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  • 14 Feb 2017 4:31 PM | TCME Admin (Administrator)


    We are delighted to introduce Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, as our February Member Spotlight.


    Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is a mindfulness-based registered dietitian; mindful eating expert and speaker; mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindful self-compassion instructor; and registered yoga instructor. Andrea has been teaching mindfulness meditation since 1993 and leads mindfulness and mindful eating retreats and trainings at renowned retreat centers. She speaks at conferences, universities, and worksites. As a teacher trainer, she trains health professionals in mindfulness-based eating awareness training (MB-EAT), other mindfulness practices, maintains a local and virtual private practice, and was a leader in developing and implementing Mindfulness and Mind Body Spirit programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California for over twenty years. She was also a consultant and instructor in mindful eating research at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.


    Andrea utilizes evidence-based mindfulness and mindful eating practices in her integrative private practice, working with individuals on a wide range of disordered eating, nutrition, and lifestyle challenges; healthy weight management; body image and stress-related issues; and health concerns. She is also trained in integrative nutrition approaches.


    Andrea has degrees from both Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley. One of her greatest joys is bringing the life-transforming practices of mindfulness and mindful eating and living to others, opening the door to the abiding calm, peace, joy, well-being, and clear seeing these practices offer.


    She would like to highlight her new book, Well Nourished, due to be published July 1, 2017 (available now for pre-order now), her 3 month online MB-EAT Health Professional Training Programs, and the residential MB-EAT health professional training programs,her Mindful Eating and Well Nourished retreats and workshops, and her new community Facebook page for Mindfulness-Based Registered Dietitian Nutritionists for sharing, growth and support.


    
 Q. How would you describe your mindful eating program/mindful eating work?


    The intention of my mindful eating work is to help heal the distress, misinformation and suffering around food that exists for so many, help people find a joyful and nourishing relationship to food, and balance through mindful eating and living. To me, mindful eating is first and foremost the doorway into the transformative and healing world of mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation is a foundation of the work I do with clients - to still and calm the mind enough to see the distressed patterns in the mind - the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that lead to disordered eating and a challenging relationship with food. Bringing awareness of societal pressures, media and values is also important in the road to healing to have a healthier relationship with food and self. Self-compassion work and cultivating kind awareness is an integral component of my mindful eating work with clients, an important key to healing and freedom from unnecessary suffering. 


    I am fortunate to have been introduced to the fundamental core mindful eating skills, tools and practices of MB-EAT, an evidence-based approach, through intensive mentoring and research I participated in as a consultant and instructor. I use many of these with my clients, teaching and retreats. Jean Kristeller, the founder of MB-EAT and I teach in-person professional training programs internationally. For those preferring online learning, I teach a 3 month interactive highly experiential online professional training program. These evidence-based highly experiential programs form a strong foundation of many mindful eating professionals’ toolbox, skills and knowledge around the world. It is rewarding and exciting to watch the transformation of so many professionals that go through the program - as they truly internalize the mindfulness and mindful eating practices over time and are able to offer the practices to their clients from an authentic place of understanding and embodiment. The online program also has a strong emphasis on developing and deepening one’s mindfulness meditation practice and basic teaching skills. The outer wisdom components are flexible in nature and easily individualized with clients and specific populations. Please see my website  for more information.


    I have a new book being released July 1, 2017 called “Well Nourished: Healing Your Relationship to Food, Feeding Your Whole Self and Ending Overeating.” Mindful eating and mindfulness are foundational in the book. It draws upon my years of experience teaching, coaching and consulting in the areas of mindfulness, mindful eating and mind body health. Key and foundational to this work is helping clients discern what they are truly hungry for, and learning skills and tools to nourish their whole selves. I'm delighted to offer a selection of public programs and retreats if you’d like to learn this approach or have clients that could benefit


    Q: Please share with us your favorite resource for someone who is interested in learning about mindful eating?


    These three books offer a nice range with some overlapping approaches that most clients can resonate with from more Buddhist to secular:  


    "Mindful Eating" by Jan Chozen Bays, "Joy of Half a Cookie" by Jean Kristeller, and a favorite of mine I use in retreats is "How to Eat" by Thich Nat Hanh. And of course, now I will add my new book, “Well Nourished”. Finally, TCME is a great resource and guide for the professional particularly just beginning the journey and interested in learning more about mindful eating.


    Q: Do you have a few favorite mindful eating tips to offer? 


