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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:

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course, Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., February 10 - April 7, 2015 in Chapel Hill, NC.  Go to pim.med.unc.edu or call 919 966 8586 for more information.
Healing Your Relationship with Food, Sivananda Yoga Retreat Center, Paradise Island, Bahamas, December 3-6, 2015. www.sivanandabahamas.org

- 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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