Events

The Center for Mindful Eating is dedicated to providing professionals information about training on a range of approaches to mindful eating. We host a variety of free teleconferences and webinars for members and non-members, focusing on professional development and personal enrichment. Members attending our programs are eligible for CPE’s through Skelly Publishing (approved for RDs)

Upcoming events

    • 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


    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Free & Open to the Public

    Meditation cultivates attention and awareness of thoughts, feelings, and all the senses without judgment. It encourages curiosity and cultivates compassion, thus providing a foundation for mindful eating.



    The Center for Mindful Eating is committed to developing a community who share the above view and create a protected time and space to deepen your meditation practice together with like-minded people. 


    This drop-in meditation session will commence with a brief round of introductions, followed by a twenty-five minute guided meditation practice. After the sitting, there will be a short talk and guided discussion around a mindfulness related topic. This will be followed by a final cultivation practice (e.g. gratitude, loving-kindness) to conclude.


    This meditation drop-in class is designed for those who have an existing mindfulness practice.


    Participants will:


    • deepen their meditation practice 
    • 
develop a sense of our online community 
    • take time for themselves

    Led by a member of The Center for Mindful Eating board of directors.

    • 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


    • 13 Apr 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 20 Apr 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Foundations of Mindful Eating Webinar Series - Part III


    The Basics of Mindful Eating webinar is a two-part series that discusses the Principles of Mindful Eating developed by TCME and the BASICS of Mindful Eating, a component of the Eat for Life Program developed by the presenter as a guide each time you sit down to eat. As a Mindful Eating Teacher it is important to know and understand the overarching principles so that you reflect those in your professional and personal practice of mindfulness. Meditation practices and the BASICS of Mindful Eating will be offered as a home practice that you will do throughout the week. Then, in the second part of the series there will be a discussion about what you learned. Each one of us is both a teacher and a student of mindful eating. Remaining fresh and current in your own life with the practice of mindful eating is a prerequisite for teaching it.


    Participants will:

    • List three of the TCME principles of mindful eating
    • Name the 6 components of the BASICS of Mindful Eating
    • Practice mindful eating and list personal discoveries over a week time period

    The BASICS of Mindful Eating

    Presented by Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.

    April 13 & 20, 12 noon EST

    Two CE/CPE approved for therapists & dietitians

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    See all the Foundations Series Webinars scheduled in 2017



    ABOUT OUR PRESENTER:


    Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., is an author and health psychologist who specializes in offering mindfulness-based interventions for eating, stress, and work-life balance. She became the Director of Integrated Wellness at Veterans United after spending much of her career at the University of Missouri System.


    She developed an empirically validated mindfulness-based intuitive eating program called Eat for Life which helps people have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies—decreasing binge eating while increasing body image, mindfulness, and intuitive eating. She published the concepts from the program in a book entitled, The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution (New Harbinger, July 2016).


    She founded a Mindfulness Practice Center at the University of Missouri and has been teaching Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Programs since 2001—receiving her training from the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society in Massachusetts. She completed her yoga teacher certification through the National Yoga Alliance Program at Kripalu in 2002. She completed a three year Community Dharma Leader Training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California in January 2008 and has been a student of Buddhist meditation since 1998.


    Her greatest passion is helping people find delicious ways to eat and move their bodies, while discovering greater meaning and purpose in life. She loves to play the piano, dance salsa, eat fabulous food, and celebrate life with friends. She can be found anywhere by listening for her infectious laugh.


    Sign up for her monthly blog and listen to her mindfulness recordings at LynnRossy.com, be inspired by her posts on Facebook, or sign up for her daily tweets on mindful eating and living on Twitter @DrLynnRossy. You may email her at MindfulRossy@gmail.com.

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    This program is the third of seven in our Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series  that are designed to provide a foundation 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.

    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • FREE Teleconference | Donations Welcome

    Your attempts at healing from eating problems may be stalled because you lack the emotional qualities needed to sustain you on the bumpy road to recovery. Learn how five key emotions—curiosity, courage, self-compassion, persistence and patience—are essential to becoming a “normal” eater and to taking excellent care of yourself for the rest of your life.


    Beyond Hope: Five Must-have Emotions for Eating Disorder Recovery

    Karen Koenig, M.Ed., LCSW

    April 25, 2017 | 12 pm EST (worldtimebuddy.com)

    Audio- teleconference, Free and open to the public, donations welcomed. 

