Do you experience frequent digestive discomforts, such as (but not limited to) pain, bloating, motility issues, weight gain, weight loss, or “nervous” stomach?? Does food sometimes “disagree” with you, but you’re not sure which ones?? Does conflicting nutrition or health advice leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused?
Diges?tive Health for Life (with Sharon Gray, MS, LAc) is an expe?ri?en?tial pro?gram designed to help you gain clar?ity, trust your instincts, and find your own unique path to opti?mal health. This is intended to be a place to practice and integrate healing tools into your life with the support of an intimate, facilitated group.
Over the course of 5 ses?sions, we will explore various topics associated with digestive health, including identification of potential “triggers” (both food and non-food), understanding and relieving symptoms, mindful eating, seasonal living, and much more. This course is based on a combination of Western and Chinese medicine, as well as 20 years of my personal experience, recovering from a digestive health condition.
The program lasts for 30 days, but the practice will last a lifetime.
What to expect:
- Weekly presentations covering various factors that effect our digestive health
- Group discussions with time for individual questions
- Guided exer?cises (such as Qi Gong, med?i?ta?tion, acu?pres?sure, etc.)
- Facilitated support for achieving your personal goal*
- An attractive, recycled binder with class notes, handouts and journal
- Private on-line forum for participants (past and present) to exchange recipes, ideas and inspiration
*The DHFL philosophy in regard to goal-setting is one of simplicity and compassion. I believe when we devote our attention to developing one healthy practice at a time (rather than several all at once), the effects are more sustained, relaxed and enjoyable.
“This class offered me additional resources for making healthy food choices. There were excellent handouts, a beautiful binder to store them in, and lots of material to “digest.” Sharon is an excellent facilitator for “planting seeds” for improved health. The combination of presentations on Chinese Medicine’s view of healthy digestion,?humor, and time for group discussion,?made this a lively and beneficial class.” MB, Mill Creek, WA
“Sharon’s class has not only taught me that what you eat is important, but how you eat it is an essential part of your health.? I’ve read books and blogs and heard interviews about eating mindfully, but this class allowed me to put it into practice in a way that worked for me, and with support and encouragement from both Sharon and the other members of the class. I always knew Sharon had a wealth of information regarding digestive health, but now I understand this is her passion, and she truly understands it on a deep level.? I feel I now have the tools and experience to eat and live in a way that nourishes my body and soul.? I highly recommend the class–in fact, I’d even take it again and again!” Michelle– Seattle, WA
“This class reminded me of how important it is to tune into my own experiences, physical sensations and emotions as a foundation to begin to improve digestion. ?Then comes committing to “mindfulness” as a daily practice: ?mindfulness of what I eat; mindfulness of how I eat; mindfulness how how I feel after I eat. ?I really enjoyed learning about digestion from a Chinese medical perspective and the acupuncture points that relate to digestion.” Sharon– Seattle, WA
“In the DHFL course, I have had the opportunity to look at food in a way I never have (and never thought I could!) before. ?I feel empowered and curious to try new ways of eating and am encouraged in this endeavor by the supportive and informational classes. ?Sharon brings so much knowledge about how the body and food work together and I love the holistic nature of this experience. ?I am really learning to listen to my body.” Melissa– Seattle, WA
For current schedule, please see: Current Classes.