Gather to Eat is for parents, extended family, educators, helping, and medical professionals interested in the relationship between food and attachment.

Based on science and rich with developmental and relational insight, food and human connection are paired together

  • 10-course modules
  • 5 hours of course material
  • Q and A session
  • 1 year of unlimited viewing
  • certificate of completion
  • downloadable course booklet


Category: Course: GATHER TO EAT


Food by itself, cannot nourish us wholly: body, heart, and mind. It needs something special from us that includes human attachment to fulfill its ultimate purpose. How does feeding and eating help us connect to each other? What can we do if food problems are causing separation? Togetherness involves more than just sitting beside each other to eat. 

 Gather to Eat offers an in-depth look at how you can invite your loved ones to rest in your care when it comes to attachment and food. How can you pair these two critical needs together, and how did they come apart? Eating is emotionally provocative. Food can be attached to joy-filled and upsetting memories. How can you create comfort food that is empowered by human connection? 

Gather to Eat offers foundational insight instead of quick fixes. Based on developmental and relational science, we delve into how to gather our loved ones first, and then eat. Why does this matter? Because when they rest in your care you can nourish them best of all.

Some of the questions we consider: 

  • What kind of relational dance are you and your loved one doing when it comes to feeding and eating? 
  • How do you increase your kid’s receptivity to what you offer?  
  • How do you reduce emotional stress around feeding and eating? 
  • What can you do with picky eating and how can you look at it differently? 
  • What challenges do your sensitive kids face in trying new food, and how can attachment help? 
  • How do we know if someone’s eating issues are part of a stress response, and how can we help if they are? 
  • How can the science of play help us understand how our kids become competent eaters? 
  • What do we do with our feelings around food, especially if they are negative and challenging? 

The good news is whether we are trying to make headway on eating problems, deal with picky eating or food battles, or want our kids to develop as healthy, competent eaters, our relationship is the vehicle for making headway and change.