Professional Development

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 and your participation as professional members offering training in the field of mindful eating 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

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • Live Interactive Virtual Program

    With MB-EAT Teacher Trainer and Mindfulness Meditation Instructor:

    Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT and guest faculty appearances by Jean Kristeller, PhD


    Learn to become an embodied mindful eating and meditation practitioner and instructor.


    This is the fourth dynamic year Andrea has offered the three-month online training and mentoring program which provides training in the practices and approaches of the Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program (MB-EAT), in mindfulness meditation, and other mindfulness practices as they support the practice of mindful eating and living.  MB-EAT was pioneered by Dr. Jean Kristeller, and supported by NIH-funded research. It addresses mindless and stress-related eating, emotional eating, disordered eating patterns and obesity so prevalent in our culture through the application of mindfulness meditation.


    “…Andrea is a passionate facilitator and teacher with vast meditation experience, who is able to balance the science behind MB-EAT with mindfulness practice in a way that creates a learning environment that is both rich in depth and breadth. I highly recommend this course. It is both personally and professionally rewarding. "

    - Barbara Sobel., MS, Integrative Nutritionist, Winter 2016 Online MB-EAT Training


    Through mindful eating practices, one learns to pay attention to what the body really needs and why, how to experience the full pleasure and taste of food without overeating, and how to release the guilt and struggle so often associated with eating. The approach of inner and outer wisdom, integral to the program help support each person to make informed, balanced, healthy sustainable choices over a lifetime, while being truly nourished by food and other aspects of their lives on many levels.


    You will learn to become an embodied mindful eating and meditation practitioner and instructor.

    This course integrates the step by step tools for you to implement and teach the 12 week MB-EAT group outpatient program to your clients, with a special focus on the core practices. The Mindful Eating and MB-EAT tools and principles are invaluable to use in individual sessions and customize to your population to support and deepen your nondiet approach to healthy living.


    Foundational to learning to teach these skills to your clients is establishing your own personal mindful eating practice.

    Foundational to this online program is the support and guidance to cultivate and deepen your own mindfulness, mindful eating and self-compassion practices, even as you learn to teach these skills to your clients. From a firm personal foundation, you can be the best, most effective, confident and inspired support and guide for your clients’ journeys.

    This live interactive small group training in our virtual classroom, uses state of the art video conference technology easily accessible to your computer, tablet or smartphone. It's like being in a room training together, but from the comfort of your own home or office. Practices and topics introduced include mindfulness meditation, eating exercises, eating meditations, guided visualizations, loving kindness and self-compassion practices, didactic instruction, inquiry method, role playing, tools, motivational interviewing concepts, weekly home practices, assignments, coaching and self-reflection to cultivate mindful awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating and weight.


    You will gain personal understanding, experiential learning, and have a new intimate relationship to mindfulness and mindful eating practices.

    You will learn to apply a variety of mindfulness and mindful eating practices, coaching approaches, information and tools to your clients, both individually and in group settings.


    Upon completion of the training, participants can be qualified to teach the 12 week MB-EAT group program to their clients. Inquire below for eligibility requirements.


    "You don't just learn about the techniques of mindful eating with Andrea, you learn what it FEELS like to live, breathe and practice a lifestyle of eating as a form of meditation.  She helped me experience mindfulness and understand meditation through the lens of a mindful eater. By practicing this art at the table, we transform and embody this practice beyond the table, as it moves into other experiences in our lives.  As a fellow dietitian, Andrea is a unique gift in the world of nutrition because she breathes live into everything she teaches, which then only deepens my own understanding of nutrition and convinces me even more how possible it is to make peace with food." 

       - Anny Ha, Registered Dietitian, USA -  MB-EAT Mentoring and Training, Fall 2013  



    28.5 Continuing Education Units for Registered Dietitians pre-approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

       

    12 Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. PST  + 2 Q & A Sessions + Private Coaching + Teachback Sessions + Virtual Retreat     


    To request more information and a registration form contact: Andrea Lieberstein at andrea@mindfuleatingtraining.com


    Learn more about this program at  http://www.mindfuleatingtraining.com/professional-training or  http://yourwellnourishedlife.com/coaching/online-professional-training/


    Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is an author of the new book, Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship to Food, Feed Your Whole Self and End Overeating; a mindfulness-based registered dietitian nutritionist, mindfulness meditation teacher, and mindful-eating expert. She leads mindful-eating trainings and retreats internationally, coaching and training professionals and the general public. In her private practice, Andrea works with individuals who have a range of disordered-eating, nutrition, body-image, and stress-related issues and health concerns. She spearheaded mind/body/spirit programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California centers for years. Andrea is also a contributing author to Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook (2017), and The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (5th edition). 


