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Trainings offered here are intended for individuals, agencies and institutions interested in incorporating mindfulness and mindful eating into their professional work. The Center for Mindful Eating invites our members to publicize professionally-sponsored events on our website. For our posting criteria and submission form, please see our Professional Trainings Listing page (member log-in required).

We aspire to make The Center for Mindful Eating a community-driven network of shared resources. These Professional Trainings listings offered by TCME members is a valued component of our mission. The Center for Mindful Eating has published Good-Practice Guidelines for those wishing to teach mindful eating to the public as well as other professionals.

These trainings are offered independent of The Center for Mindful Eating which receives no compensation from them. TCME acknowledges that it does not control the content of these programs and offers them for informational purposes only.

 

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online

    Eat for Life is a LIVE online 10-week mindful eating program developed at the University of Missouri Wellness Program based on the four foundations of mindfulness, the principles of intuitive eating, research on the program and other current research, as well as 13 years of teaching experience to people around the world.  

    If you are seeking professional development, the program will give you tools and practices to teach mindful eating to your clients and is the first step to certification for teaching the program. If you are seeking personal knowledge about mindful eating, the Eat for Life Program will help you enjoy the food you eat, love your body, and live with joy.

    The program emphasizes the experiential practice of mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, body awareness, self-compassion, and mindful eating exercises so that you learn to make choices which reflect an increased self-awareness and an improved ability to understand and navigate difficult thoughts and emotions which often lead to mindless or problematic eating. Research on the program, published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, demonstrated that participants had significant improvements in comparison to a control group as follows:

    • Decreased binge eating and other problematic eating behaviors
    • Increased mindfulness
    • Greater appreciation for their bodies
    • Increased intuitive eating (eating based on hunger cues instead of emotional and environmental cues)
    This program is taught live online by Lynn Rossy, Ph.D. who developed and researched the program. Eat for Life is approved for 21 continuing education credits from the APA-approved sponsor, International Seminars Group. These CE credits can be used by psychologists, dieticians, and most other mental health professionals. Please contact Dr. Lynn Rossy for details at MindfulRossy@gmail.com

      CLASS DETAILS: 

      Tuesdays, 12 – 2:00 p.m. (Central Time); May 19 – July 28, 2020 

      Regular price: $249.00 (See TCME Discount details below)


      Due to the current COVID-19 situation, I am offering the following TCME discounts:

      • Register by April 30: $124.50 use Coupon Code TCME50
      • Register between May 1- May 19: $186.75 use Coupon Code TCME25


      REGISTER HERE

      Read what participants have to say about the class:

      “I found Dr. Rossy’s book and her class to be a transforming experience. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I have knowledge about food and nutrition but that’s exactly what often gets in my own way and in the way of assisting others! Dr. Rossy has shown me it’s much more than what you eat. I became aware of my own food rules that I have clung to for years. I began applying mindfulness practices to other areas of my life and found more peace and happiness in daily living. If you want something lasting, I encourage you to sign up for Eat for Life and/or by the book. It’s worth every penny!” –Nancy Strot

      “EFL has been a transformational experience…my relationship to food has changed dramatically.  I actually think about food much less than before — now it’s rarely on my mind until I begin to experience hunger.  And I am savoring my food infinitely more…EFL embodies an intuitive, gracious approach to living, and I am captivated by the gentleness and kindness inherent in the process.” –Linda Dyer

      “It is amazing that 10 weeks have gone past. I will use the “make peace with food” for a long time to come, that has been the most successful tip. I don’t have forbidden food, or food that is “bad.” I can have it just in the quantity that will satisfy. Thank you for the insight and the motivation.  You have made this a successful experience that has changed my life.” –Amy Hampton

      How does Eat for Life online work?

      We will meet live as a group each week for two hours on a platform called Zoom. You can take the class from the comfort of your own home and still engage in a lively, meaningful group learning experience and exchange.

       I have used the Zoom platform for a few years now and I’m very pleased with the results. While of course it’s not the same as being in the same room with people, it comes pretty close (see Zoom training videos here). Zoom offers the possibility to meet with the whole group but also for small break-out groups, which is also an important part of my in-person classes.

