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Upcoming Webinars

45-60 minute webinars professional enrichment webinars for health care professionals, psychologists, health coaches, and any one else who teaches mindful eating in a clinical setting. These webinars are free to all TCME members and $15 for non-members. Many of these webinars earn 1 CE through CDR for dietitians.

 5 2-part webinars on foundational mindful eating topics. These webinars are $30 for TCME members and $60 for non-members and offer 2 CEs through CDR for dietitians.


*New for 2019*, we are introducing a new series of webinars for non-professionals who wish to learn more about how to begin or maintain a mindful eating practice. While these webinars are aimed at non-professionals, professionals are welcome to attend. These webinars are $10 for non-members and free to TCME members.

Recordings of past webinars are available in our recordings store.

Most recordings are free to TCME members and are available in the Members Section.

Upcoming events

    • 20 Aug 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 27 Aug 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2-Part Webinar Series, 2 CE, $30 TCME Members/$60 Non-Members
    Register

    Embodied Practice

    and the Mindful Eating Practitioner


    Presented by Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT


    Tuesday, August 20 & 27, 2:00 PM EST (time zone converter)


    Two (2) continuing education credits for dietitians provided by TCME

    $30 TCME Members

    $60 Non-members

    Not a member? 

    Take 50% off the cost of this program with an annual membership today!

    In this two part series, we will explore foundational practices needed to become an embodied practitioner of mindful eating. To be the most effective and authentic mindful eating practitioner, we must learn and embody the practice from inside out before teaching others.

    Being a practitioner calls upon us to intimately understand the practice of mindfulness and how this applies to eating, as well as to our own and our clients’ inner landscape. It encompasses cultivating and practicing a wise relationship to our bodies, mind, and heart leading to greater equanimity and joy. Embodied practice includes practicing self-compassion, and leads to clear seeing of the inner and outer skills and tools that support mindful choices.

    Learning Objectives Part 1    

    • Describe qualities and skills necessary for the mindfulness-based practitioner for the effective delivery of mindfulness and mindful eating skills and tools to clients.
    Learning Objectives Part 2
    • Describe the role of embodied mindful practice, including qualities of non-judgement and self-compassion for utilizing mindful eating tools and skills effectively in daily life.


    Ms. Lieberstein, founder of the Mindful Eating Training Institute trains health professionals in embodied practice and mindful eating and living programs through her evidence-based professional mindful eating trainings and retreats.

    She is author of the book, Well-Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Feed your Whole Self and End Overeating”, Fair Winds Press, 2017

    Andrea has trained thousands of health care practitioners in evidence-based protocols of mindful eating, such as MB-EAT, and more recently the Well Nourished Approach, laying the foundation for embodied practice, balanced living and becoming a positive change agent in this world.

    This program offers 2 CE for Dietitians.

    The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of both parts of this program.
    • 29 Aug 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar, Members - free, Non-Members $10
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    How Mindful Eating Affects the Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis

    Presented by Caroline Baerten, MA, RD

    Thursday August 29, 12:00 PM EST (time zone converter)

    Members - Free

    Non-Members $10


    Not a member? 

    Attend this program for free with an annual membership today! 


    In recent years, we have seen increasing research within bio-psychology on the interactions between the brain, the gut, the bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract, and the bidirectional relationship between these systems: the brain–gut–microbiome axis. The gut microbiota can impact upon cognition and emotions. Feelings of stress and stress-related behaviors do have a direct influence on the micro-organisms in the gut.

    Top down, on a neurological level our brains and eating behavior can be altered through mindfulness meditation practices. Bottom-up, nourishing the microbiome with healthy foods will at the one hand strengthen specific areas in the brain, and at the other hand support feel-good neurotransmitters such as serotonin.

    Mindful eating, as an intervention for disturbed eating behavior, can ameliorate disorders in all parts of the brain–gut– microbiome axis by bringing awareness to psychological aspects of eating (e.g. emotional eating) and at the same time re-connecting with the physical and sensorial relationship with foods and body. Disturbed eating behavior represents a disbalance on the axis, rather than an isolated problem either of psychology or of gastrointestinal function.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understanding the brain-gut-microbiome axis in relationship with eating

    2. Learning new tools to intervene on top-down and bottom-up level

    3. Describing how mindful eating could be a useful mediator between brain and gut

    Caroline Baerten is the founder of MeNu, Centre for Mindful Eating and Nutrition, in the heart of Europe (Brussels). She works as a Mindfulness-based nutritionist/RD, integrative psychotherapist, and additionally runs since 2017 her own plant-based fine dining restaurant in Brussels (humus x hortense).

    She is the first certified Mindful Eating, Conscious Living teacher (ME-CL) worldwide and offers also Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion courses to her clients.

    Her expertise lies mainly in the domain of eating disorders, mindfulness for trauma-focused care (EMDR) and compassion-focused therapy. Caroline Baerten is since 2013 board member of The Center for Mindful Eating, speaks regularly at conferences, and offers mentoring in mindful eating through e-coaching.

