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Date(s) - 09/09/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CHWC Bryan Hospital

A way to reduce stress
with Lorraine M. Hobbs, M.A.
Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

What is mindful eating?
Based on the work of Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSD, this introductory workshop is not designed to help us lose or gain weight, but to help us lose the weight of the mind’s unhappiness with eating and dissatisfaction with food. Mindful eating involves purposefully and non-judgmentally paying attention to what is happening right now within your body, mind and heart, as well as what is happening outside in the environment. We will explore the “nine hungers” including eye, nose, touch, ear, mouth, stomach, body, mind and heart hunger that commonly drive our eating, which can lead to fewer automatic responses and more conscious choices related to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors associated with eating and your body satisfaction. As a result, you can learn once again to feed yourself well and eat with pleasure vs. reacting to levels of stress, worry, fear, anxiety with unhelpful eating habits.

When mindful eating is a regular part of your life, eating and food can be transformed from a source of distress to a source of self-understanding, satisfaction, and even joy!
Lorraine Hobbs M.A. is the Director of Youth and Family Programs at U.C. San Diego Center for Mindfulness.  As a family therapist and former clinical director of adolescent treatment programs, Lorraine is committed to helping teens and families achieve greater emotional health and wellbeing through Mindfulness-Based Interventions. During her tenure at the Center for Mindfulness, she has developed and implemented curricula in mindfulness training for multiple age groups. She is co-author of Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens & Young Adults, endorsed by Kristen Neff, Ph.D. & Chris Germer, Ph.D. Lorraine provides teacher training in this curriculum worldwide.

Lorraine is a certified MBSR (Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction), MSC (Mindful Self-Compassion) teacher.  She offers 5-day intensives and two-day core skills training in MBSR and MSC.  She is also certified to teach CCARE (Compassion Cultivation, Altruism, Research & Education), a year-long training program created by clinical psychologists and contemplative scholars at Stanford University.  Lorraine is director of the Mindfulness Adolescent Teacher Certification Program at UCSD CFM.

All fees related to this class are paid by Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC)

Program by Lorraine M. Hobbs, M.A. Director, Youth & Family Programs, UCSD Center for Mindfulness Dept.,  Integrative Medicine

Fully funded by CHWC


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