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Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Retreat

10 CE Credits Available

June 16 - 18, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$330 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

How would it feel to help 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 learn to:

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).

Identify mindful awareness of hunger, fullness, and taste practices in order to lead patients or clients.

Friday, June 16, 2017: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 17, 2017: 8:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 18, 2017: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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  • Faculty Bio
    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.

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    Andrea 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.

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  • Why Attend
    • This is an introductory-level training for professionals who work with individuals with weight-management and compulsive eating problems

    • Help your patients or clients have an easeful, fun, and enjoyable relationship to food

    • Understand the benefit of mindfulness techniques with patients or clients (i.e., sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, mindful eating during meals).

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    This course has been approved for 10 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 [email protected], Programming Department.



    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    CEs Available

    June 16th, 2017
    7:30 PM – 8:00 PM:  Opening meditation, program overview

    8:00 PM – 8:30 PM:  Raisin meditation, discussion

    8:30 PM – 9:00 PM:  Brief mindfulness practice.
    Instructions for breakfast, with mini-meditation.

    June 17, 2017
    6:30 AM – 7:45 AM:    Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM – 8:30 AM:    Breakfast

    8:30 AM – 8:45 AM:     Meditation Instruction and Sitting – Ring Bell

    8:45 AM – 9:00 AM:             Check in on breakfast experience.

    9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Conceptual overview: inner wisdom/outer wisdom (ppt?)

    9:30 AM – 9:55 AM: Yoga/Body Scan/Healing Self-Touch

    9:55 AM -10:10 AM:  Break

    10:10 AM – 10:40 AM: Hunger Awareness. Physical vs. Other triggers/Emotional triggers.

    10:40 AM – 11:10 AM: Food Choice practice (baked chips/cheese/grapes).
    Application to lunch.

    11:10 AM – 11:30 AM: Hand out KEEP IT OFF and briefly explain. Mini-meditation.

    11:30 AM – 1:45 PM:            Lunch in silence/free time.

    1:45 PM – 2:05 PM:              Sitting Meditation 15minutes Loving kindness.

    2:05 PM – 2:20 PM:             Check- in on lunch.

    2:20 PM – 2:45 PM:              Outer wisdom. Basic info, many approaches. Find your own balanced relationship to diet. What works for you that is balanced, flexible, variety of foods, adequate fat, comfort foods, high fruits and veggies, water, etc. Mention Dietary Guidelines, Plate. Educate yourself on wealth of info. Balancing from day to day, rest of day, forgiving self, kindness, flexibility, food energy normal fluctuations day to day,

    2:45 PM – 3:15 PM:  Taste satiety/satisfaction/chocolate.

    3:15 PM – 3:35 PM:   Break

    3:35 PM – 4:15 PM:   Fullness Meditation with water. Awareness (Guided Meditation, Elicit responses/Group discussion. Share with a partner what you noticed.) Hunger/Fullness Scales

    4:15 PM – 4:35 PM:   Integrated Mindful Eating Meditation 2 min. dyad share

    4:35 PM – 5:00 PM:  Dinner orientation. Practice awareness of hunger, fullness, choice, taste – mini meditation, hunger levels, fullness levels, thoughts, feelings, Eat mindfully, check several times for hunger and fullness scales, choice. Reminder to bring Keep It Off filled out tomorrow to Class. Choose Top 3 you’d like to bring awareness to.

    June 18, 2017

    6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM – 8:50 AM: Meditation: Open meditation and loving kindness

    8:50 AM – 9:05 AM:   Dyads/check-in and discussion.

    9:05 AM – 9:25 AM: Values practice. Review of inner/outer wisdom. Integrating Mindful Eating into Daily Life Bring out KEEP IT OFF for next process.

    9:25 AM – 9:45 AM: Brief intro of motivational phrases/Dyad Process. Choose 2-3 Changes you’d like to incorporate including 1 -2 from Keep It

    9:45 AM – 9:55 AM: Break

    9:55 AM – 10:05 AM:           Wisdom meditation

    10:05 AM – 10:20 AM: Write a message from your wise self to yourself. Begin by addressing it to yourself: Dear…., Unedited flow writing.

    10:20 AM – 10:40 AM: Group Sharing.

    10:40 AM – 11:00 AM: Closing – Self-Acceptance Meditation

    11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Closing Circle and Evaluations

    Special Interest To

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

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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