     

    Karen R. Koenig, M.Ed., LCSW is a psychotherapist, blogger, educator and international author of seven books on eating, weight and body image. Her latest book, co-written with an M.D., is Helping Patients Outsmart Overeating: Psychological Strategies for Doctors and Health Care Providers. For more information, see http://www.karenrkoenig.com or check out her most recent book, Helping Patients Outsmart Overeating, to be released January 19, 2017.




    • 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).


    • 13 Jun 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 20 Jun 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Foundations of Mindful Eating - Part IV

    with Cinzia Pezzolesi, Ph.D. and Sharon Theroux, Ph.D.


    A formal mindful meditation practice is essential to increasing our awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and body sensations that drive us to eat mindlessly. In this two-part webinar series, we will discuss and explore different formal meditation practices that can re-wire the brain to become more attentive in our daily lives. In part one of the series, we provide an introduction to mindfulness that will provide participants with a better understanding of what mindfulness is, its history and benefits as a practice. The session will include two core mindfulness practices: the body scan practice and sitting meditation. Meditation practices will be offered as a home practice that you will do throughout the following week. Then, in the second part of the series, participants will have the opportunity to share what they learned from their practice and to explore the neurobiology of mindfulness.


    • Participants will be able to experience and describe two mindful meditation practices that can enhance mindful eating practices.
    • Participants will summarize the benefits of such meditation practices.


    This program is the fourth of seven in our Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series  that are designed to provide a solid grounding in mindful eating principles and practices. This program is eligible for two (2) CE/CPE for therapists and dietitians 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 PRESENTERS:

    Cinzia Pezzolesi, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist. Cinzia is also a senior lecturer on mental health and wellbeing. Cinzia qualified as mindfulness teacher at the University of Bangor (North Wales, UK), and trained as Mindful Eating trainer in Boston (USA). 


    Cinzia has a PhD in Human Factors in Health Care and obtained her Clinical Psychologist degree from the University of Urbino (IT) where she is originally from. She currently lives in the UK, and over the years she has developed a strong research interest around wellbeing and mindfulness in various health care settings. Her areas of expertise include eating disorders, substance of misuse, anxiety and depression.


    Cinzia enjoys spending time with her family and has a strong passion for sport. She played volleyball professionally in Italy for over 15 years and she is now a supporter of the UK team ‘Polonia Volleyball’.


    Sharon Theroux, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and board certified neuropsychologist, working in private practice with her husband in South Florida since 1995.  As a therapist, she specializes in the treatment of individuals with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. As a neuropsychologist, she assesses individuals with brain-related disorders (e.g. head injury, stroke, dementia, ADHD, learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum disorders) to help determine their strengths and weaknesses for treatment planning. 


    In 2013, after discovering, first hand, the benefits of mindfulness, Dr. Theroux founded the South Florida Center for Mindfulness, with its mission of educating health care providers and the community in mindfulness-based interventions. She also co-founded International Seminars Group, an APA-approved continuing education sponsor for psychologists and therapists.  Recently, she was appointed director of mindfulness and meditation programming at Sunspire Health Key Largo, an inpatient addiction treatment center.  


    Dr. Theroux is certified to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) by the Oasis Institute at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Certification is limited to those with extensive professional experience, previous training and experience in teaching MBSR, and a solid meditation practice.


    • 15 Aug 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 22 Aug 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Foundations of Mindful Eating - Part V


    Presented by Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE


    This two-part webinar will explore the role of mindful eating in nutrition education. The key concept is how can professionals communicate nutrition education without promoting restrictive eating, AKA dieting. Participants will understand the role of shame in restrictive eating and why non-judgment and self-compassion are important counseling skills to develop and offer in a nutrition counseling session.


    The second part of this webinar will review effective mindful eating tools that can be used in nutrition counseling and explore how to include new tools including the USDA food pattern recommendations.


    • Participants will be able to state three benefits of using nonjudgmental awareness in counseling session.
    • Participants will be able to see how mindful eating can ease restrictive eating patterns
    • Participants will be learn about three resources available to teach nutrition education and promote mindful eating.
    This program is the fifth of seven in our Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series  that are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to 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:

    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


    • 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




    • 29 Sep 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 06 Oct 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Foundations of Mindful Eating - Part VI

    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).


    Participants will:

    • 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.


    • 05 Dec 2017
    • (EST)
    • 12 Dec 2017
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Foundations of Mindful Eating Webinar Series - Part VII

    Presented by Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD 

    and Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D.


