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Educational Webinars

We host a variety of educational webinars most of which are free to members.

For professionals we offer two series of webinars, Professional Education and Foundations of Mindful Eating II:

Professional Education series webinars are 45-60 minute professional enrichment webinars for health care professionals, psychologists, health coaches, and any one else who teaches mindful eating in a clinical setting. These webinars are free to all TCME members and $15 for non-members. Many of these webinars earn 1 CE through CDR for dietitians.

Some of these webinars also offer CE's for psychologists.

Foundations in Mindful Eating II series consists of 5 2-part webinars on foundational mindful eating topics. These webinars are $30 for TCME members and $60 for non-members and offer 2 CEs through CDR for dietitians. Some of these webinars also offer CE's for psychologists.

Exploring Mindful Eating *New for 2019*, we are introducing a new series of webinars for non-professionals who wish to learn more about how to begin or maintain a mindful eating practice. While these webinars are aimed at non-professionals, professionals are welcome to attend. These webinars are free, although donations are greatly appreciated.

Past programs, including our Foundations of Mindful Eating I series, are recorded and available in our TCME Store.  All past programs are free to TCME members, with the exception of the Foundations series, which are available to non-members at a 50% discount.

Upcoming events

    • 25 Jun 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 02 Jul 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2-Part Webinar Series, 2 CE, $30 TCME Members/$60 Non-Members
    Register

    Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Habits:

    Finding balance through mindful eating

    Presented by Caroline Baerten, MA, RD

    Tuesday, June 25 and July 2, 10:30 AM EST (time zone converter)


    Two (2) continuing education credits with CDR provided by TCME

    1.25 contact hours with APA provided by UCSD Center for Mindfulness (live attendance required)


    $30 TCME Members, $60 Non-members

    Not a member? 

    Take 50% off the cost of this program with an annual membership today!

    For several decades the interventions for eating disorders (AN, BED, BN) were dominated by a behavioral cognitive approach based on scientific studies using this angle. In the past ten years there has been a new wave in research: mindfulness and compassion-based interventions are receiving more attention. Along with this, mindful eating has become an effective tool for patients on the spectrum of restrictive eating and binge eating.

    In this two-part webinar series, we will discuss and practice different mindfulness, mindful eating and compassion-based exercises which benefit people with eating disorders and those with unbalanced eating habits. These meditations will be offered as a home assignment after the first session and practiced on a daily basis throughout the following week. It is recommended that health professionals only offer mindfulness exercises if they practice these skills and embody mindful living themselves.

    In part one of the series, we offer a framework that will provide participants with a better understanding of eating disorders from mindful eating perspective, a resume of up-to-date research, the preliminaries to work with patients with eating disorders, and the benefits.

    In the second part of the series, there is time for sharing and an opportunity to learn from each other what they’ve noticed in the past week. There will be further deepening of the mindful eating-based model for individuals with eating disorders (working with resistance, self-criticism, shame, difficult emotions). 

    Caroline Baerten is the founder of MeNu, Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition, in the heart of Europe (Brussels).

    She works as a Mindfulness-based nutritionist/RD, integrative psychotherapist and is also a qualified chef. She is the first certified Mindful Eating, Conscious Living teacher (ME-CL) worldwide and offers additionally Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion courses to her clients.

    Since 2012 she has created an international platform for mindful eating teachers in Europe. In her institute, mindful eating training programs are facilitated for European healthcare professionals and mentoring in mindful eating is offered through e-coaching. 

    You can find her online at:

    Website:  www.me-nu.org

    Facebook: 

    Instagram:  carolinebaerten

    Continuing Education Information

    This program offers 2 CE for Dietitians.

    The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of both parts of this program.

    Dietitians may receive continuing education credit for live attendance or for watching the recorded program (to be emailed after the program is broadcast), following successful completion of a post test.



    Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 1.25 hours of credit.

    California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 1.25 contact hours may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if APA accreditation meets their requirements.

    Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 1.25 contact hours.

    Please note: LIVE ATTENDANCE is required for continuing education for Psychologists, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Nurses. 


    • 02 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar Meeting,Members Free, Non-Members$10
    Register


    TCME Conscious Cafe

    Facilitated by Alice J. Rosen, MSEd, LMHC

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 

    12 pm EST (time zone converter)

    Members - Free

    Non-Members - $10

    An opportunity to practice mindful eating in community. Participants will come prepared with a midday meal chosen to satisfy their hunger. The one- hour group includes guided invitations to cue back into one’s senses during the entire eating process with time to process the experience.

