Lovingkindness as the 6th Food Group: Adding Emotional Nourishment to Mindful Eating

  • 28 Oct 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • FREE Teleconference - offered by donation

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Loving-kindness is a specific kind of love conceptualized in various spiritual traditions, both among theologians and spiritual practitioners, as a form of love characterized by acts of kindness. 


It is typically manifested as friendliness, tenderness and consideration toward others and towards oneself.  In fact, offering oneself genuine feelings of care, tenderness and mercy are more difficult than one would imagine. It's easy to swallow feelings of self-hatred and anger. But how easy is it to munch on and digest kindness and appreciation towards oneself? This teleconference is designed to help attendees develop a daily lovingkindness practice that nourishes one's heart just as physical food nourishes one's body. 


We will review the benefits of lovingkindness, acknowledge some of the roadblocks and practice the traditional lovingkindness meditation taught by the Buddha more than 2,500 year ago. No previous meditation practice is necessary. All are welcome from Advanced Practitioners, Professionals and New Comers to Mindful Eating. Let's practice and feast on one of the tastiest and most satisfying forms of nourishment of all!


Lovingkindness as the 6th Food Group: Adding Emotional Nourishment to Mindful Eating

October 28, 2016, 1 pm EST

Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what lovingkindness is, what it is not, and how it relates to mindful eating;
  • List some of the benefits and pitfalls to lovingkindness practice;
  • Explore how to integrate lovingkindness practice into your mindful eating practice.

Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and a mindful eating education since the mid-1980's. For nine years, she worked as the psychological consultant to Weight Watchers International where she helped develop their behavioral weight management program which included mindful eating and feeding the hungry. She has written two best selling books, "The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems" and "Who by Water: Reflections of a Tsunami Psychologist. She is currently writing a new book on desire. Dr. Kabatznick lives in Berkeley, CA and works with clients throughout the Bay Area, the US and abroad.


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