Upcoming Events

The Center for Mindful Eating hosts a variety of free teleconferences and webinars for both members and the general public, focusing on professional development and personal enrichment. Programs are eligible for CPE's through Skelly Publishing, approved for RD's  (free for members, $15 for non-members).


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Upcoming events

    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 09 Jun 2017
    • 1440 Multiversity, Santa Cruz, CA

    Jean Kristeller, PhD  and Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN


    Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller, author of "The Joy of Half a Cookie" and supported by her NIH-funded research, addresses mindless and stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness meditation. This program provides intensive training in the application of the MB-EAT intervention in clinical settings.


    Informed by Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction work and the principles of food-intake regulation, the MB-EAT program employs mindfulness meditation, eating exercises, didactic instruction, and self-reflection to cultivate awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating and weight.


    Those with a substantive mindfulness meditation practice and related professional/clinical experience with eating issues are eligible to receive the full manual and are qualified to teach the MB-EAT program. Others receive an introduction to the practices of MB-EAT and gain valuable tools, approaches, and information to integrate into their work with others.


    Note Tuition includes the Eating for Awareness CD set. Attendance at this workshop does not automatically qualify you to teach the MB-EAT program, but you will receive skills and tools to integrate into clinical practice. 


    More information about the program on  MB-eat registration at 1440 MultIversity


    CE's pending for psychologists, social workers, MFTs and registered dietitians


    • 05 Jun 2017
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • FREE Webinar | Donations welcomed


    It begins with a simple assessment of the quality of relationship with food and an experience of mindfully eating a challenging food, with a check-in before and after. It proceeds to elaborate on mindful eating by using the principles as a backbone.


    Participants will:


    • Get a personal sense of the quality of one's relationship with food
    • An opportunity to experience and explore mindful eating with a challenging food
    • Understand the principles and relevance of mindful eating as set forth by The Center for Mindful Eating

    Eating with Attention

    Alice J. Rosen, MSEd, LMHC

    June 5, 2017 | 11 am EST (worldtimebuddy.com)

    Free and open to the public

    Not a TCME member? Donations welcomed for this program.



    Alice J. Rosen, MSEd, LMHC, is the founder of "The No-Diet and Self-Led Eating Workshops" and "The Conscious Cafe'. She is a faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist, and former Director of Education for "Feeding Ourselves (SM)". Alice is also a Lifetime member and board member of The Center for Mindful Eating. (tcme.org) In addition to offering individual therapy, Alice leads mindfulness-based experiential workshops and groups designed to instill a healthy and satisfying relationship with food. 


    In addition, her work, using the Internal Family Systems Model helps people understand and heal the emotional underpinnings of un-attuned eating. She has authored and produced the CD set, "The Feeding Ourselves Method, A Guide to Achieving a Healthy Relationship with Food." 
Her publication credits include her column, "BODY INTELLIGENCE REPORT" which appeared for three years in the journal-letter, FOOD ISSUES. Alice is based in Concord, MA.


    www.TheConsciousCafe.org

    • 06 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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.

    • 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
    • 2 CE/CPE | $30 Members, $60 Non-Members

    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.

    Cultivating a Formal Mindfulness Meditation Practice
    Cinzia Pezzolesi, Ph.D. and Sharon Theroux, Ph.D.
    June 13 & 20, 1 pm EST
    2 Continuing Education credits approved by APA and CDR

    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) continuing education credits provided by International Seminars Group (ISG).  ISG is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education credits for psychologists.  Most master-level therapy boards also accept CE credits from APA sponsors.  ISG is also an approved Continuing Professional Education provider for the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR).  ISG maintains responsibility for the content of their programs.



    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.


    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • FREE Webinar


    This webinar will provide an overview of the concept of emotional eating ( definition, theoretical framework, main features and its relationship with psychological distress) from a scientific and clinical perspective. An explanation about how mindful eating can be an effective tool to treat emotional eating and other disordered eating behavior, will be offered, considering the main research findings and the clinical experience. Some practical tools on mindful eating will be given to handle emotional eating both in clinical settings or in personal experience.


    Participants will:

    • deepen their understanding of the concept of emotional eating
    • clarify how mindful eating can be effective in the treatment of emotional eating 
    • explore mindfulness tools to respond to emotional eating

    Bring Mindfulness to Emotional Eating

    June 26, 2017, 11 am EST

    FREE and open to the public


    Cecilia Clementi, PhD, Psych.D, is a TCME board member. She is a Clinical and Health Psychologist and psychotherapist. She is also a certified teacher in Mindfulness based protocols (MBSR, MBCT, MBRP, MB-EAT). Cecilia qualified as mindfulness teacher at The Italian Center for Mindfulness studies (CISM) and trained as a mindful eating teacher in Bruxelles (Belgium).


