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Events

The Center for Mindful Eating is dedicated to providing professionals information about training on a range of approaches to mindful eating. We host a variety of free teleconferences for members and non-members, focusing on professional development and personal enrichment. Members attending teleconferences are eligible for CPE’s through Skelly Publishing.

Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • FREE Teleconference - Open to the Public


    Can the practice of mindful eating transform dinner time and  reduce food fights, fears and transform feelings about eating a balanced diet?


    Join Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE, author of Discover Mindful Eating with Kids, as she explains the power of mindful eating, family meals, picky eating and more. The session will provide new ideas as participants are lead through two mindful eating activities.



    Participants will :
    • List two benefits of mindful eating for children
    • List two ways mindful eating can be brought to the home
    • Participate in two mindful eating activities during the conference

    Phone access:  
    This teleconference is free and open to everyone interested in mindful eating, including professionals from all disciplines.

    The Conference Access Number is: (559)726-1300
    Your Conference Passcode is: 858168 #
    or Skype: freeconferencecallhd.5597261300


    If you are not in the US, International call-in numbers are available for many countries. For details, see: http://www.thecenterformindfuleating.org/teleconference-events

    CEU's/CPE's are available to TCME members who participate live in this teleconference.
    Become a member!

    Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE, is cofounder of The Center for Mindful Eating. She is a co-author of two books, including Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes with Michelle MD, Discover Mindful Eating: A resource of handouts for health professionals, with Frederick Burggraf. Megrette is a professional speaker and spokesperson in both the US and UK. She is a dietitian and certified diabetes educator and works in a diabetes clinic.

    • 31 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 02 Nov 2014
    • 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket NH USA
    You can bring the power of mindfulness into your life by engaging in the practice of mindful eating. To transform your mind, health, and life, learn how to use three steps with food and the act of eating, using 2500-year-old wisdom from the Buddhist tradition.

    The three steps include checking in, noticing aspects of our experience, and bringing kindness to whatever arises. These three steps can transform any meal into something that goes beyond the nutrients on the plate. The act of eating mindfully can change neural pathways, allowing new behaviors to emerge.

    This weekend retreat will also discuss three common obstacles to mindfulness and mindful eating and three helpful tools to overcome them.

    The retreat is open to anyone interested in cultivating mindfulness in daily life, or around food and eating in particular. Some prior experience of mindfulness meditation is helpful but not necessary for participation.

    If you have specific allergies, issues, or conditions relating to food and eating, please inform the Aryaloka staff when you register. All meals will be prepared on-site and staying in residence at Aryaloka for the weekend is recommended.

    Leaders for the weekend are Megrette Fletcher and Dharmacharini Amala.

    Register link - Aryaloka Buddhist Center.

    Program is awarded CPE, CEU, CME credits by the following agency:
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
    • 03 Nov 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • 2 CPE Live Webinar Training
    We are delighted to offer this special training opportunity for our TCME community. Join Mindful Eating/Conscious Living co-creators Jan Chozen Bays and Char Wilkins for "The Magic of Slowing Down".

    Slowing down is one of the most powerful tools in Mindful Eating. It may seem overly simple. It may seem too hard to accomplish in the midst of a fast-paced busy life. However, when we slow down, we are able to savor each bite, expand the experience and thus our satisfaction with eating.

    This two-part teleconference series will include information about relevant research, practices to try at home and discussion about how to use this tool of mindful eating with clients or patients.


    Part I: November 3, 11 am PST / 2 pm EST

    Part II: November 7, 11 am PST / 2 pm EST


    Registration for this two-part teleconference is $30 for TCME Members and $75 for non-members. CPE's are available to TCME members who participate live in this teleconference. TCME Members save $45 on this program.  Join TCME today and savor the benefits of being a member for the next year. Space is limited to 90 participants. When you register you will be directed to our webinar service to register your email address to receive your access link and information - participants may connect via computer or phone.




