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

    • 30 Jun 2017
    • 02 Jul 2017
    • 1440 Multiversity, 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

    Jean Kristeller, PhD  and Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN


    For everyone; no previous meditation experience required.


    Experience a new approach to eating, one that cultivates inner wisdom through mindful-eating practices and guided meditations. Research funded by the National Institutes of Health has shown that Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) is a powerful approach to addressing struggles with weight and eating issues.


    Deepen your understanding of mindfulness as it applies to eating and joyful living, through sitting meditation, eating meditations, group discussion, and gentle yoga exercises. You also explore current nutrition and exercise guidelines, as you learn:

    • Ways to eat that are more attuned to your body’s needs
    • To experience the full pleasure and taste of food without overeating
    • Ways to release the guilt and struggle often associated with dieting
    • Tools for making balanced and healthy choices so that you will be truly nourished.

    CE Credits:

    Registered Dietitians (RD) : 11 credits

    Psychologists (PSY) : 5 credits

    Social Workers (SW) : 10 credits 


    CE Providers:

    NURSING (CS, NP, RN, LPN): Nursing Continuing Education Credits provided through Berkshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC). This course is designed for Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses, CNA's, and other health care and human service professionals and meets the requirements nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing - 244 CMR 5.04.


    PSY: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    (Note All programs indicating the availability of psychology CE credits have been reviewed to be free of any potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support unless otherwise noted on this program's webpage.)


    RD: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Provider # KC200


    SW: Programs have been approved for Category 1 Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR through the collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work. Kripalu is not recognized by the state of New York to offer continuing education credits to social workers through the Collaborative of NASW-MA Chapter and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work.


    • 30 Jul 2017
    • 04 Aug 2017
    • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health PO Box 309 57 Interlaken Road Stockbridge, MA 01262

    Jean Kristeller, PhD  and Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN


    For mental-health and healthcare professionals.

    A non-diet approach to mindful eating. Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller and supported by National Institute of Health-funded research, addresses mindless and stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness meditation. This program provides intensive training in the application of the MB-EAT intervention in clinical settings.


    Informed by Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction work and the principles of food-intake regulation, the MB-EAT program employs mindfulness meditation, eating exercises, didactic instruction, and self-reflection to cultivate awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating and weight.Through demonstration, role-play, simulated exercises, and discussion you will learn the themes, material, and exercises in the MB-EAT program. 

    Those with a mindfulness meditation practice and related professional/clinical experience with eating issues are qualified to teach the MB-EAT program. Others receive an introduction to the practices of MB-EAT and gain valuable tools, skills and information to integrate into their work.


    CE Credits:

    Nurses (NURS) : 30.25 credits

    Psychologists (PSY) : 30.25 credits

    Registered Dietitians (RD) : 33 credits

    Social Workers (SW) : 30.5 credits


    Jean Kristeller, PhD, author of 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


    Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is an author, 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 author of the book, Well Nourished, and a contributing author to Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook, and The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (5th edition). 


    For further information on the program: Kripalu Center



    • 14 Sep 2017
    • (CDT)
    • 18 Sep 2017
    • (CDT)
    • Delta by Marriot in Glenview, Illinois

    Retreat with us to dig deep and discover a whole new way to relate to food. Together we’ll explore why you eat and help you learn new skills and strategies to break the binge-repent-repeat cycle. Most important, the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Retreat will start you on your journey to the big, vibrant life you crave! Men, women, and couples are welcome! This training program is co-facilitated by Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training Founder, Michelle May, M.D., CSP, a physician and recovered yo-yo dieter and author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat along with Camerin Ross, Ph.D. Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training offers a mindful, weight-neutral, non-diet, approach to food, movement, and self-care.


    Michelle May MD 

    More Info | Register 


    Am I Hungry? is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Am I Hungry? maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is 12 CECs. Am I Hungry? is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 12 Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) for completion of this activity. Wellcoaches has approved this activity for 12 continuing education credit hours (CEH).


    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 29 Sep 2017
    • Woodbrooke Centre Birmingham, United Kingdom

    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 ME-CL professional training in UK Contact person : Dr. Jackie Doyle

     http://drjackiedoyle.com

    drjackiedoyle@gmail.com




    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • Great Vow Zen Monastery, Clatskanie, OR

    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

    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, pricing and to register, see the ME-CL website.

    • 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


    • 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

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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