    Really take time to appreciate the food before you, how it got to you, what went into making it, the aroma, colors, and textures, before eating. While eating let the food “nourish” you with each bite. Practice being present to the experience of feeling nourished and satisfied in your body and knowing when you have had enough.  To receive my 10 tips to mindful eating to help facilitate this process, sign up on my website for this complimentary gift.


    Q: Tell us a little how you came to this path with a story or memorable moment.


    So many to share along this path! But I’ll share when my mindfulness and nutrition paths intersected in a meaningful and transformational way. Mindfulness practice and teaching mindfulness meditation has been a rich, rewarding and integral part of my life for over 20 years. I’ve been a meditator since high school, specifically on the mindfulness path, since my very first vipassana retreat in 1987 and becoming a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor in the early 1990’s was pivotal. With the support of the HMO, Kaiser Permanente I worked at, I attended Jon Kabat-Zinn’s and Saki Santorelli’s first 9 day MBSR teacher training at Omega Institute in 1993, and helped disseminate the program to the Northern California region. I had become a registered dietitian in 1988, interested in food and lifestyle as medicine and wellness (my public health master’s thesis was titled “Food as Medicine”) Fast forward to 2008 when I was invited to apply to teach/consult in a Mindful Eating study for the next three years. Here my work and passion for the mindfulness path and my background as a mind body and mindfulness-based registered dietitian were able to come together and be validated as a whole in an evidence-based mindful eating and mindfulness program and approach. It expanded what I knew possible in the application of mindful practices, mindful skill sets and specific awarenesses to eating. Although I was naturally predominantly a mindful eater, so many were not and could benefit so greatly. The possibilities of the lovely nourishing mindful meals we ate on silent meditation retreats could now be made accessible and expanded to daily life for many people. So my two parallel personal and professional paths came together for me in one greater unified way to make a positive difference in this world. It’s been a beautiful journey, meeting and sharing this path with so many other like-minded professionals, often introducing this to them for the first time, and seeing the deep transformative change that is possible with clients again and again. Contributing to real lasting change from the inside out. I appreciate this field and the great contribution and positive impact we can all have on so many.


    Q: What question have you encountered about mindful eating or mindfulness that makes you cringe? 


    When people with no previous mindfulness experience or context find out that I have been a mindfulness practitioner and teacher for years, they want to talk to me about getting into the "Mindfulness Business". They seem to be approaching this as simply a new business opportunity and not a passion, practice or path they are entering or have been on for years. This happened two to three times, particularly when I was at a large mindfulness and technology conference! Mindfulness as both a personal practice and professional path is key when teaching, coaching and guiding in this field. In the mindfulness path the personal intersects strongly with the professional. If this path is followed with integrity and intentions to benefit the well-being of others than I am all for it. 


    Q: What is your vision for mindful eating? What do you want mindful eating to help or cure? 


    My wish is that mindful eating be a doorway into the path of clear seeing, of moment to moment mindfulness, joy, lovingkindness and compassion towards self, all beings and a more loving and peaceful world. When a joyful nourishing relationship to food and self can be established, any energy (caught up in struggle and challenge) can be freed up towards living fully, heartfully and contributing to the world from a more resourced place. The awareness and consciousness that this mindful path can bring is healing not only to ourselves and each other; to our bodies, hearts and minds, but to the planet, nature, the animals and our precious environment and ecosystems. 


    Q: Would you share with us why you chose to join The Center for Mindful Eating? 


    TCME is a wonderful way whether for thought leaders in the field, veterans on the path or those just beginning the path to stay connected, learn about each other's work and opportunities or resources they may not have been aware of and to contribute. I appreciate the hard work the volunteer board and other volunteers bring.



    Our members are invited to feature their work in the field of mindful eating in our Member Spotlight. We are dedicated to support the promotion of our members' mindful eating related projects that are in harmony with our Principles of Mindful Eating. Are you a TCME member with something you'd like to share? Apply for our next Member Spotlight. Not a member? Check out our Member Benefits! We have membership levels for students, individuals and professionals. Learn more about how to become a member to support the principles and practices of mindful eating.

  • 27 Jan 2017 4:05 PM | TCME Admin (Administrator)

    What an amazing day! Thank you to everyone who helped create a rich, vibrant, inspirational celebration of mindful eating. If you missed our live presentation on January 26th, or if you want to watch it again, here are the two recorded webinars. And as a special thank you, we are opening the doors on a selection of webinars and teleconferences to share with everyone through the month of February. Thank you to all, and with mindfulness, compassion, self-love, joy and curiosity, we wish you well!