       A high-speed internet connection is recommended. Computers, tablets, and phones work, but keep in mind that with the smaller screen of a tablet or phone the images of your class friends will be very small. Your device needs an in-build camera and either an in-build microphone or you need a microphone to plug in. In addition, I will be recording the sessions so that if you have to miss one then you will be able to see the entire session later.

      About the Instructor

      Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., is an author and health psychologist. She is the President of theCenter for Mindful Eating and has been teaching the Eat for Life since 2006. She is the Executive Director of Tasting Mindfulness, LLC, specializing in mindfulness-based interventions for eating, stress, and workplace wellness. 

      She developed an empirically validated mindful 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).

      She founded a Mindfulness Practice Center at the University of Missouri and has been teaching Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Programs since 2001—receiving her training from the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society in Massachusetts. She completed her yoga teacher certification through the National Yoga Alliance Program at Kripalu in 2002. She completed a three year Community Dharma Leader Training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California in January 2008 and has been a student of Buddhist meditation since 1998.

      Her greatest passion is helping people find delicious ways to eat and move their bodies, while discovering greater meaning and purpose in life. She loves to play the piano, dance salsa, eat fabulous food, and celebrate life with friends. She can be found anywhere by listening for her infectious laugh.

      Sign up for her monthly blog and listen to her mindfulness recordings at LynnRossy.com, be inspired by her posts on Facebook, or sign up for her daily tweets on mindful eating and living on Twitter @DrLynnRossy. You may email her at MindfulRossy@gmail.com.

      • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
      • 6:30 PM (CDT)
      • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
      • 8:30 PM (CDT)
      • Online

      Eat for Life is a LIVE online 10-week mindful eating program developed at the University of Missouri Wellness Program based on the four foundations of mindfulness, the principles of intuitive eating, research on the program and other current research, as well as 13 years of teaching experience to people around the world.  

      If you are seeking professional development, the program will give you tools and practices to teach mindful eating to your clients and is the first step to certification for teaching the program. If you are seeking personal knowledge about mindful eating, the Eat for Life Program will help you enjoy the food you eat, love your body, and live with joy.

      The program emphasizes the experiential practice of mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, body awareness, self-compassion, and mindful eating exercises so that you learn to make choices which reflect an increased self-awareness and an improved ability to understand and navigate difficult thoughts and emotions which often lead to mindless or problematic eating. Research on the program, published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, demonstrated that participants had significant improvements in comparison to a control group as follows:

      • Decreased binge eating and other problematic eating behaviors
      • Increased mindfulness
      • Greater appreciation for their bodies
      • Increased intuitive eating (eating based on hunger cues instead of emotional and environmental cues)
      This program is taught live online by Lynn Rossy, Ph.D. who developed and researched the program. Eat for Life is approved for 21 continuing education credits from the APA-approved sponsor, International Seminars Group. These CE credits can be used by psychologists, dieticians, and most other mental health professionals. Please contact Dr. Lynn Rossy for details at MindfulRossy@gmail.com

        CLASS DETAILS: 

        Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Central Time); May 19 – July 28, 2020

        Regular price: $249.00 (See TCME Discount details below)


        Due to the current COVID-19 situation, I am offering the following TCME discounts:

        • Register by April 30: $124.50 use Coupon Code TCME50
        • Register between May 1- May 19: $186.75 use Coupon Code TCME25


        REGISTER HERE


        Read what participants have to say about the class:

        “I found Dr. Rossy’s book and her class to be a transforming experience. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I have knowledge about food and nutrition but that’s exactly what often gets in my own way and in the way of assisting others! Dr. Rossy has shown me it’s much more than what you eat. I became aware of my own food rules that I have clung to for years. I began applying mindfulness practices to other areas of my life and found more peace and happiness in daily living. If you want something lasting, I encourage you to sign up for Eat for Life and/or by the book. It’s worth every penny!” –Nancy Strot

        “EFL has been a transformational experience…my relationship to food has changed dramatically.  I actually think about food much less than before — now it’s rarely on my mind until I begin to experience hunger.  And I am savoring my food infinitely more…EFL embodies an intuitive, gracious approach to living, and I am captivated by the gentleness and kindness inherent in the process.” –Linda Dyer

        “It is amazing that 10 weeks have gone past. I will use the “make peace with food” for a long time to come, that has been the most successful tip. I don’t have forbidden food, or food that is “bad.” I can have it just in the quantity that will satisfy. Thank you for the insight and the motivation.  You have made this a successful experience that has changed my life.” –Amy Hampton

        How does Eat for Life online work?

