Mindful Eating Training

Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT

Mindful Eating Training - Retreats and Workshops



RETREAT AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

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 CEU's or CPE's Available for most programs


Well Nourished : Mindful Practices for Body, Mind and Heart       -    Mindful Eating and Living Programs


Through mindfulness, mindful eating and heart-based practices, you can cultivate the clear seeing, heartfulness, joy and ease that can help bring your eating and life back into balance. In this retreat you will be gently challenged to explore what true nourishment is for you, how to discern what you are truly hungry for, and leave with a plan and practices to nourish your whole self in everyday living. You can experience food as pleasure and nourishment while finding your right relationship to amount and quality in each moment.


We will focus on cultivating mindful awareness and nourishing your body, heart and mind with an immersion in selected mindfulness, mindful eating and heart-based practices, including mindfulness meditation, mindful walking and gentle yoga. We will also explore the roles of loving-kindness, mindful self-compassion, nature awareness and healthy living guidelines in establishing a strong ground for nourishment to balance your eating and living. At the conclusion of the retreat you will have skills to identify what you truly need and have an awareness of mindful eating, mindful living and self-compassion practices to integrate into your daily life and a plan to help support this process.


Cultivating True Nourishment -   Daylong and Weekend Mindful Eating Meditation Retreats


This retreat will focus on cultivating mindful awareness and nourishing your body, heart and mind through an immersion in selected mindfulness, mindful eating and heart-based practices, including meditation, mindful walking and gentle yoga. You will explore the roles of loving-kindness, self-compassion, nature awareness practices and the most current healthy living guidelines in establishing a strong ground for nourishment to balance your eating and living. 


When we eat mindfully, we involve all the senses by engaging the mind and body in a particular way. We can experience food as pleasure and nourishment while finding our right relationship to amount and quality in each moment. A key to having a healthy relationship to food is having skills, practices and a plan to nourish the whole self. In this weekend you will be challenged to explore what true nourishment is for you, how to discern what you are truly hungry for, and leave with a plan and practices to nourish your whole self in everyday living.


Mindful Eating Meditation Retreats


In these contemplative weekend retreats, we will learn how to pay attention to what our body really needs and why.  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.  Mindful eating can nudge us beyond what we’re craving so that we wake up to why we’re craving it.  


To support cultivating our awareness, we 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 can experience peace, wisdom and compassion, which is our true nature. We can experience food as pleasure and nourishment while finding our right relationship to amount and quality in each moment. Mindful eating can nudge us beyond what we’re craving so that we wake up to why we’re craving it. 


Weekend MB-EAT Retreats for the General Public


Experience a new approach to eating, one that cultivates inner wisdom through a variety of mindful eating practices and guided meditations. National Institutes of Health-funded research has shown Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness to be a powerful approach to addressing mindless eating that leads to struggling with weight, obesity, and disordered eating patterns.This is for everyone - no previous meditation experience is required.


In this workshop, you learn

  • A way to eat that is more attuned to your body’s needs
  • To experience the full pleasure and taste of food without overeating
  • Ways to release the guilt and struggle often associated with dieting.


This weekend includes sitting meditation, eating meditations, group discussion and gentle yoga exercises to heighten awareness and deepen understanding of mindfulness as it applies to eating and joyful living. You will also explore current nutrition and exercise guidelines. The tools you take home can help you make more balanced and healthy choices in your life and be truly nourished by the food you eat.

CE Credits available for professionals.


Professional MB-EAT Training Programs


Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller, addresses mindless eating, stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness meditation. These workshops for health-care professionals provides intensive training in the application of MB-EAT in clinical settings.The online training emphasizes deepening your personal practice, facilitating basic mindfulness meditation, mindful eating practices and offers opportunities for clinical consultation during the program.

Informed by Jon Kabat-Zinns Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) work, and basic principles of food intake regulation, and supported by evidence from NIH-supported clinical trials MB-EAT program employs mindfulness meditation, experiential eating exercises, didactic instruction, and self-reflection to cultivate mindful awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating and weight.

Throughout this training, we use demonstration, role-play, simulated exercises, and discussion to cover the themes, material, and exercises in the MB-EAT program. We also deepen our own mindfulness practice through daily meditation practice, eating meditations, body awareness and movement meditations, and a half-day silent retreat. CEU credits. See Online Professional Training or Residential Professional Training for more information. 


Mindfulness or Mindful Eating Training Programs for your Business or Organization

                 

  • Programs Customized to Your Needs - Training or Coaching
  • One Session Programs
  • Ongoing Programs
  • Retreats
  • Mindfulness Training 
  • Mindful Eating Training
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training Series or Retreats
  • Compassion Cultivation
  • Mindfulness-Based Wellness and Weight Management 
  • Additional Topics may include: Neuroscience and Mindfulness, Mindful Eating made Simple with Whole Foods Plant-Based Nutrition, Chair Yoga


Mindfulness-Based Yoga Instruction


Andrea teaches Mindful Flow yoga classes and offers private instruction with special rates for groups and families. She has been teaching Mindfulness-Based Yoga since 1993. She is certified in Integrative Yoga Therapy and a registered instructor with Yoga Alliance.