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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Mindful Eating Certificate Course is designed to provide instruction and training in foundational mindful eating competencies, knowledge, and skills. It is designed for professionals who would like to understand and apply the best practices associated with mindful eating in their private practice, public workshops, webinars, and other professional activities. Throughout this course you will:

  • Develop confidence using mindful eating to support your clients.
  • Explore a diverse array of real-world scenarios, including working with clients experiencing disordered eating and chronic health conditions.
  • Understand the essential role of weight inclusive and trauma-informed approaches in mindful eating practice.
  • Cultivate the skills to lead clients through basic mindful eating practices and discover how to incorporate mindful inquiry into your approach.
  • Connect with a global community of professionals using mindful eating in their work.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to enhance your professional practice with the Mindful Eating Certificate Course. Register now to start your journey towards elevating your mindful eating skills! 

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Opens:

Thursday, May 23, 2024


Early Bird Sale:

May 23- June12, 2024


Registration Closes:

Wednesday, September 4, 2024

OR

When Sold Out!

Orientation: 

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

Course Dates:

September 2024- May 2025


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REGISTRATION AND SLIDING SCALE

We recognize that our students represent many different countries and cultures with varying economies. As such we are pleased to offer enrollment for this course using a sliding scale based on the work of Worts and Cunning Apothecary and Embracing Equity. Our aim is to keep our programs accessible for all. CPEU are available for an additional fee of $120 USD at checkout. Please review the Checkout Instructions for more details.  

Please consider the following and choose the option that best suits your personal and economic situation while honoring the  INSTRUCTOR's expertise and supporting the organizations Mission:

Supported

This level offers PARTIAL support of the cost of the course.


Consider this level if you:

    • Frequently stress about meeting your basic needs and don't always achieve them.
    • Rent lower-end housing or have unstable housing.
    • Are unemployed or under employed.
    • Have no or very limited access to healthcare, savings or expendable income. 
    • Qualify for public assistance.
    • Are descended from enslaved or indigenous peoples.
    • Reside in a country where the conversion to the U.S. Dollar is not favorable.

Patron

This level offers FULL support of the cost of the course and fair wages. 


Consider this level if you:

    • Consistently are able to afford basic needs and wants with little worry.
    • Own or rent your home. Your housing is stable.
    • Are fully employed and have access to self-funded or employer funded retirement accounts.
    • Have some savings and expendable income. 
    • Have access to healthcare.
    • Have reliable daily transportation.



Advocate

Your ADDITIONAL support plays a crucial role in enabling individuals from all backgrounds to participate in this course.

Consider this level if you:

    • Easily obtain your basic needs and wants.
    • Own property or rent a higher-end property.
    • Have ample savings, retirement funds, and expendable income.
    • Are able to regularly take vacations or travel without worry.
    • Have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education, gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.




Are you interested in joining TCME's Community of Professionals?

Start your membership today to take advantage of the special member price!

*Additional fees apply for those seeking CPEU. Discounts do not apply to CPEU.

Checkout  Instructions:

Upon selecting the price point and payment option that best meets your personal and economic situation, you will redirected to a secure checkout page, powered by our learning management platform Thinkific.  

1. Create a new account.* The Thinkific Learning Management Platform is independent of your TCME member login. This will be your user name and log in information to access this course. 
2. If you would like to earn CPEU through APA, CDR, or NBHWC, please select 'Add to Order' for the CPEU Add-on of $120 USD. This is a one-time payment due upon checkout. This fee helps to cover the expense of offering CPEU.
3. Complete your purchase and look for your welcome email!

Please reach out to Jennifer Oetting, Program Director at info@tcme.org if you have any questions. 

* If you have enrolled in a previous Certificate Course or World Mindful Eating Month, you may use your existing login information.

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How it Works

The Mindful Eating Certificate is a 9-module program with a new module presented each month by a different instructor. At the end of the certificate program, learners will obtain a certificate of completion and a digital badge that they may use on websites and in communications with the public.  

Each module consists of: 

  • Two 60-90 minute live online interactive lessons and workshops. 

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month

Time: 12:00 Noon Eastern, 60-90 minute sessions

See the full scheduleRecordings of live sessions will be available as a courtesy. 

