MB-EAT is a powerful approach that addresses the mindless eating so prevalent in our culture that can lead to weight gain, obesity, disordered eating patterns and stress-related eating.
In this highly participatory weekend, you will experience a new approach to eating, supported by NIH-funded research, that helps you cultivate your inner wisdom through a variety of mindful eating practices and guided meditations. You will learn a way to eat that is more attuned to your body's needs, how to experience the full pleasure and taste of food without overeating, and how to release the guilt and struggle so often associated with dieting. Outer wisdom -- making personal use of current, scientifically-based nutrition and exercise guidelines, without dieting undefined will also be explored.
The weekend includes daily sitting meditation, eating meditations, discussion and gentle movement and yoga exercises to bring awareness and deepen understanding of mindfulness meditation and mindful eating as it applies to both eating and balanced present joyful living. No previous mindfulness meditation experience is required.
Jean Kristeller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, has used meditation-based interventions for eating disorders and obesity for more than 20 years, and has received NIH funding for related research for the past seven years. She has taught at Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Indiana State University, and co-founded The Center for Mindful Eating. JKristeller@indstate.edu
Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RD, is director of mind, body, spirit programs at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. A health educator, MBSR instructor, stress management coach, trainer and nutritionist, her clients include individuals, corporations, medical centers, and schools. She is a contributing author to The Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training Workbook (3rd edition) and Some Leaders are Born Women