        We will meet live as a group each week for two hours on a platform called Zoom. You can take the class from the comfort of your own home and still engage in a lively, meaningful group learning experience and exchange.

         I have used the Zoom platform for a few years now and I’m very pleased with the results. While of course it’s not the same as being in the same room with people, it comes pretty close (see Zoom training videos here). Zoom offers the possibility to meet with the whole group but also for small break-out groups, which is also an important part of my in-person classes.

         A high-speed internet connection is recommended. Computers, tablets, and phones work, but keep in mind that with the smaller screen of a tablet or phone the images of your class friends will be very small. Your device needs an in-build camera and either an in-build microphone or you need a microphone to plug in. In addition, I will be recording the sessions so that if you have to miss one then you will be able to see the entire session later.

        About the Instructor

        Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., is an author and health psychologist. She is the President of the Center for Mindful Eating and has been teaching the Eat for Life since 2006. She is the Executive Director of Tasting Mindfulness, LLC, specializing in mindfulness-based interventions for eating, stress, and workplace wellness. 

        She developed an empirically validated mindful 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).

        She founded a Mindfulness Practice Center at the University of Missouri and has been teaching Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Programs since 2001—receiving her training from the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society in Massachusetts. She completed her yoga teacher certification through the National Yoga Alliance Program at Kripalu in 2002. She completed a three year Community Dharma Leader Training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California in January 2008 and has been a student of Buddhist meditation since 1998.

        Her greatest passion is helping people find delicious ways to eat and move their bodies, while discovering greater meaning and purpose in life. She loves to play the piano, dance salsa, eat fabulous food, and celebrate life with friends. She can be found anywhere by listening for her infectious laugh.

        Sign up for her monthly blog and listen to her mindfulness recordings at LynnRossy.com, be inspired by her posts on Facebook, or sign up for her daily tweets on mindful eating and living on Twitter @DrLynnRossy. You may email her at MindfulRossy@gmail.com.

        • Thursday, May 28, 2020
        • Tuesday, June 02, 2020
        • Associazione Italiana per la Mindfulness, Italy

        The intersection of mindfulness, eating and our relationship to food is the focus of this Mindful Eating/Conscious Living professional training. Inherent within that juncture are the thoughts, emotions and physical sensations that impact how we relate to food and our body in skillful and unskillful ways.

        This training emphasizes experiential engagement in mindfulness meditation practices and mindful eating awareness exercises, so that the participants will be able to pass the benefit of these exercises on to clients and patients in a variety of settings. These practices and exercises are integral components of the eight-session Mindful Eating Program Manual designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure for creating a program appropriate to the individuals and groups you serve. This training centers on building skills as you explore, experience and learn to teach core aspects of mindful eating

        Note: This is a required course for MECL Teacher Qualification or Certification. For more information: UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute

        Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

        The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW. Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 26 years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.

        Registration will be limited for this experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. 

        Location

        Italy
        Associazione Italiana per la Mindfulness
        Casa Don Guanella
        Piazza don Guanella 43
        21027 Barza d'Ispra (VA)
        Italy
        May 28, 2020 - June 2, 2020
         

        Email to Register


        • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
        • Saturday, June 20, 2020
        • Hotel San Marco, via del Santuario 130 Monteortone-AbanoTerme Padova