    Please note this is not a substitute for professional mindful eating intervention.  This is a taste of mindful eating practice for those interested in learning more.

    Alice J. Rosen, MSEd, LMHC, is the founder of "The No-Diet and Self-Led Eating Workshops" and "The Conscious Cafe'. She is a faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist, and former Director of Education for "Feeding Ourselves (SM)".   

    • 09 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar, 1CE, Members - free, Non-Members $15
    Register


    Mindful Eating and Trauma-Focused Care


    Presented by Caroline Baerten, MA, RD


    Tuesday July 9, 12PM, EST (time zone converter)

    Members - Free

    Non-Members$15

    1 CE for Dietitians provided by The Center for Mindful Eating

    Any health professional who looks a little further than the direct symptoms (weight, eating behavior), can only conclude that many psychological problems of our patients have a traumatic core. This concerns single traumatic moments from the past or longer periods of chronic traumatization.

    For many people, sexual abuse, abusive or violent relationships, bullying and chronic humiliation are at the bottom of their problems. The experience of the trauma, the way it is stored in the memory network and in the body, is largely a non-linguistic event. This means that in therapy we will have to use approaches that come into direct contact with the body. The work of Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Pete Walker, Francine Shapiro and others are central in this webinar.

    We explore how mindfulness and compassion-based exercises might be useful for trauma survivors with symptomatic eating issues. The theoretical framework focuses primarily on the "sub-verbal" layer of the trauma and its mechanisms. Different examples and exercises will help to better understand the nature of trauma and how it leads to disturbed eating

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learning how the brain responds to traumatic events and what science says about mindfulness
    2. Learning treatment trauma-focused and mindfulness-based protocols to support individuals with disturbed eating behavior
    3. Learning the contraindications of mindfulness for trauma survivors

    Caroline Baerten is the founder of MeNu, Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition, in the heart of Europe (Brussels). She works as a Mindfulness-based nutritionist/RD, integrative psychotherapist and is also a EMDR trauma therapist.

    In 2009 she was trained in 'Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Therapy' (MB-EAT) and later "Mindful Eating, Conscious Living' training (ME-CL). offers additionally Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion courses to her clients.

    Since 2013 Caroline serves on the board of The Center for Mindful Eating. It is her mission to share 10 years of expertise in mindful eating with other health professionals worldwide through mentoring and e-coaching, writing articles and as a keynote speaker at conferences.

    You can find Caroline at:

    Website: http://www.me-nu.org

    Facebook: @mindfuleatingeurope

    Instagram: carolinebaerten




    This program offers 1 CE for Dietitians

    The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program.


    • 29 Jul 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar, 1CE, Members - free, Non-Members $15
    Register



    Weight Inclusive Health Science


    Presented by Fiona Willer, AdvAPD, PhD Scholar


    Monday July 29, 7:00 PM, EST (time zone converter)

    Members - Free

    Non-Members$15

    1 CE for Dietitians provided by The Center for Mindful Eating

    Evidence is limited for the feasibility and effectiveness of long term weight loss. Despite this lack of evidence, weight loss still continues to be recommended to manage a range of health conditions.

    In contrast to weight-loss approaches to health, weight inclusive approaches to health focus on strategies to enhance health without intentionally pursuing weight change. These weight inclusive approaches are more feasible and shown to be effective in promoting long term health benefits.

    This program will present the scientific evidence for weight-neutral lifestyle approaches and highlight the 'active ingredients' in weight loss studies to show what's actually 'doing the work' when weight loss takes the credit.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify the characteristics of a weight inclusive health enhancement program
    2. Differentiate weight-neutral factors from weight-centric factors in lifestyle interventions
    3. Recall health outcomes related to weight-neutral health behaviors



    Fiona Willer is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian who combines academic research, university lecturing and public speaking with creating professional development resources and training for health professionals through her business, Health Not Diets.

    Her research areas are dietetic private practice benchmarking, inter-professional learning and the integration of weight neutral lifestyle approaches (including Health at Every Size® and the Non-Diet Approach) into the practice of health professionals, particularly dietitians.

    Creator of the innovative Unpacking Weight Science professional development podcast, Fiona has great enthusiasm for both interrogating weight research and overusing food and eating metaphors in everyday life.

    You can find Fiona Willer at:

    https://www.healthnotdiets.com/

    https://www.unpackingweightscience.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/HealthNotDiets
    https://www.instagram.com/fionawiller/

    https://twitter.com/FionaWiller



    This program offers 1 CE for Dietitians

    The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program.


