Mindful Eating: Recorded Programs

On this page you'll find recordings of our latest free programs, plus a selection of presentations from our extensive recordings library. Members have full access to this library of recorded teleconferences and webinars.

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To purchase pre-recorded programs, see our Store, select programs include self-study CE/CPE certificates.

Our Latest Free Programs

Three Roots of Mindful Eating

February 14, 2017 | Megrette FletcherM.Ed., RD, CDE
Three of the roots of mindful eating are Nonjudgment, Meditation, and Self-compassion. Explore how each of these three skills can help you master mindful eating. Join Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE for this 50-minute program that makes mindful eating easy!

More Free Talks

How to Manage Your Feelings to Improve Your Relationship with Food

November 1, 2016 | Karen R. Koenig, M.Ed., LCSW

This teleconference is for over-eaters, under-eaters, binge-eaters and anyone whose relationship with food or feelings could use improvement. It will cover the evolutionary purpose and function of emotions (yes, there is one!) and explain why so many of us fear our feelings due to what we learned about them in childhood.

Finding Your Healthy Weight

August 19, 2014 | Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD  
As large numbers of people continue to struggle with eating and weight, it is increasingly evident that the now 50+-year-old advice of "eat less, exercise more" does not help most people adopt and sustain the behaviors that support healthy weights. 


Archive of Recorded talks, available to members-only

Many of our programs are free to members and intended for professionals who are providing mindful eating services. If you are already a member, login to view our full teleconference and webinar archive.


Establishing a Mindful Eating Practice (1 CE/CPE)

March 14, 2017 | Sharon Theroux Ph.D.

Establishing a mindful eating practice, and moving away from the diet mentality is life affirming. However, cultivating such a practice in our fast-paced society can be a challenge, requiring a shift from using external guidance about what, when, and how much to eat (e.g. diets, provided portion sizes, dress size, the bathroom scale) to internal guidance (e.g. using your taste buds, your hunger/satiety cues). A daily formal practice is essential. This program offers 1 CE/CPE self-study credits by ISG.

Get Stressed, Eat, Repeat. Why Eating Becomes Habit  (2 CE/CPE)

February 21 & 28, 2017 | Judson Brewer, MD, Ph.D. 

Stress, emotional and mindless eating play a large role in setting up and perpetuating unsupportive eating habits. Why? These may be tapping into the same reward-based learning processes that evolved to help us remember where food is - and in modern day are hijacked by both chemical and behavioral addictions (including eating). This program offers 2 CE/CPE self-study credits by ISG.

Three Roots of Mindful Eating

February 14, 2017 | Megrette FletcherM.Ed., RD, CDE
Three of the roots of mindful eating are Nonjudgment, Meditation, and Self-compassion. Explore how each of these three skills can help you master mindful eating. Join Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE for this 50-minute program that makes mindful eating easy!

This webinar is being presented to help professionals who are interested in the practice and teaching of mindful eating to understand the Good Practice Guidelines -- why they were developed, what they are, and how you can plan your journey of professional training as a mindful eating teacher or and learning about the guidelines teacher trainers adhere to when offering professional trainings.  (Download a copy of the Good Practice Guidelines)


Creating A Sacred Kitchen - How To Sanctify Your Eating Space & Make It Holy

December 5, 2016 | Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

The kitchen is usually the center of the household, whether one lives with a family, in a couple or on one's own. It's not just a place for food preparation and storage, it tends to also be a psychological center, the place where we nourish ourselves and others. Yet kitchens are often perceived and used as a utilitarian space, absent of holiness and a sense of the sacred.

How to Manage Your Feelings to Improve Your Relationship with Food

November 1, 2016 | Karen R. Koenig, M.Ed., LCSW

This teleconference is for over-eaters, under-eaters, binge-eaters and anyone whose relationship with food or feelings could use improvement. It will cover the evolutionary purpose and function of emotions (yes, there is one!) and explain why so many of us fear our feelings due to what we learned about them in childhood.

Lovingkindness as the 6th Food Group

October 28, 2016 | Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

Loving-kindness is a specific kind of love conceptualized in various spiritual traditions, both among theologians and spiritual practitioners, as a form of love characterized by acts of kindness.

5 Steps to Overcoming Feelings of Food Addiction

October 11, 2016  | Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD

The popular notion today is that anyone who can’t seem to stop once they start eating foods rich in sugar, fat and/or salt probably is addicted to those ingredients, and that’s the reason they overeat or binge eat. This webinar explore physical and psychological reasons that can drive feelings of food addiction.

