Webinars & Teleconferences

We host 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 programs offer continuing education credits, approved by APA and CDR for therapists and dietitians. Our programs are recorded and available in our TCME Store.  

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.

Upcoming events

    • 15 Feb 2018
    • (EST)
    • 22 Feb 2018
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2-Part Webinar Series, 2 CE, $30 TCME Members/$60 Non-Members
    Register


    The BASICS of Mindful Eating webinar is a two-part series that takes you through the skills that you need to eat mindfully and provides a very useful tool for teaching others to eat mindfully. The BASICS of Mindful Eating is a component of the Eat for Life Program, developed by the presenter as a guide each time you sit down to eat. The steps of the BASICS take you from the pause before you eat to the point where you are guided to stop eating. Meditation practices and the BASICS of Mindful Eating will be offered as a home practice that you will do throughout the week. In the second part of the series there will be a discussion about what you experienced with the practices. In addition, the overarching principles of mindful eating will be reviewed and discussed as they relate to both your personal and professional practice, emphasizing that we are always both a teacher and a student of mindful eating. Remaining fresh and current in your own life with the practice of mindful eating is a prerequisite for teaching it.


    Learning Objectives:

    • List three of the TCME principles of mindful eating

    • Name the six components of the BASICS of Mindful Eating

    • Practice mindful eating and list the personal discoveries over a week time period

    BASICS of Mindful Eating

    Thursdays, February 15 and 22, 2018, 11:00 am EST (time zone converter)

    This is the first in our 6-part Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series. 

    Offering 2 CE, APA and CDR approved. 

    $30 TCME Members, $60 Non-members

    Not a member? Take 50% off the cost of this program with an annual membership today!



    Lynn Rossy, Ph.D. is a Health Psychologist, Executive Director of Tasting Mindfulness, LLC and Author of The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution. Lynn can be reached at MindfulRossy@gmail.com.


    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.




    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EST)
    • Free and open to all, donations accepted
    Register

    Join us for our monthly online community meditation! Meditation cultivates attention and awareness of thoughts, feelings, and all the senses without judgment. It encourages curiosity and cultivates compassion, thus providing a foundation for mindful eating.


    The Center for Mindful Eating is committed to developing a community who share the above view and create a protected time and space to deepen your meditation practice together with like-minded people. 

    This drop-in meditation session is designed for anyone interested in learning to meditate or who wants to deepen their existing meditation practice. The meditation will be led by a member of TCME's board of directors.


    • 06 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EST)
    • Free and open to the public
    Register


    ¡Únete a nuestra comunidad de meditación mensual (en línea)! 


    La meditación cultiva la atención y nos ayuda a la conciencia de los pensamientos, sentimientos y todos los sentidos, sin juicio. Alienta la curiosidad y cultiva la compasión, proporcionando así una base para la alimentación consciente.


    El centro de Alimentación Consciente se ha comprometido a desarrollar una comunidad que comparta la visión mencionada y crear un tiempo y espacio seguros para profundizar tu práctica de meditación junto con personas que tienen los mismos intereses que tú.

    Esta sesión de meditación gratuita está diseñada para cualquier persona interesada en aprender a meditar o para profundizar en tu práctica de meditación existente. La meditación será dirigida por un miembro de la junta directiva de TCME.


    • 06 Mar 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Teleconference, Free and open to all
    Register

    An opportunity to practice mindful eating in community. Participants will come prepared with a midday meal chosen to satisfy their hunger. The one- hour group includes guided invitations to cue back into one’s senses during the entire eating process with time to process the experience.


    TCME Conscious Cafe

    Facilitated by Alice J. Rosen

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 

    12 pm EST (time zone converter)

    Free and Open to all - Donations welcomed!


    Alice J. Rosen, MSEd, LMHC, is the founder of "The No-Diet and Self-Led Eating Workshops" and "The Conscious Cafe'. She is a faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist, and former Director of Education for "Feeding Ourselves (SM)".   