    Mindful Eating Day Recorded Live Webinars


    Download the Key Messages below in English and Spanish


    THANK YOU~~~




  • 24 Jan 2017 8:48 AM | TCME Admin (Administrator)

    We are delighted to introduce TCME member Nancy Logue, Ph.D. in our January Member Spotlight.  Nancy is a psychotherapist dedicated to helping people improve their lives by taking better care of themselves and their relationships. She has many years of experience working with anxiety, depression, eating problems of all kinds (binge-eating, anorexia, bulimia), behavioral disorders and distressed couples. For over 20 years she has been an outpatient therapist helping men, women, couples, teens and families to take better care of themselves and each other. 


    She would like to highlight her decades of working with all types of eating problems, her upcoming weekly support group for users of the EatRightNow mindful eating app as well as her Change the Message efforts : Workshop Facilitator Guide, sporks, posters and buttons.


    Q. How would you describe your mindful eating work?


    Mindful eating is a part of my work in many ways: as a psychotherapist with individuals seeking a healthier relationship with food, weight and body image, as a live group facilitator for the EatRightNow app mindful eating program and as partner in ChangetheMessage.com which offers the Inviting Awareness spork with guidance for mindful eating. See www.nancyloguephd.com for more information.

    Q: Please share with us your favorite resource for someone who is interested in learning about mindful eating?


    What I am most excited about is the EatRightNow app developed by Dr. Judson Brewer, Research Director at the Center for Mindfulness (and TCME board member). See www.goeatrightnow.com for more information. The way the brief video lessons apply mindfulness to habits, especially eating experiences, is so inviting and clear. The people I have shared it with have found it helpful. The app offers all kinds of interactive support such as encouragement and tools for checking in with stress and paying attention to sensations plus a variety of short mindfulness exercises. I have found the practices to be very easy to use, and deep, expanding my own mindful awareness.


    The flipped classroom is great because people take the lessons with the app on their own, at their own pace. The live group I facilitate in my office includes mindfulness practices, peer and expert support to help participants develop a sustainable healthy relationship with food and improved self-care. See www.peacefuleating.net for more information. I am enjoying the live group for anyone using the app with Dr. Brewer and Dr. Boudette on Wednesdays (noon EST).


    Another resource I want to mention again is the Inviting Awareness Spork from Change the Message. Not only a cool, earth-friendly utensil, it comes with basic prompts that encourage the user to be aware of self-talk and to explore the sensations, thoughts and feelings of eating experience. See https://changethemessage.com/product/spork/ for more information.

    Q: Do you have a few favorite mindful eating tips to offer?


    Create a pleasing ritual

    Since we eat repeatedly, we can make eating an opportunity for frequent mindfulness. It can be fun or soothing to create a little ritual perhaps before eating, as though to cleanse the palate. Focus on beauty, joy or gratitude. Simply pausing to turn the attention to breathing in and out, even once or twice can change one’s state right there and then. We can do this as a treat for ourselves more than a duty, and focus on the heightened pleasure available when eating this way.


    I think many families and ancestors did this regularly with saying grace or enacting other rituals at mealtime.


    This fits with another tip or catch phrase I learned from Jean Kristeller, “Eating like a gourmet”. She also taught mindful eating as a dynamic synthesis of inner wisdom (intuitive eating) with outer wisdom (nutrition information).


    Q: Tell us a little how you came to this path.


    I am fortunate to have been raised in a family that celebrated the cooking and sharing of fresh and homemade food. My grandmother’s simple blueberry pie was a legendary delight. As a young woman, I experimented with all sorts of health-oriented eating regimens. I saw the contradiction of rigidity in pursuit of health. My goals expanded to include a sense of peace and harmony and a respect for the complexity of my own and others’ changing feelings and needs. Mindful eating takes me directly to the goal of health: living fully moment by moment.


    Q: What question have you encountered about mindful eating or mindfulness that makes you cringe?


    I take a deep breath when people talk about “watching what you eat” in a harsh tone with the implication that awareness is synonymous with negative judgments and critique or see mindful eating as a useful control strategy.


    Q: What is your vision for mindful eating? What do you want mindful eating to help or cure?


    Mindful eating has so many potential benefits!