Mindful Eating Resources that Promote Shame Resilience

 September 20, 2016 |  Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE

Explore how mindful eating can defuse the toxic nature of shame that impacts clients young and old. Identify shame and its triggers, as well as identify a number of Mindful Eating handouts to use to help clients build shame resilience. Megrette Fletcher will review mindful eating resources that developing shame resilience and empathy.

Introducing Mindful Eating to Your Clients with Anorexia 

August 29, 2016 | Caroline Baerten, RD (Belgium)

Mindful eating is an approach which is very new in the field of nutrition and eating behavior. Most research on mindful eating focuses on overeating or binge eating patterns. Over the past several years, our presenter, a mindful eating teacher, dietitian and therapist, Caroline Baerten, RD, has been exploring the benefits of mindful eating with individuals who have extreme restrictive eating habits and anorectic mindsets. In this webinar, the aim is to understand which elements of a mindful eating program might contribute to the healing process for those suffering from anorexia and restrictive eating.

Mindless Eating As A Form Of Self Betrayal

August 16, 2016 | Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

There are many reasons why we eating mindlessly ranging from excessive hunger, to habit, to not knowing mindful eating practices. Another reason is to numb pain, consciously or unconsciously, and thus betray the thoughts, feelings and sensations that so desperately need our attention. Instead of staying with the pain at the various levels we may be experiencing them, we act out against it by eating mindlessly, keeping us in a perpetual cycle of betrayal which keeps us away from the satisfaction and peace of mind we are seeking. 

The Magic of Slowing Down

July 11, 2016 | Jan Chozen Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW, LICSW

Slowing down is one of the most powerful tools in Mindful Eating. It may seem overly simple. It may seem too hard to accomplish in the midst of a fast-paced busy life. However, when we slow down, we are able to savor each bite, expand the experience and thus our satisfaction with eating.

This two-part webinar series will include information about relevant research, practices to try at home and discussion about how to use this tool of mindful eating with clients or patients.

Responding to Emotional Eating Struggles with KAR-ing 

June 28, 2016 | Amy Tuttle, RD, LCSW

 We all have difficult moments in our lives. Suffering with headaches, heartaches, feelings of sadness, fear, loneliness, confusion, depletion, or overwhelm, we may turn to food in an effort to replenish, comfort, or numb ourselves. Join Self-Care Collaborator Amy Tuttle, RD, LCSW to learn how the mindful process of KAR-ing and Four Mindful Questions™ can help you and your clients respond (instead of react) to suffering. We will practice using these mindfulness tools to understand how they can enhance emotional wave-riding skills, including mood and food regulation skills. 

Shame: The Soul Eating Emotion

May 26, 2016 | Caroline Baerten, RD (Belgium)

We can never touch the depth of vulnerability when feelings of shame and guilt are present. Most people with eating issues are driven by the devastating presence of shame. In mindful eating sessions, participants learn to identify this affect/cognition and how it is expressed in many different ways within themselves. Sometimes shame shows itself as ‘the inner critic (or self-blamer)’ or ‘the pusher (for whom it is never enough)’.

Yoga & Mindful Eating for Children

May 16, 2016 | Claudia Vega, MD
Claudia Vega, MD, talks about yoga and mindfulness as tools to help children self-regulate, make better decisions, and improve attention, concentration and social development.

Get Stressed, Eat, Repeat. Why Eating Becomes a Habit.

April 26, 2016 | Judson Brewer, MD, Ph.D.

Stress emotional and mindless eating play a heavy role in setting up and perpetuating unhealthy eating habits. Why? These may be tapping into the same reward-based learning processes that evolved to help us remember where food is -and in modern day are hijacked by both chemical and behavioral addictions (including eating). 

Discovering Delicious Movement

April 14, 2016 | Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.

If you and your body aren’t exactly on friendly terms, there can be some resistance to listening to its need for movement. Numerous barriers shut off the messages that your body sends you about how to take care of it. As a result, there is a dis-ease in the body that can make engaging in exercise challenging. In this program, learn how to reclaim your body while you experience the deliciousness of moving it in ways that are supportive of your health and wellbeing.

Fear and Forgiveness, Part I & II

April 11 & 20, 2016 | Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

Forgiving ourselves for the harm we have caused ourselves with food is not easy. How many times have we betrayed ourselves and beat ourselves up by overeating, by refusing to listen to bodies, by hating ourselves for what and how we eat and for the ways our bodies look and feel?  


The Joy of Half A Cookie

March 21, 2016 | Jean Kristeller, Ph.D.

The book, “The Joy of Half a Cookie: Using Mindfulness to Lose Weight and End the Struggle with Food," is based on the principles and practices of the Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Treatment (MB-EAT) program in a way that is understandable for people with a range of experience with mindfulness. 

