Kindful eating: Adults part 1 and 2
A two day course for nutrition and counselling professionals working with adults with eating and weight concerns.
Learn how to help people move on from body shame and yo-yo dieting to make peace with food and their bodies. The approach is suitable for clients who struggle with eating including people with nutrition-sensitive conditions including diabetes, heart conditions and so on.
Part one explores the theory supporting a shift to kindful eating within an evidence-based approach focused on health-gain and body respect for all known as 'well now'. We will consider how to integrate non-behavioural determinants of health into the clinical conversation. When we are aware of how social factors influence health our interventions are more ethical, effective and scientifically robust.
Part two translates theory into practice. Kindful eating integrates mindfulness, acceptance and compassion to help people break the diet cycle. We also explore how social context, dietary habits and beliefs, body responses and emotional factors impact food choices. A focus is on supporting people to regain a sense of control and ease around food, feel confident in choosing foods to meet nutritional needs, and rediscover the pleasurable eating. Kindful eating is effective in improving dietary quality with measurable benefits on mental well-being and is therefore also relevant in eating disorder prevention and recovery.
About Lucy Aphramor
Dietitian Lucy Aphramor developed the concept of kindful eating as part of her Well Now philosophy. She is recognised internationally for her work integrating trauma, compassion and social justice into nutrition work.