Do you feel guilty when you eat?
Would you like to recover the joy of eating while achieving a healthier body & restoring your inner balance?
We spend so much time searching around, asking and following tips from others, without realizing that many of the answers we need are inside us.
To get in contact or reinforce our relationship with the wisdom of our body, mindfulness practices are essential to be able to understand what our body is telling us in the present moment, without judgments, criticisms or characterizations of how things should be.
Using mindfulness in the context of eating is very useful because it gives us the opportunity to become aware of those unhealthy eating habits that minimize our quality of life. Thus, the goal of mindful eating practices is to help us fully reconnect with the joy of eating, using flexible eating behavioral patterns and avoiding restrictive behaviors because those are unsustainable.
About Our Mindful Eating Classes
Our mindful eating classes are based on the “Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Training Program” designed by Prof. Jean Kristeller, a clinical and research psychologist with more than three decades of experience in the area of eating disorders and obesity.
Prof. Kristeller, combined mindfulness technique and science-based approaches related to body and mind self-regulation to develop the “Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Training Program | (MB-EAT)”. This course was designed aiming to teach people different skills that will lead them to re-structure their eating and activity patterns, recover the joy of eating while achieving a healthy weight.
You will learn techniques that will help you:
Structure of the Program (10+2 w)
The MB-EAT is a 10-week program open to all levels of mindfulness practice (there is not need of previous meditation experience). There are two extra follow up classes after the last session to support and assess the ongoing practice.
During these classes, you will be learning guided mindfulness meditations, mindfulness techniques applied to eating, exercises and activities to help you explore further your relationship with food and your body. There will also be space for inquiries, self-reflection and experience sharing.
If you are looking to change your eating patterns and to improve the relationship you have with your body this program is for you.
This methodology has proven to be effective reducing stress-related eating, and have a positive impact in people with different dysfunctional eating patterns and obesity.
The methodology used during the MB-EAT program is not a clinical intervention or therapy and as such is not provided to replace medical procedures intended to treat eating disorders. In case of doubt, we ask you to please consult with the appropriate specialist or health care professional to make sure that this type of program is suitable for you.
Min. Capacity: 5 people
This class series runs over 9 sessions on Wednesdays at the same time every week starting on the 24th of March at the same time. Sessions 10, 11 & 12 will run in June and July (see dates below)
Time: 5:15 – 7:15 Sydney
About the Teacher
Dr. Olga-Lucia Gamboa-Arana PhD, is a Cognitive Neuroscientist with more than a decade of expertise in the field of Brain plasticity and Neuromodulation and a Specialisation in Emotional Intelligence and Stress Management. She is a life coach, a certified teacher of the Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Training program (MB-EAT) and a qualified teacher of mindfulness and self-compassion.
She is finalizing her second bachelor degree in Psychology and has started a Master in Psychopatology and Clinical intervention.
Part of her scientific research is dedicated to understanding how we forget painful memories, a process essential for our wellbeing, that seems to be faulty in pathologies such as anxiety or depression. She is currently running together with Professor Irina Harris at the University of Sydney, a project on this topic.
Olga-Lucia discovered mindfulness and mindful eating in her early thirties, when recovering from bulimia (which became later bulimia-anorexia), a condition she suffered since being a teenager. Having experienced the benefits of these beautiful practices she decided to learn to be able to spread the word, so that others can profit from this life-changing practices.
Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Training
If you want to start to change your relationship with food, this MB-EAT Program is your first step to achive it.