No More Food Labels! Coaching Clients Towards Non-judgment

February 1, 2016 | Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE

How can clients learn to coach themselves away from fear, blame and shame? Explore the benefits of non-judgment and mindful eating to promote improved food and eating choices. 

Resolve To Make Mindful Eating Work For You & Your Clients

January 5, 2016 | Jean Fain MSW, LICSW
With the New Year comes new resolve to make mindful eating “work,” which usually means lose weight, but can also mean get a handle on the range of eating problems. But does mindful eating really work? 


Wrestling with Desire: The Hindrances of Mindful Eating Parts I & II

December 8 & 15, 2015 | Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

This two-part teleconference addresses the common obstacles to mindful eating and how to skillfully work with each one of them as they arise in our mindful eating practices, so we can deepen our awareness into the dynamics of desire that are not only part of our mindful eating practice, but integral to our common humanity. 

Helping Your Child to Eat More Mindfully

November 19, 2015 | Claudia Vega, MD

Join Claudia Vega, MD, as she explores eating behaviors of normal children according to each developmental stage. How many times do parents feel confused or concerned about their child's way of eating? Identify common misconceptions and actions parents utilize to try to change the amount or type of food their children eat to accommodate their beliefs and expectations. 

When the Doctor Says No: Dealing with Dietary Restrictions for Medical Reasons

November 10, 2015 | Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD  
 When illness strikes, we all want to do what's necessary to get better. But what if it involves restricting what you eat? How do you help someone say no when that's what the doctor ordered? Especially when they have a history of restricting what they eat, only to end up overeating the very foods they are trying to avoid? This webinar explores issues that may arise and how to help clients successfully maneuver dietary restrictions without rebounding.

Medical Illness and Mindful Eating

October 13,  2015 | Mary Farhi, MD

Health providers, when working with clients and patients who have received a less than optimal diagnosis, have an opportunity to introduce the idea of creating wellness instead of focusing on treating disease.  Choosing to make lifestyle changes can be viewed as an opportunity instead of as a deprivation. 

Diabetes and Mindful Eating: Exploring Hunger & Blood Sugar with your Clients

October 1, 2015| Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE
Join Megrette Fletcher, diabetes educator and co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes as she reviews how teaching clients about hunger can improve blood sugar control. 

Taking the Practice of Yoga and Meditation from your Mat to your Plate

September 22, 2015 | Shirley Kessel, RYT

Sometimes the practice of Mindful Eating can be a struggle if your relationship with food is challenging. In this program you will learn how to bridge the practice of mindful awareness from your meditation or yoga practice to your plate.

Fear & the Diet Mentality

September 1, 2015 | Jean Fain, MSW

Fear and the diet mentality go hand in hand. Even if you've successfully stopped dieting, that doesn't stop you from fearing what will happen if you eat too much of that, and not enough of this. But what is fear and what are we so afraid of... generally and specifically around eating? 

Strengthening Your Mindfulness Muscles Parts 1-3: 

Summer 2015 | Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.

Having a mindfulness meditation practice is not necessary to be a mindful eater, but it helps. Research shows that people who are stronger in mindfulness are more likely to eat intuitively, have better body image, and have less disordered eating. Mindfulness is a skill that helps you focus and attend to sensations like hunger, satiety, and taste, as well as increases kindness and self-compassion. Meditation practice is a method for strengthening your mindfulness. It’s like going to the gym for your mind. This three part series will take all of the mystery out of meditation, show you how to apply it to mindful eating, and help you establish a meditation practice of your own.

Part I: Concentration and Lovingkindness – The Foundations of Your Mindfulness Practice
Part II: Mindfulness - Sitting Makes Eating so Much Better
Part III: Making Your Meditation Practice a Non-Negotiable Priority

Eating with Loving Kindness

July 7, 2015 | Uffe Damborg

The sustained application of Buddhist loving-kindness meditation for the development of care, empathy and compassion for oneself and others, serves purposes both to enhance interpersonal skills and as a motivational force in mindful eating. 

Food, Sustainability and the Role of Mindfulness

May 13, 2015 | Caroline Baerten, RD (Belgium)

The moment of awakening through the energy of mindfulness and compassion is what is needed to live in a sustainable way. It is only through clear understanding of the impact of our actions that we can see how unwholesome food patterns create suffering for the body and mind.

Mindfulness and Compassion: Two Wings of a Bird

March 18, 2015 | Caroline Baerten, RD (Belgium)
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. During the teleconference the impact of compassion on eating habits will be explored and different tools to water the seeds of mindfulness and compassion within ourselves and our patients.

Talking Nice: The Language of Eating Success

March 5, 2015 | Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD

This interactive webinar that explores how to bring self-compassion to self-talk about food and eating, to support eating in a way that leaves room for the many roles food plays in healthy living -- and leaves us feeling well, too.

