Mindfulness Skills for Changing Your Relationship with Food

Learning to handle stress is an important aspect of enhancing physical and emotional well-being, and is a foundation for achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight.  This program gently trains participants to slow down, recognize the warning signs of stress reactions, and stay focused and relaxed in ways that enhance the body’s natural abilities to reduce stress, and the mind’s ability to choose healthy responses.

Participants will learn mindfulness skills to reduce emotion- driven eating, explore food craving, increase body awareness, experience the power of self-kindness in the process of change, and create a healing partnership between mind and body.

Class Format:

  • Practice in Mindfulness Skills
  • Educational Presentations
  • Guided Mindful Eating Experiences
  • Group Discussion
  • Guided Mindful Movement

Participants will receive audio recordings and course materials for guidance with home practice.  Participants should be prepared to practice at least 30 minutes each day to fully integrate these practices into daily life.

Course Dates: Tuesdays, February 11 - March 18
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am 
Location: UNC Wellness Center at Meadowment, 100 Sprunt St. Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Course Cost:  $285

To register, download and complete the registration form and email to mindfulness@med.unc.edu. Questions?  Phone 919-966-8586.


Pic of S. LoringCourse instructor Sasha Loring, M.Ed., LCSW, is a psychotherapist and meditation teacher who has been leading mindfulness programs nationwide for over 30 years.  As a leader in the field of mindful eating she has developed  programs for major medical and diet centers in Durham, NC.  She has also taught the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course, led weight management support groups and worked individually with many people struggling with their weight.  Sasha Loring is the author of the book Eating with Fierce Kindness:  A Mindful and Compassionate Guide to Losing Weight. More information at:  www.sashaloring.com