Dr. Pavel G. Somov is a licensed psychologist in private practice, with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York (at Buffalo). He has trained and worked in a variety of clinical settings, which include: psychiatric hospitals, university counseling center, corrections (county jail), community mental health centers, primary care/family medical practice, cancer hospital, veterans’ hospitals, pain clinics, and private practice.
He is author of the book, Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time.
In this book, psychologist Pavel Somov introduces techniques, exercises, and tools to help you control overeating. These practices can be used at mealtimes to develop a more positive and healthy relationship to food. You’ll learn to develop awareness of the experience of eating and become more centered around your eating. By developing habitual awareness and a playful attitude about the process of eating, you will find that your eating slows down, becoming less compulsive and dictated by external forces such as boredom, emotional pain, or habit.
There are 141 specific exercises in this book to promote mindful eating. Also included are brief discussions of why we eat and stop eating, mindfulness principles, finding meaning in food and the act of eating, and guidance for developing a personal “philosophy of eating.”
You can purchase the book here.