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Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Retreat

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

How would it feel to help yourself or your clients finally relax around food, especially when thinking about weight loss? Take a compassionate, mindful, and scientifically proven route to losing weight and enjoying food and life.

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) is a powerful and effective approach, supported by research funded by the National Institutes of Health, that addresses the mindless eating that is prevalent in our culture, and that can lead to weight gain, obesity, disordered eating patterns, and stress-related eating.

With skillful guidance, you will:

Understand how to use mindfulness meditation for eating regulation for self or patients/clients.

Summarize the distinction between ‘inner wisdom’ (e.g., mindful awareness/use of physical and emotional experience) and ‘outer wisdom’ (e.g., mindful use of healthy nutrition and exercise information).

Identify mindful awareness of hunger, fullness, and taste practices.

 

Jean Kristeller, PhD | Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT

May 4 - 6, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$330 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

How would it feel to help yourself or your clients finally relax around food, especially when thinking about weight loss? Take a compassionate, mindful, and scientifically proven route to losing weight and enjoying food and life.

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) is a powerful and effective approach, supported by research funded by the National Institutes of Health, that addresses the mindless eating that is prevalent in our culture, and that can lead to weight gain, obesity, disordered eating patterns, and stress-related eating.

With skillful guidance, you will:

Understand how to use mindfulness meditation for eating regulation for self or patients/clients.

Summarize the distinction between ‘inner wisdom’ (e.g., mindful awareness/use of physical and emotional experience) and ‘outer wisdom’ (e.g., mindful use of healthy nutrition and exercise information).

Identify mindful awareness of hunger, fullness, and taste practices.

 

Faculty Bio

Jean Kristeller, PhD

Jean Kristeller, author of The Joy of Half a Cookie, is a clinical psychologist and is internationally recognized for her Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) program, which is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health.

A professor of psychology at Indiana State University (ISU) and the founding director of the Center for Mindful Eating, for more than 35 years she has shared her research and expertise on the psychology of meditation and food-intake regulation.

Dr. Kristeller received her doctorate in clinical and health psychology from Yale University, cofounded the Behavioral Medicine program at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard University Medical School, and served on the faculty of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

She has authored more than 100 publications in the areas of mindfulness, eating regulation, and mind-body health, and has led numerous retreats and programs throughout the United States and Europe.

Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT

Andrea Lieberstein is a mindful eating expert, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor, registered dietitian-nutritionist, mindfulness-based coach, and registered yoga instructor.

She has been teaching mindfulness meditation since 1993 and leads mindful eating retreats and trainings at renowned retreat centers internationally.

Andrea was a leader in developing and implementing mindfulness and mind-body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California for more than 20 years. She currently trains health professionals in Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) and maintains a private practice.

Andrea is a contributing author to Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook to the Relaxation and Stress Reduction Training Workbook (5th edition) and Some Leaders are Born Women.

One of her greatest joys is bringing the life-transforming practices of mindfulness, mindful eating, and mindful living to others, opening the door to the abiding calm, peace, well-being and clear seeing these practices offer.

Why Attend

  • Learn scientifically proven practices to help your patients and clients develop a healthy, enjoyable relationship with eating and food.

  • Expand your understanding of the significance of the mind-body connection as applied to weight loss and body image issues.

  • Deepen your mindfulness meditation practice with experiential learning.

Things to Know

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Interest to

    Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Registered Dieticians, Psychiatrists, Nurses. All levels.

Accommodations

Standard Rooms
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.

Deluxe
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available from mid-February 2018.

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

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