        iEAT MEPT Mindful Eating Professional Training - IN ITALIAN


        iEAT MEPT mira alla formazione di professionisti nell’ambito del mindful eating in base al modello iEAT, che nasce dall’ integrazione dei principi e delle pratiche di mindfulness e mindful eating con la psicoeducazione. iEAT permette di esplorare il rapporto con l’alimentazione ed il corpo attraverso la modalità della consapevolezza. iEAT aiuta a sviluppare una relazione salutare e gioiosa con il cibo, basata sull’ascolto dei segnali interni del corpo, sull’uso dei cinque sensi, sulle emozioni, sui pensieri e sull’ utilizzo degli ingredienti essenziali della compassione e fiducia nel corpo. iEAT è un programma strutturato, ma allo stesso tempo flessibile che può essere adattato a vari contesti e popolazioni. La forma base comprende otto incontri ed un on-going support group per le persone che hanno partecipato al corso base. Il corso così strutturato offre il vantaggio di adattare la lunghezza del corso ai bisogni dei partecipanti ed offre un supporto stabile nel tempo. L’iEAT MEPT è volto a sviluppare le conoscenze per l’abilitazione alla conduzione del programma iEAT.


        Struttura dell’iEAT MEPT

        La struttura del corso comprende un percorso educativo-esperienziale suddiviso in due moduli formativi. iEAT MEPT Livello 1


        iEAT MEPT Livello 1: Residential Training

        Si svolgerà in forma di training residenziale di 5 giorni e prevede momenti didattici di introduzione al programma iEAT, approfondimenti scientifici dei programmi di Mindful Eating, esercitazioni pratiche di conduzione e pratiche di mindfulness che rappresentano una componente fondamentale della formazione. Queste includono meditazioni sedute, body-scan, mindful yoga, meditazione camminata. Le pratiche specifiche di mindful eating prevedono, inoltre, che alcuni pasti verranno svolti in silenzio. Durante il training verranno proposti alcuni periodi di silenzio. Il completamento del training di I° livello iEAT MEPT e la conduzione di almeno un gruppo iEAT permetteranno di accedere al percorso di supervisione e al training di II° livello.


        iEAT MEPT Livello 2: On Line Training

        Si svolgerà in forma di training on-line e prevederà 10 incontri on-line della durata di h 1.30 rivolti ad approfondire, attraverso una modalità didattica interattiva, i temi e le pratiche principali del programma, così come le modalità di conduzione dei gruppi iEAT e dei gruppi di supporto aperti (on-going support groups) che seguono il programma di base. Durante il training on-line inoltre sarà possibile comprendere qual è il ruolo del Mindful Eating Teacher e riflettere sugli aspetti ad esso interconnessi. Tale modulo on-line prevede inoltre momenti di supervisione a tutti i partecipanti. Date training on-line:

        NOVEMBRE 2020: 2-9-16-23-30. Orario dalle 19.00 alle 20.0

        MARZO 2021: 1-8-15-22-29


        Ritiro Silenzioso

        Elemento fondamentale del percorso formativo dell'iET MEPT riguarda la pratica di mindfulness personale. Tale training richiede, pertanto, la partecipazione al ritiro silenzioso "La via del Silenzio e dell'Ascolto". Il ritiro si può completare prima o durante il training stesso. Il ritiro si terrà dal 14 al 21 gennaio 2020, oppure al 12 al 17 gennaio 2021.


        Schema del training:

        • I° Livello iEAT- MEPT Training residenziale di 5 gg
        • Ritiro silenzioso di 5 gg (per coloro che non lo avessero già seguito)
        • II° Livello iEAT- MEPT Training on-line di formazione e di supervisione di gruppo


        Risultati di apprendimento Al termine del training i partecipanti avranno avuto la possibilità di:

        • Definire i principi essenziali del mindful eating
        • Acquisire competenze relative alla conduzione delle pratiche principali di mindful eating all’interno del modello iEAT
        • Comprendere il valore fondamentale della pratica personale di mindfulness e mindful eating rispetto alla conduzione dei gruppi
        • Conoscere e interpretare le implicazioni pratiche delle più attuali ricerche sul mindful eating

          Competenze:
          • Organizzare e condurre gruppi iEAT e successivi gruppi di supporto
          • Assicurare il sostegno individuale dei partecipanti iEAT durante lo svolgimento del corso
          • Acquisire esperienza personale delle pratiche di mindful eating
          • Integrare le risorse professionali e la pratica personale di mindfulness necessarie a ricoprire il ruolo di insegnante iEAT
          • Riconoscere l’efficacia ed i limiti dell’approccio mindful eating ed in particolare dell’approccio iEAT

          A chi è rivolto

          È rivolto a professionisti del settore socio-sanitario che operano nell'ambito della cura e dell’assistenza alla persona, educatori, insegnanti e ricercatori, o altre figure professionali interessate a questo modulo formativo di carattere esperienziale, nonché agli insegnanti MBSR o MBPs.


