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Six Week Mindful Eating & Cooking Program

Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
616 Fretz Rd. Knoxville, TN 37934
October 01, 2016 - 02:00 PM - October 05, 2016 04:00 PM

Sat, Oct. 1st — Sat, Nov. 4th. Classes meets on Saturdays. 2.:00 PM – 4:00 pm. (Week 6 will be the all day mediation retreat 9 AM – 3 PM) Location: Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
Cost: $250. Includes course book, 7 downloadable guided meditations, 5 weekly sessions, all day meditation retreat
and all food for in-class eating exercises.
Instructor: Claudio Barrientos, BA


The Mindful Kitchen Presents:

The Six Week Mindful Eating & Cooking Program is a one-of-a-kind program teaching participants an entirely new approach toward weight loss, stress reduction, and mindful eating and cooking. Participants learn the clinically proven techniques of mindfulness meditation, and explore how to apply these techniques to cultivate a wiser and friendlier relationship with food, eating and cooking.

This program is not about starting a new diet, counting calories, or cooking all ‘natural’ or ‘organic.’  This program is about forging a healthy, balanced, and wholesome relationship with the way we cook and eat food. It is about exploring how stress and unhealthy mental and emotional habits impact the way we nourish ourselves in our day-to-day lives. It is about deepening our relationship with the way we cook and eat through the practice of mindfulness meditation.

To register, please click on “register for this program.” You can also contact Instructor, Claudio Barrientos at (865) 219-3210 or claudio@themindfulcenter.com (please be sure to read our cancellation policy on the bottom of page)

Reasons People Participate in the Mindful Eating Program

  • feeling out of control with food and eating
  • feeling disconnected with cooking and food preparation
  • eating large amounts of food, even when not hungry
  • experiencing shame, anxiety, or depression during and after eating
  • having a love-hate relationship with food
  • using food to deal with stress
  • having little or no success with diet and exercise plans
  • habitually eating too fast
  • feeling consistently ’stuffed’ after eating
  • currently experiencing an unhealthy/ uncomfortable body weight

Did you know that Americans only spend an average of 30 minutes per day on cooking, the lowest among thirty-four developed nations. 

Key Program Points Include:

  • application of mindfulness toward food choices
  • developing a greater awareness toward hunger and satiety clues from the body
  • Reconnecting with cooking and food preparation through experiential workshops and exercises
  • understanding how stress impacts not only how we eat but how we live our lives, with special attention paid toward developing the stress management tools for a lifetime of health and greater well being.
  • learning to identify personal triggers for mindless eating, such as emotions, social pressures, or certain foods
  • specially designed in-class exercises for a direct experience of mindful eating under the guidance of instructor Claudio Barrientos
  • guided meditation downloads for developing at-home, at-work, and at-play mindfulness
  • An all day meditation retreat on Week 6

Did you know that LESS THAN 2% of people actually weigh less two years after completing one of the TOP FOUR weight loss programs?


If you would like more information regarding this one-of-a-kind program or would like to register, call (865) 219-3210 or email us at claudio@themindfulcenter.com.

**If you are under the care of a physician, or have a strictly limited diet, please consult your physician before enrolling in this program.

Published Research indicates the majority of people who complete a six week or longer Mindful Eating program report:

  • Less stress in relation to eating and food
  • A greater sense of well being
  • A greater sense of self-satisfaction, self esteem
  • A decreased sense of being controlled by food
  • An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situation

If you would like more information regarding this one-of-a-kind program or would like to register, call (865) 219-3210 or email us at claudio@themindfulcenter.com.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel enrollment in any program (3) three days prior to the commencement of the program with no penalty. Within three days of the commencement of the  program, no refunds will be given, but a credit will be issued in your name. You will be given up to six months to apply the credit toward any of the programs offered by The Mindful Center Knoxville. 


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