Practical Skills for Creating a Healthy Relationship With Your Body and Food
By Sylvia Haskvitz
Eating is a basic human need. But for those caught in cycles of over-consumption, emotional eating, and yo-yo dieting, it can often be a misguided stand-in for other unmet needs, like emotional fulfillment. When we’ve reconnected to our actual nutritional needs, however, consumption habits turn into choices, leading to greater personal freedom.
Combining expert dietary wisdom with the consciousness of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), this handbook teaches you how to Eat by Choice, Not by Habit by changing the way you see food and your food choices. Rather than a prescriptive fad diet, readers learn to dig deeper into the emotional consciousness that underlies our eating patterns. Find practical strategies to break out of unhealthy eating cycles by becoming aware of your real needs at the moment. Learn to enjoy the tastes, smells, and sensations of healthful eating once again.
Free Resources for Eat by Choice
Find free healthy recipes, upcoming Eat by Choice workshops, and author tips to bring consciousness to your eating experience at www.eatbychoice.net
Sylvia Haskvitz is a registered dietitian and certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She has offered seminars to numerous organizations including Head Start, Child and Family Resources, Health Net and St. Mary’s Hospital. Her monthly column, “Finding the ‘Right’ Words,” is published by Tucson West Publishing. Her essay, “Enemy Images” was recently published in the book, Healing Our Planet, Healing Ourselves. She has also directed and produced a weekly radio program and hosted a television show. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Table of Contents(provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved)
Introduction; Being Your Own Best Friend
Play with Your Food
Compassionate Eating: in Restaurants, on the Road
Request for Stories
A Buffet of Resources
ISBN: 9781892005205 ISBN-10: 1892005204 Audience: General Format: Paperback Language: English Number Of Pages: 128 Published: 1st October 2005 Publisher: Puddle Dancer Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 7.2 x 13.6 Weight (kg): 0.2
What is Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication?
What is Violent Communication?
If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate - judging others, bullying, racial profiling, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating against others, speaking without listening, criticizing, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who’s “good/bad” or what’s “right/wrong” with people, could indeed be called 'violent communication'.
What is Nonviolent Communication?
Nonviolent Communication is the integration of 4 things:
Consciousness:a set of principles that support living a life of empathy, care, courage, and authenticity
Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance
Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all
Means of influence: sharing 'power with others' rather than using 'power over others'
Nonviolent Communication serves our desire to do three things:
1: Increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection 2: Connect empathically with self and others to have more satisfying relationships 3: Sharing of resources so everyone is able to benefit
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