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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

    • 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.
    • 23 Apr 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • FREE Teleconference - Open to the Public

    Join Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D., member of the TCME Advisory Board for a teleconference exploring mindful eating, and its challenges, from a Buddhist perspective, specifically, the Four Noble Truths: The truth of suffering, the causes of suffering, that suffering can end and how to end it. These are universal truths for all of us, regardless of spiritual orientation, age, weight, sex, social status, etc. 


    Everyone has hungers of the body and hungers of the heart. We may want to lose weight, limit sugar or be more mindful of what, when and how we eat. But if we don't understand what causes insatiable eating, these habits become even more out of control, which only fuels frustration, overeating and self-loathing. But there is a way out of this vicious cycle that can be understood within the framework of these Noble Truths. 


    This teleconference is designed to provide an overall understanding of mindless eating and other disorders of desire and time-tested ways of managing our appetites based on ancient principles. A useful resource for this teleconference is Dr. Kabatznick's best-selling book, The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems.


    Participants will:


    1 Learn the Four Noble Truths and how they apply to Mindful Eating

    2 Learn the different kinds of craving that fuel mindless eating

    3 Learn some of the ancient guidelines to the challenge of insatiability


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

    GoToWebinar Online Registration
    Webinar ID: 100-061-611

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


    Become a member!

    Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D., is a former TCME Board Member and a social psychologist who has specialized in mindful eating for the past 30 years. She was the Psychologist for Weight Watchers International for nine years and helped bring the concept of mindful eating to their behavioral program. In addition to her book, The Zen of Eating (published in six languages) she is the author of Who by Fire: Reflections of a Tsunami Psychologist. Dr. Kabatznick has a private practice in Berkeley California and lectures on topics related to mindful eating, depression and relationships.

    • 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.
    • 27 Apr 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar: $20 members, $40 non-members

    Join Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE, as she explores 6 handouts that will get clients hooked on mindful eating. Drawing on over 15 years of mindful eating counseling, Megrette will be using handouts and techniques from her best-selling book, Discover Mindful Eating, Motivational Interviewing, as well as popular resources from The Center for Mindful Eating. This will be a lively workshop, that will be fun and instructional.

    After this program participants will:
    • Role play how to introduce the concept of mindful eating to clients using two popular approaches
    • Explore "What is Mindfulness Anyway?" handout from Discover Mindful Eating
    • Review the uses of the popular Why Mindful Eating brochure available on The Center for Mindful Eating website 
    • Review two different "Choices" handouts
    • Basic Mindfulness Bite training and handout
    • Receive 12 Mindful Eating Contemplations to offer clients


    This 90 minute program is packed with ideas that are simple and effective. 1.5 CPE available to everyone who participates in this program.

    Six Mindful Eating Activities that Promote Lasting Change
    April 27, 1:30 - 3 pm EST
    $20 members, $40 non-members


    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

    • 05 May 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Free Teleconference - Open to the Public

    We are delighted to welcome back Ronna Kabatznick for "Wrestling

    with Desire: What takes us away from mindful eating and what brings us back."


    Most people who experience mindful eating, who pay attention towhat they're eating, bite by bite, sensation by sensation, really enjoy and benefit from the experience. But it's often very difficult to stay with it for very long. Thoughts and feelings arise that quickly take us away from mindful eating and before long, we re-engage in old, mindless eating habits. This can be very discouraging and demoralizing. What happens to our sincere desire to stay in the present moment and eat what we're eating when we're eating it? Why does our desire to eat mindfully so often get hijacked when we so sincerely want to change? What invisible forces keep those habits in place and prevent us from prevent moment awareness? What can we do to help ourselves learn about these forces and learn how to work with them? This teleconference focuses on learning about cravings, how they operate and how to work them when practicing mindful eating.


    Participants will:

    1 What does it mean to "Wrestle with Desire?

    2 What are the 3 desires/cravings that take us away from mindful eating?

    3 What are some of the key ways of working with these desires/cravings?


    Program Access:  

    This teleconference is free and open to everyone interested in mindful eating, including professionals from all disciplines. Telephone and online access is available through the GoToWebinar platform.