    Negative feelings and behaviors around eating are having a significant impact on physical and mental health for so many people. Mindfulness practices help us face our challenging situations and emotions and develop the healthy eating habits that enhance our energy for living life.


    Mindful eating can become a door to general mindfulness.

    For some people, who struggle to sit still and quiet for any length of time, mindful eating might be useful as a vivid focus to engage in the development of moment-to-moment awareness.


    Mindful eating is a renewable resource for turning toward life, living more fully and learning through our own experiences. In this culture preoccupied with eating and a whole variety of eating problems, mindfulness can help relieve suffering, improve quality of life and free our attention and energy for other uses!


    Q: Would you share with us why you chose to join The Center for Mindful Eating?


    I want to support TCME for many reasons. One is that in the wild and wonderful free-for-all internet universe, there are a lot of unhealthy messages circulating about food, weight, dieting, body image and related issues. I am grateful for the quality of material available on the website and the organization’s advocacy for mindful eating as a resource for public health concerns.


    Thank you, Nancy, for being a contributing member of The Center for Mindful Eating. All members are welcome to submit their work for our Member Spotlight. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits or join today!


    Change the message is a campaign to empower individuals and communities to resist the culture of body negativity. Healthy messages make a world of difference!


    Giving time and attention to conscious eating experiences supports healthy relationships with food, body and self. Use the spork to invite awareness of your senses, thoughts and feelings as you eat.

    This clever spoon-fork-knife utensil is great for your lunchbox, purse, backpack, picnic basket or briefcase.


    Machine washable and very durable, the spork also reduces the negative environmental impacts of disposable plastic tableware. Available in aqua, lime or raspberry, sporks are a great gift for you, your friends and your family.


    For every spork purchased before January 30th, Change the Message will contribute $3.00 to support the work of the Center for Mindful Eating.

    https://changethemessage.com/product/spork/



  • 14 Jan 2017 3:43 PM | TCME Admin (Administrator)

    All of us at The Center for Mindful Eating invite you to join us for International Mindful Eating Day - January 26th!

    FREE Live Online Event

    Go local by hosting your own event!

    Join us on Facebook and Twitter!


    January 26, 2017 Nourish Mindful Eating Live Online Event

    We will offer two webinars on January 26, 2017, hosted by Cuca Azinovic of Bienestar Consciente (Madrid, Spain), Cinzia Pezzolesi of London Mindfulness Project (UK) and Claudia Vega of Nutrintegra (Mazatlan, Mexico). 


    Register for FREE - Donations Graciously Accepted 


    Join us for one or both of our 1-hour live webinar sessions 9 am and 2 pm EST on January 26th, 2017. We will have guided meditations and mindful eating exercises alongside a beautiful array of interviews with members of The Center for Mindful Eating Board of Directors as they expound on our four key messages. 


    We'll begin with a message from our current president of the board, Marsha Hudnall, of Green Mountain at Fox Run. Marsha has been a voice of reason for over three decades in helping women move away from restrictive notions of food and health. Judson Brewer, public speaker, author and leader in the field of habit change and the "science of self-mastery" speaks about healing our relationship with food, championing that change is absolutely possible! 


    Caroline Baerten, founder of MeNu (Center for Mindful eating and Nutrition in the heart of Europe) brings her quiet yet substantive presence to the topic of compassionate curiosity as a foundation for mindful eating. Sandra Aamodt, neuroscientist and science writer, shares her thoughts on motivating oneself towards respectful care in the present moment. 


    Megrette Fletcher, co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating and past president, brings her bounding enthusiasm to the topic of nourishing mindful eating with joy. Lynn Rossy, author and health psychologist, will talk with us about TCME's Good Practice Guidelines (GPG). Launched in 2016, our Good Practice Guidelines follow on from our Principles of Mindful Eating to provide aspirational support for personal and professional development of one's mindful eating practice.


    Registration is FREE - donations will help us cover administrative costs. We value keeping the doors fully open to everyone and anyone interested in learning more about mindful eating to be able to attend.


    Every day in January Nourish Mindful Eating Facebook Group


    Once your registration is confirmed, you will be invited to join our special Nourish Mindful Eating Facebook group, hosted by Linn Thorstensson of Straightforward Nutrition and Fiona Sutherland of Body Positive Australia. Every day in January Fiona and Linn will offer an inspirational message and exercises to facilitate conversation and reflection for our online community. Go ahead, be inspired, and share your love for mindful eating!