    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Teleconference, Free and Open to All
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    Suffering is part of our daily existence yet through habit, we constantly push the unpleasant feelings away by seeking comfort in food. We seek sustenance, but in fact, the feeling of satisfaction, and the comfort that arises from it, is fleeting. It actually cannot be sustained. So what we consider both suffering and sustenance are actually part of each other. Within the experience of sustenance lies the feeling of suffering. And within suffering is also the possibility of sustenance.


    Participant goals:

    1 What are sustenance and suffering as they relate to mindful eating? 

    2 What are the three types of suffering? 

    3 How can we skillfully related to suffering and sustenance from a mindful eating perspective


    Suffering and Sustenance: Mindful ways to resolve the paradox

    Presented by Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

    March 20, 2018, 1 pm EST (time zone converter)

    Free and Open to All - Donations Appreciated


    Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D. is a former TCME Board member and current advisor. She has been involved with Mindful Eating since 1985 when she helped developed the Behavioral Weight Management curriculum at Weight Watchers International for nine years. She is also the author of two best selling books: The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems and Who by Water: Reflections of a Tsunami Psychologist. She also helped edit two books for the Dalai Lama, notably The Art of Happiness, an international best seller. Dr. Kabatznick works with clients throughout North America and Europe with issues related to eating, depression and relations.

    • 05 Apr 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Online Meditation
    Register

    Join us for our monthly online community meditation! Meditation cultivates attention and awareness of thoughts, feelings, and all the senses without judgment. It encourages curiosity and cultivates compassion, thus providing a foundation for mindful eating.


    The Center for Mindful Eating is committed to developing a community who share the above view and create a protected time and space to deepen your meditation practice together with like-minded people. 

    This drop-in meditation session is designed for anyone interested in learning to meditate or who wants to deepen their existing meditation practice. The meditation will be led by a member of TCME's board of directors.


    There is no charge for this program - Donations graciously accepted to help support these and other programs.


    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Teleconference, Free and open to all
    Register

    This interactive program will explore modern challenges to sustain mindful eating when eating in social settings, including family dinners and business lunches. It will provide a reflective space to explore our own coping strategies and will allow discussion on how to identify sustainable solutions. This workshop is for everyone who is exploring how to integrate our unique mindful eating experience with common social norms.


    Participants will:

    1 understanding how social dining affects mindful eating 

    2 identify strategies to deal with challenging social eating habits 

    3 maintain body awareness during social dining


    The Challenges of Social Dining

    Presented by Cinzia Pezzolesi, Ph.D.

    April 24, 2018, 12 pm EST (time zone converter)

    Free and Open to the Public - Donations welcomed


    Cinzia Pezzolesi is a chartered Clinical Psychologist and senior lecturer on mental health and wellbeing. I qualified as a mindfulness teacher at the University of Bangor (North Wales, UK) and as CBT therapist at Oxford University. I am currently acting as the Clinical Director of The Mindfulness Project (UK). http://cinziapezzolesi.com


    • 04 Jun 2018
    • (EDT)
    • 11 Jun 2018
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2-Part Webinar Series, 2 CE, $30 TCME Members/$60 Non-Members
    Register

    A formal mindful meditation practice is essential to increase awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and body sensations that drive us to eat mindlessly.


    In this two-part webinar series, we discuss and explore 2 different formal meditation practices that can help us become more awake in our daily lives.


    In part one of the series, we briefly review what mindfulness is, its history and benefits as a practice. Together, we will practice a Body Scan meditation.  Then, we will review the scientific theory that helps to explain how this particular meditation can re-wire the brain and reduce disordered eating behaviors.  Participants will be provided a Body Scan audio file to practice throughout the week.  


    In the second part, we will discuss and experience Sitting Meditation, a formal meditation practice that can re-wire the brain to become more attentive in our daily lives. We will also explore the neurological correlates of this practice, and discuss how this practice can improve our ability to respond to life, rather than reacting in mindless ways.


