Guest blogging, Julie’s Level 1 Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating 4 week Group Workshop, Also TEDxPearlRiver

From Julie Chiu: Being a guest blogger for CanCham ESB Committee is an honor. But what to blog about? I guess I’ll just go with the flow and blog about the monthly meetings and the trials & tribulations of owning/running a business. Since the next monthly ESB Committe meeting is on Sept 14th I have some time to fill!

Level 1 Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating 4 week Group Workshop

This Level 1 four week comprehensive Am I Hungry? ® mindful eating workshop is designed to help those who struggle with over eating, emotional and binge eating build healthy attitudes and behaviors in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

This 4 week workshop is offered once a week for four consecutive weeks. Each week we go over in detail mindful eating strategies, setting fitness goals, and nutritional information.

As a Level ……1 4 wk registered participant you will:
• learn life-changing strategies to help stop yo-yo dieting and be in charge of eating habits!
– The 3 Eating Cycle Models and 6 Eating Decision Points
– Signs of Hunger and the Hunger & Fullness Scale
– How to change negative limiting thoughts into more positive powerful thoughts
– Available choices when NOT hungry
– How to create new and healthier habits
– Importance of hydration & Carbohydrate Facts
– Metabolism and how to increase your stamina
• participate in several eye-opening activities.
• journal feelings about food eaten.
• brainstorm action plans and goals for each class.
• meet other people and share stories and experiences. Group sharing and support is highly motivational.

Dates: 24 Aug – 14 Sept 2010 Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Venue: Bamboo Grove, Facility Room, 74-86 Kennedy Road, Mid-levels, HK
Cost: $2,500 HKD. Discounts may apply. For further details please visit, email or call +852 9610-8530.

Volunteering for TEDx Pearl River

I recently was introduced to (thanks, Jose!). What an amazing site! Its mission is to spread ideas and brings together influential thought leaders of our time. When I first went to the site I literally spent about two weeks looking at several 18 min videos.

When I heard that TEDx PearlRiver ( was coming to Hong Kong in October I jumped at the chance to help out/volunteer.

TEDx Pearl River is currently looking for sponsors to help support this free event. If you or anyone you know would like to be part of this wonderful opportunity please contact the event coordinator Mireya Garcia +852 9479-8019 or email Please spread the great word!

About TEDx:

About TEDx

At TEDx events, unique talks given by live speakers combine with TEDTalks videos to spark deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.

  • 230 TEDx events took place in 2009
  • 25 Languages
  • 80 Countries

About TED

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds:  Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TEDx program and the annual TED Prize. currently has a library of over 700 amazing talks of such high quality that the site has become the platinum standard for innovation in digital storytelling.

Here’s one of my personal favorite TED talks…please go to the site to be blown away by the free information. Once you view it you’ll understand why you want to become a part of it. 🙂

Namaste (“I honor the Spirit in you which is also in me” -Deepak Chopra)

Julie Chiu, RN, CHC, IC® is a licensed Am I Hungry? ® weight management facilitator, Intrinsic® & certified health coach, registered nurse and managing director of Mindful Eating Lifestyles Limited. She is passionate about empowering others to find their own healthy eating path by making better rather than “perfect” choices.  Julie had personal experiences with yo-yo dieting and emotional overeating. Now she helps people who struggle with their weight create a healthier relationship with food, mind and body through a revolutionary NON-diet approach called mindful eating (ME). She coaches how to eat the foods we love mindfully and fearlessly without guilt, self-loathing, deprivation, or bingeing.

Julie hosts Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating group workshops in Hong Kong and privately coaches individuals internationally. For more information go to:,, or call +852 9610-8530.


About Health & Lifestyle Coach Julie

Julie Chiu, RN, MS(Hons), CHC, IC® is a health and lifestyle coach, seminar leader, trainer, nurse, and pioneer of mindfulness-based coaching in the Asia-Pacific region. She is Hong Kong’s only Certified Health Coach (National Society of Health Coaches), Intrinsic Coach®, Certified Intuitive Eating Pro® Counselor and Mindful Living Behavior Specialist. She also serves on the professional advisory board of the National Society of Health Coaches. Julie is known as the “How To” Lady on breaking free from unhealthy lifestyle habits and helping clients achieve personal success and freedom through creating positive behavioral changes in their lives through individual coaching, corporate seminars, and group workshops. In addition to coaching clients, she writes for online and print media and conducts lectures and workshops on mindful eating, weight management, stress reduction, effective communication, changing limiting thought patterns, law of attraction, and evidence-based health coaching.;;;;
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