Teleconferences & Webinars

The Center for Mindful Eating hosts a variety of teleconferences and webinars many of which are free and open to the public. Our programs are intended to support professionals and anyone interested in exploring and understanding the principles of mindfulness and mindful eating. Some teleconferences are specified for members only, and our more focused trainings include a small fee.  All of our programs listings are for Eastern Standard Time (EST or EDT). To convert the time to your local area, we suggest using this time zone converter.

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Upcoming events

    • 05 Dec 2017
    • (EST)
    • 12 Dec 2017
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2 CE/CPE | $30 Members, $60 Non-Members

    As concern about body size continues as a primary topic among those interested in health and well-being, it is essential that mindful eating teachers understand the role of mindful eating in supporting the internal regulation of a healthful weight. Equally important is to recognize weight stigma, which is a driving factor for eating and weight struggles among many people. This presentation will equip mindful eating teachers with understanding, knowledge and tools to help their clients move beyond the thin ideal to make eating choices that truly support their health and well-being.

    Learning objectives:

    • Compare the outcomes of weight-focused and mindful approaches to eating 
    • Identify three ways that weight stigma contributes to poor health 
    • Describe how mindful eating supports the internal regulation of body weight
    • Describe 3 ways the attitudes of mindfulness can aid in the resolution of eating struggles 
    Mindful Eating for Well-Being: What's Weight Got to Do with It?

    Presented by Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D. and Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD 

    Two-part series, 2 CE/CPE for dietitians and therapists, APA and CDR Approved

    December 5 and 12, 12 pm - 1 pm EST

    $30 TCME Members | $60 Non-members

    Credits provided by International Seminars Group, ISG. This program will meet twice for a total of 2 hours and will be recorded. Two (2) CE/CPE for therapists and dietitians will be provided by ISG following completion of the post-test survey and evaluation. ISG is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  ISG is also a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  ISG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


    Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD 

    A registered dietitian nutritionist, Marsha Hudnall, has been a voice of reason and a thought leader for the last three decades in helping women move away from restrictive notions of food and health so that they can better adopt a sustainable approach to eating well. 

    She has spent the last three decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves through mindful eating and living. Her mission is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about health and weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat -- a recipe made in heaven for eating well.

    Since 1986, Marsha has been a part of Green Mountain at Fox Run, the Vermont women's retreat that pioneered the non-diet approach to health and healthy weights. An accomplished writer, she has written hundreds of articles for popular magazines, newsletters and professional journals, and has worked extensively on a national basis to produce curricula and pamphlets to educate the public about nutrition and about the impact of dieting and the diet mentality on eating behaviors, including binge eating and emotional eating. 

    Long active with several national professional associations, Marsha recently stepped down from the board of the Binge Eating Disorder Association in order to serve as the president of The Center for Mindful Eating.

    You can find Marsha on Green Mountain's website, which features her writing in articles and on her blog A Weight Lifted. You can also reach her on Twitter @MarshaHudnall and on Green Mountain at Fox Run's Facebook page, or email her at

    Sandra Aamodt Ph.D.
    Sandra Aamodt is a neuroscientist and science writer, most recently the author of Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss. Her talk at TEDGlobal 2013 about why she stopped dieting and started eating mindfully has received over 3.5 million views, and she has published opinion pieces in The New York Times and elsewhere.

    In collaboration with Sam Wang from Princeton University, she wrote two other books. Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life was named Young Adult Science Book of the Year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2009. Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College was published in 2011.

    She received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. After four years of postdoctoral research at Yale University, she joined Nature Neuroscience, a leading scientific journal in the field of brain research, in 1998 and was editor in chief from 2003 to 2008.

    In her free time, Sandra loves dancing, truck camping, travel photography, hiking, and cooking. You can reach her via, on Twitter @sandra_aamodt, or at

    This program is the last of our Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series  that are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction provide a foundation in mindful eating principles and practices. 

    • 08 Jan 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    This Round Table Discussion with Board Members of TCME will address important information for deepening your mindfulness practice and honing your skills as a mindful eating teacher. We will be discussing the Good Practice Guidelines and the new and exciting programs that TCME will be offering to support you over the coming year. The guidelines are met to be an encouragement and inspiration. The new programs are intended to increase your exposure to the latest research in the field and give you a greater understanding of the underlying teachings of mindfulness. We will also be asking for your suggestions on what TCME could do that would be most helpful for you as mindful eating teachers. 

