This eight week mindfulness course in Oxford will support participants to understand their eating habits and to bring balance and enjoyment to food and eating.
Dates and venue
The course will run every Wednesday night from October the 8th to November the 26th 2014, 6pm to 8pm for 8 weeks. It will be held at the North Oxford Association Community Centre in Summertown, Oxford. Information about parking and public transport near the venue is available on the Summertown website.
As part of the course there is also a Saturday morning session 9.30am to 2pm on November the 15th 2014.
How to book
About the course
The sessions will include eating exercises, discussion and simple breath and body mindfulness meditations to help us to:
- Step out of automatic pilot when we eat
- Re-connect with our internal signals of hunger and satisfaction
- See clearly our established habits and patterns around food
- Explore how food, mind and body interact
- Cultivate a new, balanced and kind approach to caring for ourselves
Mindfulness and mindful eating is known to help to establish healthy habits, maintain a healthy weight and reduce emotional eating.
The course is suitable for anybody who would like to understand their eating better. It is also a wonderful way to expand your mindfulness practice into new areas if you have previously taken part in another mindfulness course.
Audio recordings and eating exercises for home practice will be provided each week. These are an important part of the course and we suggest allowing 20 to 30 minutes each day throughout.
This Autumn's course includes a half day extended Saturday session to allow us to step out of the 'doing' and rushing of daily life for a morning of mindfulness practice and to experience a shared mindful meal.
The course is based on the work of clinician Jan Chozen Bays and mindfulness-based psychotherapist Char Wilkins; you may also like to get a copy of Jan's book to read during the course Mindful Eating: A guide to rediscovering a healthy and joyful relationship with food. The course will be led by Sophie Roberts, Registered Dietitian and mindfulness teacher - you can find out more about Sophie on our about page.
Places are limited to keep the group small. The course fee is £210 plus a booking fee.