The secret to overcoming overeating and feeling comfortable in your own skin isn’t counting calories or depriving yourself at the dinner table. Jean Fain tells us it's about cultivating awareness and self-acceptance wherever you are. With “The Self-Compassion Diet,” this Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist prescribes a practical program for transforming the way you think and feel about food and your whole self - a shift that, paradoxically, inspires lasting physical change. Combining loving-kindness, mindful eating and other unique strategies, this inspiring Retreat will leave you feeling renewed and empowered.
Monday, November 4th - Welcome & Self-Compassion 101:
Learn how self-compassion inspires a counterintuitive shift out of self-criticism and into real motivation for overcoming overeating. After a warm welcome and a quick overview of this unique mind-body approach, you’ll dive into meditative practice and a little science behind the practice.
Tuesday, November 5th - Eat to Love: Getting Started:
If feeding yourself a steady diet of love and kindness is hard to imagine, this session will teach you quick and easy ways to get started. After sampling a mix of mini-meditations, a simple mindful eating meditation will help you discover what a difference mindful eating makes.
Wednesday, November 6th - Befriend Hunger: Distinguishing Between Physical & Emotional Hunger
If you’ve been entrenched in a weight-loss battle, becoming aware of your hunger can feel threatening, if not dangerous. Even if you’re convinced that hunger is your enemy, by the end of this session, you’ll understand why it’s the best friend you never knew you had. Not only will a mini-lecture teach you the difference between emotional and physical hunger, a hunger awareness meditation will help you feel the difference between the two hungers.
Thursday, November 7th - Am I Full Yet?:
Because stomach fullness can be hard to gauge, this session will focus on the easy-read barometer that is taste-satiety or diminished taste sensation. After a mini-lecture on the challenge of detecting fullness, a guided eating meditation will help you recognize and respond to the ever-changing experience of taste sensation.
Friday, November 8th - Where Do You Go from Here?:
Rather than leave the workshop and hope for the best, you’ll do better to consider where you want to go. To help you entertain the possibilities, you’ll watch an illuminating video, review resources and set an intention to help you stay the course.
• A la carte dining and snacks in our healthy gourmet restaurant, True Dining.
• $500 in Resort Credits (H3$) to be used for any additional services in the luxurious Indigo Spa, or for other services such as private training, cooking classes, nutrition consults and recreation events such as kayaking.
• Complimentary transportation to and from the airport.
• Access to all special retreat classes facilitated by Jean Fain.
Jean is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist and the author of The Self-Compassion Diet. In addition to seeing individual clients in her Concord, Massachusetts private practice, she runs self-compassion groups for people with eating issues. She also writes about food and body-image issues for newspapers (from the Boston Globe to the LA Times), magazines (O: The Oprah Magazine, Shape, Self...) and online publications (NPR, WBUR, Huffington Post).
*LivingWell rates apply to this retreat and vary based on applicable promotion and choice of accommodations. A non-refundable retreat fee of $400 will be added to the LivingWell Program fees for your full retreat rate. A deposit of $1000/week is required at the time of reservation, along with the $400 retreat fee to reserve your spot. Normal cancellation and change policy apply to the resort portion of your deposit.