    • 13 Aug 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar, Members - free, Non-Members $10
    Register

    How Mindful Eating Affects the Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis

    Presented by Caroline Baerten, MA, RD

    Tuesday August 13, 11:00AM EST (time zone converter)

    Members - Free

    Non-Members $10

    In recent years, we have seen increasing research within bio-psychology on the interactions between the brain, the gut, the bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract, and the bidirectional relationship between these systems: the brain–gut–microbiome axis. The gut microbiota can impact upon cognition and emotions. Feelings of stress and stress-related behaviors do have a direct influence on the micro-organisms in the gut.

    Top down, on a neurological level our brains and eating behavior can be altered through mindfulness meditation practices. Bottom-up, nourishing the microbiome with healthy foods will at the one hand strengthen specific areas in the brain, and at the other hand support feel-good neurotransmitters such as serotonin.

    Mindful eating, as an intervention for disturbed eating behavior, can ameliorate disorders in all parts of the brain–gut– microbiome axis by bringing awareness to psychological aspects of eating (e.g. emotional eating) and at the same time re-connecting with the physical and sensorial relationship with foods and body. Disturbed eating behavior represents a disbalance on the axis, rather than an isolated problem either of psychology or of gastrointestinal function.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understanding the brain-gut-microbiome axis in relationship with eating

    2. Learning new tools to intervene on top-down and bottom-up level

    3. Describing how mindful eating could be a useful mediator between brain and gut

    Caroline Baerten is the founder of MeNu, Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition, in the heart of Europe (Brussels). She works as a Mindfulness-based nutritionist/RD, integrative psychotherapist, and additionally runs since 2017 her own plant-based fine dining restaurant in Brussels (humus x hortense).

    She is the first certified Mindful Eating, Conscious Living teacher (ME-CL) worldwide and offers also Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion courses to her clients.

    Her expertise lies mainly in the domain of eating disorders, mindfulness for trauma-focused care (EMDR) and compassion-focused therapy. Caroline Baerten is since 2013 board member of The Center for Mindful Eating, speaks regularly at conferences, and offers mentoring in mindful eating through e-coaching.

    You can find her online at: 

    Website: http://www.me-nu.org/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mindfuleatingeurope/posts/?ref=page_internal

    Instagram: carolinebaerten

    • 20 Aug 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 27 Aug 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2-Part Webinar Series, 2 CE, $30 TCME Members/$60 Non-Members
    Register

    Embodied Practice

    and the Mindful Eating Practitioner


    Presented by Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT


    Tuesday, August 20 & 27, 2:00 PM EST (time zone converter)


    Two (2) continuing education credits for dietitians provided by TCME

    $30 TCME Members

    $60 Non-members

    Not a member? 

    Take 50% off the cost of this program with an annual membership today!

    In this two part series, we will explore foundational practices needed to become an embodied practitioner of mindful eating. To be the most effective and authentic mindful eating practitioner, we must learn and embody the practice from inside out before teaching others.

    Being a practitioner calls upon us to intimately understand the practice of mindfulness and how this applies to eating, as well as to our own and our clients’ inner landscape. It encompasses cultivating and practicing a wise relationship to our bodies, mind, and heart leading to greater equanimity and joy. Embodied practice includes practicing self-compassion, and leads to clear seeing of the inner and outer skills and tools that support mindful choices.

    Learning Objectives Part 1    

    • Describe qualities and skills necessary for the mindfulness-based practitioner for the effective delivery of mindfulness and mindful eating skills and tools to clients.
    Learning Objectives Part 2
    • Describe the role of embodied mindful practice, including qualities of non-judgement and self-compassion for utilizing mindful eating tools and skills effectively in daily life.


    Andrea has trained thousands of health care practitioners in evidence-based protocols of mindful eating, such as MB-EAT, and more recently the Well Nourished Approach, laying the foundation for embodied practice, balanced living and becoming a positive change agent in this world.

    This program offers 2 CE for Dietitians.

    The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of both parts of this program.
    • 22 Oct 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 29 Oct 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2-Part Webinar Series, 2 CE, $30 TCME Members/$60 Non-Members
    Register

    Engaging Resistance:

    A Mindful Approach


    Presented by Jenna Hollenstein & Alice Rosen

    Tuesday, October 22 & 29, 12:00 PM EST (time zone converter)


    Two (2) continuing education credits for dietitians provided by TCME

    $30 TCME Members, $60 Non-members

    Not a member? 

