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How to Improve Your Mindful Eating Teacher Competencies

January 8, 2018 | Caroline Baerten, MA, RD and Lynn Rossy, Ph.D. 

This Round Table Discussion with Board Members of TCME will address important information for deepening your mindfulness practice and honing your skills as a mindful eating teacher. We will be discussing the Good Practice Guidelines and the new and exciting programs that TCME will be offering to support you over the coming year. The guidelines are meant to be an encouragement and inspiration. The new programs are intended to increase your exposure to the latest research in the field and give you a greater understanding of the underlying teachings of mindfulness. We will also be asking for your suggestions on what TCME could do that would be most helpful for you as mindful eating teachers. 


  •  List the three types of good practice guidelines developed by TCME.

  • Describe the types of resources that are available to improve your personal mindfulness practice.
  • Describe the differences between an in-person and online Mindful Eating Teacher Training.

About our Facilitators:

Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., is an author and health psychologist who specializes in offering mindfulness-based interventions for eating, stress, and work-life balance. She became the Director of Integrated Wellness at Veterans United after spending much of her career at the University of Missouri System.

She developed an empirically validated mindfulness-based intuitive eating program called Eat for Life which helps people have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies—decreasing binge eating while increasing body image, mindfulness, and intuitive eating. She published the concepts from the program in a book entitled, The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution (New Harbinger, July 2016).

Caroline Baerten, RD, 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 (ME-CL) are facilitated for European healthcare professionals and mentoring in mindful eating is offered through e-coaching. She is part of several research projects where the impact of mindful eating on health, wellbeing and   ecology are studied. 

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