    As concern about body size continues as a primary topic among those interested in health and well-being, it is essential that mindful eating teachers understand the role of mindful eating in supporting the internal regulation of a healthful weight. Equally important is to recognize weight stigma, which is a driving factor for eating and weight struggles among many people. This presentation will equip mindful eating teachers with understanding, knowledge and tools to help their clients move beyond the thin ideal to make eating choices that truly support their health and well-being.


    • Participant goals:
    • Describe the role of mindful eating in supporting the internal regulation of body weight.
    • Identify three ways weight stigma contributes to ill health.
    • Explain the self-determination theory that supports the power of mindful eating to help people make discerning choices in the interest of their health.

    This program is the last of our Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series  that are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction provide a foundation in mindful eating principles and practices. This program will meet twice for a total of 2 hours and will be recorded. 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.


    See all the Foundations Series Webinars scheduled in 2017


    ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS:

    A registered dietitian nutritionist, Marsha Hudnall, has been a voice of reason and a thought leader for the last three decades in helping women move away from restrictive notions of food and health so that they can better adopt a sustainable approach to eating well. 


    She has spent the last three decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves through mindful eating and living. Her mission is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about health and weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat -- a recipe made in heaven for eating well.


    Since 1986, Marsha has been a part of Green Mountain at Fox Run, the Vermont women's retreat that pioneered the non-diet approach to health and healthy weights. An accomplished writer, she has written hundreds of articles for popular magazines, newsletters and professional journals, and has worked extensively on a national basis to produce curricula and pamphlets to educate the public about nutrition and about the impact of dieting and the diet mentality on eating behaviors, including binge eating and emotional eating. 


    Long active with several national professional associations, Marsha recently stepped down from the board of the Binge Eating Disorder Association in order to serve as the president of The Center for Mindful Eating.


    You can find Marsha on Green Mountain's website, which features her writing in articles and on her blog A Weight Lifted. You can also reach her on Twitter @MarshaHudnall and on Green Mountain at Fox Run's Facebook page, or email her at Marsha@fitwoman.com.


    Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and science writer, most recently the author of Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss. Her talk at TEDGlobal 2013 about why she stopped dieting and started eating mindfully has received over 3.5 million views, and she has published opinion pieces in The New York Times and elsewhere.


    In collaboration with Sam Wang from Princeton University, she wrote two other books. Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life was named Young Adult Science Book of the Year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2009. Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College was published in 2011.


    She received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. After four years of postdoctoral research at Yale University, she joined Nature Neuroscience, a leading scientific journal in the field of brain research, in 1998 and was editor in chief from 2003 to 2008.


    In her free time, Sandra loves dancing, truck camping, travel photography, hiking, and cooking. You can reach her via sandraaamodt.com, on Twitter @sandra_aamodt, or at sandra.aamodt@gmail.com.



