How Do I Know I am Hungry? Incorporating the Stomach Meter

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In this 60 minute presentation and discussion, you will be introduced to the Stomach Meter and the How Do I know I am Hungry assessment tool to use with your clients. You will also be introduced to the techniques for teaching a meditation practice known as Linking Emotions to Physical Sensations in the Body to help your clients recognize the physical sensations of emotions that may lead them to eat to numb difficult feelings. These practices are foundational to the Mindful Eating-Conscious Living program and have consistently proven beneficial in rediscovering a healthy and joyful relationship to food.

Learning Objectives

    1. How to Use the Stomach Meter with clients
    2. Learn how to lead clients in a Hunger Assessment meditation
    3. Practice and Learn how to guide clients in Linking Emotions with Physical Sensations in the Body

    About the Presenter

    Sharon A. Suh is a Level II certified Mindful Eating-Conscious Living teacher (ME-CL, UC San Diego) and a Professor of Buddhism at Seattle University. She received her Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University and is author of: Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community (University of Washington Press, 2004); Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film (Bloomsbury Press, 2015); and Occupy This Body: A Buddhist Memoir (Sumeru Press, 2019). Her academic work explores racialized trauma experienced by people of color and emphasizes the importance of Trauma-Informed embodiment practices such as meditation and yoga that can increase the capacity for resilience.

    She is interested in somatic awareness and the generative possibilities of mindfulness, neuroscience, and trauma-informed yoga for healing. She served on the Board of Directors of Yoga Behind Bars and has completed the YBB Trauma-Informed Yoga training; Yoga 4 Trauma certification and extensive work in trauma-informed yoga for transcending sexual assault. She teaches barre for fun and lives in Seattle with her two daughters, husband, and two dogs. You can find her work in mindful eating at

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