    Take 50% off the cost of this program with an annual membership today!

    Resistance arises during any process of change. Wherever there are deeply held beliefs and habitual thoughts and behaviors, there will always be ambivalence about true transformation. This is especially true in the case of thoughts and behaviors related to food, eating, and our bodies.

    Rather than viewing resistance as a problem, however, it can be seen as an essential teacher and ultimately part of the transformation. Further, we will explore how mindfulness practices can support our ability to engage resistance, both our own and that of our clients, by helping us re-frame how we see it and how we work with it in an ongoing way.

    Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness.

    Jenna’s private practice is located in New York City where she consults with clients in person and virtually. Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State, a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University, is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and an Open Heart Project meditation guide. In 2018, Jenna joined the board of The Center for Mindful Eating.

    Jenna teaches at mindfulness retreats in the United States and France. She has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Health, Mindful, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Fox News, Women's World, Lion's Roar, and Bustle.

    Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and the memoir Drinking to Distraction. Her third book, Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, was released in January, 2019.

    www.eat2love.com @jennahollenstein (instagram), @jhollenstein (facebook), @jennahollens (twitter)

    Alice J. Rosen, MSEd, LMHC, is the founder of "The No-Diet and Self-Led Eating Workshops" and "The Conscious Cafe'. She is a faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist, and former Director of Education for "Feeding Ourselves (SM)". Alice is on the board of The Center for Mindful Eating and is a lifetime member.

    She works as a psychotherapist and educator specializing in eating and body image issues, but also addresses more general issues such as anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, and chronic pain/stress.

    Her private practice, which spans over twenty-seven years, is located in Concord, MA. Alice leads workshops and groups designed to instill a healthy and satisfying relationship with food.  She addresses the general public, parents, and colleagues on prevention, early intervention and treatment approach for disordered eating and related topics.

    Her publication credits include her column, "BODY INTELLIGENCE REPORT" which appeared for three years in the journal-letter, FOOD ISSUES. Alice has published pieces on the topic of media and body image, and has also been profiled in both Glamour and Self Magazine, and in the 2011 book by Jean Fain, THE SELF-COMPASSION DIET.

    http://www.theconsciouscafe.org

    This program offers 2 CE for Dietitians.

    The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for comple


    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar, 1CE, Members Free, Non-Members $20 with CE, $10 without CE
    Register

    Mindful Eating After Bariatric Surgery


    Presented by Dr. Susan Wnuk, Ph.D., C. Psych

    Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:00 PM, EST (time zone converter)




    One (1) CE for dietitians provided by The Center for Mindful Eating

    • Free to members
    • $10 to non-members (without CE/CPE Certificate)
    • $20 to non-members (with CE/CPE Certificate)


    Not a member? Attend this program for free with an annual membership today!

    In recent years, more and more people worldwide have turned to bariatric surgery to treat medical problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea that may be associated with weight. Many people who seek bariatric surgery struggle with emotional eating, binge eating, body image distress, and other eating disorder symptoms that are not resolved by bariatric surgery.

    Mindful eating approaches can help those who are planning to undergo surgery or who have already undergone surgery, to develop a more balanced, peaceful relationship with food and eating. In this webinar, we will briefly review bariatric surgery, the typical ways that bariatric surgery procedures impact eating, and how mindful eating skills and practices can be successfully adopted by people undergoing bariatric surgery.

    * Please note that this webinar does not promote or advocate bariatric surgery. It is being offered in recognition that mindful eating teachers and clinicians sometimes have clients who have undergone this type of surgery.


    Dr. Susan Wnuk, PhD., C. Psych, is a psychologist at the University Health Network Bariatric Surgery Program in Toronto where she provides clinical care to pre and post-bariatric surgery patients and conducts research.

    Her current areas of interest are mindfulness, emotion regulation, and the effectiveness of behavioral interventions for bariatric surgery patients. She is involved in research projects investigating psycho-social predictors of outcome in bariatric surgery patients and the effectiveness of various therapies for this population.

    Prior to joining the Bariatric Surgery Program in 2010, she worked in hospital-based eating disorder and borderline personality disorder programs. She facilitates workshops for professionals and presents at research conferences.

    Dr. Wnuk holds an academic appointment at the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry at the level of Assistant Professor.

    https://www.susanwnuk.com/


    This program offers 1 CE for Dietitians.

    The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of  this program.

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