Past events

17 Mar 2017 Three Steps to Mindful Eating - Retreat
14 Mar 2017 Establishing a Mindful Eating Practice
07 Mar 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
05 Mar 2017 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating and Yoga Retreat
21 Feb 2017 Get Stressed, Eat, Repeat. Why Eating Becomes Habit.
14 Feb 2017 Three Roots of Mindful Eating
07 Feb 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
26 Jan 2017 Mindful Eating Day 2017
18 Jan 2017 Understanding the Good Practice Guidelines for Mindful Eating Teachers
03 Jan 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
06 Dec 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
05 Dec 2016 Creating a Sacred Kitchen: How to sanctify your eating space & make it holy
29 Nov 2016 Annual Fundraising Auction
04 Nov 2016 A Self-led Approach to Repairing One's Relationship with Food and Body
01 Nov 2016 How to Manage Your Feelings to Improve Your Relationship with Food.
01 Nov 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
28 Oct 2016 Lovingkindness as the 6th Food Group: Adding Emotional Nourishment to Mindful Eating
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
11 Oct 2016 5 Steps to Overcoming Feelings of Food Addiction
04 Oct 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
04 Oct 2016 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
30 Sep 2016 Mindful Eating Meditation Retreat
22 Sep 2016 La Magia de Comer Despacio | The Magic in Slowing Down en Espanol
20 Sep 2016 Mindful Eating Resources that Promote Shame Resilience
06 Sep 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
29 Aug 2016 Introducing Mindful Eating to Your Clients with Anorexia
16 Aug 2016 Mindless Eating as a Form of Self-Betrayal
02 Aug 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
01 Aug 2016 Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder: How Mindfulness Can Help
11 Jul 2016 The Magic of Slowing Down
05 Jul 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
28 Jun 2016 Responding to Emotional Eating Struggles with KAR-ing
24 Jun 2016 Self-Led Eating Weekend Intensive
19 Jun 2016 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training for Professionals
07 Jun 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
26 May 2016 Shame: The Soul Eating Emotion
16 May 2016 Yoga & Mindful Eating for Children
10 May 2016 One CE for Get Stressed, Eat, Repeat.
03 May 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
01 May 2016 Research Methods for Beginners
29 Apr 2016 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
29 Apr 2016 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Retreat
26 Apr 2016 Get Stressed, Eat, Repeat. Why Eating Becomes Habit
24 Apr 2016 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training: A Professional Course
20 Apr 2016 Food and Forgiveness - Part II
13 Apr 2016 Discovering Delicious Movement
06 Apr 2016 Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
05 Apr 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
30 Mar 2016 ME-CL2:: Mindful Eating-Conscious Living: Deepening your Practice and Skills
23 Mar 2016 Members Roundtable Discussion - Healthy Weights
21 Mar 2016 Mindful Eating: The Joy of Half a Cookie
01 Mar 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
26 Feb 2016 Mindful Eating Meditation Retreat
22 Feb 2016 Mindful Eating to Enhance CBT Therapy for Binge Eating
02 Feb 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
01 Feb 2016 No More Food labels! Coaching Clients Towards Non-judgment
28 Jan 2016 Mindful Eating Day 2016
05 Jan 2016 Resolve To Make Mindful Eating Work For You & Your Clients
05 Jan 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
08 Dec 2015 Wrestling with Desire: The Hindrances to Mindful Eating
02 Dec 2015 Reconnect with Food, Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorders
01 Dec 2015 Community Meditation
01 Dec 2015 GivingTuesday - Our First Online Auction
20 Nov 2015 Members Roundtable Discussion - Sustainable Food Systems
19 Nov 2015 Helping Your Child to Eat More Mindfully
17 Nov 2015 Members Roundtable Discussion - Meditation & Mindful Eating
16 Nov 2015 Members Roundtable Discussion - Food Security
10 Nov 2015 When the Doctor Says No: Dealing with Dietary Restrictions for Medical Reasons
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
03 Nov 2015 Community Meditation
15 Oct 2015 Ayudando a nuestros hijos a comer con conciencia - Helping Your Child to Eat More Mindfully - In Spanish
13 Oct 2015 Medical Illness and Mindful Eating
06 Oct 2015 Community Meditation
01 Oct 2015 Diabetes and Mindful Eating: Exploring Hunger & Blood Sugar with your Clients
22 Sep 2015 Taking the Practice of Yoga and Meditation from your Mat to your Plate
16 Sep 2015 Developing a TCME community: Meditation
16 Sep 2015 Touch Hunger, and How it Affects Our Eating Behavior
04 Sep 2015 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
01 Sep 2015 Fear & The Diet Mentality
20 Aug 2015 Making Your Meditation Practice a Non-Negotiable Priority
12 Aug 2015 Developing a TCME community: Meditation
23 Jul 2015 Mindfulness - Sitting Makes Eating so Much Better!
15 Jul 2015 Developing a TCME community: Meditation
10 Jul 2015 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) Retreat
07 Jul 2015 Eating With Loving Kindness
05 Jul 2015 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) for Professionals
30 Jun 2015 Mindful Eating and Kids: A Physician Panel Discussion
