Mindful Eating for Self-Care

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Mindful Eating for Self-Care

with Laurence Magro

Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 10:00am to 4:00pm

Mindful eating can become a practice of self-care through combining the tools of mindfulness practice and behavioral science to fundamentally change how we relate to food, mind and body. Do you eat when you are stressed out, bored or sad? Have you tried to eat more healthfully but just can’t seem to stick with it? Join Laurence Magro, psychotherapist and certified mindfulness educator on an exploration of habits of mind and heart around food and eating.

Through guided meditations, contemplations, individual and group exercises, dialogue and inquiry, as well as mindful movement practice, you will learn to:

• Identify physical and emotional triggers that set off food-related cravings
• Recognize your patterns or ‘eating scripts’ and automatic behaviors around food
• Understand how habit loops arise and can be modified
• Become familiar with the set of mind/body tools devised by psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer MD to address unhelpful habits and ride out cravings
• Explore a set of body-specific meditation practices conducive to self-compassion and acceptance
• Strengthen overall life-enhancing behaviors and actions

This day long workshop is open to meditation practitioners of all levels. Discover an innovative and compassionate approach to develop a sustainable, balanced relationship to this life-sustaining activity.

Note: Bring a homemade or store-bought lunch to the event, as lunch will be part of the mindful eating practice.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.

Registration Fees include Teacher Support

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

*Benefactor Level: Supports NYI’s ability to offer the Subsidized Base.

**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.

***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.

If you have questions about your registration (cancellation policy, membership discount, email confirmation, etc.), please read our FAQs. If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please email registration@nyimc.org.

If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing registration@nyimc.org.



Laurence Magro

Laurence Magro, MS, MBA, LMHC is a psychotherapist and certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher (UMass Center for Mindfulness) specializing in mindfulness-based therapies and integrative approaches. For the last 15 years as a practicing therapist and mindfulness trainer with a personal yoga, Qigong and meditation practice, Laurence has drawn on Eastern contemplative traditions and recent advances in mind/body research to inspire and empower people to heal and grow.

Laurence has taught a wide range of training programs to organizations, healthcare professionals and educators. She is a qualified instructor of the Eat Right Now program developed by addiction and behavioral health expert Dr. J. Brewer M.D (Brown University) to support individuals wishing to change their relationship to food and eating.

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