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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

    • 09 Feb 2015
    • 13 Feb 2015
    • Red Mountain Resort and Spa, Ivins, Utah

    All-inclusive retreat:


    • Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops facilitated by Michelle May MD, author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat and founder of the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops and Training
    • 5 days/4 nights of deluxe lodging and amenities 
    • Memorable mindful eating experiences
    • Mindful movement opportunities
    • Meaningful connections with people who understand and support you
    • Password access to our private web portal
    • Time to relax, restore, and renew!


    Michelle May, M.D., CSP, a physician and recovered yo-yo dieter empowers others to take charge of their lives and end chronic dieting and overeating without deprivation and guilt. Her authenticity and passion for mindful eating stems from her own personal struggle with food and body image. After years of ineffective yo- yo dieting, she developed a mindful, non-diet approach to food, movement, and self-care.


    Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training offers a mindful, weight-neutral, non-diet, approach to food, movement, and self-care. Michelle founded Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training in 1999 to share this compassionate, constructive and life-changing approach through health and wellness professionals, corporate wellness programs, hospitals, fitness centers, insurance companies, and community- based programs. Winner of the Excellence in Patient Education Innovation Award, Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs are available through hundreds of licensed Am I Hungry? facilitators, coaches, and therapists worldwide through workshops, webinars, coaching, retreats and workplace wellness programs.

    Click here for more information, and to register.


    Am I Hungry? is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Am I Hungry? maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is 12 CECs. 
    Am I Hungry? is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 12 Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) for completion of this activity.
    This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886652189-2377) for 8 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
    Wellcoaches has approved this activity for 12 continuing education credit hours (CEH).


    • 09 Feb 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • FREE Teleconference - Open to the Public

    We are delighted to welcome back Karen Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed, to our TCME teleconference program with Life Skills to Heal Troubled Eating.

    Sometimes troubled eating is more about how you live your life than what and how much you eat. If you're short on skills to live mindfully, develop and maintain healthy relationships, think critically rather than respond emotionally, problem solve effectively, balance work and play, attain and maintain your goals, and take stellar care of yourself physically and mentally, you may have difficulty managing your eating. But learn these life skills and you won’t need to turn to food to cope, for comfort, or when you’re stressed or distressed. With enhanced skills, you’ll improve your life and your eating.

    Participants will:
    • identify life skills needed to have a positive relationship with food 
    • recognize the relevance of life skill competency to healing troubled eating
    • assess which life skills they need to improve in order to heal their eating problems


    Access to this Webinar:  
    This teleconference is free and open to everyone interested in mindful eating, including professionals from all disciplines. Space is limited to 100 participants. Telephone and online access is available.

    Online Access:
    GoToWebinar Online Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6940621333780573442
    Webinar ID: 125-691-379

    Telephone Access:
    US Number for telephone access: +1 (646) 307-1707
    Access Code: 670-748-719


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

    Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed., is a licensed psychotherapist, eating coach with a worldwide clientele, motivational speaker and international author who has specialized in the field of compulsive, emotional and restrictive eating for 30 years. She received a B.A. from Boston University, an M.Ed. from Antioch College and an M.S.W. from Simmons College School of Social Work. She lives, teaches and practices in Sarasota, Florida.

    She is a co-founder of the Greater Boston Collaborative for Body Image and Eating Disorders and a former member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Multi-service Eating Disorder Association of Massachusetts.

    • 20 Feb 2015
    • 22 Feb 2015
    • Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA USA
    Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) Retreat
    Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller, addresses the mindless eating so prevalent in our culture undefined the type of eating that can lead to weight gain, obesity, disordered eating patterns, and stress-related eating.


    In this highly participatory weekend, you can experience a new approach to eating, supported by NIH-funded research, that helps you cultivate your inner wisdom through a variety of mindful eating practices and guided meditations. You will be shown how to eat in a way that is more attuned to your body's needs, how to experience the full pleasure and taste of food without overeating, and how to release the guilt and struggle so often associated with eating. Outer wisdomundefinedmaking personal use of current, scientifically-based nutrition and exercise guidelinesundefinedwill also be explored. These tools can help you make informed, balanced, healthy choices in your life and be truly nourished by your food.

