Mindfulness for Emotional & Binge Eating – 1 Day Workshop

When: Sunday 28th January 2018

Where: The Beacon Hotel, Sandyford (just off Exit 13 on M50)

Cost: €125

Numbers: Strictly limited to 15 participants per workshop



You, if you are in an ongoing battle with your weight and food;

You, if  you ‘Start Again’ every Monday, trying to ‘Eat Healthily’?

You, if ‘Eating Healthily’ often means feeling hungry during the day, then overeating/bingeing at night;

You, if you TRY to eat healthily but find yourself craving all the “wrong” foods;

YOU! If you blame yourself for having no willpower, and keep ‘starting again’, only to end up in the same place!

If you’ve got this far and you are still reading,  I’ll also bet you’re an “All or Nothing” person, so when the wheels fall off the bus, that’s it – you go into a Food Free For All for the rest of the day, or even the week (!) before starting the whole cycle again…

It’s exhausting. It’s humiliating.  It is stopping you from enjoying your life, enjoying time with friends and family, and you are certainly not enjoying food!

Testimonials from September 2017 Workshop:

Q: Which Element was most useful for you?

A. Being in a group of like minded people was hugely helpful;

A. Understanding the science behind overeating;

A. Understanding the way the brain and ‘autopilot’ work very helpful, learning that its not me, its my brain!

A. Moods and Foods – really made me look at the relationship of my moods to foods;

A. Group work, activities, take away tools and hearing personal experiences (of others);

A. Breakdown down physiological and cognitive reasons for doing what we do;

A. Talking about what triggers your craving and what comes from that;

A. I enjoyed the Nourish v Punish principle, I felt like it gave me permission to enjoy food again as opposed to battling against it;

A. How the brain works and how what I’m doing produces dopamine was a complete shock to me!

A. I enjoyed the self-compassion piece and it really showed me how badly I feel about myself and why treat myself the way I do;

A. Talking to other people, ‘autopilot’, emotions and triggers – very long term!

A. I identified a deep seated fear and anger. I understand now to be able to go forward I need and want to address that fear and anger, and let of it by forgiveness.

A. I hadn’t realised how intense this workshop could be, thank you for everything.


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Having worked almost exclusively with disordered eating clients for nearly 10 years now, I’ve developed a model which combines CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Neuroscience and Mindfulness to give you a great toolbox of resources you can begin using straight away, and continue to build on after our day together.

CBT Tools and Resources give you concrete, usable tools that help you significantly reduce bingeing, emotional eating and overeating episodes;

Neuroscience education will teach you how your brain works, why it can be your worst enemy when trying to change or break bad, unhealthy and unhelpful habits, and how you CAN break free of both your old behaviours, AND dial down that negative, critical voice in your head;

Mindfulness brings you back into the present moment, where you can choose to behave differently, challenge your unhelpful thoughts and learn how to calm yourself and reduce anxiety.

Topics will include:

– Willpower Vs Skillpower (or why willpower alone will NEVER be a solution to Emotional Eating and Overeating!);

– Foods and Moods (or, it’s not called Emotional Eating for Nothing…);

– Understanding Habit Loops and Being Able to Break Them;

– Self-Compassion & Loving Kindness, How They Help;


And lots of opportunities to both share and listen with others who are struggling in EXACTLY THE SAME WAY YOU ARE with food, their body and how they feel about themselves.

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to use the contact form below to contact me directly.  I am always happy to hear from anyone who has a query.

I cannot wait to meet you and share my knowledge and expertise in helping you learn how to EAT FREELY!


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Emma Murphy MIACP

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

BA (Hons) Psychology, PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder Practitioner (NCFED), HSE Certified Facilitator, Accredited Trainer.