Introduction To Self-Compassion-Based Eating AwarenessCPE store

February 26, 2015 | Jean Fain, LCSW, MSW 

This introductory workshop is a preview of an exciting, sane and caring approach to a variety of eating issues, from mindless eating and yo-yo dieting to compulsive overeating and binge eating disorder. Informed by cutting-edge research on mindfulness and self-compassion, Self-Compassion-Based Eating Awareness Training teaches participants to stop overeating, heed their hunger and fullness signals and find real satisfaction in the quality, rather than quantity, of food. This 1-CPE webinar training program is available for purchase in our CPE store, 50% discount offered to TCME members.

Life Skills to Heal Troubled Eating

February 9, 2015 - Karen Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed.
Sometimes troubled eating is more about how you live your life than what and how much you eat. If you're short on skills to live mindfully, develop and maintain healthy relationships, think critically rather than respond emotionally, problem solve effectively, balance work and play, attain and maintain your goals, and take stellar care of yourself physically and mentally, you may have difficulty managing your eating. But learn these life skills and you won’t need to turn to food to cope, for comfort, or when you’re stressed or distressed. With enhanced skills, you’ll improve your life and your eating.

Developing a Practice of Healthful Eating: How Mindful Eating Can HelpCPE store

January 15 and 22, 2015 - Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE

What is a mindful eating practice? If you have ever wondered how mindful eating works and what exactly it can do to help you discover healthier relationship with food, then join Megrette as she explores how to practice eating healthy - without restriction, deprivation and shame. This 3-CPE webinar training program is available for purchase in our CPE store, 50% discount offered to TCME members.

Auto-compasión y alimentación con atención plena / Self-Compassion and Mindful Eating 

January 19, 2015 - Lilia Graue, MD, MFT
Join Lilia Graue, MD, MFT, in this Spanish webinar, to have a conversation about self-compassion as an essential ingredient in the practice of mindful eating. Become familiar with the concept of self-compassion and experiment a brief meditation that you can incorporate to your personal and professional practice. Learn about the research evidence regarding the benefits of this practice, and how it can transform your relationship with food and your body. This webinar is available on our Spanish Resources page.


Here Come the Holidays 5 Steps to Mindfully Enjoying the Holidays without Weight Worries

December 8, 2014 - Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD
For those who struggle with their weight, the holidays present a special challenge. How will I be able to stay away from all the goodies? This webinar presents a 5-step mindful eating plan for moving away from food fears and being able to participate fully in the many pleasures of this time of year. Especially designed for people who struggle with overeating and weight. *Free Webinar

On a Scale of All or Nothing, How Anxious Are You?

December 1, 2014 - Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW
People often eat and overeat when they are anxious. "I've always been this way, it's what I do." they say. "It's just who I am." But is it? What is that overwhelming and out of control feeling we call "anxiety" and how can mindfulness help us work with it?

Stress Eating: Can We Comfort Ourselves with Food

November 17, 2014 - Jean Kristeller, Ph.D.
"Stress eating" often gets identified as the primary type of out-of-control eating. But the connection is actually quite complex, and can arise for a number of reasons: to seek comfort from food; confusing anxiety with hunger; or blocking out distress, among others. This teleconference will explore these patterns and alternatives to managing stress, and managing eating in the face of stress.

Food Fights, Fears and Feelings: Helping Kids Eat Better with Mindful Eating

October 27, 2014 - Megrette Fletcher
Can the practice of mindful eating transform dinner time and reduce food fights, fears and transform feelings about eating a balanced diet? Join Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE, author of Discover Mindful Eating with Kids, as she explains the power of mindful eating, family meals, picky eating and more. The session will provide new ideas as participants are lead through two mindful eating activities.

Using Mindfulness to Calm Anxiety

October 15, 2014 - Cheryl Wasserman
In this members-only teleconference with Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, participants will learn how anxiety can affect both you and your client in a session. See how it can lead your client back into the same mindset, feelings and behaviors that have caused her maladaptive eating patterns in the past. 

From the Taste of Food to the Food of our Memories

September 8, 2014 - Caroline Baerten, RD
Join Caroline Baerten, RD (Belgium) as she explores the question: What is taste? The taste sensations we experience when we take a bite of food are dependent on the food (external input) as well as how we perceive the taste (our sensory experience). So the question becomes, how do we really taste food? Is it through the taste buds, the nose, the eyes, or … the memory? 

