Mindful Alexander Technique (MAT) for Mindful Eating, Stress Reduction and Transforming our Relationship with Food
Many people do not eat consciously and can develop hard-wired, automatic habits around eating, often in response to stress. When we recognize and stop habitual reactions and responses, we can choose to re-direct into new behaviors to handle stress better and transform eating habits and struggles with food and weight.
Mindful Alexander Technique (MAT) teaches simple, in-the-body practices to use any time for stress reduction and changing habitual behaviors around eating and food – and build self-awareness to help us change how we handle stress and eat.
MAT blends easy Mindfulness practices with the Alexander Technique, an evidence-based method for neuroplastic re-education used by Integrative Medicine/Behavioral Health providers such as The Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and the University of Pittsburgh Integrative Medicine Center.
Renowned for over 100 years as a successful performance improvement method for athletes, equestrians and performing artists, the Alexander Technique is practiced by celebrities such as: 2014 Best Actress Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett; Hugh Jackman; Victoria Beckham; Sting; Paul McCartney and Madonna.
MAT for Mindful Eating is taught in fun group classes or solo lessons that require no physical or mental skills, and are suitable for all ages & abilities. Students learn:
- Self-directed mind/body practices for calming, reducing stress and mindfulness
- Mindful exercises to explore & identify triggers and habitual reactions to stress and eating
- Self-directed mind/body practices for stopping and re-directing habitual stress and eating responses
- Students receive course materials for easy, self-directed MAT mindfulness practices to use on their own
“I learned about Becca’s Mindful Eating class from her website. I was looking for a Mindfulness practice for anxiety and stress-related eating. Becca’s class focused on simple practices that I do on my own to reduce stress and become more aware of my eating patterns. The self-directed practices have helped me become less anxious and change some long-time eating habits. I control portions and enjoy myself more because I’m calmer and more aware.” Alan W. Chicago
NOTE: MAT is a fusion of the Alexander Technique and Mindfulness practices, which are evidence-based complementary health and wellness practices for neuroplastic re-education used world-wide by Integrative Medicine and Behavioral Health providers.