    Please review the guidelines and write down your questions before attending the webinar. We are encouraging you to send your questions in ahead of time to (indicate 'RoundTable Discussion Question' in the subject line).


    •  List the three types of good practice guidelines developed by TCME.

    • Describe the types of resources that are available to improve your personal mindfulness practice.
    • Describe the differences between an in-person and online Mindful Eating Teacher Training.
    About our Facilitators:

    Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., is an author and health psychologist who specializes in offering mindfulness-based interventions for eating, stress, and work-life balance. She became the Director of Integrated Wellness at Veterans United after spending much of her career at the University of Missouri System.

    She developed an empirically validated mindfulness-based intuitive 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).

    Caroline Baerten, RD, is the founder of MeNu, Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition in the heart of Europe (Brussels). She works as a Mindfulness-based nutritionist/RD, integrative psychotherapist and is also a qualified chef.


    She is the first certified Mindful Eating, Conscious Living teacher (ME-CL) worldwide and offers additionally Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion courses to her clients. 

    Since 2012 she has created an international platform for mindful eating teachers in Europe. In her institute, mindful eating training programs (ME-CL) are facilitated for European healthcare professionals and mentoring in mindful eating is offered through e-coaching. She is part of several research projects where the impact of mindful eating on health, wellbeing and ecology are studied. 

    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Free for TCME Members / $15 non-members

    Mindfulness therapies, such as yoga, have gained momentum in the therapeutic community. Yoga is being used more frequently than ever before in treatments for eating disorders and disordered eating in a variety of settings. Integrating yoga as an adjunct to traditional treatments modalities for eating disorders and disordered eating can be highly effective. Yoga and yoga therapy tools and techniques will be presented.

    Mindfulness-Based Yoga - it's role in the integrated treatment of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating for Mindfulness Practitioners

    TCME Webinar Presented by  Beverly S Price, RD, MA, E-RYT 200, C-IAYT, CEDRD-S

    Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Certified Yoga Therapist 

    January 19, 2018 | 12 PM EST  (

    1 CE/CPE for therapists and dietitians, APA and CDR approved 

    Learning Level: Intermediate

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the elements of Mindfulness-Based Yoga and how it can be integrated into treatment protocols for eating disorders and disordered eating. 

    2. Discuss the benefits of mindfulness-based yoga for an individual who struggles with an eating disorder or disordered eating. 

    3. Describe how mindfulness-based yoga can be integrated with traditional treatment for eating disorders and disordered eating.

    Beverly Price is an author, international presenter and healthcare consultant. She is a certified eating disorder specialist, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation (IAEDP) Approved Supervisor and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) Certified Yoga Therapist recognized for her mindfulness Yoga-based eating disorder recovery programs, along with Yoga training programs in eating disorders for professionals. Beverly has created, cultivated and sold various healthcare businesses. In her career, she has also consulted with healthcare entities who wish to maximize their bottom line. 

    Continuing Education credits provided by International Seminars Group, ISG. This program will meet twice for a total of 2 hours and will be recorded. Two (2) CE/CPE for therapists and dietitians will be provided by ISG following completion of the post-test survey and evaluation. ISG is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ISG is also a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). ISG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Online Everywhere

    The fourth Thursday in January was selected a few years back to mark a day of bringing more awareness and appreciation to the practice and principles of mindful eating. On January 25, 2018, we invite you to nourish the heart of mindful eating with shared practices, creating space for personal reflection, cultivating compassion for self and others, and discovering, or rediscovering, the joy that arises with mindful eating. 

    Join us on the 25th of January at 9 am and 4 pm (EST) for two broadcasts of conversations with mindfulness practitioners and pioneers in the field of mindful eating including  Marsha Hudnall, Megrette Fletcher. Lynn Rossy, Fiona Sutherland, Linn Thorstensson, and special guest Sharon Salzberg.

    Leading up to the day of celebration, we'll be offering a month's worth of inspirational messages and reflections in our Mindful Eating Day 2018 Facebook Group. Join the conversation here!

