When Food is Your Mother
Heal food compulsions at their root
What's really driving overeating, sugar addiction, and food perfectionism?
Overeating, binge eating, or sugar addiction are not "bad habits" that you should fix or control.
They're emotional bonds that are meeting your deepest needs for connection, belonging, and attunement - what's known as attachment.
Attachment is a primary need for human beings. When we face too much separation, experience trauma, or have unmet needs we may feel unable to connect to true sources of refuge.
We may seek out substitutes - ways to feel loved, significant, safe, nourished, and cared for.
Some of the most common substitutes are food related - food, sugar, overeating, or a neurotic pursuit of achieving optimum health, the perfect diet or the perfect body.
This is why it can feel impossible to stick to your good intentions to eat more mindfully. It's not because you don't care, are being 'negative,' or aren't trying hard enough. Rather, your attachment needs are unconsciously driving your behaviors with food.
In When Food is Your Mother, you'll learn how to foster true connection with yourself, others and Life. Replacing food with true connection - rather than trying to force or 'cut out' the overeating - is how you soften the bond with food so that you can change what and how you eat.
The next class begins the fall of 2019. Please join the waiting list to be the first to know when registration opens.