    Help us promote this event! Post this link on Twitter, Facebook and your favorite social media networks:  

    http://tinyurl.com/tcme-slow-down-magic


    Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in work with abused children. She is the author of Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food and How to Train a Wild Elephant and other Adventures in Mindfulness, both published by Shambhala. She has studied and practiced Zen Buddhism since 1973, serving as the teacher for the Zen Community of Oregon since 1985. In 2002 she helped to found Great Vow Zen Monastery near Portland, Oregon, where she serves as co-abbot. She has published articles about Zen in Tricycle and Buddhadharma magazines. Jan is a wife, mother, contented cook and avid gardener.

     Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW, is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist who works with individuals, couples and groups incorporating the intention and skills of mindfulness as a foundation from which to explore one’s life. She specializes in working with stress-related physical and emotional issues, with women who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma, and those who suffer with depression, anxiety and disordered eating.

    Char is certified as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher by the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA. She teaches MBSR, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindful Eating/Conscious Living (MECL) for the general public. 

    • 07 Nov 2014
    • 10 Nov 2014
    • Vajrapani Institute, Boulder Creek, California

    This weekend contemplative retreat will focus on the meditation practices of Mindful Eating with particular emphasis on gratitude as we enter into the holiday season.  When we eat mindfully we involve all the senses by engaging our body and our mind.  We utilize color, texture, smell, taste, and sound to nurture our experience. We learn to pay attention to what our body really needs and why.  By focusing on the many beings involved in food production and how dependent we are on others for our nourishment we can develop gratitude for others. 

     
    To support cultivating our awareness, we will quiet the mind and open the heart through yoga, sitting and walking meditation.  Through these practices of deepening our inner awareness of the body and mind we will experience wisdom and compassion, which is our true nature. We can experience food as pleasure and nourishment while finding our right relationship to amount and quality in each moment. Mindful eating can nudge us beyond what we’re craving so that we wake up to why we’re craving it. 


    Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RD, RYT and Venerable Jampa Sangmo
    http://www.mindfuleatingtraining.com/About-Us.html


    To register:

    http://vajrapani.org/rssfeed/item/34-mindful-eating-retreat


    CEU Eligible:
    This retreat has been approved to offer continuing education units to mental health care providers.  For more information contact office@vajrapani.org

    • 08 Apr 2015
    • (EDT)
    • 12 Apr 2015 (EDT)
    • Brussels, Belgium

    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW


    This training is designed for professionals who have completed MECL 1 or an equivalent mindful eating professional training program, have an ongoing formal meditation practice, and have lead one 8-week MECL program. This second level training is designed to deepen your personal meditation and mindful eating practices; strengthen your ability to embody the principles of conscious living and mindful eating; develop and expand your ability to lead inquiry; explore how to incorporate mindful eating practices in one-on-one counseling settings and hone your teaching skills.


    Note: This is a required course for MECL Teacher Qualification or Certification. For more information: http://mbpti.org

      The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW. Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 26 years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.

    Registration will be limited for this experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. 
     
    For more information, contact MeNu. Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition. This training will be conducted in English.
    • 15 Apr 2015
    • (EDT)
    • 20 Apr 2015 (EDT)
    • Brussels, Belgium
    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW


    The intersection of mindfulness, eating and our relationship to food is the focus of this Mindful Eating/Conscious Living professional training. Inherent within that juncture are the thoughts, emotions and physical sensations that impact how we relate to food and our body in skillful and unskillful ways.
    The training emphasizes experiential engagement in mindfulness meditation practices and mindful eating awareness exercises, so that the participants will be able to pass the benefit of these exercises on to clients and patients in a variety of settings. These practices and exercises are integral components of the eight- session Mindful Eating Syllabus designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure for creating a program appropriate to the individuals and groups you serve. This training centers on building skills as you explore, experience and learn to teach core aspects of mindful eating


    Note: This is a required course for MECL Teacher Qualification or Certification. For more information: http://mbpti.org

    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW
      The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW. Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 26 years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.