    Access information will be emailed to you following registration. A recording will be made available to all members following the presentation.


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

    Become a member!




    Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D. is a social psychologist who has been a specialist in mindful eating for the past thirty years. As the psychologist for Weight Watchers International, she brought mindful eating concepts to their behavioral weight management program in the 1980's, along with the first Dieters Feed the Hungry Program to the Company. She is the author of the international bestselling book, The Zen of Eating: Answer Answers to Modern Weight Problems and more recently Who by Water: Reflections of a Tsunami Psychologist. In Berkeley, CA where she lives, she sees clients struggling with eating issues and works with clients nationally and internationally via SKYPE. She also Wrestles with Desire daily and can attest to the power of working mindfully with them based on her own experiences of working daily with food and eating challenges.

    • 13 May 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Members-Only FREE Webinar

    The moment of awakening through the energy of mindfulness and compassion is what is needed to live in a sustainable way. It is only through clear understanding of the impact of our actions that we can see how unwholesome food patterns create suffering for the body and mind.


    Participants will:

    • learn about the skill of ecological perception
    • cultivate compassion and learning ways to protect the planet
    • understand the relationship between mindless consumption and the earth
    Food, Sustainability and the Role of Mindfulness
    Caroline Baerten, RD (Belgium)
    May 13, 10 AM EST


    Webinar access:
    This program is open to TCME Members only. Access information will be emailed to you following registration. A recording will be made available to all members following the presentation.

    Learn more about TCME Membership

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

    Caroline Baerten (Belgium) is a Mindfulness-based dietitian/RD and integrative psychotherapist (i.t) specializing in work with disordered eating behaviour, weight issues and sustainability. She is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainee with the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School (USA) and a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at the Institute of Applied Buddhism (Germany). Caroline has founded MeNu, a health center for Mindful eating and Nutrition in Europe, Brussels. 

    • 20 May 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar: $15 members, $30 non-members

    Many individuals and organizations invest significant resources in weight management initiatives with very little return on their investment. This webinar will summarize the reasons why traditional weight-focused interventions fail and lay the foundation for a mindfulness-based, non-diet, weight-neutral approach to well-being. We will explore the Mindful Eating Cycle, a powerful decision-making model used to empower individuals to take charge of decisions about eating and self-care without restriction.

    Participants will:


    1. Understand why traditional weight-focused interventions are ineffective and how they may be harmful
    2. Develop clarity on the meaning and benefits of three key concepts: non-diet, weight-neutral, mindfulness-based
    3. Define the six decision points in the Mindful Eating Cycle
    Mindful Eating: Shifting the Focus from Weight to Well-being
    May 20, 2015, 1:00 pm EST
    $15 members, $30 non-members

    Rebecca Johnson, MS
    Director of Workplace Wellness
    Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training

    Michelle May, M.D., CSP
    Founder, Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training 

    Presenters:


    Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yoyo dieter and the founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training (www.AmIHungry.com) that helps individuals resolve mindless and emotional eating and senseless yo-yo dieting to live the vibrant life they crave. She has trained over 400 health professionals to facilitate Am I Hungry? Workshops worldwide. Dr. May is the award-winning author of the book series, “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat” that teaches mindful eating for yo-yo dieting, diabetes, bariatric surgery, and binge eating.

    Dr. May’s passion, insight, and humor stem from her personal struggle and professional experience. She shares her compelling message and constructive approach with audiences around the country. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, the Discovery Health Channel, and Oprah Radio, and quoted in Fitness, Health, Parents, Self, Woman’s Day, WebMD, and many more. Her personal success story was published in Chicken Soup for the Dieter’s Soul.

    Michelle’s presentation will inspire us to eat mindfully—and live more vibrantly!