  • One educational handout
  • Suggested readings and resources
  • Monthly community reflection prompts
  • Module quiz and evaluation 

Plus, you'll receive exclusive access to:

    • Two(2) 3-hour Mindful Eating Retreats held live online

When: October 26, 2024 & April 26, 2025 (Saturdays)

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern Time

See the full schedule

    • A private virtual community
    • Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEU) for select professional designations.

Module 1: Foundations of Mindfulness Practice

September 4 & 18, 2024

About the Module:

Learn the ground, path, and fruition (or foundations, methods, and results) of what we know today as mindfulness. We will begin by exploring several key Buddhist teachings, including the Three Marks of Existence and two lojong slogans, "First train in the preliminaries" and "Three objects, three poisons, three seeds of virtue." We will also discuss the Buddhist "view" and what the real "point" of meditation and mindfulness is, contextualized for modern life. Next, we will discover how to put these teachings into practice every day. And finally, we will describe the fruition or general outcome of these practices, including their impact on the structure and function of the brain and nervous system, the subjective perception of one's life and worthiness, and how we relate to food and our bodies.

Learning Objectives:
    • Define meditation and mindfulness
    • Identify one of the key Buddhist teachings presented and how it relates to modern life and our relationship with food and body
    • List three outcomes of living in mindfulness
About the Instructor:

Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RD, CDN, is a nutrition therapist, meditation teacher, and author of five books. Her work combines intuitive eating, trauma-sensitive mindfulness, polyvagal theory, and other embodied modalities. Her work has been featured in New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Self, Health, Lion’s Roar, Mindful, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Women’s World, and U.S. News & World Report. Jenna lives in the greater New York City, NY, area with her family. For more on Jenna’s work, go to jennahollenstein.com and follow her on Instagram @jennahollenstein.

Module 2: An Introduction to Mindful Eating

October 2 & 16, 2024


About the Module:

Gather in community to practice mindful eating and feel supported in your learning journey. We will explore guiding a scripted mindful eating session, with ample space for self-reflection and sharing your experience with the group. Then, we'll examine the research that supports mindful eating and how to identify clients who may benefit from the practice. This interactive module aims to foster a safe and encouraging environment for all participants. 

Learning Objectives:

    • Explain what Mindful Eating is and what it is not.
    • Identify clients who might benefit from the practice of Mindful Eating.
    • Assess the current research on the benefits of Mindful Eating.
    • Demonstrate guiding a mindful eating practice, using a script, with another person.
About the Instructor:

Linn Thorstensson is a registered Nutritional Therapist, based in Co Mayo in the West of Ireland, with a special focus on helping people heal their relationship with food and eating, through a mindful eating and self-compassionate approach. Linn is the current Chair of Board of Directors for The Centre for Mindful Eating.

Linn holds a three year PGDip in Nutritional Therapy, certifications in mind-body medicine, and Mindful Eating (MB-EAT). She is a past director for the board of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. When she is not found reading, writing or in her clinic, she tries spending most of her time in nature, with her dogs, with friends and in deep conversations.


You can connect with Linn online at:

www.straightforwardnutrition.com

Facebook: Straightforward Nutrition

Instagram: @healing_relationship_with_food

Email: linn@straightforwardnutrition.com

Module 3: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Mindful Eating

November 6 & 20, 2024


About the Module:

Learn the importance of bringing a trauma-informed approach to mindful eating. While mindful eating can help heal one's relationship to food and cultivate a more joyful approach to eating, understanding the impact of trauma and offering trauma-informed mindful eating practices are paramount to being a more effective mindful eating guide. This module will provide an overview of trauma-informed mindfulness and trauma-informed yoga practices that can be incorporated into mindful eating. We will discuss specific teachings on trauma, trauma-informed mindfulness, and their connection to mindful eating.

Learning Objectives:

    • Identify the foundations of a trauma-informed approach to mindfulness
    • Connect trauma-informed mindfulness practices to mindful eating
    • Offer two different trauma-informed mindfulness practices to incorporate into their mindful eating offerings.

About the Instructor:

Sharon A. Suh is Professor of Buddhism in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University. She received her Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University and is the author of several articles and book chapters on Buddhism, gender, and race. She has published three books: Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community (University of Washington Press, 2004); Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film (Bloomsbury Press, 2015); and Occupy This Body: A Buddhist Memoir (Sumeru Press, 2019).

