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Mindfulness, Meditation, Self Kindness, Mindful Eating, and Emotional Wellbeing                                    

Welcome!  I hope what I offer on this website will be a help to you.  

Most exciting are:

January 18, 2014 - TAKING A DEEPER LOOK:  Guided Experiences for Revealing Obstacles to Attaining a Healthy Weight, and Learning Essential Aspects of Healthy Eating.  A one day workshop held on a farm between Chapel Hill and Hillsborough.  Click the Programs section (above) for more information. 
January 30-February 2, 2014 - Healing Your Relationship with Food - a workshop at Sivananda Yoga Center on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
 http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/course.php?course_id=3766, 1-866-446-5934.
February 11 - March 18, 2014 - Mindfulness Skills for Changing Your Relationship with Food - A 6 week class held at Meadowmont in Chapel Hill NC.  Tuesdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Contact UNC Program on Integrative Medicine for information and to register.  mindfulness@med.unc.edu   919 966 8586.

- an article on Taming the Wanting Mind (see article page), and

- my book:



A Mindful and Compassionate Guide to Losing Weight  

 Published by New Harbinger.

Eating with Fierce Kindness is not a diet, but a way to revolutionize how you think about yourself and about food.  Fierce kindness refers to a strong determination to change thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that are not in your best interest in the long run, and doing so out of kindness rather than criticism and blame.  In this book I have combined the latest research on self-kindness, positive psychology, and mindfulness and applied it to changing eating behavior.  This book will guide you toward an understanding of why and how you are eating so you can successfully change your eating patterns.




About the Author:  Sasha Loring, M.Ed., LCSW has taught meditation for over 30 years, and has created mindfulness programs for Duke Integrative Medicine including co-creating the Mindfulness Training for Professionals Program and the Changing from Within mindful eating program.  She created the Wisdom Path for Changing Your Relationship with Food, and is co-author of The Mindfulness Manual for Bariatric Surgery (a program that has been taught through eMindful internet education).  She has also developed programs for and taught at Duke Diet and Fitness Center.  She has been interviewed for the Wall Street Journal, Body and Soul Magazine, and for the eMindful internet education website.
Sasha Loring has led many mindfulness retreats and workshops on topics such as Healing Your Relationship with Food, The Healing Power of Mindfulness, Mindfulness and Compassion, and Mindfulness and Stress Reduction.  
Use the contact page of this website if you are interested in discussing a retreat or workshop presentation for your organization.  The Retreat page provides a description of a mindful eating retreat.



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Thank you for visiting this website.  I will be teaching or entering into my own retreats and may not be looking at email on a daily basis, but I will check in at least once a week, and am happy to hear from you.