    In addition to learning specific approaches to mindful eating, the workshop includes daily sitting meditations and gentle movement to bring awareness and deepen your understanding of mindfulness as it supports more balanced living.
    No previous mindfulness meditation experience is required.
    This workshop offers credits for psychology, LCSWS and MFTs, nurses, registered dietitians.

    For more information and to register see the Esalen Institute program listing.

    Jean Kristeller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, has used meditation-based interventions for eating disorders and obesity for more than 20 years, and has received NIH funding for related research for the past seven years. She has taught at Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Indiana State University, and co-founded The Center for Mindful Eating. Jean.Kristeller@indstate.edu

    Andrea Lieberstein MPH, RD, RYT, registered dietitian nutritionist, mindfulness-based stress reduction, mb-eat instructor and mindful eating coach, leads mindful eating trainings and retreats internationally, coaches and trains professionals and the general public. In her private practice she works with individuals with a wide range of disordered eating, weight management, body image issues and stress related issues and health concerns She directs Mind, Body, Spirit Programs at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. Andrea is a contributing author to The Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training Workbook (5th edition) and Some Leaders are Born Women. She has degrees from Stanford University and University of California at Berkeley. www.mindfuleatingtraining.com
    • 26 Feb 2015
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar Training: $15 TCME Members, $30 Non-Members

    We are delighted to welcome back Jean Fain, LICSW, MSW to the TCME program with an Introduction To Self-Compassion-Based Eating Awareness Webinar Training.


    This introductory workshop is a preview of an exciting, sane and caring approach to a variety of eating issues, from mindless eating and yo-yo dieting to compulsive overeating and binge eating disorder. Informed by cutting-edge research on mindfulness and self-compassion, Self-Compassion-Based Eating Awareness Training teaches participants to stop overeating, heed their hunger and fullness signals and find real satisfaction in the quality, rather than quantity, of food. Derived from proven practices by self-compassion researcher Kristin Neff, principles of mindfulness meditation popularized by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and mindful eating research by psychologist Jean Kristeller, participants not only learn to cultivate loving-kindness and mindful awareness, they develop a sense of inner control over their eating.

    Participants will:

    • Review cutting-edge research on self-compassion and mindfulness for eating issues.
    • Preview an exciting, sane and caring approach to the range of eating issues.
    • Sample self-compassion-enhancing practices.


    Online access and telephone access available through GoToWebinar platform. Presentation will include powerpoint and handouts.

    Registration fee: $15 for TCME Members
    $30 for non-members
    1 CPE issued for everyone who participates in this webinar


    Not a member? Join TCME today to take 50% off the price of this training while savoring our member benefits for a whole year.

    www.thecenterformindfuleating.org/join-us


     Jean Fain, MSW, LICSW, is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist specializing in eating issues and the author of “The Self-Compassion Diet.” A publicist emeritus and veteran journalist, she’s been writing health and fitness features for newspapers (from the Boston Globe to the LA Times), magazines (O: The Oprah Magazine, Shape, Self…) and on-line publications (Huffington Post) for three plus decades.

    • 27 Feb 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Catamaran Hotel, San Diego, CA

    Mindful Eating With Kids and Teens: A Daylong Workshop on Developing a Mindful Relationship with Food and Eating

    Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins MSW, LCSW



    Mindful eating isn’t just for adults. Kids have natural curiosity and enjoy making discoveries about food. Think of the life-long benefits of helping kids and teens find balance and joy in eating! Get ready to have fun, laugh with others and even at yourself, in this experiential workshop.

    Research shows that children who begin dieting early are at greater risk of eating disorders later in life. Mindful eating helps shift a young person’s focus from external cues (calorie counts, airbrushed pictures in fashion ads, pop stars and idols) to natural internal cues of hunger and satiety. It is easier for children to re-learn a skill they had as toddlers, the ability to listen to the body’s innate wisdom about eating, than it is as an adult.

