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Food for Thought, Taste and Smell! – Dinner – Workshop

November 2018 18:00 - 22:30
80.00CHF – 120.00CHF
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Target audience Female, Members, Non Members
Event language English
Speaker Gabriela Schlump & Ellen Kocher
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The Ritz-Carlton Hôtel de la Paix
Quai de Mont-Blanc 11
Geneva, 1201 Switzerland
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During this interactive and entertaining dinner workshop, we will discover taste, olfaction and mindful eating which are ancient practices with profound modern implications and applications. Together, we will re-discover how to truly taste, smell and be mindful about what we eat and drink.

The first part of our session is experiential where Gabriela Schlump, a CWF member, will help us rediscover our senses of taste and smell while enjoying dinner and some surprises. The second part is an interactive presentation by Ellen Kocher, also a CWF member, to discover mindful eating which is based on cognitive behavioral strategies which help participants discover their own internal motivators, increase self-efficacy and develop more effective thoughts and behaviors about food.

Throughout this dinner, participants will learn and practice an approach which allows them to rediscover their expert within, to eat with intention and attention, and to live that way too!

You will discover….

  • A multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Lenaïc Joudren which will awaken your taste buds and curiosity
  • To reset your olfaction through a live, guided experience from beginning to end
  • The taste, smell and pleasure in food and drink
  • A fresh, liberating approach to eating!
  • 6 simple, yet powerful strategies for knowing when, what and how much to eat without restrictive rules
  • To situate yourself in your instinctive eating cycle
  • To tap into your inherent capacity to be curiously aware
  • The beginning of a permanent “mindful lifestyle” behavior change process

Please let us know of any allergies or specifications you may have for food or drink as this is an integral part of our workshop. The number of participants is limited to 30 and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Welcome: 18.00 – Dinner: 18.30

Ellen Kocher is an Economist, holding a Masters in Health and Wellness Coaching / Nutrition, ICF Associate Certified Coach, Certified Health Coach and Licensed Mindful Eating Coach. Educated in the United States, she has been living in Switzerland for +30 years. As a Management Consultant in the Finance Industry, faced with corporate responsibilities and extensive travel for 10 years, she understands the challenges of a busy working lifestyle for both men and women. In 2003 Ellen lost 20 kilos through nutrition and lifestyle change and has dedicated the past 15 years to coaching professionals and to workplace wellness. Ellen promotes a non-diet, weight-neutral, mindfulness-based approach to eating, physical activity, holistic health, and self-care. She has coached individuals and groups in over 20 multinational organizations and companies to empower them to go from knowing what to do to actually doing it!

Gabriela Schlump is a Fragrance Development Director at Firmenich. She was educated in Germany, where she graduated as a pharmacist. After the launch of the famous bestseller “The Perfume” by P. Süskind, she turned towards the fragrance industry and maintained this path for almost 30 years. After living in New York and Paris, she moved to Switzerland in 2010. Combining her education and olfactive expertise, she shares her passion for molecules and perfumery. Taste and smell are engraved in our existence – Gabriela’s talent is to awake your sense of smell an re-initiate your olfactive memory.

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