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We reserve the right to cancel a class or special event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event you’ve registered for, you will be offered a full refund. If an event has to be postponed for any reason, you will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer your registration to the same event at the new, future date. If you cancel, we apply a 5% credit processing fee and the refunded amounts are listed below:

MBSR, MSC, & MBHC, Mindfulness for Beginners & Special Events

7 days – 95% Refund
<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

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>7 days – 95% Refund
<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

Residential Retreats

> 8 weeks – amount paid less $100
4-8 weeks – amount paid less $175
2-4 weeks – amount paid less $300
< 2 weeks – No refund

Residential Retreats with Financial Support:

> 8 weeks – amount paid less $75
4-8 weeks – amount paid less $100
2-4 weeks – amount paid less $200
< 2 weeks – No refund

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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • Dates
    • Thursday, July 25, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PT

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Cultivate greater present-moment awareness in everyday life through the lens of mindful eating. Practicing mindful eating is an opportunity to foster wholesome change in many facets of our lives. Nourish yourself with the lasting inner reward of self-kindness.

Starting Thursday, July 25th, join Robert Lurye and Elliott Law for a 6-week online series on Mindful Eating and Mindfulness-Based Habit Change.

*This class series offers CE’s. For more information, see below.

Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is not about losing weight, although that may happen. Instead, this program teaches how to enhance your awareness and become more mindful of the body’s natural signals. Learn how to discern between hunger, fullness and emotional craving. 

Explore common struggles with unhealthy habits such as emotional eating, consuming news, gorging on social media, feeding worry thinking, smoking, and other unhelpful activities driven by our craving minds. 

During this course, we will demonstrate the science behind the habit loop and how we form habits around eating and consuming. Understanding this habit loop system helps you rewire the brain to more clearly identify stress and emotional eating patterns, reduce cravings and build sustainable healthy habits. 

Mindfulness-Based Habit Change

Mindfulness-Based Habit Change (MBHC) is an evidence-based program based the work of researcher and addiction psychiatrist Dr. Judson Brewer. The program integrates the ancient wisdom of Buddhist psychology with the latest scientific understanding of habit change. 

This program has been proven effective for those seeking to break free from anxiety and the negative habits that follow when we seek relief in unskillful ways.

Learn more by listening to Dr. Jud Brewer’s TED talk, or by reading this article from the NYTimes.

Location & Schedule

This is an online course. Join us LIVE on Zoom from the comfort of your own home.
Classes meet Thursdays 6pm-7:30pm Pacific Time

July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
August 22
August 29

Who is this 6-week course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to change their relationship with food and cravings. The course content and mindfulness practices are suitable for those who are brand new to mindfulness, as well as those who currently have a personal practice.

Continuing Education Units are available. For more information, see below.

What’s included in this course?

In six 90-minute sessions, we will learn how to do the following:

  • Discover how habits are formed and perpetuated with regard to adverse eating behaviors
  • Identify emotion-driven habitual behaviors
  • Understand how mindfulness affects brain processes
  • See how mindfulness can help change addictive habit patterns
  • Relate to difficult emotions with more presence and acceptance
  • Choose healthy, rewarding actions – without resorting to force or willpower
  • Integrate experiential learning techniques to increase freedom of choice
  • Recognize and cultivate skillful, wholesome mind-states and habits
  • Integrate core mindfulness exercises into daily life

Class sessions will include a mix of mindful movement and meditation, experiential exercises, and breakout room discussion in a supportive, online group setting.

Rigorous clinical trials have found this program reduces craving-related eating by up to 40%.

This class series offers CE’s. For more information, see below.

Recommended reading by Judson Brewer (not included):

  • The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits
  • Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind

Testimonials:

“I would recommend this course to anyone looking to work with habits and even those who are not. It’s just a good class.”

“This course helped me change my relationship to anxiety and helped me see numerous habit loops I wasn’t aware of and to be kind to myself while changing my before. It was a great follow-up to MBSR.”

“Robert was professional, courteous and very respectful and empathetic to the needs of all participants. Would definitely be interested in future classes he offers. I would recommend this program to anyone. The tools I have learned can be applied to someone who is looking to improve their quality of life. I learned so much and I am very grateful that I was able to sign up.”

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Continuing Education Units:

This course offers 9 CE credits. California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 9 CE credit may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if CE credit is accepted.

Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 10.75 contact hours.

 

Robert Lurye, MEd Teacher

Robert Lurye is an artist, educator, and meditation practitioner who loves teaching the ancient wisdom and modern science of mindful living. He is a certified MBSR teacher through Brown University Mindfulness Center and UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. Robert became a certified Mindfulness facilitator through InsightLA and is also a qualified facilitator for Dr.... Read more

Elliott Law, MS, CYT-200 Teacher

Elliott Law has studied mindfulness since 2011 and maintains a dedicated practice. At InsightLA, Elliott teaches Unwinding Anxiety and Mindful Eating Mindfulness-based Habit Change courses, Essentials of Mindfulness courses, and co-facilitates the LGBTQ+ Practice Group.  A graduate of InsightLA’s Mindfulness Facilitator Training program, Elliott is also a certified yoga teacher and qualified behavior change facilitator... Read more

Pricing Options
Class Fee $300
Class Fee with CEs $385

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Financial Support

Our mission is to make all of our programs accessible. Every fee-based offering has a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available to support members of marginalized groups (people of color, queer people, people with disabilities) and those in financial need (those for whom the cost to attend is not financially possible).

These spots are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please pay at the highest level you can afford. In order for this support to be available, we rely on those who can afford to pay the full price to do so.

Register Now

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