    Go Local with a Nourish Mindful Eating Community Event


    New for this year, we created a Local Events - Mindful Eating Day tool kit with opportunities for TCME members to promote their own local Mindful Eating Day event. We have local event listings from Greece to Mexico to California to Germany, plus a special online shared mindful meal. We love the creativity of our online community!


    Go Local - Go Global - Nourish the heart of mindful eating by bringing together our individual practices in collective presence around the world. 


    As we sign off with great appreciation for our online mindful eating community, we'd like to introduce you to our volunteer International Mindful Eating Day team...


    In Kindness,

    Our 2017 Mindful Eating Day Team 

    Download our Key Messages Share this event on Twitter 

    #mindfuleatingday




  • 03 Jan 2017 10:28 AM | TCME Admin (Administrator)

    As the fullness of winter arrives here in the northern hemisphere, we naturally begin to turn inward to reflect on our own journeys -- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In considering our program and publications for 2017, we chose to offer a path of practice, which begins with basic principles and moves through various tools and approaches to help a person develop - or deepen - an existing mindful eating practice. Beginning with this issue of Food for Thought, entitled Starting Your Mindful Eating Journey, we offer our readers guidance in starting their own mindful eating path.


    Download our Winter 2017 Food for Thought: Starting Your Mindful Eating Journey


    Read on ISSUU


    Cultivating a mindful eating practice and moving away from the diet mentality can be quite challenging, according to Sharon Theroux, Ph.D. In “Establishing a Mindful Eating Practice,” Theroux describes how accepting the sensation “craving” as it is, and not immediately trying to deny it or give in to it, you can begin to investigate, “What am I really, really hungry for?”


    Caroline Baerten, RD, offers significant insights on the importance of a formal mindfulness practice as the foundation of mindful eating. She writes: “A mindfulness practice is not only beneficial for the health professional. Clients benefit and learn from seeing mindfulness embodied in the teacher.” Baerten has been an essential force behind the development and creation of TCME’s Good Practice Guidelines. Becoming a mindful eating professional consists of multiple stages of preparation, study, training, practice and direct teaching experience. 


    Our educational handout is on theBASICS of Mindful Eating, a concept developed and shared by Lynn Rossy, Ph.D. “BASICS is an acronym for a complete set of guidelines that walks you through the eating process from beginning to end. These are not rules and you don’t need to be perfect at them.” She warns us that mindful eating could change the way you eat forever!


    We bring this issue to a close with a new feature for our Food for Thought magazine, a led practice for us to use to bring mindful eating alive and into the present moment.


    Thank you to our members whose membership fees make this quarterly publication possible! Your support of The Center for Mindful Eating is a vital part in deepening the widespread practice and understanding of eating with mindfulness.  All donations are tax-deductible (US charity) - any amount is welcome! 


    Member Benefits | Join Today  |  Make a Donation


  • 02 Jan 2017 11:00 AM | TCME Admin (Administrator)

    Over the past several years we have repeatedly received requests for more concentrated and systematic training in mindful eating for professionals. The TCME board has spent many hours discussing what they collectively believe in terms of training for mindful eating professionals. After 18 months of discussions and collaboration with members of our online community, we published our recommended Good Practice Guidelines just over a year ago.


    For our 2017 program of webinars and teleconferences, we decided to respond to the many requests we've received from professionals looking to teach mindful eating practices to their clients and patients. We are not offering an online training or certificate program - but rather a carefully curated series of programs that touch on various areas of import including ones own mindfulness practice, literature on body acceptance, research on the role of nutrition in mindful eating, and more. Our intention is to help support people on their journey of training as a mindful eating professional. Even though this isn't a certification program, we will offer continuing education credits for therapists and dietitians. Learn more about The Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series, which begins on January 18th!


    We are delighted that our new CE/CPE provider, 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). Participants will be able to earn their continuing education credits either by attending the programs live, or by watching the recorded video and completing the post-test survey and evaluation. 


    We would like to assure our online community, both members and non-members, that we will continue to provide free programs to the public, as well as regular programs for our members included in their annual membership fee. 


    The regular member programs (free to members, $15 non-members) will be held in March, May, July, September, and November. These will include continuing education credits for those who want them at no additional charge. 


    Our free and open to the public teleconferences will be held in January, February, April, June, August, October, and December. These will not have continuing education credits and donations will be requested to help cover administrative costs, but we are happy for people to attend for free to help spread the word about the principles and practices of mindful eating.


