Mindful Eating Program (MB – EAT)

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program (MB-EAT)

Mindfulness for Healthy Eating and Well-Being

Have you ever felt that eating is more of a source of stress than pleasure?

You’re not alone. Many of us navigate complex emotions around food, often triggered by challenging emotions or stressful situations.

Frequently, our quest for solutions leads us to seek advice from others. While gaining insights from external sources is valuable, we often overlook the powerful answers that lie within us.

Rediscover the Joy of Eating

Imagine transforming your relationship with food into a celebration of joy, nourishment, and balance. Engaging with mindfulness practices allows us to connect or rekindle our relationship with our body’s wisdom. It empowers us to listen to our body’s cues in the present moment, free from judgment, criticism, or preconceived notions of how things should be. Utilizing mindfulness when eating opens the door to recognizing unhealthy eating habits and their triggers, thus enhancing our quality of life.

Program Structure

The MB-EAT is a 10-week program (2 h/session) open to all levels of mindfulness practice (previous meditation experience is not necessary). It includes two additional follow-up classes after the final session to support and evaluate continuous practice. Participants will engage in guided mindfulness meditations, apply mindfulness techniques to eating, and participate in exercises and activities designed to deepen their understanding of the relationship between food, their body, and themselves.

The program also provides opportunities for questions, self-reflection, and sharing experiences.

 Program Aim

Our goal with mindful eating practices is to cultivate a healthier and more balanced relationship with food and eating by promoting flexible eating behaviors and avoiding unsustainable restrictive habits.

The program focuses on enhancing participants’ awareness of hunger and satiety signals, promoting eating in response to physical needs over emotional triggers, and cultivating a deeper appreciation for the sensory pleasures of eating.

Outcomes

By the end of this program, participants will have learned strategies that will help you:

  • Develop a healthier relationship with yourself and with food
  • Regulate the different triggers that lead you to over-eat
  • Integrate knowledge about nutritional food values, exercise, and body wisdom to achieve a balanced diet and healthy weight
  • Feel comfortable eating all types of foods, freeing yourself from calory anxiety
  • Establish a new, flexible, healthier, and more sustainable mindset regarding nutritional patterns
  • Identify what, when, and how much food your body needs to stay fit and healthy

Suitability

Our program is tailored for anyone looking to transform their eating habits and foster a healthier relationship with their body. It has shown effectiveness in mitigating stress-related eating and positively impacting individuals with various dysfunctional eating patterns and obesity.

Whether you’re dealing with stress-related eating, striving for balance, or simply want to fully enjoy food, this training is designed for you.

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 encourage you to consult with your primary care physician to ensure this program aligns with your needs.

You can also contact us directly, before registering for the course if you wish to discuss whether the program is right for you and ensure your well-being throughout the training.

Your health and safety are our top priorities.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Facilitator Background

Enjoying a Delicious Matcha Shibuya Toast from Dopa, Sydney

Dr. Olga Lucia Gamboa Arana a cognitive neuroscientist, and psychotherapist, integrates her scientific expertise and practical knowledge into this program. Olga-Lucia’s journey into mindfulness and mindful eating began in her early thirties, navigating through the challenges of bulimia (which later evolved into bulimia-anorexia), a condition she battled since her teenage years. This personal experience led her to deepen her practice and expertise, becoming a mindfulness teacher, and integrating mindfulness into her research, as well as in therapy and coaching sessions. Her teaching style is open, direct, collaborative, and practical, tailored to support the unique path of each individual toward well-being.

Mindful Eating Training in Sydney - Schedule (2024)

Online 10-Week Mindful Eating Training

The Mindful Eating Program (MB-EAT) is a 10-week program (2 h/session). It includes two additional follow-up classes after the final session to support and evaluate continuous practice.

10-Week  (+ 2) Mindful Eating Training

Duration: 20 (+2) hours

Date: TBA

Venue: Zoom

Price: $880

Minimum number of attendees: 8

Personalized Mindful Eating Training

For personalized training, sessions within the Mindful Eating Program (MB-EAT) are customizable in both duration and focus to align with individual needs and goals.

Whether you aim to manage emotional and stress-related eating patterns or seek specific guidance on your journey toward a healthier relationship with food, our personalized training offers the dedicated attention needed to achieve your objectives. These tailored sessions are designed to provide focused, personal support, ensuring that your unique path to mindful eating is both effective and fulfilling.

Register for Your Free 15-Minute Session

In Person 10-Week Mindful Eating Training

The Mindful Eating Program (MB-EAT) is a 10-week program (2 h/session). It includes two additional follow-up classes after the final session to support and evaluate continuous practice.

10-Week  (+ 2) Mindful Eating Training

Duration: 20 (+2) hours

Date: TBA

Venue: Sydney City (exact location TBA)

Price: $1000

Fees include: Handouts and recorded practices for daily home practice.

Cancelation/Refund Policy

Participants are eligible for a full refund if they cancel their enrollment more than 7 days before the program’s start date. Please note that all refunds are subject to a small processing fee to cover administrative costs.

To cancel your enrollment and request a refund, please contact us with your registration details.

Get in Touch

For more details or to register, feel free to connect via email or phone. Alternatively, you can use the form below to send us your inquiries directly. We look forward to assisting you and will respond as promptly as possible.

Service Inquiry Form

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