Mindful Eating: 8 Week Group

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Mindful Eating: 8 Week Group

April 4

April 4 – June 6, 2020 (excluding May 16 and 30)

Orientation Session: March 25, 2020

WHAT IS MINDFUL EATING?

Mindful eating helps you develop a new relationship with food:

  • Differentiate physical hunger from emotional hunger.
  • Give yourself permission to enjoy eating.
  • Balance knowledge about nutrition with your unique food preferences and lifestyle.

Mindful eating is an approach to food and eating that fosters greater awareness of the relationship between your  thoughts, emotions and eating behaviour. It helps you be flexible in how you understand food and eating. You develop an approach  that is accepting and joyful. Mindful eating decreases overeating, binge eating and emotional eating. Mindful eating is not a diet or weight loss plan; it is  a way of relating to food and to your body that is compassionate and balanced.

WHO IS THE GROUP FOR?

All who struggle with overeating, binge eating and emotional eating. No previous experience with mindfulness is required.  Please note that we will practice mindful eating in the majority of sessions. To obtain the greatest benefit, it is important to participate as fully as possible. If you have allergies or specific dietary needs, please notify us at the time of registration. We will make every effort to accommodate.

MINDFUL EATING GROUPS

The Mindful Eating group meets weekly with the following goals:

  • To gain greater awareness of the relationship between thoughts, emotions and eating.
  • To learn to respond to these with greater balance and flexibility.

Mindful eating creates a greater sense of ease and enjoyment with eating. However, in learning mindful eating, difficult emotions and memories related to food, eating and body image may arise. We will not focus on working through these experiences. Instead, we will develop skills to respond to these experiences in wise ways.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

By participating in this group, you will learn to:

  • Practice mindful eating in your daily life.
  • Apply your awareness of physical signals of hunger and being “full” so that you make wise eating decisions.
  • Apply a variety of mindfulness practices including mindfulness of breathing and walking.
  • Understand how to balance knowledge about healthy nutrition with your unique needs and lifestyle.
  • Practice making more skillful decisions about eating.

THE GROUP LEADERS

Dr. Susan Wnuk

Dr. Susan Wnuk is a clinical psychologist. She provides a therapeutic environment that is accepting, kind and encouraging. She enjoys collaborating with clients to find new ways of responding to difficult experiences so that they can lead more fulfilling lives. Susan believes that with practice, we can all become more skillful in meeting life’s challenges.


Dr. Sarah Royal

Dr. Sarah Royal is a clinical psychologist. She takes a warm, non-judgmental, and active approach to treatment and collaborates with clients to explore and accept their life experiences and meet their goals.  Sarah  enjoys working with clients to improve their relationship with food.


Susan and Sarah have extensive experience working with people with eating disorders. Both are skilled Dialectical Behaviour (DBT)  therapists.


CLASS SCHEDULE

This 8-week group begins on April 4, 2020. Each session is two hours and will occur weekly from 10.00a – 12.00p, excluding May 16 and 30. Please note that the group on May 9 will be from 1:30p – 3:30p.

ORIENTATION SESSION

There will be an orientation session on Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 7.00p – 8:30p. The cost for the orientation session is $50.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Each group session includes short talks, guided mindfulness and mindful eating practices, group discussion and home practices.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

You will be asked to complete a 10-minute telephone interview to make sure the group is a good fit for you.  During the phone call you will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the group.

If you would like to register or if you have inquiries about our Mindful Eating group, please contact CMBH:

REGISTRATION FEE

$120/2-hour group session. Payment by credit card.

Upon registration, a credit card can be kept on file. With your authorization it will be charged following each session.

Fees may be covered by extended health plans. Please check with your insurer.

CANCELLATION POLICY

You will be charged if you are a no-show to a group session. An absence is considered a no-show if you do not provide 48 hours’ notice.

WHO WE ARE

The Centre for MindBody Health is a warm and supportive environment. Our clinic brings together a community of skilled health care practitioners. We specialize in compassionate, evidence-based, emotion-focused and mindfulness-based psychotherapies.

Details

Date:
April 4
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Venue

CMBH
250 Eglinton Ave West, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1A7 Canada
Phone:
416-855-CMBH (2624)
Website:
https://www.cmbh.space