Finding Your Healthy Weight

August 19, 2014 - Marsha Hudnall, RD
As large numbers of people continue to struggle with eating and weight, it is increasingly evident that the now 50+-year-old advice of "eat less, exercise more" does not help most people adopt and sustain the behaviors that support healthy weights. This teleconference reviews fundamental issues that challenge individuals in their ability to do this, and illuminates the role of mindful eating in helping clients move toward a more sustainable health-centered approach.

Using "The Mindfulness Toolbox" to Overcome Cravings and Anxiety at Mealtime

August 15, 2014 - Donald Altman
Join us for a very experiential workshop that integrates brain science and will guide participants through practical an brief mindfulness tools that can adapted for reducing stress-related eating, food anxiety, and craving.
*Please note there is an interruption to the sound about halfway through the presentation.

Eating for Quality, Not Quantity: The Magic of Our Sense of Taste

July 23, 2014 - Jean Kristeller, Ph.D.
Our taste buds provide us powerful feedback of how much we are enjoying our food. However, when we are eating mindlessly, often we engage the memory of these foods, rather than savoring our immediate experience. Mindfulness is powerful not only in helping individuals better discern their preferences for certain foods, but as a powerful component to decide when to stop eating. This program will review the basic physiological and psychological processes involved in taste awareness and satiety, and review ways to help individuals cultivate their “inner gourmet”.

Out of Hunger

July 8, 2014 - Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.
Ronna Kabatznick will provide this teleconference focusing on the behaviors we've engaged in out of hunger - hunger for love, connection, a secure place in the world. Often these behaviors emerge from a deep place of emotional despair within, that is so painful, we try to satisfy it with destructive behavior - overeating, overspending, misguided sexuality and other compulsive behaviors. On the other hand, we can transform ourselves "out of hunger" by acknowledging those destructive impulses and learning new ways of relating to these pain wounds.

The BASICS of Mindful Eating

June 26, 2014 - Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.
Join Lynn Rossy, PhD, and learn the BASICS of mindful eating-- guidelines (not rules) to help you become conscious about what, when, why, and how you eat. Understand how to use them as an approach to eating which pleases your taste buds and support’s your body’s health. Used on a regular basis, they could change the way you eat for life.

Building Your Ideal Mindful Eating Practice

June 16, 2014 - Jean Fain, LCSW, MSW
Join Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist Jean Fain, LICSW, MSW for this practical, focused teleconference, "Building Your Ideal Mindful Eating Practice." Whether you’re just starting out as a mindful eating practitioner or you’re a seasoned therapist, nutritionist or coach, this teleconference is a great opportunity to think through your best options for building and promoting a successful practice.

Mesa Redonda: La Alimentación con Atención Plena en el Contexto de Comunidades de Habla Hispana

May 15, 2014 | Lilia Graue, MD
Participa en una mesa redonda especial titulada: La Alimentación con Atención Plena en el Contexto de Comunidades de Habla Hispana. El cupo de esta discusión interactiva está limitado a quince participantes. ¡Por favor regístrate pronto!Trae todo lo que tengas a esta discusión – tu experiencia, tus preguntas, tus respuestas, tus inquietudes, tus dudas, tu inspiración.

May Mindful Eating Round Table Discussion

May 7, 2014 | Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC
Join host Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC for a special small group round table discussion titled: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About How to Teach Mindful Eating

Exploring Mindful Eating

May 6, 2014  | Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDE
What is Mindful Eating? Come and participate in a guided mindful eating activity by The Center for Mindful Eating president and co-founder Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed, RD, CDE. During this 50 minute teleconference learn a few ways to slip into the present moment to explore your direct experience with food and eating.

What is Mindful Eating?
April 24, 2014 - Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC

What is Mindful Eating and how can it help you improve your relationship with food? Join Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC to learn why mindfulness might give you valuable information that will help you figure out why you turn to food when you're not really hungry. See how the benefits of eating mindfully can improve the quality of your day.

Happy Food
April 14, 2014 - Char Wilkins
Join Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW, as she brings her wisdom to this teleconference titled "Happy Food." Just about everyone has had the experience of using food to alter their mood. We all have in common those moments when a comfort food calls us to smooth out the tough times or celebrate the events we feel good about. Mindless eating is bound to accompany these times, so how do we work with it?

RoundTable Discussion: Starting a Mindful Eating Practice
April 24, 2014 - Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC

What is Mindful Eating and how can it help you improve your relationship with food? Join Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC to learn why mindfulness might give you valuable information that will help you figure out why you turn to food when you're not really hungry. See how the benefits of eating mindfully can improve the quality of your day.

Using Mindfulness to Enjoy Eating More: Living with Diabetes
March 12, 2014 - Jean Kristeller PhD and Carla Miller PhD

How can someone enjoy eating – and still manage their diabetes in a healthy way? This teleconference, led by both Jean Kristeller and Carla Miller, explores ways to help individuals become more relaxed and comfortable with their food choices, while moving toward healthier and more flexible eating.