    mindfuleatingtraining.com

    yourwellnourishedlife.com


    Guest Faculty Appearances

    Jean Kristeller, PhD, founder of MB-EAT, author of the book, The Joy of Half a Cookie and a psychologist with her doctorate from Yale University has used meditation-based interventions for eating disorders and obesity for more than 25 years. Her research on Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) has received NIH funding, and she is a leader in the area of mindful eating and a founder of the Center for Mindful Eating. She is on the faculty at Indiana State University, with previous faculty appointments at Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. mb-eat.com


    • 11 Nov 2017
    • (EST)
    • 16 Nov 2017
    • (EST)
    • Amalurra, Vizcaya, España

    Una formación dirigida a profesionales que tiene el objetivo de entrenar las habilidades necesarias para aplicar los principios del Programa de Alimentación basado en Mindfulness con pacientes/clientes.


    Este programa está dirigido a profesionales que deseen incorporar la práctica de Alimentación Consciente y Atención Plena en su práctica clínica a nivel tanto individual como grupal para trabajar dificultades con la comida, alimentos y relación con el cuerpo. 


    Jan Chozen Bays, MD & Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW  tienen una experiencia de más de 30 años trabajando en contextos clínicos con un gran número de personas con dificultades en su conducta alimentaria.


    This training will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.


    REGISTRATION LINK

    For more information, contact Nirakara.org


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    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.

    The 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 Syllabus 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.


    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 more than 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 experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. 


    For more information, contact  Nirakara.org


    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 17 Feb 2018
    • Acqua Nicaragua Resort, Tola, Nicaragua

    Mindfulness-Based Yoga Therapy and Certification Training Retreat in Eating Disorders for Professionals


    Professionals will learn: 

    • Learn how to integrate Yoga into an existing eating disorder treatment model
    • Develop tools to create new Yoga therapy program
    • Discuss Evidence-based treatment techniques
    • Gain insight to powerfully impact your clients’ recovery

    February 10-17, 2018

    Aqua Nicaragua Resort

    Redondo Bay, Tola, Nicaragua

    75 CPE by Commission on Dietetic Registration


    Price:

    • $2,940 single
    • $2,390 double
    • Does not include airfare - fly into Managua, Nicaragua - Augusto C Sandino
    • Round trip transportation included to and from airport to retreat center
    • (Take $200 off single and double rooms through July 2017)
    • Prices increase $200 over base price, November 1 - December 31, 2017 (Registration closes or when sold out.)

    IAYT Specialty Training Program as Affiliated with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training Program. Stand-alone

    program or can apply to IAYT accredited or 300 hour bridge.

    Facilitators:

    • Beverly Price, RD, MA, E-RYT 200, C-IAYT, CEDRD-S, Registered Dietitian and Certified Yoga Therapist
    • Sandee S. Nebel, MS, LMHC, CEDS-S, E-RYT 200, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
    • Jackie Mucaria, RYT 200, Registered Yoga Teacher and Recovery Coach
    For further information you can reach

    beverly@beverlysprice.com

    Of find more information: www.beverlysprice.com


    • 16 Feb 2018
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • 18 Feb 2018
    • 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket, NH, USA

    You can bring the power of mindfulness into your life by engaging in the practice of mindful eating. To transform your mind, health, and life, learn how to use three steps with food and the act of eating, using 2500-year-old wisdom from the Buddhist tradition. The retreat is open to anyone interested in cultivating mindfulness in daily life, or around food and eating in particular. Some prior experience of mindfulness meditation is helpful but not necessary for participation. This weekend retreat will also discuss three common obstacles to mindfulness and mindful eating and three helpful tools to overcome them.


    This weekend retreat will also discuss three common obstacles to mindfulness and mindful eating and three helpful tools to overcome them.
    The retreat is open to anyone interested in cultivating mindfulness in daily life, or around food and eating in particular. Some prior experience of mindfulness meditation is helpful but not necessary for participation.

    If you have specific allergies, issues, or conditions relating to food and eating, please inform the Aryaloka staff when you register. All meals will be prepared on-site and staying in residence at Aryaloka for the weekend is recommended.


    This workshop has been approved for 20 CEU for Registered Dietitians by the NH Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


    Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed, RD, CDE is an internationally recognized expert on mindful eating who helped co-found The Center for Mindful Eating. Megrette is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. She is the co-author of two books including Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes, believes that mindfulness practice is an essential part of health, and has maintained a daily meditation practice since 1999.


    For more information and to register please see the Aryaloka Buddhist Center registration page. 

    • 04 Apr 2018
    • 08 Apr 2018
    • Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition, Belgium, Europe

    This training is designed for professionals who have completed ME-CL1 or an equivalent mindful eating professional training program, have an ongoing formal meditation practice, and have led one or more 8-week ME-CL programs or equivalent. 



