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.

Finally, belatedly, sometime during Summer 2021 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. If you aren’t following my blog already, please do so (look for the link at the bottom) so you receive the announcement once I’m FINALLY finished with this educational video.

Maybe youโ€™ve just discovered mindful eating, or perhaps youโ€™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 eatingโ€™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.

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.

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