    You can find her online at: 

    Website: http://www.me-nu.org/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mindfuleatingeurope/posts/?ref=page_internal

    Instagram: carolinebaerten

    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar, Members $5/ Non-Members $19
    Register

    Becoming Trauma-Sensitive:

    Making Mindfulness and Meditation Safe for Trauma Survivors 


    Presented by David Treleaven, PhD

    Wednesday, September 11th, 1pm EST, Time Zone Converter

    Members - $5

    Non-Members $19

    Not a member? 

    Attend this webinar at a reduced cost with an annual membership today! 

    From elementary schools to psychotherapy offices, mindfulness meditation is an increasingly mainstream practice. At the same time, trauma remains a fact of life: the majority of us will experience a traumatic event in our lifetime, and some will develop post-traumatic stress. While this may appear to be a good thing -- trauma is an extreme form of stress, and mindfulness is a proven stress-reduction tool -- the reality creates a complex challenge. 

    Emerging research suggests that mindfulness interventions can help or hinder trauma survivors, raising a crucial question for mindfulness educators everywhere: How can you be prepared to minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits at the same time? 

    Designed for wellness professionals, this webinar--led by author and trauma specialist, David Treleaven, PhD--will introduce you to the topic and begin to equip you with the tools you need to offer mindfulness in a safe, effective, trauma-sensitive way. 

    You will leave the workshop: 

    • Understanding why meditation can create dysregulation for people who’ve experienced trauma and specific ways you can prevent this; 

    • Prepared to recognize symptoms of traumatic stress while offering mindfulness interventions; 

    • Informed about current empirical research regarding mindfulness and trauma, including evidence-based interventions you can apply immediately to your work; 

    • Equipped with tools and modifications to help you work skillfully with dysregulated arousal, traumatic flashbacks, and trauma-related dissociation. 

    • Understanding the relationship between individual and systemic forms of trauma, including responsibilities to educate oneself about power, oppression, and social context. 

    Whether you’re a beginning or veteran practitioner, anyone engaged in offering contemplative practices will benefit from this webinar, including therapists, coaches, and meditation, classroom, yoga, or religious teachers. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand why meditation can create dysregulation for people who’ve experienced trauma and specific ways you can prevent this; 

    2. Be able to recognize symptoms of traumatic stress while offering mindfulness interventions 

    3. Be equipped with tools and modifications to help one work skillfully with dysregulated arousal, traumatic flashbacks, and trauma-related dissociation 

    David Treleaven, PhD, is an acclaimed author, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of mindfulness and trauma.

    Utilizing contemporary research to inform best practices, David has offered workshops on trauma-sensitive mindfulness at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as well as keynote speeches at the Omega Institute in New York and the Institute for Mindfulness in South Africa in Johannesburg.

    Trained in counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, he received his doctorate in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is currently a visiting scholar at Brown University. 


    You can find him at https://davidtreleaven.com

    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar, 1 CE, Members - free, Non-Members $15
    Register



    Mindfulness for Dietitians:  Where Science and Spirituality Meet


    Presented by Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN


    Wednesday September 18, 12:00 PM, EST (time zone converter)

    One, (1) CE for Dietitians provided by TCME

    Members - Free

    Non-Members$15

    Not a member? 

    Attend this program for free with an annual membership today! 

    Meditation is a tool that can help us both personally and professionally as clinicians, and it can be a useful complement to a mindful eating practice if we learn to teach it to our clients. Meditation changes both the structure and function of the brain, which is how it changes the ways in which we experience our lives and can move toward positive behavioral changes.

    This webinar will look at both the science and the spirituality of meditation, in particular from the vantage point of the dietitian.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to articulate what meditation is and is not

    2. Participants will be able to describe how the structure and function of the brain changes as the result of meditation

    3. Participants will be able to list three ways in which meditation complements a mindful eating practice

    Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness.

    Jenna’s private practice is located in New York City where she consults with clients in person and virtually. Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State, a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University, is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and an Open Heart Project meditation guide.

    In 2018, Jenna joined the board of The Center for Mindful Eating. Jenna teaches at mindfulness retreats in the United States and France. She has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Health, Mindful, Vogue, Elle, Glamour and Fox News. Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and the memoir Drinking to Distraction. Her third book, Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, was released in January, 2019.

    Jenna can be found at:

    Website: https://eat2love.com/nutrition-services/

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

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennahollenstein/

    This program offers 1 CE for Dietitians

    The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program.


    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar Meeting, Members Free, Non-Members$10
    • 100
    Register


    A Taste of Mindfulness


    PRESENTED BY Kristen Beard, MBSR Instructor

    Tuesday, October 8,12:00 PM EST, (time zone converter)





    Members: Free

    Non Members: $10

    Mindfulness.  You see it mentioned everywhere, even Time Magazine.  What used to be an obscure practice has gone mainstream.  It promises a host of benefits and cures for what ails us, all with a scientific pedigree.  There are claims that it can reduce our stress and anxiety. That it can make us more resilient in dealing of our crazy lives. That it can be supportive for a wide range of chronic diagnoses.  That it can make us happy.