    As a member, we greatly value your feedback and suggestions. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.


    Here's a snap shot of our 2017 schedule - events will be posted as soon as dates and topics are confirmed. We will also continue to offer our free community meditation, the first Tuesday of each month, at 12 noon EST. For more information and to register for any of our upcoming programs, please see our Upcoming Teleconferences & Webinars.


    Jan - Foundations 1 - Good Practice Guidelines, Jan 18th, 1.25 CE/CPE

    Jan - Free Mindful Eating Day program, Jan 26th


    Feb - Free teleconference: Three Roots of Mindful Eating, Feb 14th

    Feb - Foundations 2 - Get Stressed. Eat. Repeat, Feb 21&28, 2 CE/CPE


    Mar - Regular members webinar, 1 CE/CPE, TBS with Sharon Theroux, free to members, $15 non-members)


    Apr - Free teleconference, TBS, Karen Koenig

    Apr - Foundations 3 - BASICS of Mindful Eating, Apr 13 & 20, 2 CE/CPE


    May - Regular members webinar, TBS, 1 CE/CPE, (free to members, $15 non-members)


    Jun - Foundations 4 - Cultivating a Meditation Practice, Jun 13 & 20, 2 CE/CPE

    Jun - Free teleconference, TBS with Alice Rosen


    Jul - Regular members webinar, July 18th with Sandra Aamodt, 1 CE/CPE (free to members, $15 non-members)


    Aug - Foundations 5 - Role of Nutrition in Mindful Eating, Aug 15 & 22, 2 CE/CPE

    Aug - Free teleconference, TBS


    Sep - Regular members webinar, TBS, 1 CE/CPE (free to members, $15 non-members)


    Sep/Oct - Foundations 6 - Heartfulness: Where Compassionate and Joyful Living Meet, Sep 29 & Oct 6, 2 CE/CPE

    Sep - Free Teleconference, Mindful Eating for Athletes, Fiona Sutherland, Sep 5


    Nov - Regular members webinar, TBS, 1 CE/CPE (free to members, $15 non-members)


    Dec - Foundations 7 - Mindful Eating for Well-Being: What's Weight Got to Do with It? Dec 5 & 12, 2 CE/CPE

    Dec - Free program



  • 07 Dec 2016 11:29 AM | TCME Admin (Administrator)

    Lynn Rossy, licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Integrated Wellness for Veterans United, writes about why she supports The Center for Mindful Eating...


    "I am a member of The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME) because it is the source of the most fundamental, thoughtful, and current information about the practice and teaching of mindful eating. It consistently offers quality webinars by leading mindful eating professionals (e.g. authors, researchers, dietitians, nutritionists, therapists) --inspiring me to help improve the lives of the thousands of people who have lost the pleasure of eating and turned against their own bodies. TCME offers a sane alternative to the dieting mentality that has created such tremendous suffering.


    TCME works on addressing the controversial issues surrounding mindful eating and does not shy away from the difficult task of being a leader in the field. Their position statements on such things as weight concerns, healthy eating, and meditation help professionals guide their own practice of mindful eating as well as those of their patients. Their Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers, Teacher Training, and Teacher Trainers set the aspirational standard for professionals wanting to dive deeper into the satisfying and meaningful work of teaching mindful eating.


    I am honored to be on the Board and a member of TCME. I hope that my continued service to TCME is guided in a way that helps spread its good work to the world."


    Lynn developed Eat for Life, a mindfulness-based intuitive eating program that successfully helps people overcome eating issues, improve body image, and enjoy life to it’s fullest.


    This is a great opportunity to learn with one of the leading professionals in the field.


    If you would like to become a supporting member of The Center for Mindful Eating, please see our Member Benefits and Join Today!


  • 06 Dec 2016 9:19 AM | TCME Admin (Administrator)

    "We are living in a time of undue pain and suffering associated with food and eating, much of it self-inflicted due to misguided notions about what true self-care really involves. I am a part of TCME because of our mission -- to aid those in the helping professions in guiding their clients to a joyful relationship with food that supports well-being. An added bonus is being a part of a welcoming and dedicated community of mindful eating teachers that has served to deepen my work in this area."Marsha Hudnall, current president of The Center for Mindful Eating, co-founder and president of Green Mountain at Fox Run.


    Help support The Center for Mindful Eating

    by becoming a supporting member. Please see our Member Benefits and Join Today!