    Young people in their teens are assaulted by a barrage of media through multiple technologies that demand their attention and provide distraction at the same time.  Striving for acceptance, love and success while trying to cope with peer pressure about body image, can result in disordered eating patterns such as restricting, bingeing, purging, dieting and fasting.  Mis-use of food to comfort, sooth, numb or punish is a growing health concern among youth.


    In this workshop attendees with be active participants and observers as we are joined first by a group of children 7-12 years old. We’ll be leading them through mindfulness exercises that explore the 8 hungers and talking with them about how, what, when and why they eat. We can learn how to help children navigate the world of food and eating through non-judgmental listening and simple mindful eating exercises that can assist them in relating differently to food and eating.

    Then a group of teens will join us to explore the role anxiety plays in eating, things that can be confused with hunger, conditioned familial patterns, and the relationship between mood and food. We’ll have a look at mindless eating as well as ways to work mindfully with texting/surfing/talking and eating at the same time!
    Mindfulness learned in relationship to eating can spread to and enliven many other aspects of life. Attendees will be asked to engage with curiosity and kindness as participant-observers.

    Attendees will:
    • learn simple, practical ways to introduce mindful eating to children and teens
    • be able to name and comment on 4 of the 8 hungers in the body
    • be able to define what mindful eating is

    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.

    For conference details and to register, see:

    • 05 Mar 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • TCME Members-Only FREE Webinar

    Join Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD, in this interactive webinar that explores how to bring self-compassion to self-talk about food and eating, to support eating in a way that leaves room for the many roles food plays in healthy living -- and leaves us feeling well, too.


    Participants will:


    • Explain the three main components of self-compassion
    • Apply the 3 main components of self-compassion to change negative self-talk around food and eating
    • Cite 3 common thinking errors that drive negative self-talk around food and eating


    Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD is president and co-owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a women’s weight management retreat in Vermont that pioneered the non-diet approach to healthy weights. Green Mountain was founded 40 years ago to help women stop dieting and learn how to truly take care of themselves to reach and maintain their natural healthy weights. Mindful eating has been a core component of the program for over 25 years.



    Webinar access:  
    This program is open to TCME Members only. Access information will be emailed to you following registration.

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



    • 21 Mar 2015
    • 25 Mar 2015
    • El Rancho Robles in Oracle, Arizona (near Tucson)

    Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Program Therapist Training is for licensed Masters and Doctorate level behavioral health professionals and Treatment Teams who wish to offer a proven mindful eating program for the treatment of binge eating disorder (BED). Therapists who participate in this comprehensive training learn how to facilitate the AIH ME-BE program, including a series of ten psychoeducational group workshops based on the

    Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Cycle and ten small group or individual therapeutic sessions. This program is designed to be turnkey (including business and marketing) so therapists can focus their time reaching those who need help.


    You will earn a total of 53 continuing education credits (see details) by completing the four training modules. 33 of the credits are earned during the live Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat and Training which is included in your registration.


    Click here for more information and to register.


    This training program is co-facilitated by Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training Founder, Michelle May, M.D., CSP, a physician and recovered yo-yo dieter and author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat along with Camerin Ross, Ph.D.Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training offers a mindful, weight-neutral, non-diet, approach to food, movement, and self-care. Michelle founded Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training in 1999 to share this compassionate, constructive and life-changing approach through health and wellness professionals, corporate wellness programs, hospitals, fitness centers, insurance companies, and community- based programs. Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs are available through hundreds of licensed Am I Hungry? facilitators, coaches, and therapists worldwide through workshops, webinars, coaching, retreats and workplace wellness programs.

    Am I Hungry? is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
    Am I Hungry? maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is 53 CEs.
    This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886652189-2840) for 53 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours. It is the responsibility of individual professionals to be aware of any jurisdictional requirements or limitations for continuing education.


    • 21 Mar 2015
    • 25 Mar 2015
    • El Rancho Robles in Oracle, Arizona (near Tucson)

    Heal your relationship with food and your body! Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Binge Eating Retreat


    You might be struggling with binge eating if you:


    • Eat until you feel uncomfortably full
    • Eat large amounts of food when you’re not hungry• Eat more rapidly than normal
    • Eat alone due to embarrassment about how much you eat
    • Feel disgusted, depressed, or guilty after you eat
    • Do you wish you could just be at peace with food?
    • Would you like to have more time in your day to live instead of obsessing about eating?
    • Do you need time to focus on yourself for a change?


