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Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful: Soothe Your Way to Weight Loss


12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

  • Thursday, July 25, 2013

Food has the power to temporarily alleviate stress and sadness, and bring us comfort when we need it most. It’s no wonder experts estimate that 75 percent of overeating is triggered by our emotions, and not by physical hunger.
In this workshop you’ll learn:
1)  mindfulness skills and practices for calming your mind and relaxing
your body in times of stress;
2)  to end your dependence on eating as a means of coping with difficult
emotions. You’ll not only discover easy ways to soothe urges to overeat, you’ll also learn how to differentiate emotion-driven hunger from healthy hunger.
3)  To bring down your cortisol levels (the stress hormone that makes
you crave food) by slowing down your breathing intentionally.
4)  To reach for these tools instead of the refrigerator next time you
feel the urge to snack-these alternatives are just as satisfying!

This workshop is adapted from the work of Dr. Susan Albers, a psychologist who wrote 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food.

* Free light snack, while supplies last!

Register NOW to RESERVE your spot:

Room Name/Number: s214
Speaker/Performer: Ellen N. Resnick, LCSW
Open to Audiences: Faculty, Post-docs, Staff, Students
Event Types: Class, Wellness
Contact: Leeane Jensen
Job Title: Wellness Coordinator
Contact Phone: 415-514-4950
Contact Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)