    Cecilia has a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Bologna (Italy) where she also obtained her Clinical and Community Psychology degree and her Specialization as Health Psychologist and psychotherapy. She has also qualified in Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion focused therapy (CFT).


    Her areas of expertise include eating disorders, obesity, addiction, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders. She lives in Italy and she works as psychotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher both privately and at San Nicola’s Addiction Rehab Center. She also collaborates as researcher and tutor with The Department of Psychology of the University of Bologna, and as a trainer in Mindfulness based protocols with CISM.. Cecilia has been practicing Buddhism for 17 years.


    www.ceciliaclementi.altervista.org


    • 15 Aug 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 22 Aug 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2 CE/CPE | $30 Members, $60 Non-Members


    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


    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • TCME Webinar - FREE to TCME members, $15 non-members

    Mindful Eating can be a valuable set of skills that can be brought into the athletic or sports performance context, offering both professionals and athletes alike with ways of exploring the food, eating and body experience with greater depth and insight. Athletes can be a different & diverse population, and mindful eating can provide a strong foundation of approaching nutrition from a place of respect, self care and active self reflection & inquiry. This webinar is suitable for Dietitians, Therapists or anyone interested in how Mindful Eating can be applied in different groups of people.


    Participants will:

    • Develop a greater understanding Mindful Eating Principles as they may apply in the athletic context
    • Learn about the common difficulties athletes may encounter when trying ME
    • Understanding how to balance nutrition education/knowledge with Mindful Eating Skills to optimise performance

    Mindful Eating for Athletes

    Fiona Sutherland, RD

    Sep 5th, 4pm EST

    1 CE/CPE for therapists and dietitians provided by ISG

    Open to the public - intended for professionals 



    Fiona Sutherland is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian from Melbourne, Australia. She is director of Body Positive Australia, and The Mindful Dietitian. Fiona is a specialist in Mindful Eating, Eating Disorders and eating behaviour, working from a Health At Every Size (R) perspective. She is currently the long-term Nutrition Consultant to The Australian Ballet School and Racing Victoria's Jockeys Apprenticeship High Performance Program.


    www.bodypositiveaustralia.com.au

    www.themindfuldietitian.com.au


    • 14 Sep 2017
    • (CDT)
    • 18 Sep 2017
    • (CDT)
    • Delta by Marriot in Glenview, Illinois

    Retreat with us to dig deep and discover a whole new way to relate to food. Together we’ll explore why you eat and help you learn new skills and strategies to break the binge-repent-repeat cycle. Most important, the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Retreat will start you on your journey to the big, vibrant life you crave! Men, women, and couples are welcome! This training program is co-facilitated by Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training Founder, Michelle May, M.D., CSP, a physician and recovered yo-yo dieter and author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat along with Camerin Ross, Ph.D. Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training offers a mindful, weight-neutral, non-diet, approach to food, movement, and self-care.


    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).


    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • FREE - Offered by donation

    How can mindful eating free you from all the "shoulds" that fill up your life? In this webinar, Megrette Fletcher will review three ways that mindful eating can help let go of the blame, shame and "should" that are part of every meal. This webinar will review the role of observing without judgment, the value of self-kindness and the power of curiosity. These three tools will help you overcome the "should" of craving, the "should" of unknowing, and the "should" of self-harm.


    • List three "poisons" people have with food
    • List the three cures for these poisons
    • List two ways mindfulness practice can help decrease craving, unknowing and self-destruction.


    Breaking the Should Habit
    Megrette Fletcher M.Ed, RD

    September 19, 2017 | 12 pm EST (worldtimebuddy.com)

    Free and open to the public, donations welcomed. 



    Megrette Fletcher M.Ed, RD. CDE is a dietitian, diabetes educator, and mindful eating expert. She is a co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating and author of four books including Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes. and her newest book, The Core Concepts of Mindful Eating: Professional Edition. To learn more about Megrette visit her website at www.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
    • 2 CE/CPE | $30 Members, $60 Non-Members

    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.


    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • Great Vow Zen Monastery, Clatskanie, OR

    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

    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, pricing and to register, see the ME-CL website.

    • 05 Dec 2017
    • (EST)
    • 12 Dec 2017
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2 CE/CPE | $30 Members, $60 Non-Members

    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

16 May 2017 Creating Mindful Eaters: Building Mindful Mealtime Skills with Children
02 May 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
25 Apr 2017 Beyond Hope: Five Must-have Emotions for Eating Disorder Recovery
13 Apr 2017 The BASICS of Mindful Eating
05 Apr 2017 MECL1: Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training
04 Apr 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
29 Mar 2017 ME-CL2: Mindful Eating-Conscious Living: Deepening your Practice and Skills
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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