She explores the intersections of Buddhism, gender, race, and film. She is interested in exploring trauma from the perspectives of Buddhism and neuroscience and focuses particularly on the experiences of women of color. She emphasizes the importance of trauma-informed embodiment practices such as meditation and yoga that can increase the capacity for resilience.

She is President of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women She is a Mindful Eating-Conscious Living Level II certified teacher through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness. She received her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher training and trained extensively in trauma-informed yoga and currently resides in Seattle, WA (USA).

Website: www.mindfuleatingmethod.com

Email: info@mindfuleatingmethod.com

Module 4: Embodying Self-Compassion

December 4 & 18, 2024


About the Module:

Navigating challenging  life experiences, grappling with difficult emotions, and wrestling with deep feelings of inadequacy stemming from weight stigma and diet culture can pose formidable obstacles to developing a mindful eating practice. Embracing a profound understanding of self-compassion as mindful eating professionals enables us to gracefully hold space and exemplify an ethos of radical acceptance for ourselves and others. In this module, you'll become acquainted with the humble art of self-compassion and its role in fostering a harmonious relationship with food and body.

Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the concept of compassion and identify different compassionate approaches.
    • Demonstrate effective use of self-compassion as a powerful tool to counteract feelings of shame and guilt.
    • Assess different methods for embodying and teaching self-compassion within the context of mindful eating.

About the Co-Instructor:

Cecilia Clementi, Ph.D, Psy.D, is a Clinical and Health Psychologist, psychotherapist, and Mindfulness and Mindful eating Teacher. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Bologna (Italy), where she also obtained her Clinical and Community Psychology degree and Specialization as a Health Psychologist and Psychotherapist. As a psychotherapist, she is qualified in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT, Acceptance and Committed Therapy (ACT), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and she is a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner. Her areas of expertise include eating disorders, addiction, complex trauma, and personality disorders.

Cecilia is qualified as a mindfulness teacher in 2008 at the Italian Center for Mindfulness Studies, and in 2014, she trained as a mindful eating teacher in Bruxelles with Jean Kristeller. She teaches MBSR, MBCT, MBRP, MB-EAT, and I Eat mindfulness-based programs.

Cecilia lives in Italy and works as a psychotherapist and Mindfulness and Mindful eating Teacher in her private clinic at San Nicola’s Addiction Rehab Center and Villa Sivia’s Detox and Psychiatric Clinic. She also leads mindfulness and mindful eating workshops in non-clinical settings. She has collaborated with The Department of Psychology of the University of Bologna for many years, and her areas of research were eating disorders, exercise dependence, dysmorphia, body stigma, mindfulness, and mindful eating. She has also collaborated with The Center for Mindfulness- Motus Mundi, Italy, as a co-trainer of the I Eat Mindful Eating Professional Training.

Since 2015, Cecilia has served on The Board of Directors of The Center For Mindful Eating and is the actual secretary of TCME. Cecilia has been practicing Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism for more than 20 years.

You can contact her at: cclementi@tcme.org

Facebook: Mindful Eating Italia

Instagram: Dr_CeciliaClementi


About the Co-Instructor:

Cuca Azinovic is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher and Deep Transformational Coach specializing in Mindful Eating and Self-compassion. She is now based in a little coastal town in Spain.

She has a Master's degree in Mindfulness in Health Contexts from Complutense University in Madrid (Spain). Certified Teacher & Mentor of the Mindful Eating - Conscious Living (ME-CL) program and the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program at the University of San Diego (UCSD), she has been implementing both programs since 2014 in Spain. She has also completed professional training in Compassion Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders (CFT-e), developed by Dr. Ken Goss & Paul Gilbert at Derby University (UK), Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness (MB-EAT), Eat for Life (Lynn Rossy).

She joined TCME as a member in 2012. In April 2018, she joined the Board as Treasurer and to promote the development of Mindful Eating as a compassionate weight inclusive practice.

