Raising an Intuitive Eater
A workshop for parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, nannies, teachers; anyone who cares for children…
I’m on a mission to prevent any degree of distressed eating in the next generation. Won’t you join me in learning about what can be done to end our culture’s reliance on a diet mentality and one ideal of beauty? Both of these belief systems continue to contribute to the development of a painful relationship with food.
No one needs to suffer from a distressed relationship with food, especially not your own child. Food is sustenance, it’s nourishment, it should be a beautiful part of being human, the fact that we get to enjoy delicious food.
What influences our natural ability to feed ourselves without overeating? Of course, the media hype on diets and the underfed bodies of models and Hollywood stars. But messages we receive from our family or school system can negatively impact us, too. You, as a parent, have the most powerful and influential role in your child’s life because children mimic their role models. And it’s not easy, this relationship with food. Let’s dialogue about it!
Studies show that we are born intuitive eaters but our right to decide when, what, and how much to eat is often taken away from us as soon as we’re eating solid food, or even before. Parents, usually with intention of providing good nutrition for their kids, begin to micro-manage their kids’ food choices. Messages are encoded and it doesn’t play out well.
Won’t you join me in learning what you can do to help the children in your life thrive and be released from the potential threat of a debilitating relationship with food? Learn how to support your child in being an intuitive eater and finding joy in his or her body. What is intuitive eating? It’s a process of coming into partnership with your body to determine when, what, and how much to eat. It’s our birthright, we’re born knowing how to nourish ourselves.
Please join me!
DATE: Sunday, February 10, 2013; 12-4; $65 per person; $100 for two people from the same family
*Intuitive Eating is a phrase first coined by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in their book of the same name. Their book and website is highly recommended
909 N. Beech @ Mississippi Ave.
Led by Kristen Maus, Registered Art Therapist & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
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collaborative piece by Kristen Maus, Anna Magruder and Devin Bernard