Professional Development

Trainings offered here are intended for individuals, agencies and institutions interested in incorporating mindfulness and mindful eating into their professional work. The Center for Mindful Eating invites our members to publicize professionally-sponsored events on our website. For our posting criteria and submission form, please see our Professional Trainings Listing page (member log-in required).


We aspire to make The Center for Mindful Eating a community-driven network of shared resources and your participation as professional members offering training in the field of mindful eating is a valued component of our mission. The Center for Mindful Eating has published Good-Practice Guidelines for those wishing to teach mindful eating to the public as well as other professionals.

These trainings are offered independent of The Center for Mindful Eating which receives no compensation from them. TCME acknowledges that it does not control the content of these programs and offers them for informational purposes only.
 

Upcoming events

    • 05 Mar 2017
    • 09 Mar 2017
    • Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona, Arizona

    Do you want to invest more of your energy creating the life you crave? Retreat with us to explore mindful eating, yoga, and vibrant living! Mindful eating—eating with intention and attention—provides a practical, universal approach to decision-making without restriction, deprivation, or guilt. Yoga is a wonderful compliment to the practice of mindful eating because simply put, practicing yoga is the art of listening to yourself. This retreat weaves together the Am I Hungry? mindful eating approach with yoga techniques to give participants a greater connection to their body, mind, heart, and spirit. Throughout the retreat you’ll participate in the interactive mindful eating workshops with Am I Hungry? Founder Michelle May, M.D., RYT-200 and guided yoga practices with Jessie Dwiggins RYT-500, Licensed Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Facilitator, to energize and restore your body, mind, heart, and spirit. This retreat is appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners – from those who are early in their practice of yoga to those with an experienced practice.


    Michelle May MD 

    More Info | Register 


    Am I Hungry? is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Am I Hungry? maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is 12 CECs. Am I Hungry? is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 12 Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) for completion of this activity. Wellcoaches has approved this activity for 12 continuing education credit hours (CEH). Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) will receive 8 Continuing Education (CE) Contact Hours for completion of this course.


    • 13 Mar 2017
    • 15 May 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Skelly Skills Online course

    Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE

    American Academy of Dietetics (CEU)


    Deepen your understanding and practice of Mindful Eating. Watch and learn mindful eating counseling dialogue and activities for a variety of clients and counseling goals. Participate in real-time counseling sessions and activities, and get immediate feedback and tips. Get answers to all your questions on how to use Mindful Eating successfully with many different types of clients. Troubleshoot challenging moments and 'fierce' conversations. Learn from and practice with a small group of peers as you develop your confidence and counseling power using Mindful Eating concepts.


    March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, May 1, 8 ,15, 22

    Meets on Mondays from 12-2 PM EST

    More information and registration:

    http://www.skellyskills.com/Live_Training_Core_Concepts_of_Mindful_Eating_p/trainingccme-1.htm


    • 17 Mar 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 19 Mar 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket, NH, USA

    The three steps include checking in, noticing aspects of our experience, and bringing kindness to whatever arises. These three steps can transform any meal into something that goes beyond the nutrients on the plate. The act of eating mindfully can change neural pathways, allowing new behaviors to emerge.


    This weekend retreat will also discuss three common obstacles to mindfulness and mindful eating and three helpful tools to overcome them.


    The retreat is open to anyone interested in cultivating mindfulness in daily life, or around food and eating in particular. Some prior experience of mindfulness meditation is helpful but not necessary for participation.


    More information and Registration on the Aryaloka Buddhist Center website 


    This workshop has been approved for 20 CEU for Registered Dietitians by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


    Megrette Fletcher is a cofounder of The Center for Mindful Eating and has served many positions including the 2013-2016 President. She is a public speaker and author of a number of books, including Discover Mindful Eating for Kids, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes with Michelle MD, Discover Mindful Eating: A resource of handouts for health professionals, with Frederick Burggraf.  Megrette has also crafted detailed training for both the consumer and professional including, Am I Hungry: Diabetes, The Before, During and After the Bite Workshop, and The Core Concepts of Mindful Eating online training.  She is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who has worked at an area hospital for over 16 years. 


