Join us for a mindful exploration of healthy eating and how our relationship with food can affect our mood. This is an interactive workshop that combines relaxation and mindfulness meditation exercises with practical nutrition knowledge.

With the help of a Registered Dietitian we will learn how to translate Canada's Food Guide into a useful nutrition tool, learning ways to pace and plan meals and integrate healthy snacks and about the importance of regular exercise for optimal health and academic performance.

We will also discuss mindless eating to explore the decisions we make about food and how we can take action to make more effective choices. The Center for Mindful Eating explores our relationship to food to help you have a more balanced life.

Plate of healthy food

Contents

About mindfulness Mindfulness helps you manage academic stress
Workshops 2018-2019 Schedule
Directions Getting to the workshops
Additional Resources Helpful resources to read before or after the workshop

About mindfulness

Mindfulness is a practice of being aware of yourself, your body and your surroundings in the present moment.

Rooted in Buddhism as a spiritual practice, it is also used in clinical psychology to help treat patients with chronic anxiety and stress. 

By learning to incorporate principles of mindfulness in your life through meditation and yoga, or in your diet through mindful eating, you can improve how you manage academic stress.

Register for a mindfulness workshop and you will learn practical skills to enhance your focus in class and deepen relaxation outside of class.

Food and Mood Workshops

Dates: November 7, December 5, February 6 and March 6

Time: 5:10 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.

Location: Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street), 2nd Floor, Health & Wellness, Group Room B 

Facilitators: Laurie Coleman, MSW, RSW, Health & Wellness and Tania Turrini, RD, Health & Wellness

Registration: These workshops are open to all students but are limited to 25 participants, so register early! If you are unable to attend, please provide 48 hours’ notice of your cancellation. To register, call the Health & Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030.

Directions

  1. Find the Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street) at St. George Street and College Street. 
  2. Follow the sign to the Health & Wellness Centre (2nd Floor) and stop at the landing halfway up the stairs.
  3. Enter the group room area using the door on the right. Look for the signs on the group room doors.

Note: Find more information on getting elevator access to the 2nd floor group rooms.

Mindful Eating Resources

Mindfulness Resources