    Registration will be limited for this experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. To register, contact: MeNu Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition This training will be conducted in English.
    • 24 Apr 2015
    • (EDT)
    • 29 Apr 2015 (EDT)
    • Four Seasons Retreat, Waldviertel, Austria
    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW


    The intersection of mindfulness, eating and our relationship to food is the focus of this Mindful Eating/Conscious Living professional training. Inherent within that juncture are the thoughts, emotions and physical sensations that impact how we relate to food and our body in skillful and unskillful ways.
    The training emphasizes experiential engagement in mindfulness meditation practices and mindful eating awareness exercises, so that the participants will be able to pass the benefit of these exercises on to clients and patients in a variety of settings. These practices and exercises are integral components of the eight- session Mindful Eating Syllabus designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure for creating a program appropriate to the individuals and groups you serve. This training centers on building skills as you explore, experience and learn to teach core aspects of mindful eating


    Note: This is a required course for MECL Teacher Qualification or Certification. For more information: http://mbpti.org

    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW
      The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW. Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 26 years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.

    Registration will be limited for this experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. 

    Arbor Seminare. This training will be conducted in English and translated into German.
    • 16 Jun 2015
    • (EDT)
    • 21 Jun 2015 (EDT)
    • Great Vow Monastery, Clatskanie, OR
    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW


    The intersection of mindfulness, eating and our relationship to food is the focus of this Mindful Eating/Conscious Living professional training. Inherent within that juncture are the thoughts, emotions and physical sensations that impact how we relate to food and our body in skillful and unskillful ways.
    The training emphasizes experiential engagement in mindfulness meditation practices and mindful eating awareness exercises, so that the participants will be able to pass the benefit of these exercises on to clients and patients in a variety of settings. These practices and exercises are integral components of the eight- session Mindful Eating Syllabus designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure for creating a program appropriate to the individuals and groups you serve. This training centers on building skills as you explore, experience and learn to teach core aspects of mindful eating


    Note: This is a required course for MECL Teacher Qualification or Certification. For more information: http://mbpti.org

    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW
      The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW. Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 26 years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.

    Registration will be limited for this experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. 
     
    For more information, see http://mbpti.org/mecl_home.html
    • 04 Oct 2015
    • (EDT)
    • 09 Oct 2015 (EDT)
    • Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA

    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW 


    The intersection of mindfulness, eating and our relationship to food is the focus of this Mindful Eating/Conscious Living professional training. Inherent within that juncture are the thoughts, emotions and physical sensations that impact how we relate to food and our body in skillful and unskillful ways.

    The training emphasizes experiential engagement in mindfulness meditation practices and mindful eating awareness exercises, so that the participants will be able to pass the benefit of these exercises on to clients and patients in a variety of settings. These practices and exercises are integral components of the eight- session Mindful Eating Syllabus designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure for creating a program appropriate to the individuals and groups you serve. This training centers on building skills as you explore, experience and learn to teach core aspects of mindful eating


    Note: This is a required course for MECL Teacher Qualification or Certification. For more information: http://mbpti.org

    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW
      The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW. Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 26 years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.

    Registration will be limited for this experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. 
     
    For more information, see http://mbpti.org/mecl_home.html
    • 05 Nov 2015
    • (EST)
    • 10 Nov 2015 (EST)
    • Casa Azul De Tepoztlan, Mexico
    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW


    The intersection of mindfulness, eating and our relationship to food is the focus of this Mindful Eating/Conscious Living professional training. Inherent within that juncture are the thoughts, emotions and physical sensations that impact how we relate to food and our body in skillful and unskillful ways.
    The training emphasizes experiential engagement in mindfulness meditation practices and mindful eating awareness exercises, so that the participants will be able to pass the benefit of these exercises on to clients and patients in a variety of settings. These practices and exercises are integral components of the eight- session Mindful Eating Syllabus designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure for creating a program appropriate to the individuals and groups you serve. This training centers on building skills as you explore, experience and learn to teach core aspects of mindful eating


    Note: This is a required course for MECL Teacher Qualification or Certification. For more information: http://mbpti.org

    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW
      The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW. Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 26 years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.

    Registration will be limited for this experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. 
     
    For more information, contact Mindful Eating Mexico. This training will be conducted in English and translated into Spanish.

