Drinking, drugs, food, even the internet, like so much of what we consume today, is processed, filled with sugar and sweets, or filth that is just not good for us.  Consuming mindfully means that we become aware of what we put in our bodies, our eyes, our ears, and minds so that we get good stuff that supports us and helps us to be strong and healthy.  In life, much of what we consume either “pays rent” or does not.  In fact, some of what we consume “destroys the house.  What we consume can help us to be less stressed and help us to operate with health, awareness and a sense of well being.  

This program was originally funded and supported by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to address mindless eating, stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity. Through the application of mindfulness meditation, we make a difference in how we relate to food and life. Our program is for anyone that might find that they need to practice more mindfulness around food, or desserts that cause them issues, either physically or psychologically.  You can take this program with a group, or as an individual.

Informed by Judd Brewer, and Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), this work uses Dr. Jean Kristeller’s research program and principles of food intake regulation. This program employs mindfulness meditation, eating exercises, didactic instruction, and self-reflection to cultivate mindful awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship with eating and weight. This program is taught by Keith Fiveson, a Certified MB-EAT facilitator.

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