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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

    • Monday, May 04, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Webinar | Members: Free, Public: $15

    Can't attend in person? Registered participants will have access to the course 1-2 business days after the course has ended.

    Mindful Eating doesn't have to be boring!

    In this webinar we will explore interesting ways to connect to our mind and body. We will discuss some 'mind teasers' to help you rethink the meaning of eating and to prepare our mind and body to eat. As well as some interactive ways to bring a smile and joy to the table.

    The webinar will include some practices that are suitable for family meals

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Explore alternative ways to think about food and eating
    2. Discuss 'mind teasers' to prepare us to it
    3. Explore how to bring fun to the dining table

    Cinzia Pezzolesi, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist. Cinzia is also a senior lecturer on mental health and wellbeing. Cinzia qualified as mindfulness teacher at the University of Bangor (North Wales, UK), and trained as Mindful Eating trainer in Boston (USA). 

    Cinzia has a PhD in Human Factors in Health Care and obtained her Clinical Psychologist degree from the University of Urbino (IT) where she is originally from. She currently lives in the UK, and over the years she has developed a strong research interest around wellbeing and mindfulness in various health care settings. Her areas of expertise include eating disorders, substance of misuse, anxiety and depression.

    Cinzia enjoys spending time with her family and has a strong passion for sport. She played volleyball professionally in Italy for over 15 years and she is now a supporter of the UK team ‘Polonia Volleyball’.

    To learn more about Cinzia's work,

    Dr. Lorenza Bicchieri is a Clinical and Sport Psychologist, and Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapist. After graduating in Pedagogy in 1993, she has continued her studies in University of Parma (IT) until graduating in Psychology and specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in 2010.  

    Lorenza learned Mindfulness-Based approaches during the four-years of CBT specialization discovering theirs benefits; she spent part of her career as lecturer and tutor in clinical psychology at University of Parma. 

    As a therapist, she works in public health context, primarily with people suffering of metabolic diseases, obesity and bariatric surgery patients, helping them to cope with psychological illness-related distress, eating disorders and life-style change. During her over 10 years of work experience with people struggling with weight, body and food relationship, she developed and increased her interest for Mindful Eating and its clinical application. Her expertise area include anxiety, stress and mood disorders, psycho-physiology and biofeedback. 

    Lorenza loves spend her free time cultivating and sharing with family the passion for sport and open air activities.

    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Webinar, 2 CE | Professional & Student Members: $25, Personal Members: $40, Public $60

    Can't attend in person? Registered participants will have access to the course 1-2 business days after the course has ended.

    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. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. The participants will be able to list the different mindful eating, mindfulness and compassion-based meditations developed for individuals with eating disorders (AN, BN, BED) 
    2. By assessing the treat-drive-caring system (Paul Gilbert, PhD), health professionals can demonstrate new compassion-based approaches for their clients and to calm down the treat-drive system. 
    3. Through neuroscience and up-to-date research in mindfulness, the attendees will be able to understand and embody different cognitive-affective mindfulness qualities 

    Caroline Baerten, MA, RD

    Teacher of MBSR, MSC, MB-EAT, ME-CL

    Caroline Baerten (Belgium) is a mindfulness-based nutritionist/RD, psycho-traumatherapist and qualified chef who specializes in work with disturbed eating behavior and nutrition ecology.

    In her Centre MeNu in Brussels, she offers a variety of mindfulness and mindful eating courses. She has served on the TCME Board since 2013.

    You can find her online at


    Instagram: @carolinebaerten

    Facebook: @mindfuleatingeurope

    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.

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The Center for Mindful Eating

PO Box 30033

Columbia, MO 65205

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