Mindful Eating Dinner Workshop
By Cissy Brady-Rogers
Our recent Mindful Eating Dinner workshop was a great success. 14 women gathered for an evening of slowing down, savoring each bite, honoring our bodies and celebrating the abundance we’ve been given.
Why mindful eating?
In our diet-obsessed but food abundant society, rather than being a joyful and nurturing experience, eating is often fraught with anxiety, distraction and guilt. While we may know that eating with attention could be helpful, deeply engrained patterns of relating to food and the hectic pace of life often undermines our efforts.
Mindful eating is a powerful tool for taking ownership of your relationship with food. It can help you look at food differently.
As one participant put it, “I came away with a new insight that my relationship with food is MY relationship. No one else gets to tell me how, what, when or why I should eat.”
Beyond eating, it was a remarkable time of community. Most of the women didn’t know each other. But by the end of the night, we were in such harmony with one another that an impromptu jam session burst forth.
Christie Tcharkhoutian, a licensed marital and family therapist, described her experience in a thank you email. Thanks to Christie for letting us share her review so others can get a “taste” of what’s in store for them at our next mindful eating workshop.
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The Mindful Eating Workshop Dinner was the one of the most memorable & enjoying evenings I’ve ever experienced. Upon entering the serene, warm & welcoming home; I instantly felt comforted and “at home.”
The women around the dinner table were all very friendly, creating a peaceful, non-judgmental environment. I loved the setting and the atmosphere, especially being around the dinner table, learning & experiencing together.
I appreciated the facilitation and leadership. The workshop was informative and educational with handouts being provided, but also very conversational. I appreciated the openness and authenticity of all the women in the group. Their willingness to be vulnerable is a testament to the authenticity, vulnerability and openness of the leadership and group facilitation. They created a safe space to talk about our struggles with food.
The dinner and community at the end was magnetic. The connections and engagement of all the women there was nothing short of magical! A sense of gratitude, appreciation & mindfulness of being in that moment was very powerful and will last within me for a long time to come.
If you’re hungry for a mindful eating workshop sooner than later, we can come to you. Gather a group of women at your home and we’ll work with you to facilitate your own event. Contact us for details.