Mindful Eating

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, Harvard Medical School, and Johns Hopkins.

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 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 Rebecca’s Mindful Eating class from her website.  I was looking for a Mindfulness practice for anxiety and stress-related eating.   Rebecca’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.