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

We aspire to make The Center for Mindful Eating a community-driven network of shared resources. These Professional Trainings listings offered by TCME members is a valued component of our mission. The Center for Mindful Eating has published Good-Practice Guidelines for those wishing to teach mindful eating to the public as well as other professionals.

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

 

Upcoming events

    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • with Lilia Graue, MD, LMFT

    Adquiere de manera experiencial herramientas para ayudar a tus pacientes / consultantes a reconocer y nutrir sus hambres y sanar la relación con la comida y con su cuerpo Lxs profesionales de salud y bienestar responsables trabajamos en primer lugar con nosotrxs mismxs, de manera continua. No podemos guiar a quienes ayudamos más allá de donde nosotrxs mismxs hemos llegado. Experimenta tú mismx cómo es nutrirte con atención plena y explorar de manera amorosa y compasiva la historia de tu cuerpo y tu relación con la comida. A través de tu proceso y de la integración con las bases éticas y teóricas de la práctica de alimentación consciente ayuda a otros. 

    February 14, 21 y 28 March 7, 14, 21 y 28 April 4

    https://mindfuleatingmexico.com/taller-mindful-eating-profesionales/

    https://www.liliagrauemd.com/about


    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 23 Feb 2019
    • Sedona, Arizona

    Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating and Yoga Retreat

    February 19-23, 2019, Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona

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

    Michelle May MD 

    More Info | Register 

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

    • 04 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 08 Apr 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Online with Michelle May

    Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes Facilitator Training will prepare you to offer a comprehensive diabetes education curriculum based on mindful eating principles.

    Participate in live Diabetes Counseling and Facilitation Training with program co-creators Michelle May MD and Megrette Fletcher MEd, RD, CDE on Mondays, March 4 to April 8, 2019 from 11:00 – 12:00 pm PST (sessions will also be recorded). They’ll share their experience teaching the concepts from Eat What You Love, Love What You Eating with Diabetes. This conversation will get your creative juices flowing and excited to offer the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes Program. Each training webinar will review a workshop and provide practical tips to enhance your effectiveness by highlighting essential teaching points. The sessions are live so you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share your experiences. You will also have access to recorded classes, class materials, PPt slides, detailed Facilitator Guide, and continuing education credits; see details in Mindful Eating for Diabetes Training information packet.

    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 32 CECs. Am I Hungry? is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 32 Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) for completion of this activity.  Wellcoaches has approved this activity for 32 continuing education credit hours (CEH).

    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 08 Apr 2019
    • Ros-Radgivning om Spiseforstyrrelser Asvegen 775 Norway

    This training is designed for professionals who have completed ME-CL1 foundational professional training, have an ongoing formal meditation practice, and have led one or more 8-week programs based on the ME-CL Protocol. 


    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.


    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 https://nettros.no/events/mecl2-utdannelse-training/



    • 05 Apr 2019
    • 28 Jun 2019
    • Live Interactive Virtual Program

    With MB-EAT Teacher Trainer and Mindfulness Meditation Instructor:

    Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT and guest faculty appearances by Jean Kristeller, PhD

    Learn to become an embodied mindful eating and meditation practitioner and instructor.

    This is the sixth dynamic year Andrea has offered the three-month online training and mentoring program which provides training in the practices and approaches of the Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program (MB-EAT), in mindfulness meditation, and other mindfulness practices as they support the practice of mindful eating and living.  MB-EAT was pioneered by Dr. Jean Kristeller, and supported by NIH-funded research. It addresses mindless and stress-related eating, emotional eating, disordered eating patterns and obesity so prevalent in our culture through the application of mindfulness meditation. This training provides a weight inclusive approach to mindful eating and living.

    “…Andrea is a passionate facilitator and teacher with vast meditation experience, who is able to balance the science behind MB-EAT with mindfulness practice in a way that creates a learning environment that is both rich in depth and breadth. I highly recommend this course. It is both personally and professionally rewarding. "

    - Barbara Sobel., MS, Integrative Nutritionist, Winter 2016 Online MB-EAT Training

    Through mindful eating practices, one learns to pay attention to what the body really needs and why, how to experience the full pleasure and taste of food without overeating, and how to release the guilt and struggle so often associated with eating. The approach of inner and outer wisdom, integral to the program help support each person to make informed, balanced, healthy sustainable choices over a lifetime, while being truly nourished by food and other aspects of their lives on many levels.