25 Jun 2015 Concentration and Lovingkindness – The Foundations of Your Mindfulness Practice
16 Jun 2015 Amazing Grace: The Power and Function of Food Blessings
16 Jun 2015 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
20 May 2015 Mindful Eating: Shifting the Focus from Weight to Well-being
18 May 2015 Healthy Eating Position Statement - TCME Members Discussion
13 May 2015 Food, Sustainability and the Role of Mindfulness
05 May 2015 Wrestling with Desire
27 Apr 2015 Six Mindful Eating Activities that Promote Lasting Change
24 Apr 2015 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
23 Apr 2015 The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems
15 Apr 2015 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
09 Apr 2015 Nourishing the Planet - How Mindful Eating Can Help
08 Apr 2015 MECL2: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: Deepening your Skills and Practice
30 Mar 2015 Build A Better Diet - Family
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
18 Mar 2015 Mindfulness and Compassion, Two Wings of a Bird
05 Mar 2015 Talking Nice: The Language of Eating Success
27 Feb 2015 Mindful Eating With Kids and Teens
26 Feb 2015 Introduction To Self-Compassion-Based Eating Awareness Webinar Training
20 Feb 2015 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) Retreat
09 Feb 2015 Life Skills to Heal Troubled Eating
09 Feb 2015 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
22 Jan 2015 Developing a Practice of Healthful Eating: How Mindful Eating Can Help
19 Jan 2015 Auto-compasión y alimentación con atención plena / Self-Compassion and Mindful Eating
08 Dec 2014 Here Come the Holidays: 5 Steps to Mindfully Enjoy Holiday Food without Weight Worries
01 Dec 2014 On a Scale of All or Nothing, How Anxious Are You?
17 Nov 2014 Stress Eating: Can We Comfort Ourselves with Food?
07 Nov 2014 The Magic of Slowing Down
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
27 Oct 2014 Food Fights, Fears and Feelings: Helping Kids Eat Better with Mindful Eating
16 Oct 2014 Mindful Eating and Nutrition: Helping Clients Become 'Aware'
15 Oct 2014 Using Mindfulness to Calm Anxiety
04 Oct 2014 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Binge Eating Therapist Training
28 Sep 2014 MB-EAT Professional Training Program
17 Sep 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
08 Sep 2014 From the Taste of Food to the Food of our Memories
19 Aug 2014 Finding Your Healthy Weight
15 Aug 2014 Using "The Mindfulness Toolbox" to Overcome Cravings and Anxiety at Mealtime
13 Aug 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
23 Jul 2014 Eating for Quality, Not Quantity: The Magic of Our Sense of Taste
17 Jul 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
08 Jul 2014 Out of Hunger
26 Jun 2014 The BASICS of Mindful Eating
22 Jun 2014 MB-EAT Training for Professionals
22 Jun 2014 Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat
16 Jun 2014 Building Your Ideal Mindful Eating Practice
30 May 2014 Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite
15 May 2014 Mesa Redonda: La Alimentación con Atención Plena en el Contexto de Comunidades de Habla Hispana
07 May 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
06 May 2014 Exploring Mindful Eating
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
24 Apr 2014 What is Mindful Eating?
14 Apr 2014 Happy Food
09 Apr 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
19 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part II)
12 Mar 2014 Using Mindfulness to Enjoy Eating More: Living with Diabetes
12 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part I)
27 Feb 2014 The Self-Compassion Diet: Treating Eating Issues with Loving-Kindness
19 Feb 2014 Helping Your Clients Create A Mindful Eating Practice
18 Feb 2014 Creating Wellness
13 Feb 2014 The Weight of Words
07 Feb 2014 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Retreat
28 Jan 2014 How Mindful Eating Can Prevent Diabetes
22 Jan 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
15 Jan 2014 Mindful Eating and Motivational Interviewing: What's the Connection?
30 Dec 2013 Helping Your Clients Create A Mindful Eating Practice
05 Dec 2013 Multitasking -- Saving Time or Losing Enjoyment at Meals?
01 Nov 2013 Multi-Tasking and Mindful Eating
12 Oct 2013 Fall 2013 Food For Thought Newsletter: Multi-Tasking
08 Oct 2013 Curiosity is the Key: Helping Kids Enjoy Eating
29 Sep 2013 2013 MB-EAT Workshops and Programs
24 Sep 2013 The Seven Keys to Unlocking Unconscious, Underlying Conflicts About Food, Weight and Self-care
16 Sep 2013 Barriers to Mindful Eating
09 Sep 2013 Staying: Turning Towards What Is Difficult
06 Aug 2013 The Vital Role of "Stomach Hunger" in Learning Satiety
22 Jul 2013 The Intersection of Abuse and Disordered Eating
17 Jul 2013 Mental Weight
16 Jul 2013 Food For Thought: Mindful Eating and Families
12 Jul 2013 MECL: Mindful Eating/Conscious Living Trainings
21 Jun 2013 2013 MB-EAT Workshops and Programs
16 Jun 2013 2013 MB-EAT Workshops and Programs
05 Jun 2013 Mindfully Listening to Your Inner Child
22 May 2013 The Vital Role of "Stomach Hunger" in Learning Satiety
14 May 2013 Mindful Eating -- for the health of it!
07 May 2013 Teleconference: Accessing Acceptance
17 Apr 2013 Non-Judgment: A Case Study
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
12 Mar 2013 Mindful Eating and Diabetes: Effects of Awareness on Blood Glucose Control
14 Nov 2012 Eating for Nutrition AND Pleasure

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