You will find more about her, her work, and her personal path on www.cucaazinovic.com

Module 5: Weight Inclusivity & Body Acceptance

January 8 & 22, 2025


About the Module:

Delve into a discussion about the empowering concepts of weight inclusivity and body acceptance. We'll explore the societal pressures surrounding weight and acceptance and how they impact us on a personal and systemic level. Then, we will identify strategies for elevating our thinking around diverse bodies, communicating with healthcare partners and loved ones, and developing a mindset that ensures we are our best advocates regarding our 3-D-ness.

Learning Objectives:

    • Analyze the pervasiveness of weight stigma in our society and healthcare arenas.
    • Assess myths that prohibit offering compassionate care to clients in larger bodies.
    • Design a personal plan to elevate our communication and collaboration with clients in larger bodies. 

About the Instructor:

Shelby Gordon is a retired world-champion professional dieter who broke the chains of restriction, excessive exercise, and body hatred by embracing Body Trust®. She now works with helping professionals and organizations to ignite their awareness of the intersection of insidious systemic racism and dehumanizing diet culture. By day, Shelby is the Senior Marketing Manager at the Hotel del Coronado. She is an awesome daughter, prolific social media disrupter, diligent meme sharer, granny square maker, and orange cat mom.

Module 6: Chronic Health Conditions

February 5 & 19, 2025


About the Module:

"But what if I have [insert chronic health condition]?" Learn to help clients turn towards the present moment through mindfulness and mindful eating practices to foster a greater acceptance of a chronic condition. We'll look at the differences between the Principles of Mindful Eating and the Definition of Mindful Eating and explain how mindful eating can support the untangling of stigma associated with chronic illness.

Learning Objectives:

    • Describe three key aspects of chronic illness.
    • Explain how helping clients turn towards the present moment by practicing mindfulness and mindful eating provides tools and resources that foster greater acceptance of a chronic condition. 
    • Identify two differences between the Principles of Mindful Eating and the Definition of Mindful Eating and
    • Explain how mindful eating can support the untangling of stigma associated with chronic illness.
About the instructor:

Megrette Fletcher is a mindful eating leader and co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating. In 2020, she founded InclusiveDiabetesCare.com, a continuing education company for professionals to improve inclusion and health equity in diabetes care. Her focus on decreasing stigma in diabetes care fuels her passion for weight-inclusive diabetes care, treatment, and prevention. IDC produces a free newsletter for professionals, which is available at InclusiveDiabetesCare.Substack.com She writes a free weight-inclusive newsletter for people with diabetes, which is available at NoWeightLossRequired.substack.com. To learn more about Megrette, visit her website at Megrette.com.

Module 7: Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

March 5 & 19, 2025


About the Module:

The roots of disordered eating are multi-faceted, and some have little to do with food or eating. When co-opted by diet culture, mindful eating may lead individuals to or justify disordered eating. This module focuses on the eating disorders most likely to present in mindful eating clients and contributing factors to consider as part of healing the whole person, including when a client may benefit from additional support. We'll name some common misunderstandings and how, when understood and applied according to TCME's Principles and Positions, mindful eating can be a beneficial and complementary approach to working with clients with disordered eating.

Learning Objectives:

    • Assess the severity of disordered eating and identify if additional support is needed.
    • Identify at least five potential contributing factors to disordered eating behaviors.
    • List three potential detriments and benefits of mindful eating for disordered eating.
    • Describe the role of a Mindful Eating Practitioner when working with disordered eating.
About the instructor:

Nicole is a Registered Dietitian specializing in working alongside folks with a diverse range of identities and life experiences that are interested in exploring their relationship with food, eating, movement, and body. She works with individuals and groups, and does presentations, volunteering, and advocacy. Her client-centered approach uses a combination of healing modalities that are weight-inclusive, trauma-sensitive, and compassionate; respects a client’s personal values and sense of health and well-being; and supports their agency and autonomy. Her undergraduate, dietetic internship (’98), and M.S. degrees (’03) were all completed at the University of Minnesota. Nicole started her private practice, Mindful Food & Motion, in 2012, and sees clients in person at her St.Paul, MN, office, and virtually in several states.

