There are many reasons why we eating mindlessly ranging from excessive hunger, to habit, to not knowing mindful eating practices. Another reason is to numb pain, consciously or unconsciously, and thus betray the thoughts, feelings and sensations that so desperately need our attention. Instead of staying with the pain at the various levels we may be experiencing them, we act out against it by eating mindlessly, keeping us in a perpetual cycle of betrayal which keeps us away from the satisfaction and peace of mind we are seeking.
Whether done consciously or unconsciously, eating that leads to blockading our direct experience, becomes routine as awareness weakens. But this cycle can be broken as we are willing to be loyal to what is happening in the moment, by feeding our attention with awareness instead of with more and more food.
Participants will explore the following questions:
1 What is the relationship between mindless eating and self-betrayal?
2 What keeps us in this this vicious cycle?
3 How do we practice mindful eating, self-loyalty and compassion?
Mindless Eating as a Form of Self-Betrayal
August 16, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Offered by donation, $5 suggested
1 CE approved for RD's - issued by Skelly Skills
Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D., is a social psychologist who has specialized in mindful eating since 1985. For nine years, she was the Psychologist for Weight Watchers International where she helped develop their behavioral
weight management program. Dr. Kabatznick served on the TCME Board for 5 years and is currently on the TCME Board of Advisors.
She is the author of two best-selling books, "The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems" and "Who by Water: Reflections of a Tsunami Psychologist." Dr. Kabatznick works with clients via Skype seeking help with eating, depression and relationship issues.