Set in the stunning Tuki-Tuki Valley, this 8-week course of 2 hours per session (16 hours in total) is designed for women. Through it you will discover what causes body issues and conflicts around food. You will also learn skills to help transform and develop a healthier relationship with food and your body. When you develop a deeper awareness of what you are truly hungering for, you can develop ways to deal with the underlying emotional eating. This program is partly a mindfulness-based program, but also involves additional content from specialists in the field of Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating.
Set in the beautiful Tuki-Tuki valley, discover how through increased awareness of your body and surroundings, you can develop practical skills to help you recognise your internal cues and responses to situations. Understanding how you work is a powerful tool that you can apply to increase fulfillment and reduce stress. We need to make a space for our souls to refresh, so come with an open mind to make discoveries about yourself in the tranquil/retreat setting.
This 5-week mindfulness-based program of 1.5 hours each, has been has been developed by Diane under the supervision of Steve Flowers, the founder and director of the MBSR Clinic at the Enloe Medical Center in Chico, California. Steve was trained directly by Jon Kabat-Zinn , the original founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) being practiced all over the world.
Steve has completed training in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and is certified as an MBSR teacher from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he is also a supervisor in their MBSR teacher trainer program – Oasis.
Diane is a registered dietitian who has also invested enormously in her education in psychology, mindfulness training and the treatment of eating disorders but more importantly invests herself wholeheartedly in helping persons find effective ways to heal from very painful and difficult conditions and disorders.
To be effective in these fields takes a great deal more than formal education, even from such distinguished institutions as Oxford. To effectively help persons with the pain and suffering experienced in these kinds of disorders requires at least a commensurate personal investment in cultivating mindfulness, compassion and loving kindness skills.
These skills can only be learned in the cauldrons of human suffering, both in the rawness of our individual lives but also in serving the lives of others. It’s clear to me that Diane has spent a great deal of time in both.
I feel privileged and honoured to offer my recommendation and endorsement of Diane’s new program and would encourage anyone that is seeking help with these difficult conditions to spend time with her and her new program to see for yourself how your personal investment with her can benefit your life.
I’m confident that this is one investment you will be happy to have made!