Eating Peace Retreat: Question Your Thinking With Food, Eating and Body…And End The War.

Eating Peace Retreat: Question Your Thinking With Food, Eating and Body…And End The War.

January 15-20, 2020 

There was a time when if you had told me I would one day teach a course in Eating Peace, I would have hardly believed that could be true. 

I was a compulsive overeater, then bulimic, then anorexic, overweight, underweight and very obsessive about the scale, fitness, eating, starving, and body image. 

Now…my life is full of the joy of eating freely, without complaint or fear, and having my body be the same weight for many years without concern. 

You can have this kind of freedom too, no matter what you’ve experienced or how long you’ve been struggling when it comes to food and eating. It is our natural way.

Come inquire internally into your painful beliefs about food and eating and discover the changes that are possible externally.

We’ll look at how our experience of eating reveals to us what we’re really believing in the moment….about life, love, other people, “enoughness” or “too-much-ness” and ourselves. 

When you inquire into these painful thoughts, your eating changes. Your life can change in micro ways you would never expect. As your mind lightens up, so does your eating, and so does your body. You allow things to be as they are, to leave them alone instead of incessantly focusing on self-improvement, or fixing what’s wrong with you.

We’ll begin on Wednesday night with entering the difficulty of this relationship with eating. I’ll share what it was once like for me and how I discovered eating peace. We’ll spend full days together, including daily lunch and dinner eating together (you’ll get to choose your own food). We’ll make contact with ourselves, our speedy quick thinking, and the beliefs running within that create havoc with eating peace. Saturday morning we will be doing a powerful inquiry exercise around movement away from our retreat house. 

Exercises during our time together will help us look closely and investigate the following:
• Hunger and Fullness—What does it mean when I feel these? How do I feel about Too Much, or Not Enough?
• Thin And Fat—What Am I Assuming to Be True?
• What Does This Craving Do For Me, Really? And The Secret to Dissolving Cravings
• Judging Your Body deeply, the body parts you hate the most, and seeing the body with clear eyes
• What Does Eating Promise?
• How is My Relationship With Food Like My Relationship With Life?

You will be guided through your eating this week in a way you may have never experienced. You will purchase your own food and meals, but all eating will be done together….every bite. I will be there with you all the way. Come see what scares you about this, or comforts you. You may find the gold inside your difficult experiences of eating…and take away a peace you never thought possible.

About Presenters

Grace B

Grace Bell, M.A., Certified Facilitator and Counselor, has a private practice in northeast Seattle in-person and by phone/skype, working with people from all walks of life, with special care for concerns around love relationships and divorce, eating disorders and eating issues of all kinds, money, and cancer or other frightening diagnoses. She loves working with teens and older on eating anxiety. 

Grace spent over 10 years experiencing brutally painful beliefs resulting in bulimia, anorexia, bingeing, dieting and panic around body image and food. After some years of therapy and normalizing, and then finding The Work, she lives as someone whose relationship with food is constantly, amazingly peaceful. To watch Grace’s presentation on Eating Peace at the Institute for The Work 2016 Convention, please see this link:

Additional Information

Begin Weds evening, end Monday 11:30 am.

“I'm so thankful for you to have reached out to help those of us who were looking for relief from this life-long battle! I honestly thought it was going to be a never-ending struggle (but that's because I was believing my thoughts)! In the past when I've been on diet after diet I always hated it and felt so uneasy about how long I had to be on the diet and "deprive" myself of all the things I wanted to eat. I was always, ALWAYS hungry every time I dieted, which caused me to be irritable and feeling defeated every time. Now, because my mind is different, I don't feel hungry! I’ve lost 20 pounds in the last 3 weeks. I know you've struggled just like we have and I'm so thankful that you're sharing these questions to lead us to really locate these concepts that are buried inside of us, and for facilitating us through inquiring into them. Life changing!” ~ Los Angeles

“Grace, I wanted to share with you a big gift from the Eating Peace retreat. The exercise you had us do - to see if we could find anything positive in the struggles we had with food...I filled 3 or 4 pages!  It literally brought me to tears to find that the struggle had brought me home to myself and to a greater connection with Source. I am experiencing greater moments of joy than I had ever dreamed possible and am finding capabilities and gifts I never knew I had.” ~ Florida

To register visit Or, send fee by regular mail and a check or money order to 17102 Brentwood Place NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Please call 206-650-1230 with questions or write

Seattle, Washington private retreat venue (we will be the only people onsite)


Please ask about options available for lodging: Eating Peace is limited to 12 people. There are several bedrooms in our retreat house for varying costs (you decide the level of privacy you prefer). OK if you’d like to commute from your local location. Visit the retreat website page for a full description of lodging options if you’re coming from out of town.

We’ll also attempt to put people together to share rides to the retreat house if requested, especially those of you coming from Seatac International airport. 

You will be responsible for all your meals. Don’t worry, you will have time to find your favorite store, restaurant, and experiment with choosing food that brings you pleasure, or food that fits into your eating plan. We will eat together. You will be guided every step of the way to getting food, and eating peacefully. Carpools will be created to allow people to go out and get exactly what they need and want. If you’re traveling from afar, you will be supported in getting your meals handled. If you choose to bring your own food, there are two fridges and places to keep your meals at our lodge location.


All cancellations must be received 7 days in advance of the workshop. Your tuition will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. If you do not give advance notice, if you do not attend, or if you leave the workshop early, your payment is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cannot attend within the week prior to the retreat event, you may transfer your registration in full to another Eating Peace retreat offered in the future, to be used within one year.