“We repeat what we don't repair.” – Judson Brewer
The “why, what and how” of eating is something that we can become more mindful of and as a result, gain greater awareness and understanding into this aspect of our life. With greater awareness comes the ability to make wiser choices – ones that bring us into greater alignment with how we want to live and be in relationship to eating and food. ⠀
This six-week program is not about weight loss (although that may happen) it’s about learning to understand how our brain and mind work, and impact behaviour, so that we can use this understanding to unwind highly conditioned (and often unhelpful) habits and automatic behaviours, as well as develop new adaptive ones.
This is six-week course is based on the science of mindfulness-based behaviour hange and the Eat Right Now Program (ERN), an evidence-based program that was found to reduce food-related cravings among participants by 40%. Learn more.
The ERN program was developed by Dr. Judson Brewer, an MD PhD addiction psychiatrist, New York Times Bestselling author and thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery,” having combined, over 25 years of experience with mindfulness and scientific research.
Some of the themes covered in this six-week program include:
The format of this six-week program weaves together, experiential exercises and practices, instruction, inquiry and dialogue for deepening understanding, practice application, and integrating habit change into your life.
As part of this program, participants who wish to use the Eat Right Now app will receive it for free for use for up to 60 days. The app is designed to go at your own pace and includes short daily lessons, guided meditations and exercises (10-15 minutes a day) and access to a global online community and a live weekly Zoom call with Dr. Brewer himself and other expert facilitators.
This six-week program is designed to support and re-enforce the learnings in the ERN app as well as to provide an opportunity to dive deeper (through inquiry) into your experience around behaviours you want to change. It is both excellent for use with the app, as well as for those who may prefer not to use app-based learning (they too will learn the key concepts and practices.)
Tuesdays — 12:00-1:15 p.m. (EST) April 5 to May 10
Facilitator: Jennifer Innes (link)