    And, as we did last year, we are inviting mindful eating professionals around the globe to host their own local Mindful Eating Day celebrations in their communities and work places. Download the Mindful Eating Day Tool Kit for Professionals

    This year our theme is compassionate self-care to promote health and wellbeing.  We'd like to invite you, your clients and anyone interested in learning more to:

    1. Identify points of confusion regarding mindful eating

    2. Share and spread our two key mindful eating day messages:

    • “Mindful Eating because compassionate self-care is essential”
    • “Mindful Eating because consistent self-care promotes health and wellbeing”

    With these two Mindful Eating Day messages, we want to affirm what Mindful Eating is and isn’t. You may have seen how sometimes ME gets co-opted by the diet industry, promoting it is a tool that can be used to manage our bodies and weight. Mindful Eating Day (and month!) is an opportunity to spread a different message, that of self-care and compassion.

    These are some of the points where the message sometimes gets confused:

    • Mindful Eating is NOT A DIET
    • It is not a tool or approach to control our bodies or appearance
    • When we eat mindfully, we don't judge or moralize about food, our food choices, or our bodies.
    • Mindful Eating does not promote a "right or wrong" way to eat
    • Mindful Eating does not advocate for specific foods - ie: lower calorie, lower fat, higher protein, higher fiber, etc.
    • Mindful Eating does not advocate for a specific pattern/style of eating – “clean eating”, vegetarian, keto, organic, etc.
    • When Mindful Eating discusses portions of foods, is it done by advocating present moment awareness, and checking in with a person's current experience, desires, and physical states of hunger/fullness.

    Mindful Eating is:

    • An opportunity to connect with present moment awareness -- pause, check-in, notice, evaluate, rate.
    • Autonomy for any food, regardless of what type of food that is.
    • Choice and flexibility -- before, during and after a food choice is made.
    • Promoting and acknowledging that all eating experiences are unique to the individual, situation, moment.
    • Self-care
    • Self-kindness
    • Non-judgment surrounding food and eating choices.

    As we bring the qualities of mindfulness, such as compassion and kindness, into Mindful Eating, we do NOT pathologize, stigmatize, or shame individuals in larger bodies, nor do we pathologize, idealize, shame, or compare individuals in smaller bodies. Mindful Eating promotes size acceptance.

    With Mindful Eating, we have an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the natural diversity of bodies and the conviction that they are all worthy of compassionate self-care.

    Join us in the celebration of mindful eating. Help spread the word!