    You will learn to become an embodied mindful eating and meditation practitioner and instructor.

    This course integrates the step by step tools for you to implement and teach the 12 week MB-EAT group outpatient program to your clients, with a special focus on the core practices. The Mindful Eating and MB-EAT tools and principles are invaluable to use in individual sessions and customize to your population to support and deepen your nondiet approach to healthy living.

    Foundational to learning to teach these skills to your clients is establishing your own personal mindful eating practice.

    Foundational to this online program is the support and guidance to cultivate and deepen your own mindfulness, mindful eating and self-compassion practices, even as you learn to teach these skills to your clients. From a firm personal foundation, you can be the best, most effective, confident and inspired support and guide for your clients’ journeys.

    This live interactive small group training in our virtual classroom, uses state of the art video conference technology easily accessible to your computer, tablet or smartphone. It's like being in a room training together, but from the comfort of your own home or office. Practices and topics introduced include mindfulness meditation, eating exercises, eating meditations, guided visualizations, loving kindness and self-compassion practices, didactic instruction, inquiry method, role playing, tools, motivational interviewing concepts, weekly home practices, assignments, coaching and self-reflection to cultivate mindful awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating and weight.

    You will gain personal understanding, experiential learning, and have a new intimate relationship to mindfulness and mindful eating practices.

    You will learn to apply a variety of mindfulness and mindful eating practices, coaching approaches, information and tools to your clients, both individually and in group settings.

    Upon completion of the training, participants can be qualified to teach the 12 week MB-EAT group program to their clients. Inquire below for eligibility requirements.

    "You don't just learn about the techniques of mindful eating with Andrea, you learn what it FEELS like to live, breathe and practice a lifestyle of eating as a form of meditation.  She helped me experience mindfulness and understand meditation through the lens of a mindful eater. By practicing this art at the table, we transform and embody this practice beyond the table, as it moves into other experiences in our lives.  As a fellow dietitian, Andrea is a unique gift in the world of nutrition because she breathes live into everything she teaches, which then only deepens my own understanding of nutrition and convinces me even more how possible it is to make peace with food." 

       - Anny Ha, Registered Dietitian, USA -  MB-EAT Mentoring and Training, Fall 2013  


    42 CPE's available for Dietitians, Psychologists, Counselors/MFT, Social
    Workers, Nurses and related fields

      12 Thursdays or Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. PST  + 2 Q & A Sessions + Small Group Coaching + Teachback Sessions + Virtual Retreat    


    To request more information and a registration form contact: Andrea Lieberstein at andrea@mindfuleatingtraining.com


    Learn more about this program at  http://www.mindfuleatingtraining.com/professional-training or  http://yourwellnourishedlife.com/coaching/online-professional-training/


    Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is author of the new book, “Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship to Food, Feed Your Whole Self and End Overeating” She is a mindfulness and mindful eating expert, speaker, mindfulness-based registered dietitian nutritionist, mindfulness meditation teacher, and a champion for leading a Well Nourished Life. She leads mindful eating and Well Nourished trainings and retreats internationally, coaching and training professionals and the general public. In her private practice, Andrea works with individuals to have more peace, balance and joy in their relationship with food, nutrition, body-image, and stress-related issues and health concerns or whom simply want to bring their lives back into balance and vibrancy through mindful eating and living. She spearheaded mind body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California centers for many years. Andrea is also a contributing author to "Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook, and to the “The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook” (5th edition). She has degrees from Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. 


    mindfuleatingtraining.com

    yourwellnourishedlife.com


    Guest Faculty Appearances

    Jean Kristeller, PhD, founder of MB-EAT, author of the book, The Joy of Half a Cookie and a psychologist with her doctorate from Yale University has used meditation-based interventions for eating disorders and obesity for more than 25 years. Her research on Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) has received NIH funding, and she is a leader in the area of mindful eating and a founder of the Center for Mindful Eating. She is on the faculty at Indiana State University, with previous faculty appointments at Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. mb-eat.com


    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 05 May 2019
    • Great Vow Zen Monastery Clatskanie, OR, United States

