1/2 hour sessions: May 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st.

· Thursdays, 5:45-7:15pm.

· Participants will be given homework suggestions and receive take-home summaries of session material

Registration Fee

· Fee is $76.00 for the course. IYCC Members 20% discount ($61).

· Receipts are available for clients to submit for insurance reimbursement if needed