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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

    • 24 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • 27 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online

     Eat for Life is a 10-week mindful eating program designed to help you develop a loving and kind relationship with your food and your body. It was developed for faculty and staff at the University of Missouri and has been taught around the world to professionals and the general public for the past 12 years.

    Whether you are seeking personal or professional development in the practice of mindful eating, the Eat for Life Program will help you enjoy the food you eat, the body you inhabit, and the life you live. 

    The program emphasizes the experiential practice of mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, body awareness, self-compassion, and mindful eating exercises so that participants will learn to make choices that reflect an increased self-awareness, whether those choices are about food or other activities that comprise a meaningful life. Taking the program is the first step in the certification process for teaching Eat for Life.

    Research on the program demonstrated its success at helping people increase intuitive eating (eating based on hunger cues instead of emotional and environmental cues), increase mindfulness, decrease binge eating, and increase appreciation for their bodies (Bush, Rossy, Mintz, and Schopp, 2014). The concepts have been published in Dr. Rossy’s book, The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution (2016), named one of the top mindfulness books of 2016 by Mindful.org.

    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. Note: This is a required course for Eat for Life Teacher Certification. Please contact Dr. Lynn Rossy for details at MindfulRossy@gmail.com

    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.

    Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

    Orientation: February 17

    Classes: February 24 – April 27, 2020

    REGISTER HERE

    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.

    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • 01 May 2020
    • 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online

     Eat for Life is a 10-week mindful eating program designed to help you develop a loving and kind relationship with your food and your body. It was developed for faculty and staff at the University of Missouri and has been taught around the world to professionals and the general public for the past 12 years.

    Whether you are seeking personal or professional development in the practice of mindful eating, the Eat for Life Program will help you enjoy the food you eat, the body you inhabit, and the life you live. 

    The program emphasizes the experiential practice of mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, body awareness, self-compassion, and mindful eating exercises so that participants will learn to make choices that reflect an increased self-awareness, whether those choices are about food or other activities that comprise a meaningful life. Taking the program is the first step in the certification process for teaching Eat for Life.

    Research on the program demonstrated its success at helping people increase intuitive eating (eating based on hunger cues instead of emotional and environmental cues), increase mindfulness, decrease binge eating, and increase appreciation for their bodies (Bush, Rossy, Mintz, and Schopp, 2014). The concepts have been published in Dr. Rossy’s book, The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution (2016), named one of the top mindfulness books of 2016 by Mindful.org.

    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. Note: This is a required course for Eat for Life Teacher Certification. Please contact Dr. Lynn Rossy for details at MindfulRossy@gmail.com

    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.

    Fridays, 12 – 2:00 p.m. (Central Time)

    Orientation: February 21

    Classes: February 28 – May 1, 2020

    REGISTER HERE

    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.

    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 03 May 2020
    • Bern, Switzerland

    The Mindful Eating – Conscious Living (ME-CL1) program is based on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy), current research and the two trainers' 41 years of combined experience in public and clinical settings.

    This professional training focuses on the intersection of mindfulness, eating and our relationship to food. 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 participant 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- Teacher’s Guide, designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure of this training. Every participant will receive a copy of the Teacher’s Guide, both in English and in German.

    ME-CL1 training provides professionals with a curriculum that enables them to explore and teach the fundamentals of mindful eating. It will provide practical ways to integrate mindfulness and mindful eating into working with patients, individually or in groups. It is also an opportunity to support and strengthen the practice of meditation, which is the essential foundation for teaching mindful eating.

    PRACTICAL INFORMATION

    Dates from 28 April at 16:00 till 3 May 2020 after lunch
    Location: Landguet Ried, Center for mindful living, Hilfligweg 10 – 3172 Niederwangen b. Bern, Switzerland
    Translation: training will be taught in English with translation into German.
    Training materials will be made available both in German and in English.

    Price
    Normal rate: CHF 1390.–
    Early bird (till 31 January 2020): CHF 1190.–

    Excluding accommodation and food

    Additional costs are to be taken into account for accommodation and catering in full board.

    For more information and registration:

    https://www.landguet.ch/en/events/mindful-eating

    • 28 May 2020
    • 02 Jun 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


    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 23 Jun 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.

    This certificate gives a full complimentary registration. 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.

    • 15 Sep 2020
    • 20 Sep 2020
    • Great Vow Zen Monastery Clatskanie, OR, United States

    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. 
     

    For more information or to register go to:
    https://mbpti.org/mbpti-events/mecl1-sep2020/


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