The Self-Compassion Diet: Treating Eating Issues with Loving-Kindness
February 27, 2014 - Jean Fain MSW, LICSW

When it comes to treating the range of eating issues, many therapists know that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness are a winning combination. But most don’t think to add self-compassion into the therapeutic mix. Why would they? Researchers interested in eating issues have only recently...

How to Create a Mindful Eating Practice
February 19, 2014 - Megrette Fletcher MEd, RD, CDE

Offered again at the request of our members! Megrette Fletcher MEd, RD, CDE will help you guide your patient in creating a ‘mindful eating practice’. Utilizing the many resources available on our website Megrette will help professionals develop their skills to help others.

Creating Wellness
February 18, 2014 - Mary Farhi, MD, FACOG, ABIHM, RYT

Join Mary Farhi, MD, FACOG, ABIHM, RYT in an exploration of the concept that the human body is genetically programmed for wellness, not disease. We will specifically explore the continuum of wellness in terms of optimal glucose levels for wellness versus the diagnosis of diabetes...

How Mindful Eating can prevent diabetes
January 28, 2014 - Megrette Fletcher MEd, RD, CDE

How can mindful eating prevent elevated blood sugar or diabetes? Come join Certified Diabetes Educator, and co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE, as she describes how awareness and mindful eating might be the key to prevent prediabetes or control elevated blood glucose levels.

Members Only RoundTable - Starting a Mindful Eating Practice
January 22, 2014 - Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC

Join host Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC for a special small group round table discussion titled: "Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About How to Teach Mindful Eating" The size of this interactive discussion was limited to 10 members.

Motivational Interviewing and Mindful Eating
January 15, 2014 - Molly Kellogg RD, LCSW

Join Molly Kellogg RD, LCSW, for this members-only teleconference as she explains the link between motivational interviewing and mindfulness. After a brief introduction to motivational interviewing we will look at ways that motivational interviewing can support work on mindful eating and conversely how mindfulness practice supports motivational interviewing.


December 5, 2013 - Megrette Fletcher MEd, RD, CDE

Intended for any individual that would like to eat with more mindfulness. The teleconference will review research available on how multitasking and distracted eating affects food choices, portions and enjoyment.

Multi-Tasking and Mindful Eating
November 1, 2013 - Donald Altman, MA, LPC

Do you leave your meal feeling filled up but not fulfilled? This teleconference will explore the difficulties that people face in setting healthy boundaries around multi-tasking while eating. Participants will : Identify multi-tasking; Explore boundaries around technology and food; Create an island of peace around mealtime.

Curiosity Is The Key: Helping Kids Enjoy Eating
October 8, 2013 - Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE

Explore how parents can promote curiosity and enjoyment for their children at meals. Participants will explore how mindful eating can promote curiosity.

The Seven Keys
September 24, 2013 - Karen Koenig , LCSW, MEd

This teleconference will teach disregulated eaters and the clinicians who work with them how to identify and resolve the unconscious, underlying conflicts which may prevent ongoing “normal” eating, healthy weight stabilization, and excellent self-care. For our Members only.

Barriers of Mindful Eating
September 16, 2013 - Ronna Kabatznick, PhD
This teleconference explores how Mindful Eating raises our awareness and teaches u
s how to appreciate what and how we eat. Objectives: What are the typical barriers to mindful eating?Why are they important to recognize on an ongoing basis? What are some of the ways to work with these barriers? How do you cheer yourself on through the process?

Staying - Turning Towards What Is Difficult
September 9, 2013 - Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

When challenging, unwanted thoughts, emotions or behaviors arise, most of us want to avoid or distract ourselves. This teleconference will explore how sometimes we use food which temporarily soothes, comforts or submerges the difficult internal experiences.

The Vital Role of "Stomach Hunger" in Learning Satiety
August 6, 2013 - Jan Chozen Bays, MD

Many people are unaware of whether their stomach is full or not. This leads to great confusion about when to start or stop eating, and thus leads to eating "by the clock."

The Intersection of Abuse and Disordered Eating
July 22, 2013 - Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

As much as we’d like to leave our history of childhood abuse behind, its legacy continues in the “welcome back” wink of the fridge light as the door is eased open in an after-hours house. It’s there when we pull into the fast food drive through lane, sitting strapped in and trapped, waiting to be caught with our hand in the cookie jar. It’s there in the secret hiding spots that hold seductive comfort and sweet forbidden relief. Understanding the ways in which abuse and trauma impact a survivor’s relationship with eating and food can help us see that resistance to change is often fear.