  • 01 Dec 2016 3:29 PM | TCME Admin (Administrator)

    Caroline Baerten, RD, founder of MeNu in Belgium, writes about why she contributes her time, energy and expertise to volunteering for The Center for Mindful Eating Board of Directors.


    It was 2013 and I still remember the day when I received a message from The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME) asking me to consider serving on their Board of Directors. It was the first time since the existence of TCME that they reached out to a mindful eating professional outside the US. The beauty of mindful eating is that we all share this universal language of food and eating, no matter in which continent we are living. My initial inspiration, when becoming the first European board member, was to create a bridge between the US and Europe where we can learn from the richness of each culture and share our experiences in a global community.


    One of the reasons that I accepted their invitation was a deep gratitude for how the energy of mindfulness brings about transformation. I’ve noticed, when working with clients, that mindful eating relieves suffering around food and body perception. It is a tool to become more free in heart, body and mind. 


    I've also come to realize that our society needs more mindful eating teachers who have proper skills to transmit the core concepts of mindful eating to their clients. Reflecting on quality and helping to create TCME's recommended Good Practice Guidelines for mindful eating teachers has become a focal point for my work with this organization.


    Everything we do on the Board for TCME is with the intention to benefit our growing mindful eating network. In our society, where most of the relationships are money-driven, this is exceptional. It is true that we contribute a lot of time and effort in organizing all the webinars, writing articles and having all kinds of discussions on how to improve the organization. But when receiving feedback from our many loyal members, I’m inspired and become even more dedicated in my work of sharing this amazing gift of mindful eating with the world.

    I’m proud to be part of this larger network of wise and compassionate people. I wish you a warm welcome in our mindful eating community. 


    "The beauty of mindful eating is that we all share this universal language of food and eating, no matter in which continent we are living." ~ Caroline Baerten


    Help us keep The Center for Mindful Eating growing with a donation, or by becoming an individual or professional member today. Your TCME membership provides you with a host of benefits including access to our Food for Thought library, free webinars (some with CPE for dietitians and therapists), graphical quotes and much more. 






  • 25 Nov 2016 9:00 AM | TCME Admin (Administrator)

    Bidding Opens at 8 AM EST on November 29th, #GivingTuesday

    The Center for Mindful Eating Auction 2016 opens for bidding on November 29, 2016 at 8:00 AM EST time and will run through Wednesday, December 7th at 11:59 PM EST.  We've teamed up with people around the global giving to worthy causes on #GivingTuesday and invite you to participate with us!


    Our goal this year is to raise $12,000 to fund The Center for Mindful Eating's mission of helping people achieve a balanced, respectful, healthy and joyful relationship with food and eating. By providing an easily accessible source of information and opportunities to interact via the web and in other ways, we seek to train and encourage professionals who can then foster this capacity in others. We need your support! This is an exciting and fun way to help us, and at the same time have a chance to win some amazing opportunities to further your own mindful eating practice!

    Our Auction Features:


    • A one-week stay at Green Mountain at Fox Run, donated by Marsha Hudnall

    Introductory Meditation Retreat at Karme Choling in Vermont, USA

    • Three nights Air B&B in London, UK

    Eat for Life program with Lynn Rossy, PhD

    • One-year subscription to Eat Right Now by Judson Brewer, MD, PhD

    Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Tool Kit by Michelle May, MD

    MB-EAT: Mindful Eating and Living Online Professional Training with Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT

    Core Concepts in Mindful Eating: 10-week Live Training, with Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE

    Mindful Eating Skills for Dietitians, online course, Fiona Sutherland

    Self-Compassion-Based Eating Awareness Weekend Workshop with Jean Fain, MSW, LICSW

    • A host of wonderful books on mindful eating, the non-diet approach, mindfulness and more, many signed by the authors

    CDs and Videos for mindfulness, mindful eating and meditation support

    • Individual consultations in mindful eating, MBSR training and more with several programs offered in Spanish 


    Preview all services and offerings in the The Center for Mindful Eating Fundraising Auction


    Bids open at 8 AM EST on #GivingTuesday, November 29, 2016


    We'll be adding new items to our auction for you to preview as the auction date approaches. Check back often to see what's new. Feel free to place a Watch on your favorites, so that you'll know as soon as bidding begins!


    Thank you for your support! 


    From all of us at The Center for Mindful Eating. 

    Make a donation to help support our mission, and we'll see you at the Auction!




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