    The heart of this second level training is an invitation for experienced mindful eating teachers to explore more deeply the principles that are the underpinnings of the ME-CL program and to step more fully into embodied mindful presence. Teaching from this platform highlights the need for the teacher to have an ongoing formal and informal mindfulness practice.


    This training will focus on the cultivation of intentional presence, authenticity, integrity and mindfulness-informed boundaries that support both the teacher and participants. 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. We will explore the psycho/spiritual aspects of eating which include craving, greed and aversion.


    Throughout this training there will be opportunities for teachers to explore the intention and rationale of mindful inquiry and practice the skills associated with this pivotal piece of the program.   This second training invites a higher level of collegial participation and sharing. There will be time to nurture these qualities and skills through silent mindfulness practice, teaching opportunities, discussion and personal mentoring by the teachers.

    Note: This is a required course for Teacher Qualification or Certification in ME-CL. 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. 
     

    For more information, see MeNu. Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition Europe 

    Contact person : Caroline Baerten

    info@me-nu.org

    www.me-nu.org


    • 11 Apr 2018
    • 16 Apr 2018
    • Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition, Belgium, Europe

    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 Syllabus 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. 
     

    For more information, see MeNu. Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition Europe 

    Contact person : Caroline Baerten

    info@me-nu.org

    www.me-nu.org


Past events

10 Oct 2017 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
24 Sep 2017 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
20 Sep 2017 Eat for Life: Research-Based Live Online Personal and Professional Training
19 Sep 2017 Eat for Life: Research-Based Live Online Personal and Professional Training
14 Sep 2017 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Retreat
13 Sep 2017 Core Concepts of Mindful Eating
30 Jul 2017 MB-EAT: Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training for Professionals
30 Jun 2017 MB-EAT: Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training for Professionals
07 Jun 2017 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
04 Jun 2017 MB-EAT: Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training for Professionals
05 Apr 2017 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
29 Mar 2017 ME-CL2: Mindful Eating-Conscious Living: Deepening your Practice and Skills
17 Mar 2017 Three Steps to Mindful Eating - Retreat
05 Mar 2017 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating and Yoga Retreat
04 Nov 2016 A Self-led Approach to Repairing One's Relationship with Food and Body
27 Oct 2016 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training - EN ESPAÑOL (con traducción simultanea)
22 Oct 2016 Reconnect with Food Yoga Therapy and Certification Training for Eating Disorders
12 Oct 2016 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating For Binge Eating Therapist Training
12 Oct 2016 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Retreat
04 Oct 2016 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
30 Sep 2016 Mindful Eating Meditation Retreat
24 Jun 2016 Self-Led Eating Weekend Intensive
19 Jun 2016 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training for Professionals
29 Apr 2016 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
29 Apr 2016 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Retreat
24 Apr 2016 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training: A Professional Course
06 Apr 2016 Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
30 Mar 2016 ME-CL2:: Mindful Eating-Conscious Living: Deepening your Practice and Skills
26 Feb 2016 Mindful Eating Meditation Retreat
08 Nov 2015 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating For Binge Eating Therapist Training
08 Nov 2015 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Retreat
05 Nov 2015 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
04 Sep 2015 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
10 Jul 2015 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) Retreat
05 Jul 2015 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) for Professionals
16 Jun 2015 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
24 Apr 2015 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
15 Apr 2015 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
08 Apr 2015 MECL2: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: Deepening your Skills and Practice
27 Mar 2015 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
21 Mar 2015 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Binge Eating Retreat
21 Mar 2015 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating For Binge Eating Therapist Training
27 Feb 2015 Mindful Eating With Kids and Teens
20 Feb 2015 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) Retreat
09 Feb 2015 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
07 Nov 2014 Mindful Eating Retreat with Andrea Lieberstein MPH, RD and Ven. Jampa Sangmo
04 Nov 2014 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes Facilitator Training - Webinar series
31 Oct 2014 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
04 Oct 2014 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Binge Eating Therapist Training
28 Sep 2014 MB-EAT Professional Training Program
22 Jun 2014 MB-EAT Training for Professionals
22 Jun 2014 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
30 May 2014 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
30 Apr 2014 Mindful Eating, Evidence for its Effectiveness in the Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity and Diabetes
30 Apr 2014 MB-EAT Training for Professionals
29 Apr 2014 Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: 5-day Professional Training
19 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part II)
12 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part I)
07 Feb 2014 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Retreat
12 Oct 2013 Fall 2013 Food For Thought Newsletter: Multi-Tasking
29 Sep 2013 2013 MB-EAT Workshops and Programs
16 Jun 2013 2013 MB-EAT Workshops and Programs
13 Apr 2013 Mindful Eating Workshop
12 Apr 2013 Mindful Eating Workshop with Megrette Fletcher
10 Apr 2013 Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: 5-day Professional Training

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