    Twitter @MindfulTCME  use the hashtag: #mindfuleatingday

    Facebook @TCME.Mindful.Eating

Past events

30 Nov 2017 Mindful Eating para la Familia | Mindful Eating for the Family
15 Nov 2017 Enhance Your Mindful Eating Practice with Gratitude
07 Nov 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
04 Oct 2017 Emotional Nourishment: Four sure-ways of filling up without food
03 Oct 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
29 Sep 2017 Heartfulness: Where Compassionate and Joyful Living Meet
19 Sep 2017 Breaking the Should Habit
05 Sep 2017 Mindful Eating for Athletes
05 Sep 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
15 Aug 2017 Eating Well - The Role of Mindful Eating in Nutrition Education
09 Aug 2017 The Five Precepts of Mindful Eating: Ethical Considerations on the Path
01 Aug 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
18 Jul 2017 The Brain Science Behind Mindful Eating
26 Jun 2017 Bring Mindfulness to Emotional Eating
13 Jun 2017 Cultivating a Formal Mindfulness Meditation Practice
06 Jun 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
05 Jun 2017 Eating with Attention
16 May 2017 Creating Mindful Eaters: Building Mindful Mealtime Skills with Children
02 May 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
25 Apr 2017 Beyond Hope: Five Must-have Emotions for Eating Disorder Recovery
13 Apr 2017 The BASICS of Mindful Eating
04 Apr 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
14 Mar 2017 Establishing a Mindful Eating Practice
07 Mar 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
21 Feb 2017 Get Stressed, Eat, Repeat. Why Eating Becomes Habit.
14 Feb 2017 Three Roots of Mindful Eating
07 Feb 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
26 Jan 2017 Mindful Eating Day 2017
18 Jan 2017 Understanding the Good Practice Guidelines for Mindful Eating Teachers
03 Jan 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
06 Dec 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
05 Dec 2016 Creating a Sacred Kitchen: How to sanctify your eating space & make it holy
29 Nov 2016 Annual Fundraising Auction
01 Nov 2016 How to Manage Your Feelings to Improve Your Relationship with Food.
01 Nov 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
28 Oct 2016 Lovingkindness as the 6th Food Group: Adding Emotional Nourishment to Mindful Eating
11 Oct 2016 5 Steps to Overcoming Feelings of Food Addiction
04 Oct 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
22 Sep 2016 La Magia de Comer Despacio | The Magic in Slowing Down en Espanol
20 Sep 2016 Mindful Eating Resources that Promote Shame Resilience
06 Sep 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
29 Aug 2016 Introducing Mindful Eating to Your Clients with Anorexia
16 Aug 2016 Mindless Eating as a Form of Self-Betrayal
02 Aug 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
11 Jul 2016 The Magic of Slowing Down
05 Jul 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
28 Jun 2016 Responding to Emotional Eating Struggles with KAR-ing
07 Jun 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
26 May 2016 Shame: The Soul Eating Emotion
16 May 2016 Yoga & Mindful Eating for Children
03 May 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
01 May 2016 Research Methods for Beginners
26 Apr 2016 Get Stressed, Eat, Repeat. Why Eating Becomes Habit
20 Apr 2016 Food and Forgiveness - Part II
13 Apr 2016 Discovering Delicious Movement
05 Apr 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
23 Mar 2016 Members Roundtable Discussion - Healthy Weights
21 Mar 2016 Mindful Eating: The Joy of Half a Cookie
01 Mar 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
22 Feb 2016 Mindful Eating to Enhance CBT Therapy for Binge Eating
02 Feb 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
01 Feb 2016 No More Food labels! Coaching Clients Towards Non-judgment
28 Jan 2016 Mindful Eating Day 2016
05 Jan 2016 Resolve To Make Mindful Eating Work For You & Your Clients
05 Jan 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
08 Dec 2015 Wrestling with Desire: The Hindrances to Mindful Eating
02 Dec 2015 Reconnect with Food, Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorders
01 Dec 2015 Community Meditation
01 Dec 2015 GivingTuesday - Our First Online Auction
20 Nov 2015 Members Roundtable Discussion - Sustainable Food Systems
19 Nov 2015 Helping Your Child to Eat More Mindfully
17 Nov 2015 Members Roundtable Discussion - Meditation & Mindful Eating
16 Nov 2015 Members Roundtable Discussion - Food Security
10 Nov 2015 When the Doctor Says No: Dealing with Dietary Restrictions for Medical Reasons
03 Nov 2015 Community Meditation
15 Oct 2015 Ayudando a nuestros hijos a comer con conciencia - Helping Your Child to Eat More Mindfully - In Spanish
