Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training for Professionals
A 5-Day Professional Training
April 29 - May 4, 2018
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights30 CE Credits Available
Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separatelyRegistration Closed
Growing numbers of our patients or clients struggle with their weight—and dieting is an outdated approach that does not address the underlying causes of weight gain. Clinical psychologist Jean Kristeller has developed Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), an intervention program that focuses on the mind-body connection for losing weight and gaining health.
MB-EAT addresses mindless eating, stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness meditation. This workshop for health-care professionals provides intensive training in the application of MB-EAT in a range of clinical settings.
Through demonstration, role-play, simulated exercises, and discussion you will learn the themes, material, and exercises in the MB-EAT program.
You will learn:
- Explain the reasons for use of mindfulness meditation for eating regulation to patients or 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).
- Create mindful awareness of hunger, fullness, and taste practices.
- Demonstrate exercises to clients or patients related to identifying and interrupting triggers for mindless eating (chaining exercise).
- Review body awareness exercises with clients or patients (body scan; healing self-touch; chair yoga; mindful walking).
To date, MB-EAT, as supported by funding from the National Institute of Health, has demonstrated effectiveness in addressing issues with obesity and compulsive overeating. MB-EAT is designed to cultivate both inner wisdom (drawing on mind-body connections) and outer wisdom (addressing nutrition and exercise needs), in personalized and long-lasting ways.
As a result of this training, you will take home a thorough grounding in an evidence-based approach to helping your clients address weight issues in an effective, self-reliant way.
Jean Kristeller, PhD
Psychologist, creator Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness
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.View Bio PageAndrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT
Mindful eating expert and health-professional trainer
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.View Bio Page
Receive core training to help patients or clients with weight-management and compulsive eating problems
Learn scientifically proven practices to help your patients or clients develop a healthy, enjoyable relationship with eating and food.
Help your patients or clients expand their understanding of the significance of the mind-body connection as applied to weight loss and body image issues.
Things to Know/Schedule
7:30 PM – 7:45 PM: Welcome and introductions of the teachers
7:45 PM – 8:15 PM: Introductions of participants.
8:15 PM – 8: 25 PM: Break
8:25 PM – 8:40 PM: Introduction to the MB-EAT Model: A Personal Perspective
8:40 PM – 8:55 PM: Brief centering practice
8:55 PM – 9:10 PM: Setting the stage for week, e.g., periods of silence, general conduct
9:10 PM – 9:30 PM: Hand out schedule for the week. Hand out personal information sheets, to be returned by Monday lunch. Hand out Inquiry chapter, to be read by Tuesday morning.
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast [not in silence] Instructed to eat ‘light’ breakfast.
8:30 AM – 8 :40 AM: Check-in
8:40 AM – 9:10 AM: PowerPoint presentation/Discussion
9:10 AM – 9:25 AM: Overview of Qualification/Certification expectations
Introduction to Week 1 and 2 of MB-EAT (including practices)
9:25 AM – 9:50 AM: A Raisin Exercise
9:50 AM – 10:15 AM: A Basic meditation, instruction, discussion
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Hunger Awareness Meditation
*Note: numbers in parentheses, i.e., (3), represent the group session (1-10) of the manualized MB-EAT program in which these practices occur, matching the practice manual that participants receive.
10:30 AM – 10:40 AM: Break
10:40 AM – 10:50 AM: Mini-meditation
10:50 AM – 11:10 AM: Stomach Fullness/Inquiry [use water bottles]
11:10 AM – 11:20 AM: Hunger and Fullness Scales
11:20 AM – 11:30 AM: A KEEP IT OFF (complete by pm session)/Mini-meditation
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Lunch (in silence)/Time on own
1:30 PM – 1:40 PM: Meditation
1:40 PM – 2:05 PM: KEEP IT OFF and Quality vs. Quantity (Discussion)
2:05 PM – 2:30 PM: 500 Calorie Challenge (2)/ Calorie Awareness w discussion
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Introduction of Hunger Awareness: Physical, Emotional, and Other
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Break
3:00 PM – 3:35 PM: Introduction of Chaining
3:35 PM – 4:10 PM: Eating Exercise: Cheese & Crackers
4:10 PM – 4:30 PM: A Body Scan
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Free time
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner (half in silence/use practices learned earlier in day) [skip dessert]
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM: Discussion of experience of dinner/using mindfulness practices
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast [not in silence]
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Check In/ Retreat Orientation
8:45 AM – 9:05 AM: Teach-Back Instructions and use of Inquiry
9:05 AM – 9:35 AM: Teach Backs (TB*): Raisin Meditation
9:35 AM – 9:50 AM: TB: Mini-meditation
*Note: TB refers to ‘Teach Back’ exercises, in which participants practice elements of the program with each other in small groups, monitored by the faculty leaders.
