Presented by Caroline Baerten, RD
In recent scientific studies we understand better how a compassionate mind do influence our brains, bodies and the way we relate to ourselves and food.
In this two-part webinar series, we will discuss and experience different compassion-based meditation practices which nourish the heart qualities, both for health care professionals as their clients.
These heart-full meditations will be offered as a home assignment after the first session and practiced on a daily basis throughout the following week.
In part one of the series, we offer an introduction to heart-full-ness that will provide participants with a better understanding of these affective qualities, its history and benefits.
In the second part of the series, there is time for sharing and an opportunity to learn from each other what they've noticed in the past week. There will be further deepening of the compassion-based model for individuals with eating issues (working with resistance, self-criticism, shame, difficult emotions).
- Understand better our relationship with food from compassionate perspective
- Learn tools how to manage distress compassionately
- Understand our emotional system and the benefits of a compassionate approach
This program is the sixth of seven in our Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series
that are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction in mindful eating principles and practices. This program will meet twice for a total of 2 hours. 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.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER:
Caroline Baerten, the founder of MeNu, Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition, in the heart of Europe (Brussels). She works as an integrative psychotherapist, mindfulness-based nutritionist/RD and is also a qualified chef.
She is a certified Mindful Eating, Conscious Living teacher (ME-CL) and offers additionally Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion courses to her clients with eating issues.
Since 2012 she has created an international platform for mindful eating teachers in Europe. In her institute MeNu, professional mindful eating training programs and mentoring sessions (e-coaching) are facilitated for healthcare providers.
She is part of several research projects where the impact of mindful eating on health, wellbeing and ecology are studied.
Caroline’s personal meditation practice is in the tradition of zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and under guidance of Dan Brown, PhD.
Caroline’s interest for mindful eating is intimately connected with her passion for the earth and expressed by urban gardening and pottery. In her life and work Caroline encourages mindful food choices based on culinary joy, compassion and sustainability.