Mindfulness is a buzz word, which many individuals are starting to explore, however the practise has been used in multiple cultures worldwide forever to connect within oneself and the present moment. I am a mindfulness fan and decided to check out one of the latest innovators called The Mindfulness Project.
Their mission? To create a secular platform for teaching mindfulness as a life skill to as many Londoners as possible. Mindfulness is a scientifically-proven workout for the mind that produces happier heads and healthier bodies. Their goal is to make the practice hip and accessible, without dogma or hype. They bring together London’s best mindfulness teachers and importing lecturers from around the globe we will deliver programs that help people realize their full potential, improve their every-day lives, and take these qualities into the world.
The Mindful Eating workshop is a one day course delving into mindfulness in relation to eating and drinking! We seldom take the time to really gauge our hunger, focus on our food or even truly savour a few bites. As a result, we often eat when we’re not really hungry, and eat too fast, too much and too unhealthily. Diets that teach us to restrict our calorie intake or eliminate certain foods have proven to be unsustainable. Around 95% of people who lose weight by dieting will regain it in 1-5 years, and our dieting can cultivate an unhealthy relationship to food.
In this experiential workshop I learnt a variety of mindfulness techniques including eating exercises, self kindness, and guided meditations that help get to the heart of physical and emotional eating challenges. You learn how to replace self-criticism with self-nurturing, you’ll gain freedom from worries about food, eating, and weight. My experience was very positive, I enjoyed a new relationship with the colours, texture, sounds and sensations of regular foods. Mindful Meditation Boosts Creativity and Innovation and is an essential tool in modern lifestyle!