9:50 AM – 10:00 AM: Break
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Hunger Awareness Meditation and Inquiry
10:30 AM – 11:10 AM: TB Fullness Awareness Meditation & scales and Inquiry
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM: Processing Teach Backs
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Free Time
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch [with checking on calories]
Teach Back – II
1:30 PM – 1:40 PM: INTRODUCTION TO MATERIAL
1:40 PM – 2:10 PM: TB: KEEP IT OFF – small groups
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM: TB: Taste Satisfaction: Eating Chocolate Mindfully and Inquiry
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Break
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Q and A up to this point
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Exploring Choice: Chips and Cookies
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Forgiveness Meditation
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Intro to Sitting and Wisdom Meditations
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Free time
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner [in silence] /Free time
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Process General Questions to this point
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Retreat Orientation
8:00 PM – 8:20 PM: Sitting Practice
8:20 PM – 8:40 PM: Walking Meditation
8:40 AM – 9:00 PM: Sitting Practice
In silence till halfway through lunch on Wednesday.
Silent Morning Until 1:00 PM (halfway through lunch)
7:00 AM– 8:00 AM: Silent Retreat:
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM: sitting
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: gentle stretching
8:00 AM -9:00 AM: Breakfast (in silence with mindful eating instructions)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Silent Retreat continues
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: sitting (open awareness)
9:30 AM – 10:10 AM: walking [instruct walking per program]
10:10 AM – 10:20 AM: bathroom break in silence
10:20 AM –10:45 AM: sitting
10:45 AM –11:10 AM: gentle stretching
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM: Body Scan and Healing self-touch
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM: Walking
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Wisdom Meditation/ending with silence (sitting meditation)
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Lunch in silence
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Free Time
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Retreat reflections
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Teach Backs
TB: Small Groups: Choose: Sitting Meditation, Wisdom or Forgiveness
5:30 PM – 5:50 PM: Integrated Mindful Eating Meditation w/discussion
5:50 PM – 6:00 PM: Planning for the Buffet/Pot Luck
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Free time
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Dinner. Use this meal as Buffet/Potluck Meal [instructed/in silence]
Evening – Free time
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast [in silence]
Check-In – Dyads or Group
8:30 AM – 8:50 AM: Process Pot Luck Experience
8:50 AM – 9:15 AM: Outer Wisdom: Plate/Calories, etc.
9:15 AM – 9:35 AM: Health vs. Fitness and types of physical activity
9:35 AM – 9:50 AM: Break – 15 minutes
9:50 AM – 10:10 AM: Eating Trigger Meditation w/discussion
10:10 AM- 10:45 AM: A Craving Meditation
10:45 AM – 11:15: AM: DVD – video of group participants/Discussion
11:15 AM – 11:30: AM: Preparing for lunch instruction
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Free time
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM: TB: KEEP IT OFF – small groups
1:45 PM – 2:15 PM: TB: Eating Trigger Meditation
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: TB: Chaining Analysis, Triggers & Reactivity discussion
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Break
3:15 PM – 3:55 PM: TB: Body Scan and Healing Self-Touch or Forgiveness Meditation
3:55 PM – 4:30 PM: TB: Making Mindful Choices: Chips and Cookies and lead discussion
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Free time
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner [not in silence]
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Group Discussion/Flex Time for Unanswered Questions
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM: TB: Craving or Eating Triggers
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Sitting practice
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Relapse Prevention/Introduction to Follow-up Sessions 11 & 12
10:00 AM – 10:40 AM: A Self-Acceptance Meditation
10:40 AM – 10:55 AM: Break
10: 55 AM – 11:35 AM: Q &A
11:35 AM – 12:00 PM: Closing Ceremony
Participants must be health-care providers.
This course has been approved for 30 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.
Cancellations and Refunds
If You Cancel
- If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
- If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
- No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
- No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
If 1440 Multiversity Cancels
On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.
For questions or concerns, please email Ginny Paige on [email protected]
Special Interest To
Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Registered Dietitians. All levels.
About 1440 Multiversity
Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.
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Per-person per-night rates include:
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- non-ticketed evening events
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