    Nourish the big, vibrant life you crave! Michelle May, M.D., co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating and founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training Program, and Camerin Ross, PhD, an experienced Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Therapist, will guide you through this effective program to heal your relationship with food and your body.


    Your 5-day/4-night all-inclusive retreat includes...

    • Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Workshops facilitated by Michelle May, M.D. and Camerin Ross, PhD.
    • Small Group Therapy Sessions: You’ll be assigned to a small group that will participate in three sessions with Dr. Ross on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
    • 4 nights of cozy retreat style lodging at El Rancho Robles (http://elranchorobles.com). Three room types to choose from based on your preference and budget.
    • Eye-opening mindful eating experiences. ALL meals are included in this retreat package.
    • Optional Mindful Movement opportunities in the morning and afternoon, including walking, hiking, yoga, and other experiences.
    • Copy of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Binge Eating: A Mindful Eating Program for Healing Your Relationship with Food and Your Body
    • Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program for Binge Eating Workbook and Awareness Journal
    • Password access to www.AmIHungry.net: private member forum, virtual coach, journal, and more undefined before and after retreat!
    • Self-care time to relax, restore, and renew!


    Retreat with us to dig deep and discover a whole new way to relate to food. Together we’ll explore why you eat and help you learn new skills and strategies to break the binge-repent-repeat cycle. Most important, the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Retreat for Binge Eating will start you on your journey to the big, vibrant life you crave! Men, women, and couples are welcome!This training program is co-facilitated by Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training Founder, Michelle May, M.D., CSP, a physician and recovered yo-yo dieter and author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat along with Camerin Ross, Ph.D. Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training offers a mindful, weight-neutral, non-diet, approach to food, movement, and self-care.


    Click here for more information and to register.


    Am I Hungry? is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Am I Hungry? maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is 12 CECs.
    Am I Hungry? is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 12 Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) for completion of this activity.
    This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886652189-2377) for 8 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
    Wellcoaches has approved this activity for 12 continuing education credit hours (CEH).


    • 27 Mar 2015
    • (EDT)
    • 29 Mar 2015 (EDT)
    • 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.


    Register for this event on the Aryaloka website


    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.

    Special note: This workshop has been approved for 20 CEU for Registered Dietitians.

    Leaders for the weekend are Megrette Fletcher and Dharmacharini Amala.

    Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed, RD, CDE is an internationally recognized expert on mindful eating who helped co-found The Center for Mindful Eating, www.TCME.org. Megrette is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. She is the author of two books including Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes, believes that mindfulness practice is an essential part of health, and has maintained a daily meditation practice since 1999.

    Dh. Amala is a co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating, www.TCME.org. She is also a meditation instructor and mentor with over 10 years experience teaching meditation and the importance of mindfulness. She is dedicated to sharing the practice and benefits of meditation to audiences in a variety of contexts – educational settings, health care, and spiritual or religious contexts. Amala is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order.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.


    • 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
    • 05 Jul 2015
    • (EDT)
    • 10 Jul 2015 (EDT)
    • Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

    For Mental-Health and Health-Care Professionals.
    Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller and supported by NIH-funded research, addresses mindless and stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness meditation. This workshop provides intensive training in the application of the MB-EAT intervention program in clinical settings.


    Informed by Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction work and the principles of food-intake regulation, the MB-EAT program employs mindfulness meditation, eating exercises, didactic instruction, and self-reflection to cultivate awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating and weight.
    Those with a substantive mindfulness meditation practice and related professional/clinical experience with eating issues are eligible to receive the full manual and be qualified to teach the MB-EAT program. Others receive an introduction to the practices of MB-EAT and gain valuable tools, approaches, and information to integrate into their work with others.


