Mindful Eating – May 2018

$358.00 $318.00

Including GST


Mindful Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Health and Coping


Presenter: Pavel Somov, PhD


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Sydney 13 March 2018 SMC Conference and Function Centre
Melbourne 16 March 2018 Bayview on the Park

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Help your clients achieve exactly what they want when it comes to emotional eating.


  • Learn to use food on occasion to feel better and avoid binge eating or self-restricting roller coaster
  • Learn how to feel in control and have a treat
  • You don’t have to feel bad or guilty about emotional eating
  • Learn how NOT to completely eliminate emotional eating and to be healthy at the same time – a Harm Reduction Approach


Join psychologist Pavel Somov, PhD., in this practical and original workshop to learn how you can help your clients take control over emotional eating as a way of coping.  Pavel Somov is author of seven books on mindfulness, including Mindful Emotional Eating, Reinventing the Meal, and Eating the Moment.


He proposes that emotional eating is a legitimate form of self-care and he teaches clients and clinicians how to “leverage more coping per calorie.” He has given a “cultural permission” to eat emotionally — with mindfulness-based tools to do so in moderation and without self-judgment and self-loathing.  Numerous original exercises and meditative techniques will guide a more conscious alliance with food during moments of emotional distress.  This workshop will go far beyond “eating the raisin”.  It will provide you with a toolbox of mindfulness based techniques you can teach your clients so that they are more in control of their eating habits, weight, health and well-being.


You will learn how to teach your clients to reconnect with body, mind, and world with a three-course approach to mindful eating. You will participate in mindfulness exercises to help your clients slow down and enjoy food, pattern-interruption meditations to infuse presence into eating, and unique stress management tips to prevent emotional overeating. In addition, you will discover a wealth of philosophical perspectives that will inspire you to focus on the quality of the eating experience, rather than on the quantity of what is eaten. Dr Somov will also teach you how you can help your clients embrace the ritual of eating and discover the power of mindful meditation in the process.  This workshop will ultimately change the way you and your clients view the meals—as not only sustenance for the body, but for the soul as well.


It is a unique, original program and the workshops will only be provided in two locations: Sydney and Melbourne.


  • APS: Activities do not need to be endorsed by APS. Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity
  • AASW: Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity
  • ACA: Members can accrue 14 CPD points by participating in this activity
  • PACFA: Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity


A certificate of attendance will be emailed to participants following the workshop.