You can find her at :

https://www.mindfulfoodandmotion.com/

nicole@mindfulfoodandmotion.com

Instagram: @mindfulfoodandmotion

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MindfulFoodandMotion

mODULE 8: gUIDING mINDFUL eATING PRACTICES

Teaching Workshops, Part I | April 2 & 16, 2025


About the Module:

Dive into the principles that underlie guiding mindful eating practices in this first series of teaching workshops. We'll learn about setting general and specific intentions, safety guidelines, and their practical application. The proper range of voice tones, pacing, wording, and duration are all significant aspects of guiding mindful eating practices. In the second half of this module, we'll bridge theory and practice with a peer teach-back session, self-assessment, and group reflection on the practice. Students will receive instructions and support materials.

Learning Objectives:

    • Explain the 4 principles for guiding a mindful eating practice: safety, form (tone, pacing, duration, wording), guiding from within (self-guiding), and identifying and setting intentions.
    • Gain competency in guiding a raising practice from a provided transcript while making the transcript their own according to their level of proficiency.
    • Generalize the principles for other guided mindful eating practices.

About the instructor:

Daniela Araujo, PhD, MSc, is a narrative therapist, mindfulness (BMT, MBHP), and mindful eating teacher (Eat for Life, ME-CL1, MB-EAT) and mentor based in Campinas, Brazil, where she works in private practice and as a teacher trainer in Neurocognitive Foundations for Mindfulness Teachers (Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, UK). A pioneer in introducing mindful eating in Brazil in 2015, she is currently the vice chair of TCME. She is also a trained teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

To get in touch with Daniela: contato@sermentemindfulness.life

Follow her on Instagram: @sermente.mindfulness

mODULE 9: AN EXPERIMENTAL EXPLORATION OF MINDFUL INQUIRY

Teaching Workshops, Part II | May 7 & 21, 2025


About the Module:

Quite often, the most enigmatic and intriguing (some would say intimidating) aspect of teaching mindfulness is the process of mindful inquiry. As a practice concludes and the teacher ventures into the silence formed in the wake of a guided meditation or exercise with the simplest of questions, like "What did you notice?" there is an atmosphere that is pregnant with possibility and simultaneously, completely unknowable. This experiential exploration of the inquiry process is intended to demystify and clarify the intention and purpose of inquiry as a powerful means of teaching the practice.

The second series of teaching workshops is structured around four essential elements of inquiry that coincide with the teacher's personal practice: embodiment, humility, curiosity, and mudita (sympathetic joy). We'll learn the intimate connection between the intra- and inter-personal practice of mindfulness and compassion and how we deepen our participants' experience of practice through the way in which we gently inquire into their moment-to-moment experience. All participants will have an opportunity to explore the process of inquiry in peer teachback sessions.

Learning Objectives:

    • Articulate and experience the four pillars of mindful inquiry.
    • Approach the teaching of mindfulness and compassion with an embodied presence.
    • Identify key moments in the accounts of participants to inquire deeply.
    • Support and encourage the development of participant mindfulness.
    • Identify the essential difference between asking and telling in mindful inquiry.

About the instructor:

Dr. Steven Hickman is a longtime teacher of mindfulness and self-compassion and a trainer of teachers as well. He is the former Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training. Steve is a Clinical Psychologist and Retired Associate Clinical Professor in the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, as well as the Founding Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Steve is the author of Self-Compassion for Dummies a lighthearted introduction to the practice of self-compassion. He has participated in the training of over 2000 teachers of mindfulness and self-compassion around the world and has taught or trained in over 30 countries. Steve is now retired and lives on the coast of Oregon with his wife and two beloved Corgis.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION UINTS (CPEU)

CPEU's are offered through the below accrediting bodies for an additional fee. This fee helps cover the expense of offering these credits which includes application fees and administration.  

Please note: Professionals from other disciplines may be eligible to receive continuing education credits through an accrediting body of your choice. Contact your profession’s credentialing/licensing agency to learn if this may be an option for you. There is no additional cost if you choose this option.

National Board for Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC)
National Board of Health & Wellness Coaching

Cost: $120

CPEU:  10-15 (estimated)


Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) 

Cost: $120

CPEU: 10 (estimated)

Please claim your CPEU credits for attending the live event within one (1) year. CPEU credit for watching the recording may be claimed within three (3) years from the original event date. 

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

Cost: $120

Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 12.5 (estimated) hours of credit. 

California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  12.5 (estimated) contact hours may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 12.5 (estimated) contact hours.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Professional Qualifications and Continuing Education

Who should enroll in this course? Do I qualify?

