Befriending Your Body & Mindful Eating

Join us for this all inclusive retreat with Dr. Susan Wnuk, Ph.D., C. Psych. and Chau Du, MSc., RYT, where you will learn to befriend your body through mindful eating. Mindful eating involves paying attention to all your senses while eating, including the taste, appearance, aromas, and physical sensations. Over time, practicing mindful eating helps you to make wiser, more balanced choices about food and eating. Mindful eating is about creating a new relationship with food and your body, rather than a type of diet. It involves paying attention to your body’s signals of hunger and fullness, your food preferences and knowledge, and your own history, culture and experience.

Integrating mindfulness practice with skills from clinical psychology, Susan and Chau will guide you to connect with your inner and outer wisdom in making choices to nourish your body and mind. In this retreat, they will facilitate various mindfulness practices, including eating and walking meditation, and mindfulness of the breath and body to cultivate awareness and nourishment. Additional practices to foster self-compassion and acceptance will be integrated. They will also summarize research on the science of mindfulness and how this information can be applied to your daily life. Susan and Chau will provide a welcoming environment for participants to share their experiences, ask questions, and trouble-shoot obstacles to their unique practices.

Coverage for up to $500 for registered psychological services may be available through your extended health care plan or insurance. Please contact your insurance provider for information. A receipt will be provided by Dr. Susan Wnuk upon request.
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