    Megrette’s curious name means “little Margaret” and seems to have French origins. Unfortunately, she is not a native speaker but she is an avid cyclist, passable cook, and a terrible bowler.  She lives in New Hampshire with her two and four-legged family.  She had maintained a daily meditation practice since 1999 when she began studying Buddhism as part of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  To learn more about Megrette, visit her website at Megrette.com


    • 29 Mar 2017
    • 02 Apr 2017
    • Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition, Belgium, Europe

    This training is designed for professionals who have completed ME-CL1 or an equivalent mindful eating professional training program, have an ongoing formal meditation practice, and have led one or more 8-week ME-CL programs or equivalent. 



    The heart of this second level training is an invitation for experienced mindful eating teachers to explore more deeply the principles that are the underpinnings of the ME-CL program and to step more fully into embodied mindful presence. Teaching from this platform highlights the need for the teacher to have an ongoing formal and informal mindfulness practice.


    This training will focus on the cultivation of intentional presence, authenticity, integrity and mindfulness-informed boundaries that support both the teacher and participants. We will examine the importance of meeting ourselves and our participants with steadiness and kindness, and carefully contemplate the place of compassion in this program. We will explore the psycho/spiritual aspects of eating which include craving, greed and aversion.


    Throughout this training there will be opportunities for teachers to explore the intention and rationale of mindful inquiry and practice the skills associated with this pivotal piece of the program.   This second training invites a higher level of collegial participation and sharing. There will be time to nurture these qualities and skills through silent mindfulness practice, teaching opportunities, discussion and personal mentoring by the teachers.

    Note: This is a required course for Teacher Qualification or Certification in ME-CL. For more information: UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute


    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

    The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW. Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 26 years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.

    Registration will be limited for this experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. 
     

    For more information, see MeNu. Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition Europe 

    Contact person : Caroline Baerten

    info@me-nu.org

    www.me-nu.org


    • 05 Apr 2017
    • 10 Apr 2017
    • Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition, Belgium, Europe

    The intersection of mindfulness, eating and our relationship to food is the focus of this Mindful Eating/Conscious Living professional training. Inherent within that juncture are the thoughts, emotions and physical sensations that impact how we relate to food and our body in skillful and unskillful ways.


    This training emphasizes experiential engagement in mindfulness meditation practices and mindful eating awareness exercises, so that the participants will be able to pass the benefit of these exercises on to clients and patients in a variety of settings. These practices and exercises are integral components of the eight-session Mindful Eating Syllabus designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure for creating a program appropriate to the individuals and groups you serve. This training centers on building skills as you explore, experience and learn to teach core aspects of mindful eating

    Note: This is a required course for MECL Teacher Qualification or Certification. For more information: UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute

    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

    The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW. Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 26 years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.


    Registration will be limited for this experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. 
     

    For more information, see MeNu. Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition Europe 

    Contact person : Caroline Baerten

    info@me-nu.org

    www.me-nu.org


    • 07 Jun 2017
    • 11 Jun 2017
    • Red Mountain Resort and Spa in Ivins, Utah (near St. George)

    Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops facilitated by Michelle May MD, author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat and founder of the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops and Training


    • 5 days/4 nights of deluxe lodging and amenities
    • Memorable mindful eating experiences

    • Mindful movement opportunities
    • Meaningful connections with people who understand and support you
    • Password access to our private web portal
    • Time to relax, restore, and renew!

    Michelle May MD

    Learn more | Register


    Am I Hungry? is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Am I Hungry? maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is 12 CECs. Am I Hungry? is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 12 Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) for completion of this activity. Wellcoaches has approved this activity for 12 continuing education credit hours (CEH).