    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 Program Manual 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 or to register go to: 

    http://mbpti.org/mbpti-events/mecl1-april2019/


    • 24 May 2019
    • 27 May 2019
    • Boulder Creek, CA

    This three-day retreat led by Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT and Venerable Jampa Sangmo in the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains will focus on cultivating mindfulness and compassion and the meditation practices of Mindful Eating. When we eat mindfully, we involve all the senses by engaging our body and our mind. We utilize color, texture, smell, taste, and sound to nurture our experience. We learn to pay attention to what our body really needs and why. To support cultivating our awareness, we will quiet the mind and open the heart through yoga, sitting and walking meditation. Through these practices of deepening our inner awareness of the body and mind, we will experience wisdom and compassion, which is our true nature. We will be working with teachings of the Buddha and contemporary applications, how to stay present and embodied in the moment, aware of and working with mind states that create obstacles to awakening, while cultivating qualities that enhance well-being in everyday life. This will include the exploration of craving and grasping, and cultivation of compassion. We can experience food as pleasure and nourishment while finding our right relationship to amount and quality in each moment. Mindful eating and living can nudge us beyond what we’re craving so that we wake up to why we’re craving it. We can learn to live life with more equanimity and ease, with the skills to make conscious choices.

    Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.

    Continuing Education

    This workshop is eligible for 16 hours of Continuing Education credits for Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals (LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs), Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.

    For more information and to register visit: https://vajrapani.org/retreat/mindful-eating/ or email: andrea@mindfuleatingtraining.com

    This retreat begins May 24 at 5 PM PST and concludes May 27 at 2 PM PST.

    About the teachers:

    Andrea Lieberstein

    Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is bestselling author of the book, “Well Nourished," a mindfulness and mindful eating expert, speaker, trainer, mindfulness-based dietitian nutritionist, mindfulness meditation teacher for 25 years and a champion for leading a Well Nourished Life. She leads mindful eating and Well Nourished trainings and retreats internationally, coaching and training professionals and the general public. In her private practice, Andrea works with individuals to have more peace, balance and joy in their relationship with food, nutrition, body-image, and stress-related issues and health concerns or whom simply want to bring their lives back into balance and vibrancy through mindful eating and living. She spearheaded mind body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California centers for many years and has degrees from Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. Andrea has practiced mindfulness meditation and yoga since the mid-1980's, and is inspired daily by a regular yoga and meditation practice and the healing power of nature.

    Ven. Jampa Sangmo

    Venerable Jampa Sangmo is a Tibetan Buddhist Nun. She was born in Hermosa Beach, California. Her practice began with Vipassana Meditation where she did numerous long retreats. She came to Tibetan Buddhism in 1993 and began her studies with several Buddhist Masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, H.E. Choden Rinpoche, Ribur Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She took robes with her teacher Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche in 2008. She has lectured and led meditation groups and retreats for Chevron International, Facebook Menlo Park Campus, Road Scholar (formally Elder Hostel), Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Ocean of Compassion, Land of Medicine Buddha (LMB), and Vajrapani Institute. Jampa Sangmo’s teaching emphasizes the application of meditation to one’s personal, and work life, in order to enrich one's happiness and effectiveness. Venerable Jampa Sangmo currently resides in San Francisco and teaches meditation at Tse Chen Ling.



    • 07 Jul 2019
    • 12 Jul 2019
    • Kripalu Center, Lenox, MA

    For mental-health and healthcare professionals,

    Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller and supported by National Institute of Health–funded research, addresses mindless and stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness practices. 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, mindful eating exercises, self-acceptance and compassion practices, didactic instruction, and self-reflection to cultivate awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating and weight.

    Those with a 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 and information to integrate into their work.

    This is a weight-inlcusive training.

    This residential training is led by Jean Kristeller Phd and Andrea Lieberstein MPH, RDN, RYT

    For more information, visit https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/mindfulness-based-eating-awareness-training-professionals, email registration@kripalu.organdrea@mindfuleatingtraining.com or call 866.200.5203.

    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 14 Sep 2019
    • Great Vow Zen Monastery 79640 Quincy Mayger Rd Clatskanie, Oregon, USA

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


    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.

    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 http://mbpti.org/programs/mecl/me-cl2-mindful-eating-conscious-living-deepening-your-practice-and-skills/


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