Beyond this bite: Mindful Eating, Food Literacy, and Therapeutic Horticulture

In earlier posts, I’ve unpacked the definition of mindful eating as it relates to our personal experience and the larger food system, briefly discussed the concept of food literacy, and encouraged us all to play with growing our own food – whether it’s on a window sill, in a patio container, or in a front yard garden. In addition, be sure to visit the Resources page for links on all of these topics, and check back frequently for updates.

I’ve spent much of the past twenty years introducing group and individual psychotherapy clients to mindful eating education and in my free time, digging deeply into my own edible gardens. On August 20, 2020, I’ll be releasing the first of a series of low-cost educational videos on topics about which I’m deeply passionate. We’ll begin with Beyond This Bite: Mindful Eating, Food Literacy, and Therapeutic Horticulture.

Maybe you’ve just discovered mindful eating, or perhaps you’ve practiced for years. Start anew with this 45-minute on-demand webinar and learn how to connect more intimately with your food.

During this educational video, you will learn:

  • Basic mindful eating practices (including awareness of hunger);
  • Facts and myths about mindful eating as a movement;
  • How mindful eating can lead to improved mind/body health;
  • The benefits of savoring to enhance the pleasure of your meals;
  • Mindful eating’s connection to food literacy (the understanding of our place in and relationship to the larger food system);
  • The mindful path back to your own food heritage;
  • Mindful edible gardening tips from the world of therapeutic horticulture.

The Beyond This Bite webinar will leave you with a realistic plan to integrate mindful eating and therapeutic horticulture into daily life, and additional steps to deepen your relationship with food. ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Appropriate for those exploring these topics on a personal basis as well as healthcare professionals interested in integrating such practices into culturally sensitive, trauma-informed treatment programs.

More details and advance purchase available in early August 2020. I’ll be offering online individual sessions for those who would like to further discuss applications of Beyond This Bite, and a new online group program, Sow to SAVOR, will be launching in September 2020.

Please note that SAVOR Project educational offerings are not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. Always seek consultation with a licensed healthcare professional if you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder or other mental health condition. Participation in educational services does not constitute a psychotherapeutic relationship, which should always include an informed consent process, a comprehensive clinical assessment, and a collaborative plan with designated treatment goals.