Mental Weight
July 17, 2013 - Ronna Kabatznick, PhD

Mental weight is a sense of internal heaviness that many people carry mindlessly. Feelings (eg. anger, trauma, sadness) and stress (e.g. family, work, health) are two examples of mental weight. We often "put on" mental weight mindlessly and carry the weight of it as a burden in our hearts and a sense of sluggish in our bodies. While suffering is unavoidable, mindful awareness helps us digest the facts of life and lighten up our lives. For our members only.

Mindfully Listening to Your Inner Child
June 5, 2013 - Jean L. Kristeller, PhD

Program description: Our experiences from our childhood and in our current family often are reflected in our relationship to eating and food. Mindfulness can help us identify these patterns of thinking, acting, and emotional response, with a sense of self-acceptance and non-reactivity.
This teleconference is for TCME members only.

Mindful Eating -- For The Health Of It!
May 14, 2013 - Megrette Fletcher MEd, RD, CDE

Can mindful eating promote health and well being? Join Megrette Fletcher as she reviews 6 key concepts about how mindful eating can help us break down barriers and reconnect with our direct experience.
Participants will be able to: State 3 or the 6 key concepts of mindful eating Identify one area in which mindful eating concept could be use to reduce resistance Identify one benefit of becoming more aware of your direct experience with food and eating.

Accessing Acceptance
May 7, 2013 - Donald Altman, MA, LPC

Acceptance is a vital mindset and practice for finding balance with food and eating. This teleconference will explores the gentle, non-blaming approach to change that is promoted by an attitude of acceptance. Listeners will learn: The role of acceptance in the mindful change process and how this differs from an often non-forgiving model of change; How to define acceptance and differentiate it from the idea of resignation; Examine how to introduce the topic of acceptance into sessions and overcome resistance to this approach.

Craving and the End of Craving
March 20, 2013 - Ronna Kabatznick, PhD

Explore how craving - the impulse for satisfaction - often drives us to eat mindlessly as it is one of the most misunderstood experiences.

Mindful Eating and Diabetes: Effects of Awareness on Blood Glucose Control
March 12, 2013 - Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE

Review new research that show how awareness can improve blood glucose control. Download Handout

The Power of Pause
February 7, 2013 - Donald Altman, MA, LPC

Discusses the functions of the mindfulness part of the brain that allows for mindful reflection and pausing. Learn strategies for pausing that can help override reactive behavior and lead to more responsive and moderate eating.

Catching up with Ourselves: Transitions
February 4, 2013 - Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

Explores how becoming aware of transitions somewhere other than at the table can help us bring the practice of pausing to food and eating.

Compassionate Counselor: Working from the Inside Out
January 28, 2013 - Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

Discusses when we know the taste and feel of compassion for ourselves, we’ll be able to work from the inside out, and be with our clients’ pain with patience and kindness.


Compassion and Nutrition
December 12, 2012 - Ronna Kabatznick, PhD

Discusses the practice of compassion as a particular way of relating to oneself and others.

Eating for Nutrition AND Pleasure
November 14, 2012 - Jean L. Kristeller, PhD

Explores how to choose foods and amounts of food to keep a balance of energy, health and well-being.

Compassion and Food
November 19, 2012 - Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi, MD

Explores the impact compassion can have on how you approach weight and eating. Includes a brief compassion practice.

Developing a Compassionate View with Food
October 11, 2012 - Donald Altman, MA, LPC

Addresses the importance of introducing compassion into eating. Includes tools for reflection on compassion.

Where Loneliness Hides
September 24, 2012 - Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

Explores the powerful emotion of loneliness and the connections between how individuals feel about food and how they eat.

The Power of Mindfulness for Clinician and Patient
June 11, 2012 - Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

Explores how mindfulness refocuses the intention of counseling, allowing for greater access to feelings and encouraging curiosity rather than judgment about disordered-eating patterns and thoughts.

How to Introduce Meditation to Your Patients/Clients – Part II
May 11, 2012 - Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

Offers guidance for the clinician who wants to introduce a patient/client to meditation. This program will explore personal preparation and when, what and how to introduce mindfulness meditation in a session.

The Basics of Mindfulness Meditation – Part I
May 7, 2012 - Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

Takes you through a short meditation, clarifying what meditation is and is not, and suggests ways it is applicable in your life.

Making Peace in the War Between the Mouth and the Stomach
April 17, 2012 - Jan Chozen Bays, MD

Speaks about the Seven Hungers, different aspects of hunger in our body and mind that can have a powerful and often unconscious influence on how and what we eat.