13 Oct 2015 Medical Illness and Mindful Eating
06 Oct 2015 Community Meditation
01 Oct 2015 Diabetes and Mindful Eating: Exploring Hunger & Blood Sugar with your Clients
22 Sep 2015 Taking the Practice of Yoga and Meditation from your Mat to your Plate
16 Sep 2015 Developing a TCME community: Meditation
16 Sep 2015 Touch Hunger, and How it Affects Our Eating Behavior
01 Sep 2015 Fear & The Diet Mentality
20 Aug 2015 Making Your Meditation Practice a Non-Negotiable Priority
12 Aug 2015 Developing a TCME community: Meditation
23 Jul 2015 Mindfulness - Sitting Makes Eating so Much Better!
15 Jul 2015 Developing a TCME community: Meditation
07 Jul 2015 Eating With Loving Kindness
30 Jun 2015 Mindful Eating and Kids: A Physician Panel Discussion
25 Jun 2015 Concentration and Lovingkindness – The Foundations of Your Mindfulness Practice
16 Jun 2015 Amazing Grace: The Power and Function of Food Blessings
20 May 2015 Mindful Eating: Shifting the Focus from Weight to Well-being
18 May 2015 Healthy Eating Position Statement - TCME Members Discussion
13 May 2015 Food, Sustainability and the Role of Mindfulness
05 May 2015 Wrestling with Desire
27 Apr 2015 Six Mindful Eating Activities that Promote Lasting Change
23 Apr 2015 The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems
09 Apr 2015 Nourishing the Planet - How Mindful Eating Can Help
30 Mar 2015 Build A Better Diet - Family
18 Mar 2015 Mindfulness and Compassion, Two Wings of a Bird
05 Mar 2015 Talking Nice: The Language of Eating Success
26 Feb 2015 Introduction To Self-Compassion-Based Eating Awareness Webinar Training
09 Feb 2015 Life Skills to Heal Troubled Eating
22 Jan 2015 Developing a Practice of Healthful Eating: How Mindful Eating Can Help
19 Jan 2015 Auto-compasión y alimentación con atención plena / Self-Compassion and Mindful Eating
08 Dec 2014 Here Come the Holidays: 5 Steps to Mindfully Enjoy Holiday Food without Weight Worries
01 Dec 2014 On a Scale of All or Nothing, How Anxious Are You?
17 Nov 2014 Stress Eating: Can We Comfort Ourselves with Food?
07 Nov 2014 The Magic of Slowing Down
27 Oct 2014 Food Fights, Fears and Feelings: Helping Kids Eat Better with Mindful Eating
16 Oct 2014 Mindful Eating and Nutrition: Helping Clients Become 'Aware'
15 Oct 2014 Using Mindfulness to Calm Anxiety
17 Sep 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
08 Sep 2014 From the Taste of Food to the Food of our Memories
19 Aug 2014 Finding Your Healthy Weight
15 Aug 2014 Using "The Mindfulness Toolbox" to Overcome Cravings and Anxiety at Mealtime
13 Aug 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
23 Jul 2014 Eating for Quality, Not Quantity: The Magic of Our Sense of Taste
17 Jul 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
08 Jul 2014 Out of Hunger
26 Jun 2014 The BASICS of Mindful Eating
16 Jun 2014 Building Your Ideal Mindful Eating Practice
15 May 2014 Mesa Redonda: La Alimentación con Atención Plena en el Contexto de Comunidades de Habla Hispana
07 May 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
06 May 2014 Exploring Mindful Eating
24 Apr 2014 What is Mindful Eating?
14 Apr 2014 Happy Food
09 Apr 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
19 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part II)
12 Mar 2014 Using Mindfulness to Enjoy Eating More: Living with Diabetes
12 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part I)
27 Feb 2014 The Self-Compassion Diet: Treating Eating Issues with Loving-Kindness
19 Feb 2014 Helping Your Clients Create A Mindful Eating Practice
18 Feb 2014 Creating Wellness
13 Feb 2014 The Weight of Words
28 Jan 2014 How Mindful Eating Can Prevent Diabetes
22 Jan 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
15 Jan 2014 Mindful Eating and Motivational Interviewing: What's the Connection?
30 Dec 2013 Helping Your Clients Create A Mindful Eating Practice
05 Dec 2013 Multitasking -- Saving Time or Losing Enjoyment at Meals?
01 Nov 2013 Multi-Tasking and Mindful Eating
08 Oct 2013 Curiosity is the Key: Helping Kids Enjoy Eating
24 Sep 2013 The Seven Keys to Unlocking Unconscious, Underlying Conflicts About Food, Weight and Self-care
16 Sep 2013 Barriers to Mindful Eating
09 Sep 2013 Staying: Turning Towards What Is Difficult
06 Aug 2013 The Vital Role of "Stomach Hunger" in Learning Satiety
22 Jul 2013 The Intersection of Abuse and Disordered Eating
17 Jul 2013 Mental Weight
05 Jun 2013 Mindfully Listening to Your Inner Child
22 May 2013 The Vital Role of "Stomach Hunger" in Learning Satiety
14 May 2013 Mindful Eating -- for the health of it!
07 May 2013 Teleconference: Accessing Acceptance
17 Apr 2013 Non-Judgment: A Case Study
12 Mar 2013 Mindful Eating and Diabetes: Effects of Awareness on Blood Glucose Control

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