This program is designed for professionals who would like to understand and apply the best practices associated with mindful eating in their private practice, public workshops, webinars, and other professional activities.

Professionals include, but are not limited to, dietitians, psychologists, doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, life and health/wellness coaches, yoga teachers, those working in public health and community-based programs and others who wish to be engaged in the promotion of the practice of mindful eating. 

Do I need to be a TCME Community Member to enroll in the course?

No, you do not need to have a membership to enroll in the course.

However, Community Members have access to lower course fees just for being a member. Annual Community Memberships are offered on a sliding scale based on the U.N. Development Index. Learn more about all the benefits of membership here.

Is this a Certification or a Certificate? What title will I be upon completion of this course?

This course offers a Certificate of Mindful Eating and NOT a certification. This course will provide you with a strong foundation to understand, practice, and begin teaching mindful eating. Upon completion of the course you will receive a Certificate indicating that you have completed the course work and a digital badge to display. There is no title associated with a certificate.

What Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEU's) are offered?

CPEU's are offered through the following organizations for an additional fee to help offset the cost of obtaining the credits:

      • American Psychological Association (APA)
      • Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
      • National Board of health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC)

Please visit the 'About the Course' page for more details.

Professionals from other disciplines may be eligible to receive continuing education credits through an accrediting body of your choice. Contact your profession’s credentialing/licensing agency to learn if this may be an option for you.

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Payment Questions

What forms of payment do you accept?

Using the online enrollment you will be able to pay via our secure payment portal powered by Stripe or via PayPal. Payment is accepted from most countries of residence in this manner. Because of the international nature of this organization, issues with payments may arise from time to time. If you are experiencing an issue, please email Jennifer Oetting, Program Director, at info@TCME.org for assistance. 

Do you offer payment plans?

YES! You will have the option to choose a one-time payment or a 4-month payment plan when you elect to complete your purchase using the secure payment portal powered by Stripe. The Paypal integration does not support this feature at this time. 

How can I get an invoice for the course?

Invoices are not automatically generated but you can request one by emailing info@TCME.org. Information from your TCME membership profile will be populated on your invoice. If you need anything specific included on the invoice, please include that information in your email request. 

Do you offer a scholarship to attend the Mindful Eating Certificate Course?

A limited number of scholarships will be available. Please email info@tcme.org to express your interest in this option when it becomes available.

What is your refund policy?

Mindful Eating Certificate Course fees are non-refundable after October 1 for each cohort which begins in September. No refunds are available after the start of the course. If you need to request a refund prior to October 1, you may do so by emailing info@tcme.org

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How the course works

What is the format of the course?

This course utilizes an online learning management system which contains all of the recordings, materials, quizzes and virtual community. The platform is fully mobile friendly and an app is available for Apple and Android OS.  The live online events are hosted on Zoom with recordings posted in the course platform.  

How much time should I allow to complete the coursework?

Please allow about four (4) hours per month to complete the course work which includes the live events.  You may view the full schedule here.  Here is an approximate breakdown of what to expect each month:

        • Two (2) 60-90 minute live online sessions. Each Module includes either a lesson and a workshop, or two workshops. 
        • One educational handout
        • Suggested readings and resources
        • Monthly community reflection prompts
        • A quiz and module evaluation 

    What happens if I fall behind in the coursework?

    This happens to students from time to time. It's OK!

    You enroll in the course and schedule time each month to stay on track. Then unexpected life events happen, and you find yourself behind.

    All of the materials are housed within the learning platform, including the live recordings, which allows you to adapt the content to meet your needs. Make a plan to complete the course materials, and if possible, keep coming to the live events, yes, even if you're behind. An important part of this course is learning from those in your cohort and being present when you can. There is also an option to interact via the online virtual community to stay connected with others in your cohort. 

    As long as you complete all of your coursework before you lose access to the course, you will still receive your Mindful Eating Certificate. See 'How long will I have access to the course' for more details. 

    How long will I have access to the course?

    You will have access to the course for 1 year after the final module is presented.

    For example, the 2024 Cohort will run from September 2024-May 2025. You will continue to have access to the course through May 31, 2026 which is one year after the final module presented in May 2025.

    What happens if I am not able to attend the live events?

    A recording of the live event will be posted in the course for anyone not able to attend live. 

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