Eat What You Love with Diabetes – Part I & II
April 5, 2012 and March 20, 2012 - Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE, and Michelle May, MD, FAAFP
The mindful eating cycle, an effective cognitive-behavioral model used to build awareness and decision-making at critical points in diabetes self-care.

Exploring the Difference Between Feeling Full vs. Satisfied
February 9, 2012 - Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE

Explores the difference between feeling full vs. satisfied.

Mindful vs. Mindless Eating
January 25, 2012 - Ronna Kabatznick, PhD

Investigates the skills of mindful eating and asks if they are enough to uproot the forces that sustain mindless eating.


No Recordings available.


Interview of TCME Co-Founder Megrette Fletcher
Interviewer: Ronna Kabatznick
Interviewee: Megrette Fletcher

Megrette Fletcher, Co-founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mindful Eating talks about mindful eating, the history and goals of tcme, general trends in the field and gives some power mindful eating tips for listeners to start practicing today.

August 10, 2010 - Megrette Fletcher

Explore how distraction contributes to mindless over eating.

Spiritual Hunger
July 16, 2010 - Gretchen Newmark

Former TCME board member Gretchen Newmark explores a look into cultural emptiness and how it affects eating and weight. To learn more about Spiritual Hunger, please visit the Fall 2009 Issue of Food For Thought. Apologies that this teleconference recording is no longer available.

The Mindfulness Code: Keys for Overcoming Fear, Anxiety, Stress, and Unhappiness
June 14, 2010 - Donald Altman, MA, LPC

Discuss how to deepen one's mindfulness practice through understanding the 4 keys of mindfulness--mind, body, spirit, and relationships--which are the subject of his new book, The Mindfulness Code.

Unintentional Eating
February 25, 2010 - Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE

Explain how bringing a few concepts of mindful eating can assist in reducing unintentional eating.

Different Types of Hunger
March 23, 2010 - Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE

Explore the idea that there are many types of hunger -- and helping individuals identify other types of hunger, using mindfulness and mindful eating skills.

The Function and Power of Food Blessings
Thursday, May 13, 2010 - Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.


Spice Your Food with Spiritual Gratitude
November 20, 2009 - Presented By: Donald Altman, M.A., LPC

An exploration of how to bring spirituality into mealtime. This will be an interactive call, and if you have brought concepts such as these into patient meals, we invite you to share your ideas and experiences.


Working Mindfully with Food Triggers
October 21, 2008: Megrette Fletcher

Coping with Head Hunger
August 11, 2008 - Michelle May, MD

What's for Dinner? Eating with Themed Meal Cards
July 24, 2008 - Donald Altman, MA

Chocolate Doesn’t Cause Weight Gain: How to Get Rid of Guilt
July 28, 2008 - Michelle May MD, Author of Am I Hungry?

Mindful Eating with Bariatric Surgery
March 24, 2008 - Rochelle Voth, PhD

Guided meditation
March 20, 2008 - Dh. Amala, Triratna Buddhist Order

Enjoy this 20 minute led meditation excerpted from the teleconference "Creating a Mindfulness Meditation Practice." The benefits of having a personal mindfulness practice can include cultivation of empathy and understanding. A mindfulness practice can help you feel the joy and frustration your patient's experience when they attempt to change.

Meet Dr. Zeckhausen Author of, Full Mouse, Empty Mouse
March 20, 2008 - Dr. Dina Zeckhausen, PhD

Full Mouse, Empty Mouse is the first children's book devoted to addressing the emotional, social and familial variables that can contribute to eating problems in kids. This interactive presentation will describe how this unique book can be used by adults who care about kids: from dieticians to therapists, from educators to parents.

Mindfulness-based Weight Management
March 17, 2008 - Michelle May, MD

Most diets are restrictive and unsustainable leaving the dieter feeling guilty and disappointed. This interactive seminar explores specific strategies using a mindfulness-based approach for long term weight management without dieting or deprivation. Am I Hungry?® mindfulness-based weight management resources available here.

Introducing Mindful Eating to Resistant Patients
February 13, 2008 - Molly Kellogg, RD, LCSW

A practical teleconference focusing on introducing Mindful Eating into health counseling with difficult patients.


Mindful Eating for Binge Eaters
November 20, 2007 - Char Wilkins, LSCW

What is Mindful Eating
October 17 2007 - Megrette Fletcher

Mindfulness Exercises to try or use with patients 
July 11, 2007 - Donald Altman, MA

How to Introduce Mindful Eating into Health Counseling
May 9, 2007 - Molly Kellogg, RD, CDE
Molly Kellogg, RD, LCSW presented when and how to shift from a traditional informational process to helping a client become more mindful while eating. She explored the benefits of including mindfulness counseling in your nutrition and health sessions. This was an interactive call.

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