          Pre-requisiti per accedere al training

          Aver partecipato ad un corso MBSR o MBPs di 8 settimane. Avere una regolare pratica personale di meditazione da almeno un anno.


          Docente principale del training

          Cinzia Pezzolesi, Clinical psychologist PhD in Human Factors in Healthcare (titolo conseguito presso la University of Hertfordshire - UK). Vive e lavora a Londra dove dirige il centro clinico Mindfulness Project. Si è formata all’insegnamento dei programmi Mindfulness-Based presso l’Università di Bangor (North Wales, UK) e come Mindful Eating Trainer e teacher trainer presso il Centre for Mindful Eating nel New Hampshire (USA) dove attualmente ricopre anche il ruolo di membro del consiglio direttivo.


          per ulteriori informazioni sui docenti e sul corso clicca qui: https://www.motusmundi.it/appformS2/

          • Thursday, June 18, 2020
          • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
          • Assisi, Italy

          "A WELL NOURISHED LIFE: MINDFUL EATING AND LIVING"

          CE Retreat in Italy with Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT

          JUNE 13-23, 2020

          in a beautiful villa near Assisi

          by  Mindful Eating Training Institute and Pronto Seminars

          This course is designed for medical providers and healthcare professionals.

          During this 5 day retreat-like seminar we will explore together the elements of a well-nourished life in the beautiful setting of Umbria. Particular attention will be given to evidence-based tools and practices of mindful eating and living. You'll be able to immediately apply these tools in your own lives as well as with patients to help improve resilience, health and well-being and cultivate a more balanced, wiser, healthier relationship to food. Session themes and practices include cultivating foundational practices and qualities that enhance well-being in everyday life: meditation practice, mindful eating, movement and yoga, self-compassion, lovingkindness and how to stay present and embodied in the moment. We will work with difficult mind states and use the power of intention to create sustained and meaningful change. You will leave with a jewel box of practices to inform work with patients and your own self-care for a long time to come.

          CE's will be available.

          Cost: $1450

          Travel, Food and Lodging not included

          www.prontoseminars.com/june-18-23-2020-program-well-nouris

          www.mindfuleatingtraining.com   

          About the Facilitator: Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, speaker, author, coach, mindfulness-based integrative registered dietitan, is founder of the Mindful Eating Training Institute and bestselling author of "Well Nourished". As an international teacher trainer of Mindful Eating, she trains and mentors health professionals in embodying the skills and practices of mindfulness, compassion and mindful eating through evidence-based professional mindful eating and living trainings and retreats. Andrea also offers retreats, counseling and coaching to the general public.

          • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
          • Saturday, September 19, 2020
          • Great Vow Zen Monastery Clatskanie, OR, United States

          This training is designed for professionals who have completed ME-CL1 and taught a minimum of one 8-week program using the ME-CL curriculum.

          The heart of this second level training is an invitation for experienced ME-CL teachers to explore more deeply the principles that are the underpinnings of the ME-CL program and to step more fully into embodying this in their teaching. Teaching from this platform highlights the need for attendees to have ongoing formal and informal mindfulness practices. This training will focus on the cultivation of intentional presence, authenticity, integrity and mindfulness-informed boundaries that support both the teacher and participants.

          While it is true that any aspect of life can be an entry way to becoming more mindful, disordered eating often comes with a complex history that can manifest in reactive behaviors. We will examine the importance of meeting ourselves and our participants with steadiness and kindness, and carefully contemplate the place of compassion in this program

          Note: This is a required course for MECL Teacher Qualification or Certification. For more information: UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute

          Scholarships are available for those attending from abroad.


          Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

          The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW.

          Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.

          Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food.

          The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 30+ years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.

          Registration will be limited for this advanced training in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment.

          For more information or to register go to:

          https://mbpti.org/mbpti-events/me-cl2-sep2020/

          Scholarships are available for those attending from abroad.

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