Past events

16 Oct 2014 Mindful Eating and Nutrition: Helping Clients Become 'Aware'
15 Oct 2014 Using Mindfulness to Calm Anxiety
04 Oct 2014 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Binge Eating Therapist Training
28 Sep 2014 MB-EAT Professional Training Program
17 Sep 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
08 Sep 2014 From the Taste of Food to the Food of our Memories
26 Aug 2014 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes Facilitator Training - Webinar series
19 Aug 2014 Finding Your Healthy Weight
15 Aug 2014 Using "The Mindfulness Toolbox" to Overcome Cravings and Anxiety at Mealtime
13 Aug 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
23 Jul 2014 Eating for Quality, Not Quantity: The Magic of Our Sense of Taste
17 Jul 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
08 Jul 2014 Out of Hunger
26 Jun 2014 The BASICS of Mindful Eating
22 Jun 2014 MB-EAT Training for Professionals
22 Jun 2014 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
16 Jun 2014 Building Your Ideal Mindful Eating Practice
30 May 2014 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
15 May 2014 Mesa Redonda: La Alimentación con Atención Plena en el Contexto de Comunidades de Habla Hispana
07 May 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
06 May 2014 Exploring Mindful Eating
30 Apr 2014 Mindful Eating, Evidence for its Effectiveness in the Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity and Diabetes
30 Apr 2014 MB-EAT Training for Professionals
29 Apr 2014 Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: 5-day Professional Training
24 Apr 2014 What is Mindful Eating?
14 Apr 2014 Happy Food
09 Apr 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
19 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part II)
12 Mar 2014 Using Mindfulness to Enjoy Eating More: Living with Diabetes
12 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part I)
27 Feb 2014 The Self-Compassion Diet: Treating Eating Issues with Loving-Kindness
19 Feb 2014 Helping Your Clients Create A Mindful Eating Practice
18 Feb 2014 Creating Wellness
13 Feb 2014 The Weight of Words
07 Feb 2014 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Retreat
28 Jan 2014 How Mindful Eating Can Prevent Diabetes
22 Jan 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
15 Jan 2014 Mindful Eating and Motivational Interviewing: What's the Connection?
30 Dec 2013 Helping Your Clients Create A Mindful Eating Practice
05 Dec 2013 Multitasking -- Saving Time or Losing Enjoyment at Meals?
01 Nov 2013 Multi-Tasking and Mindful Eating
12 Oct 2013 Fall 2013 Food For Thought Newsletter: Multi-Tasking
08 Oct 2013 Curiosity is the Key: Helping Kids Enjoy Eating
29 Sep 2013 2013 MB-EAT Workshops and Programs
24 Sep 2013 The Seven Keys to Unlocking Unconscious, Underlying Conflicts About Food, Weight and Self-care
16 Sep 2013 Barriers to Mindful Eating
09 Sep 2013 Staying: Turning Towards What Is Difficult
06 Aug 2013 The Vital Role of "Stomach Hunger" in Learning Satiety
22 Jul 2013 The Intersection of Abuse and Disordered Eating
17 Jul 2013 Mental Weight
16 Jul 2013 Food For Thought: Mindful Eating and Families
12 Jul 2013 MECL: Mindful Eating/Conscious Living Trainings
21 Jun 2013 2013 MB-EAT Workshops and Programs
16 Jun 2013 2013 MB-EAT Workshops and Programs
05 Jun 2013 Mindfully Listening to Your Inner Child
22 May 2013 The Vital Role of "Stomach Hunger" in Learning Satiety
14 May 2013 Mindful Eating -- for the health of it!
07 May 2013 Teleconference: Accessing Acceptance
17 Apr 2013 Non-Judgment: A Case Study
13 Apr 2013 Mindful Eating Workshop
12 Apr 2013 Mindful Eating Workshop with Megrette Fletcher
10 Apr 2013 Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: 5-day Professional Training
12 Mar 2013 Mindful Eating and Diabetes: Effects of Awareness on Blood Glucose Control
14 Nov 2012 Eating for Nutrition AND Pleasure
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