You have to walk the path…
but you can dance along the way
Daily we swim in an ocean of acronyms so let’s just be clear about what ME-CL stands for:
Mindful Eating-Conscious Living.
Anyway you read it — Mindful Eating Conscious Living or Mindful Living Conscious Eating — it’s about the same thing: being awake and aware so that we can fully enjoy everything about being alive, including eating.
ME-CL is an 8-session program that focuses on helping people re-establish a healthy and joyful relationship with food and eating. This program has been designed by experienced mindfulness practitioners/instructors who work with people struggling with disordered eating and body image. After listening to the experiences of thousands of people who find that dieting does not work, and finding a similar consensus in the medical literature, the instructors have made a responsible commitment not to advocate diets or focus on weight.
Throughout the program mindful eating exercises, simple meditations, gentle movement, helpful information and discussion lay down a path that if taken in small steps, can lead to knowing how to better take care of yourself.
The Eight Sessions
1. What is Mindfulness? Why and how to apply it to eating
2. Slowing Down/Pausing and Hunger
3. Fullness and Satisfaction
4. Identifying Conditioned Patterns around Eating
5. Emotions and Body Awareness
6. Food and Mood
8. Working with Heart Hunger