    Rebecca Johnson, MS, currently serves as the Director of Workplace Wellness for Am I Hungry?®, an innovative mindful eating program that empowers individuals to take charge of their decisions about eating, physical activity, health and self-care. Rebecca oversees the development and implementation of Am I Hungry? programs and services in the corporate health promotion marketplace. She is responsible for business development, client communications, project management and day to day client support. Rebecca enjoys this position tremendously as it allows her to assist with the large-scale delivery of a program that changed her life and has changed the lives of so many others.

    Previously, Rebecca was an integral member of Florida Blue’s health promotion team, where she led the development of the health education team and new capabilities which significantly enhanced the organization’s transition to a total health solutions company. This included the implementation of Am I Hungry? as one of the company’s signature lifestyle improvement programs, where it is now available to hundreds of employers.

    Over the past 20 years, Rebecca’s career in health promotion has included a variety of roles in exercise leadership, health coaching, public speaking, group facilitation, business management and corporate wellness. Through the experience gained from these diverse opportunities and her own personal journey towards well-being, Rebecca inspires others with an approach to health and wellness that is refreshing, enjoyable and sustainable.

    • 10 Jun 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar: $15 members, $30 non-members
    TCME is delighted to welcome Uffe Damborg, Danish Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher to present "Eating with Loving Kindness." 

    This program addresses all degrees of overeating, and even severe levels of binge eating. The program sees the effects of existential stress as primary causes of troubled eating patterns.  Accordingly, a person with a weight and overeating problem must 1) unlearn the problematic pattern through the cultivation of full presence with the natural inner hunger and satiety regulation when eating; and 2) by the same motivation learn a healthier and more effective way of managing stress instead of abusing food. 

    Both skills are the outcome of the very simple but not so easy practice of mindful eating awareness.  The approach in this program however, is informed by very structured  sequences of Buddhist insight and breathing meditation in order to deepen the therapeutic effect of informal mindful eating awareness. The heightened awareness of the enjoyment of eating is experienced as a weight regulating reward throughout the program. 

    The sustained application of Buddhist loving-kindness meditation for the development of care, empathy and compassion for oneself and others, serves purposes both to enhance interpersonal skills and as a motivational  force in mindful eating.

     You will learn how:

    1) To apply very structured mindfulness strategies to avoid the pitfalls of mindless eating.
    2) To cultivate the intention of self-care, self-empathy and self-compassion in order to deal with eating problems.
    3) To cultivate enjoyment of eating as a important weight loss condition.

    Eating With Loving Kindness with Uffe Damborg
    06/10/2015 - 11 am EST
    $15 TCME members / $30 non-members
    One CPE available to all participants

    Uffe Damborg is a Danish Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher, (both secular and spiritual), who teaches at Buddhist retreats in Scandinavia. In collaboration with Nutritionist and Weight Loss Counselor Per Brændgaard, Uffe has been implementing mindful eating practices in the National health sector since 2007. Their very structured approach to mindful eating is the topic of this book: Mindful Eating Awareness. Weight Loss with Wisdom. The English version was published in 2014. Both Uffe and Per have worked with mindful eating in individual consultations, group-based courses, lectures and through the media. Uffe has spent 8 years as a lay practitioner in Buddhist meditation monasteries in South Asia, the home of mindfulness, that adds a special flavor to his way of integrating mindful eating into Western psychology.

    He loves reading, writing and meditative gardening at his summer house in Southern Sweden.

    • 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

09 Apr 2015 Nourishing the Planet - How Mindful Eating Can Help
08 Apr 2015 MECL2: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: Deepening your Skills and Practice
30 Mar 2015 Build A Better Diet - Family
27 Mar 2015 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
21 Mar 2015 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Binge Eating Retreat
21 Mar 2015 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating For Binge Eating Therapist Training
18 Mar 2015 Mindfulness and Compassion, Two Wings of a Bird
05 Mar 2015 Talking Nice: The Language of Eating Success
27 Feb 2015 Mindful Eating With Kids and Teens
26 Feb 2015 Introduction To Self-Compassion-Based Eating Awareness Webinar Training
20 Feb 2015 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) Retreat
09 Feb 2015 Life Skills to Heal Troubled Eating
09 Feb 2015 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
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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