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Mindful eating workshop
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City/Town: Zurich
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Location: gesundheitspraxis enge

Enjoy, appreciate and savour your meal! A no-diet approach! Discover a new relationship with the food!

In a world of multitasking and fast-food, mindless eating is all too common. We have less and less time and ability to stop, stay focused and get in touch with our inner selves – our thoughts, feelings, sensations. If we are distracted while eating or if we eat and we are consumed by worries, fears and urgent tasks, we are eating a lot of stress and this is harmful for our bodies and minds. Practiced over time, this mindless eating habit may lead to many unhealthy side effects: poor digestion, discomfort after meals, fatigue, weight imbalances, and disconnection with our food.

If the mind is "multitasking" during eating, critical signals that regulate food intake may not be received by the brain. If the brain does not receive certain messages that occur during eating, such as sensation of taste and satisfaction, it may fail to register the event as "eating". This scenario can lead to the brains continuing to send out additional signals of hunger, increasing the risk of overeating and other imbalances.

Mindful eating involves paying full attention to the experience of eating and drinking, both inside and outside the body. Food is a powerful sensual experience that engages all our senses. We pay undivided attention to the colours, smells, textures, flavours, temperatures and even the sounds (crunch) of our food. We become fully engaged in the present moment.

Topics covered in the course include:

• Mindfulness – what is all about?
• Our 40.000 year old brain and 21st century mind – how to make peace between them?
• Mindful eating – becoming a skilled eater: attentive, eating for the right purpose and having a sense of control!
• Working with our thoughts and emotions;
• Meditative practices: learning to tune in to your body’s sensations, including hunger;
• Experiencing mindful eating together –sharing and questions.

Date: 16th February, from 10.00 am – 1.30pm

Venue: gesundheitspraxis enge, alfred-escherstrasse 36, 8002 Zurich

Cost: 80chf, including a light meal and handouts

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