Mindful Meditation Practice and Scientific Theory

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A formal mindful meditation practice is essential to increase awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and body sensations that drive us to eat mindlessly.

In this two-part webinar series, we discuss and explore 2 different formal meditation practices that can help us become more awake in our daily lives.

In part one of the series, we briefly review what mindfulness is, its history and benefits as a practice. Together, we will practice a Body Scan meditation. Then, we will review the scientific theory that helps to explain how this particular meditation can re-wire the brain and reduce disordered eating behaviors. Participants will be provided a Body Scan audio file to practice throughout the week.

In the second part, we will discuss and experience Sitting Meditation, a formal meditation practice that can re-wire the brain to become more attentive in our daily lives. We will also explore the neurological correlates of this practice, and discuss how this practice can improve our ability to respond to life, rather than reacting in mindless ways.

Learning Objectives - Part 1

  • Participants will describe a body scan meditation practice
  • Participants will summarize the benefits of a body scan meditation to enhance mindful eating

Learning Objectives - Part 2

  • Participants will describe a mindful sitting meditation practice
  • Participants will summarize the neurological underpinnings of the sitting meditation that can enhance mindful eating

Mindful Meditation Practice and Scientific Theory

Recorded June 11 & 18, 2018

This is the third in our 6-part Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series.

$15 TCME Members, $30 Non-members

Not a member? Take 50% off the cost of this program with an annual membership today!

Sharon Theroux is a licensed psychologist, board certified neuropsychologist, certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor, and mindful eating teacher, working in private practice since 1995.

She specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety,

chronic pain, addictions, and problematic eating behaviors. She is founder of the South Florida Center for Mindfulness, and co-founder of International Seminars Group.

She serves on the board of the Center for Mindful Eating (TCME).


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