    Note Tuition includes the Eating for Awareness CD set. Attendance at this workshop does not automatically qualify you to teach the MB-EAT program, but you will receive skills and tools to integrate into clinical practice. For more information, e-mail registration@kripalu.org or call 866.200.5203. Full program listing available on Kripalu Center's website.


    CE Credits
    This program is eligible for
    • 35 credits for Registered Dietitians (RD), $30 additional charge
    • 28 credits for Certified Counselors (NBCC), $30 additional charge
    • 35 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
    • 35 credits for Psychologists (PSY), $30 additional charge
    • 35 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
    • 35 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge


    Jean Kristeller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, has used meditation-based interventions for eating disorders and obesity for more than 20 years, and has received NIH funding for related research for the past seven years. She has taught at Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Indiana State University, and co-founded The Center for Mindful Eating. JKristeller@indstate.edu.

    Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RD, RYT, registered dietitian nutritionist, mindfulness-based stress reduction, mb-eat instructor and mindful eating coach, leads mindful eating trainings and retreats internationally, coaches and trains professionals and the general public. In her private practice she works with individuals with a wide range of disordered eating, weight management, body image issues and stress related issues and health concerns She directs Mind, Body, Spirit Programs at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. Andrea is a contributing author to The Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training Workbook (5th edition) and Some Leaders are Born Women. She has degrees from Stanford University and University of California at Berkeley. www.mindfuleatingtraining.com
    • 10 Jul 2015
    • 12 Jul 2015
    • Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY USA
    Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) Retreat
    Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller, addresses the mindless eating so prevalent in our culture undefined the type of eating that can lead to weight gain, obesity, disordered eating patterns, and stress-related eating.


    In this highly participatory weekend, you can experience a new approach to eating, supported by NIH-funded research, that helps you cultivate your inner wisdom through a variety of mindful eating practices and guided meditations. You will be shown how to eat in a way that is more attuned to your body's needs, how to experience the full pleasure and taste of food without overeating, and how to release the guilt and struggle so often associated with eating. Outer wisdomundefinedmaking personal use of current, scientifically-based nutrition and exercise guidelinesundefinedwill also be explored. These tools can help you make informed, balanced, healthy choices in your life and be truly nourished by your food.

    In addition to learning specific approaches to mindful eating, the workshop includes daily sitting meditations and gentle movement to bring awareness and deepen your understanding of mindfulness as it supports more balanced living.
    No previous mindfulness meditation experience is required.

    For more information and to register see the Omega Institute program listing.

    Jean Kristeller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, has used meditation-based interventions for eating disorders and obesity for more than 20 years, and has received NIH funding for related research for the past seven years. She has taught at Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Indiana State University, and co-founded The Center for Mindful Eating. Jean.Kristeller@indstate.edu

    Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RD, RYT, registered dietitian nutritionist, mindfulness-based stress reduction, mb-eat instructor and mindful eating coach, leads mindful eating trainings and retreats internationally, coaches and trains professionals and the general public. In her private practice she works with individuals with a wide range of disordered eating, weight management, body image issues and stress related issues and health concerns She directs Mind, Body, Spirit Programs at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. Andrea is a contributing author to The Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training Workbook (5th edition) and Some Leaders are Born Women. She has degrees from Stanford University and University of California at Berkeley. www.mindfuleatingtraining.com
    • 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

22 Jan 2015 Developing a Practice of Healthful Eating: How Mindful Eating Can Help
19 Jan 2015 Auto-compasión y alimentación con atención plena / Self-Compassion and Mindful Eating
08 Dec 2014 Here Come the Holidays: 5 Steps to Mindfully Enjoy Holiday Food without Weight Worries
01 Dec 2014 On a Scale of All or Nothing, How Anxious Are You?
17 Nov 2014 Stress Eating: Can We Comfort Ourselves with Food?
07 Nov 2014 The Magic of Slowing Down
07 Nov 2014 Mindful Eating Retreat with Andrea Lieberstein MPH, RD and Ven. Jampa Sangmo
04 Nov 2014 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes Facilitator Training - Webinar series
31 Oct 2014 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
27 Oct 2014 Food Fights, Fears and Feelings: Helping Kids Eat Better with Mindful Eating
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
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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