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Pleasanton, CA 94566

Phone: 925-523-1397
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Join Dr. Christine Dickson in her Pleasanton Office for a 6-week workshop and support group on Emotional Eating. Dr. Dickson's popular seminar, "Free Yourself from Emotional Eating" has been attended by hundreds and featured on local television and in the media.

Dr. Dickson loves to help people manage their hunger and emotional eating. If you want to get healthy, lose weight, and enjoy your life without strenuous exercise, diets or counting calories this workshop series is perfect for you!

Learn how to transform your relationship with food, your body and your mind.

This 6-week workshop and support group is 1 hour per week. Groups are small and are limited to 6 people. Cost: $40.00 per 1 hour session and $240.00 for the 6-Week Workshop and Support Group.

Read the newspaper article, "Freeing Yourself from Emotional Eating," written by reporter and seminar attendee, Carol Graham published in the Independent News.

Graham writes in the article, "Dickson said she discovered that when we learn to manage our emotions, we can eat whatever we want, whenever we want, always eat the right amount, and maintain our optimum weight."

Workshop Description: Food does more than fill our stomachs -- it also satisfies feelings, and when you quench those feelings with comfort food, that's emotional eating.

Emotional eating is defined as eating for reasons other than hunger because an emotion triggers the eating. But what if hunger was also an emotion that could be managed just like anger. Hunger is defined as a craving or urgent need for food. If we live in poverty and food is scarce, it is normal to feel hungry.

However, if we have plenty of food available to us and we just ate 1, 2, or 3 hours ago and feel hungry, it is hard to say if we are really hungry or not.
  • How do we differentiate biological urges for food vs. psychological or emotional urges?
  • Why is it so hard to stop ourselves from overeating?
  • Why can't we consistently eat small portions and always be able to maintain our ideal weight?
Well the answer is simple our emotions can control when and how much we eat as well as our food choices. Exercising our minds to manage our appetites and experience of hunger is a form of mental exercise that can be taught using a series of techniques including mindfulness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.

Space is limited so sign up today or call 925.523.1397 for more information.