    So what is this Mindfulness stuff?  How does it work? What is some of the science behind it?  What is it good for? And how do you incorporate it into your life?

    In this webinar you will learn the core definition of mindfulness, experience several mindful practices and discover the how developing a practice can benefit you and those you serve.

    Learning Objectives:

    Discover the key principles of mindfulness

    Learn what mindfulness is and is not

    Explore the benefits of Mindfulness


    Kristen Beard, MBSR Instructor

    Kristen has practiced meditation and Iyengar Yoga for over 30 years and is certified in the healing arts of Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu.  She is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instuctor trained at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical. She also teaches mindfulness to special populations including adolescents, seniors and memory care patients.

    She started out with a degree in classical music composition, working as a jazz and rock recording engineer. She had her own business building recording studios for a while, then settled at a high-end audio company, earning her Master’s in Electrical Engineering. She spent years in high tech as an engineer and program manager, designing products and running big, high stakes projects with tight schedules.  She understands the busy, stressful lives that so many people live, and is passionate about helping people develop their own mindful practice so they can find a calm center in the storm.

    You can find her at:

    https://kristenbeard.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/KristenMindfulArts/

    https://www.instagram.com/kristenbeardmindfularts

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 29 Oct 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2-Part Webinar Series, 2 CE, $30 TCME Members/$60 Non-Members
    Register

    Engaging Resistance:

    A Mindful Approach


    Presented by

    Jenna Hollenstein MS, RDN, CDN

    Tuesday, October 22 & 29, 12:00 PM EST (time zone converter)


    Two (2) continuing education credits for dietitians provided by TCME

    $30 TCME Members, $60 Non-members

    Not a member? 

    Take 50% off the cost of this program with an annual membership today!

    Resistance arises during any process of change. Wherever there are deeply held beliefs and habitual thoughts and behaviors, there will always be ambivalence about true transformation. This is especially true in the case of thoughts and behaviors related to food, eating, and our bodies.

    Rather than viewing resistance as a problem, however, it can be seen as an essential teacher and ultimately part of the transformation. Further, we will explore how mindfulness practices can support our ability to engage resistance, both our own and that of our clients, by helping us re-frame how we see it and how we work with it in an ongoing way.

    Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness.

    Jenna’s private practice is located in New York City where she consults with clients in person and virtually. Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State, a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University, is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and an Open Heart Project meditation guide. In 2018, Jenna joined the board of The Center for Mindful Eating.

    Jenna teaches at mindfulness retreats in the United States and France. She has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Health, Mindful, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Fox News, Women's World, Lion's Roar, and Bustle.

    Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and the memoir Drinking to Distraction. Her third book, Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, was released in January, 2019.

    www.eat2love.com (Website)

    @jennahollenstein (Instagram),

    @jhollenstein (Facebook),

    @jennahollens (Twitter)

    This program offers 2 CE for Dietitians.

    The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for comple


    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar, 1CE, Members Free, Non-Members $20 with CE, $10 without CE
    Register

    Mindful Eating After Bariatric Surgery


    Presented by Dr. Susan Wnuk, Ph.D., C. Psych

    Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:00 PM, EST (time zone converter)




    One (1) CE for dietitians provided by The Center for Mindful Eating

    • Free to members
    • $10 to non-members (without CE/CPE Certificate)
    • $20 to non-members (with CE/CPE Certificate)


    Not a member? Attend this program for free with an annual membership today!

    In recent years, more and more people worldwide have turned to bariatric surgery to treat medical problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea that may be associated with weight. Many people who seek bariatric surgery struggle with emotional eating, binge eating, body image distress, and other eating disorder symptoms that are not resolved by bariatric surgery.

    Mindful eating approaches can help those who are planning to undergo surgery or who have already undergone surgery, to develop a more balanced, peaceful relationship with food and eating. In this webinar, we will briefly review bariatric surgery, the typical ways that bariatric surgery procedures impact eating, and how mindful eating skills and practices can be successfully adopted by people undergoing bariatric surgery.

    * Please note that this webinar does not promote or advocate bariatric surgery. It is being offered in recognition that mindful eating teachers and clinicians sometimes have clients who have undergone this type of surgery.


    Dr. Susan Wnuk, PhD., C. Psych, is a psychologist at the University Health Network Bariatric Surgery Program in Toronto where she provides clinical care to pre and post-bariatric surgery patients and conducts research.

    Her current areas of interest are mindfulness, emotion regulation, and the effectiveness of behavioral interventions for bariatric surgery patients. She is involved in research projects investigating psycho-social predictors of outcome in bariatric surgery patients and the effectiveness of various therapies for this population.

    Prior to joining the Bariatric Surgery Program in 2010, she worked in hospital-based eating disorder and borderline personality disorder programs. She facilitates workshops for professionals and presents at research conferences.

    Dr. Wnuk holds an academic appointment at the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry at the level of Assistant Professor.

    https://www.susanwnuk.com/


    This program offers 1 CE for Dietitians.

    The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of  this program.

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