Heartfulness: A Compassion-Based Approach to Eating

  • 23 Oct 2018
  • (EDT)
  • 30 Oct 2018
  • (EDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • 23 Oct 2018, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 30 Oct 2018, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 2-Part Webinar Series, 2 CE, $30 TCME Members/$60 Non-Members

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In recent scientific studies we understand better how a compassionate mind influences our brains, bodies and the way we relate to ourselves and food.


In this two-part webinar series, we will discuss and experience different compassion-based meditation practices which nourish the heart qualities, both for health care professionals as their clients.


These heart-full meditations will be offered as a home assignment after the first session and practiced on a daily basis throughout the following week.


In part one of the series, we offer an introduction to heart-full-ness that will provide participants with a better understanding of these effective qualities, its history and 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.


The attendees have the chance to evaluate and discuss the heart-based meditations which were offered as a home assignment after the first session. In part 2, there will be further deepening of the compassion-based model for individuals with eating issues (working with resistance, self-criticism, shame, difficult emotions).


Heartfulness: A Compassion-Based Approach to Eating

October 23 and 30, 12 PM EST (time zone converter)

This is the fifth in our 6-part Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series

Two (2) continuing education credits provided by International Seminars Group 

$30 TCME Members, $60 Non-members

Not a member? Take 50% off the cost of this program with an annual membership today!


Learning Objectives Class 1

  • List the 4 heart qualities and describe their different features.
  • Demonstrate new compassion-based approaches for themselves and their clients that calm  the treat-drive system.

Learning Objectives Class 2

  • After practicing the 4 heart qualities in week 1, the participants will be able to apply different aspects of the heart qualities and discuss the challenges they have faced during the meditation practices.

  • Participants will be able to use compassion-based skills to offer a more compassionate response.


Caroline Baerten, MA, RD, (Belgium) is a mindfulness-based nutritionist/RD and integrative psychotherapist, specializing in work with disturbed eating behavior and nutrition ecology. She is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (CFM,Umass) and Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. She serves on the TCME Board.

MeNu. Centre for Mindful Eating & Nutrition


Continuing Education credits provided by International Seminars Group, ISG. This program will meet twice for a total of 2 hours and will be recorded. Two (2) CE/CPE for therapists and dietitians will be provided by ISG following completion of the post-test survey and evaluation. ISG is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ISG is also a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). ISG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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