    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 29 Sep 2017
    • Woodbrooke Centre Birmingham, United Kingdom

    The intersection of mindfulness, eating and our relationship to food is the focus of this Mindful Eating/Conscious Living professional training. Inherent within that juncture are the thoughts, emotions and physical sensations that impact how we relate to food and our body in skillful and unskillful ways.


    This training emphasizes experiential engagement in mindfulness meditation practices and mindful eating awareness exercises, so that the participants will be able to pass the benefit of these exercises on to clients and patients in a variety of settings. These practices and exercises are integral components of the eight-session Mindful Eating Syllabus designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure for creating a program appropriate to the individuals and groups you serve. This training centers on building skills as you explore, experience and learn to teach core aspects of mindful eating

    Note: This is a required course for MECL Teacher Qualification or Certification. For more information: UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute

    Facilitators: Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

    The program will be led by experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders, Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW. 

    Char is a MBSR teacher certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. Jan is a pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating, A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. 


    The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors' combined 26 years of experience working in public and clinical settings with a wide range of people with distressed eating patterns.


    Registration will be limited for this experiential program in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive workshop environment. 
     

    For more information, see ME-CL professional training in UK Contact person : Dr. Jackie Doyle

     http://drjackiedoyle.com

    drjackiedoyle@gmail.com




Past events

04 Nov 2016 A Self-led Approach to Repairing One's Relationship with Food and Body
27 Oct 2016 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training - EN ESPAÑOL (con traducción simultanea)
22 Oct 2016 Reconnect with Food Yoga Therapy and Certification Training for Eating Disorders
12 Oct 2016 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating For Binge Eating Therapist Training
12 Oct 2016 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Retreat
04 Oct 2016 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
30 Sep 2016 Mindful Eating Meditation Retreat
24 Jun 2016 Self-Led Eating Weekend Intensive
19 Jun 2016 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training for Professionals
29 Apr 2016 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
29 Apr 2016 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Retreat
24 Apr 2016 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training: A Professional Course
06 Apr 2016 Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
30 Mar 2016 ME-CL2:: Mindful Eating-Conscious Living: Deepening your Practice and Skills
26 Feb 2016 Mindful Eating Meditation Retreat
08 Nov 2015 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating For Binge Eating Therapist Training
08 Nov 2015 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Retreat
05 Nov 2015 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
04 Sep 2015 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
10 Jul 2015 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) Retreat
05 Jul 2015 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) for Professionals
16 Jun 2015 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
24 Apr 2015 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
15 Apr 2015 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
08 Apr 2015 MECL2: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: Deepening your Skills and Practice
27 Mar 2015 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
21 Mar 2015 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Binge Eating Retreat
21 Mar 2015 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating For Binge Eating Therapist Training
27 Feb 2015 Mindful Eating With Kids and Teens
20 Feb 2015 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) Retreat
09 Feb 2015 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
07 Nov 2014 Mindful Eating Retreat with Andrea Lieberstein MPH, RD and Ven. Jampa Sangmo
04 Nov 2014 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes Facilitator Training - Webinar series
31 Oct 2014 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
04 Oct 2014 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Binge Eating Therapist Training
28 Sep 2014 MB-EAT Professional Training Program
22 Jun 2014 MB-EAT Training for Professionals
22 Jun 2014 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
30 May 2014 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
30 Apr 2014 Mindful Eating, Evidence for its Effectiveness in the Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity and Diabetes
30 Apr 2014 MB-EAT Training for Professionals
29 Apr 2014 Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: 5-day Professional Training
19 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part II)
12 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part I)
07 Feb 2014 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Retreat
12 Oct 2013 Fall 2013 Food For Thought Newsletter: Multi-Tasking
29 Sep 2013 2013 MB-EAT Workshops and Programs
16 Jun 2013 2013 MB-EAT Workshops and Programs
13 Apr 2013 Mindful Eating Workshop
12 Apr 2013 Mindful Eating Workshop with Megrette Fletcher
10 Apr 2013 Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: 5-day Professional Training

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