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Cooking therapy in Cook Life

Cooking as therapy is effective because it encourages creativity. Cooking also makes people feel good about themselves because it’s a way for them to nurture others. For most dishes, there is also a sense of immediate gratification. These days, health-care clinics and counselors across the world are using cooking or baking as therapy tools for people suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental-health problems.

This type of therapy is often partly aimed at teaching healthy cooking and eating skills to people living tough, chaotic lives. It also functions as a method for stressed out users to focus on a task at hand, and feel satisfaction at completing a task. The reward of eating together as a group and the satisfaction of having cooked a healthy meal can become a rush of healthy self-inflation. It makes sense to think of cooking as therapy because food has a lot of meaning culturally, ethnically and religiously. It brings people together whether it is baking, cooking a meal, shopping for the food and certainly sitting down together and socializing.

At Cook Life Cocina Terapia, we believe cooking as therapy is an important part of helping young people find healthy joys and hobbies they can enjoy. We invite you to be part of the Cooking Therapy.

November 15, from 7 PM to 9 PM, Av. Pichincha and Alfonso Moreno Mora, building Terranova.