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Beyond the BASICS: The Teachings at the Heart of Mindful Eating

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • 2-Part Webinar Series, 2 CE, $30 TCME Members/$60 Non-Members


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Beyond the BASICS:

The Teachings at the Heart of Mindful Eating

Presented by Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 10 & 17, 12:00 PM EST (time zone converter)

Two (2) continuing education credits for dietitians and psychologists (detailed CE information is below)

$30 TCME Members, $60 Non-members

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The practice of mindful eating is becoming more popular as people become discouraged with the dieting culture and look for a new way of finding peace with food and their bodies. Professionals that teach mindful eating will be able to offer this profoundaly life-changing intervention in a more ethical and effective manner by being grounded in the underlying teachings and practices of mindfulness. Beyond the BASICS is a two-part series that takes you through the Four Foundations of Mindfulness from the Buddhist teachings called the Satipatthana Sutta and demonstrates how they inform the scientific practice of mindful eating.

 In Part I, discover the connection between the First Foundation of Mindfulness (Mindfulness of the Body) and greater wellbeing, emotional regulation, and nonevaluative stance towards the body (Sauer-Savala, Walsh & Lykins); and discover the connection between the Second Foundation of Mindfulness (Mindfulness of Feelings) and an understanding of how craving manifests and subsides (Brewer, et al. 2018; Brewer, Elwafil, & David, 2013;  Finally, experience the first two foundations of mindfulness through an eating exercise of the BASICS of mindful eating (Breathe and Belly Check, Assess Your Food, Slow Down, Chew Thoroughly, and Savor) (Rossy, 2016) during the session. 

Part II will explore the Third Foundation of Mindfulness (Mindfulness of Mind) and the Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness (Mindfulness of Mental Objects) and how these teachings provide tools for enhancing self-compassion and self-care as well as reduce emotional reactivity associated with emotional eating and become protective factors against poor body image and eating pathology (Braun, 2016; Tylka, & Kroon Van Diest, 2015).

This foundational series will equip mindful eating teachers with a deeper understanding of the holistic nature of the mindful eating practice and its ability to provide overall balance and well-being for their clients. There will be an opportunity between the two sessions for professionals to practice with  the foundations of mindfulness. A Q&A session at the end of each webinar will provide attendees the opportunity to ask questions.  PowerPoint slides and a bibliography will be provided to encourage deeper study. 

 Learning Objectives, Part I:

After attending this intermediate-level workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to teach the six components of the BASICS of mindful eating (Breathe and Belly Check, Assess Your Food, Slow Down, Investigate Your Hunger, Chew Thoroughly, and Savor) in a clinical setting.  

2. Describe how the First and Second Foundations of Mindfulness address and promote a reduction in craving, emotional eating and body dissatisfaction of clients.

Learning Objectives, Part II:

1. Demonstrate the ability to teach the six components of the BASICS of mindful eating (Breathe and Belly Check, Assess Your Food, Slow Down, Investigate Your Hunger, Chew Thoroughly, and Savor) in a clinical setting.  

2. Describe how the Third Foundation of Mindfulness (Mindfulness of Mind) and Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness (Mindfulness of Mental Objects) can promote a reduction in food cravings, emotional eating and body dissatisfaction of clients.

Program Standards and Goals

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1:  Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.



1.       Braun, T. D., Park, C. L., Gorin, A. (2016). Self-compassion, body image, and disordered eating: A review of the literature. Body Image 17 (2016) 117–131.
2.       Brewer, J. A., Ruf, A., Beccia, A. L., Essien, G. I., Finn, L. M., van Lutterveld, R., Mason, A. E. (2018). Can Mindfulness Address Maladaptive Eating Behaviors? Why Traditional Diet Plans Fail and How Mechanistic Insights May Lead to Novem Interventions. Frontiers in Psychology;  9:1418. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01418. eCollection 2018.
3.       Brewer, J. A., Elwafil, H. M., & David, J. H. (2013). Craving to Quit: psychological models and neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness training as treatment for addictions. Psychology of Addictive Behavior. 27(2): 366–379. doi:10.1037/a0028490.
4.       Kahathuduwa, C. H., Boyd, L. A., Davis, T., O’Boyle, M., Binks, M. (2016). Brain regions involved in ingestive behavior and related psychological constructs in people undergoing calorie restriction. Appetite, Vol. 107: 348-361.
5.       Lacaille, J., Ly, J., Zacchia, N., Bourkas, S., Glaser, E., Knäuper, B. (2014). The effects of three mindfulness skills on chocolate cravings. Appetite, 76: 101-112.
6.       Potenza, M. N., Grillo, C. M. (2014). How Relevant is Food Craving to Obesity and Its Treatment? Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5: 164. doi:  10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00164.
7.       Rossy, L. (2016). The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution: Proven Strategies to End Overeating, Satisfy Your Hunger, and Savor Your Life. New Harbinger: Oakland.
8.       Sauer-Zavala, S. E., Walsh, E. C., Lykins, E. L. B. (2013). Comparing Mindfulness-Based Intervention Strategies: Differential Effects of Sitting Meditation, Body Scan, and Mindful Yoga. Mindfulness, 4: 383-388. DOI 10.1007/s12671-012-0139-9.
9.       Tylka, T. L., & Kroon Van Diest, A. M. (2015). Protective factors. In L. Smolak & M. P. Levine (Eds.), The Wiley handbook of eating disorders (pp. 430–444). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Lynn Rossy, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and the Executive Director of Tasting Mindfulness, LLC. And President of The Center For Mindful Eating. She graduated with her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO and she is trained to teach mindfulness-based interventions by The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society in Massachusetts as well as through the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Training Program in California.  She is a 200 hr. Kripalu Yoga Teacher. Dr. Rossy has focused her research, teaching, and clinical practice in mindfulness-based interventions, specifically in the area of eating, stress, and workplace wellness. Her experience includes developing and researching Eat for Life, a ten-week mindful eating program; supervision of professionals in the Eat for Life Program; and clinical training of doctoral psychology students.  Dr. Rossy has published and presented at national and international conferences in psychology and behavioral health.   Her current projects include the further development of teachers of mindful eating, promoting a weight inclusive model of mindful eating, formalizing standards of mindful eating in research, and leading retreats in yoga and mindfulness.

You can find Lynn at, or connect with her on social media at:

Facebook: TastingMindfulness

Twitter: DrLynnRossy


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.

Each part of this 2-part program offers 1 CE for psychologists with the Chicago School. Participants must attend 100% of the live webinar to receive Continuing Education Credit

Psychologists (All attendees).This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.0 continuing education credit. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program.  If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods.  If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.  Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Hilary Kluczynski at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs (Attendees Licensed in California Only). Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Other Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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