with Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE
This 7-day, supervised training is for any healthcare or social service professional who would like to receive additional training in mindful eating. When completed, the workshop training track offers over 100 hours of supported educated and 65 CPE for Registered Dietitians to guide professionals to effectively teach mindful eating.
Understanding The Training Process
The 3-Bite Mindful Eating Professional Training is a 100-hour process that starts by taking the 3-Bite weekend workshop. This workshop will be held Dec 4-6, 2015 at Aryaloka Buddhist Retreat Center, in Newmarket NH.
After a person has completed this initial step, they will have up to six months to practice mindful eating and decide if this type of counseling is an area that would benefit from more training and focus. Interested individuals can then sign up to attend the 7-day Professional Training Workshop.
This workshop will review the ten key learning goals and provide instruction on how to bring these concepts into your professional work. If you have taken other Mindful Eating such as MECL, MB-EAT, Eat for Life or AmIHungry, or Mindfulness Training MBSR, or CDL programs, you may contact Megrette directly to discuss this requirement.
How to Begin Your Professional Mindful Eating Training?
It is required* to attend a 3-day 'Before, During and After the Bite' workshop on Mindful Eating to begin the Training. The 3-day workshop is offered once or twice each year and provides 20 CPE credits for Registered Dietitians. The next workshop will be held on Dec. 4-6, 2015. *This prerequisite may be fulfilled with other programs. Please contact Megrette directly if have questions regarding this requirement.
Once you have attended the 3-day workshop you can join us for the Annual 7-Day Professional Training. This will be held on Nov 30-Dec 6, 2015. Experiencing the retreat as an individual provides valuable learning. This program has been submitted 45 CPE credits for Registered Dietitians. Together these two programs provide 65 CPE for Registered Dietitians.
This training also offers a training manual and a creative commons license to use any of the handouts and concepts in their personal mindful eating program.
How the Workshop is Structured?
The 7-day workshop is divided into two distinct parts.
Part 1: Monday through Friday professionals will receive in-depth training on various ways to teach 10-learning goals.
Part 2: Friday through Sunday will offer each student an opportunity to have supervised teaching training. This will be accomplished by having the student lead specific aspects of the Mindful Eating Weekend workshop.
Once the in-person training has been completed, students are required to provide 10-hours of volunteer teaching in their community. This volunteer teaching will benefit both the community and it will provide the student with a chance to practice these concepts and techniques in a more supportive environment.
5-Step, 100-hour Mindful Eating Training Overview
Step 1: Attend 3-Bite live workshop (~30 hours)
Step 2: Practice the mindful eating skills learned for 6-months. (~200 hours independent practice)
Step 3: Decide if Mindful Eating is a passion that you would like to bring deeper into your professional development.
Step 4: Attend the 7-day Mindful Eating Professional Training (~50-75 hours)
Step 5: Commit to offering 10-hours of volunteer Mindful Eating training (~20-30 hours)
To register: http://www.aryaloka.org/after-the-first-bite-professional-mindful-eating-training/
To contact Megrette for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Megrette Fletcher is a 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 spokes person in both the US and UK. She is a dietitian and certified diabetes educator and works in a diabetes clinic.
Megrette is an avid cyclist, passable cook and a terrible bowler. She lives in New Hampshire with two girls and too many other animals. She has maintained a daily meditation practice since 1999 when she began studying Buddhism. To learn more about Megrette, visit her website at Megrette.com