    Learning Objectives - Part 1

    • Participants will describe a body scan meditation practice
    • Participants will summarize the benefits of a body scan meditation to enhance mindful eating

    Learning Objectives - Part 2

    • Participants will describe a mindful sitting meditation practice

    • Participants will summarize the neurological underpinnings of the sitting meditation that can enhance mindful eating


    Mindful Meditation Practice and Scientific Theory

    Monday, June 4 and 11, 12 pm EST (time zone converter)


    This is the third in our 6-part Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series. 

    Offering 2 CE, APA and CDR approved. 

    $30 TCME Members, $60 Non-members

    Not a member? Take 50% off the cost of this program with an annual membership today!



    Sharon Theroux  is a licensed psychologist, board certified neuropsychologist, certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor, and mindful eating teacher, working in private practice since 1995. 

    She specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety,

    chronic pain, addictions, and problematic eating behaviors. She is founder of the South Florida Center for Mindfulness, and co-founder of International Seminars Group. 

    She serves on the board of the Center for Mindful Eating (TCME).





    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.
    • 16 Oct 2018
    • (EDT)
    • 23 Oct 2018
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2-Part Webinar Series, 2 CE, $30 TCME Members/$60 Non-Members
    Register

    In recent scientific studies, we understand better how a compassionate mind influences our brains, bodies and the way we relate to ourselves and food. In this two-part webinar series, participants learn different compassion-based meditation practices which nourish the heart qualities, both for healthcare professionals as their clients. 


    In part one of the series, we offer an introduction to heartfulness that will provide participants with a scientific framework of these affective qualities, its history and benefits. 


    In the second part of the series, there will be further deepening of a compassion-based model for individuals with eating issues (working with resistance, self-criticism, shame, difficult emotions).


    Heartfulness.  A compassion-based approach to eating

    October 16 and 23, 12 PM EST (time zone converter)


    This is the fifth in our 6-part Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series. 

    Offering 2 CE, APA and CDR approved. 

    $30 TCME Members, $60 Non-members

    Not a member? Take 50% off the cost of this program with an annual membership today!


    Learning Objectives Class 1

    • The participants will be able to list the 4 heart qualities and describe their different features.

    • The 4 heart qualities are demonstrated through mindfulness meditation practices and the attendees will be able to select the best practices for use in their specific professional context (based on research of Kristin Neff, PhD).

    • By assessing the treat-drive-soothing system (based on research of Paul Gilbert, PhD), health professionals can demonstrate new compassion-based approaches for themselves and to their clients and to calm down the treat-drive system.  

    Learning Objectives Class 2
    • After practicing the 4 heart qualities in week 1, the participants will be able embody different aspects of the qualities and discuss the challenges they have faced during the meditation practices.

    • The attendees will become more sensible for the reactive mind when encountering suffering, stress and difficult emotions and use compassion-based skills to offer a more compassionate response.

    • Different compassion-based designs will be revised and discussed for use with clients with disturbed eating behavior



    Caroline Baerten, MA, RD, (Belgium) is a mindfulness-based nutritionist/RD and integrative psychotherapist, specializing in work with disturbed eating behavior and nutrition ecology. She is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (CFM,Umass) and Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. She serves on the TCME Board.


    MeNu. Centre for Mindful Eating & Nutrition



    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.

Past events

19 Feb 2018 Mindful Eating as a Spiritual Practice
01 Feb 2018 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
25 Jan 2018 Mindful Eating Day 2018: Compassionate Self-Care is Essential (Part 2)
25 Jan 2018 Mindful Eating Day 2018: Compassionate Self-Care is Essential (Part 1)
19 Jan 2018 Mindfulness-Based Yoga
08 Jan 2018 How to Improve Your Mindful Eating Teacher Competencies
05 Dec 2017 Mindful Eating for Well-Being: What's Weight Got to Do with It?
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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