"Going through the MB-EAT training with Andrea was a wonderful experience. She was a very thoughtful and caring instructor. Her ability to guide the practices from her own experience, as well as her talent to weave everyone’s interests together, were some of the highlights of the program....This was a life-changing experience"
Words cannot express how grateful I am for this class! I'm experiencing amazing benefits. Your warmth and knowledge are so helpful as is your curriculum and the way you manage the class & material...
Testimonials from Clients and Colleagues:
"This is a wonderful program! Andrea is quite knowledgeable and presents a solid, easy-to-access curriculum. The weekly classes and meditations provided a great deal of support for integrating the practices personally and professionally.Her compassion and warmth set the tone for a lovely connection as a group. The program allowed me to experience and also enhance my embodied wisdom. I am so pleased with the new habits I have developed as a result! This program was an exceptional learning experience."
J.K., LCSW, Licensed Social Worker, Raleigh, NC, USA Online Professional Training, Spring 2015
"I would highly recommend this program!"
M.V., DrPH, RCEP Online Professional Training, Spring 2015
"I had an amazing experience in class - learned so much and I know that this is the answer to my problem. I hope to help others too."
Professional Online Training, Winter 2015, Participant
"Andrea is the kindest and most patient and gentle teacher I have met!"
X. A., Certified Life Coach, South Africa, Fall 2014 Online Professional Training
"Andrea is kind, warm, gentle, very compassionate. She obviously practices what she teaches!"
Licensed Therapist, Graduate Fall 2014 Online Professional Training
"Going through the MB-EAT training with Andrea was a wonderful experience. She was a very thoughtful and caring instructor, always glad to hear and respond to our questions, doubts and concerns. Her ability to guide the practices from her own experience, as well as her talent to weave everyone’s interests together, were some of the highlights of the program. As to the program itself, having a history of surviving an eating disorder, besides working professionally and doing research on the subject for over 14 years, it was a welcome surprise. It seems to me that unlike conventional CBT approaches to eating issues, the experiential character of MB-EAT allows for deeper and possibly more enduring changes not only in behavioral patterns, but in the underlying emotional landscapes of eating issues. This was a life-changing experience"
D.S., Anthropologist, PhD in Social Sciences, Brazil, Spring 2015
"I was on the search for a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of mindful eating. In addition, I wanted to obtain a language and vocabulary to communicate the inner-workings of eating in a mindful way along with losing weight without dieting. This course provided me those tools along with fostering relationships I will have for a long time to come. Not only did I learn about food, but how to manage myself peacefully in all aspects of life. I leave this course lighter than I came in, both in heart and body. I recommend MB-EAT and Andrea Lieberstein to anyone with the desire to dive into this topic."
A.P., Professional Chef and Health Coach, Florida, Summer 2015
"You don't just learn about the techniques of mindful eating with Andrea, you learn what it FEELS like to live, breathe and practice a lifestyle of eating as a form of meditation. She helped me experience mindfulness and understand meditation through the lens of a mindful eater. By practicing this art at the table, we transform and embody this practice beyond the table, as it moves into other experiences in our lives. As a fellow dietitian, Andrea is a unique gift in the world of nutrition because she breathes live into everything she teaches, which then only deepens my own understanding of nutrition and convinces me even more how possible it is to make peace with food."
Anny Ha, Registered Dietitian, USA - Fall 2013
"I always understood the importance of mindful eating and have encouraged my clients to eat mindfully. However, this program dwelled into the minute details of mindful eating. It also encourages self-compassion and self-acceptance which both are sorely needed by people in a society that is obsessed with looks, food, and weight loss. This program helped me deepen my mindfulness practice through mindful eating meditations and awareness-raising exercises and brought more peace into my life."
Registered Dietitian, Social Worker, Canada Graduate Spring 2015 Online Professional Training
"You helped me so much with your wonderful yoga and meditation classes. It really changed my life"
Deborah McCarthy, Kaiser Permanente, Employee Wellness Classes 2015
"Andrea, it was such a pleasure to attend your Esalen weekend workshop with Jean Kristeller on Mindfulness-Based Eating. You are a gifted teacher and facilitator, and bring a calm, nurturing energy to a difficult (often painful!) subject. You helped us make connections between the science of nutrition and how to actually make loving decisions about the way we eat. I left the weekend energized and excited to continue this journey, with a new sense of optimism. Many thanks!"
Michelle Catalano - Esalen, 2014
"This retreat was the beginning of my life with meditation, mindful eating, and seeing the love and joy of being present. My teachers were amazing and inspiring!...Andrea - thank you so much for your wisdom and teaching us ways to eat mindfully..." Adele - Vajrapani Retreat
"The meditation techniques, and the mindful eating techniques I've learned have given me hope. The change I've seen in myself, the awareness...all of it...is something I will take with me. I am leaving here a changed woman."
" I took a weekend retreat with Andrea and Ven. V.J. Sangmo and was completely blown away. From a personal experiential standpoint and as a dietitian working in weight management, the combination of their teachings assures an experience that is transformative, grounded and that you will be able to go home and practice. Truly amazing! Whether you want to learn/deepen a meditation practice, really tune in to your body signals and cravings or just have an amazing experience , this teaching will get you there. Thank you!"
Erika, Registered Dietitan
"I arrived desperate for a new way and I'm leaving with that and so much more. Jampa and Andrea are such amazing teachers..they each offer their own wisdom and mindfulness. I'm leaving here changed in my heart and my mind has slowed down. I'm so thankful."
More Coaching and Teaching testimonials:
"Andrea meets people where they are in the process of change with care and compassion."
Beth Krackov, Psychologist, Ph.D. - San Francisco, Ca
"Andrea is a superb facilitator. Her groups are truly a transformative experience."
J.G., Corporate Trainer - Novato, Ca
"I have lost 30 lbs in 4 months! Whether it was Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, I always lost weight when I first started a structured weight loss program - then gained it all back if I varied from the plan or tried to make my own eating decisions. After Andrea was highly recommended to me, my wife and I started seeing her. She helped us realize that we could make our own eating decisions, by teaching us how to be “mindful” about what and how much we ate. I am at the lowest weight I have been in over 10 years, but more importantly, I feel in control. I make decisions, understand and accept the consequences of those decisions, and act on my decisions to eat differently than I have in the past. In addition, Andrea has greatly helped with reducing my stress levels as well. With mindful meditation, Andrea has made us both aware of this truly life changing method of both weight loss and stress reduction that we can use throughout our lives."
J.M., JD, - San Rafael. Ca
"Although I began working with Andrea with the goal of improving my practice of mindful eating, I quickly found that her coaching benefited many areas of my life. Her gentle encouragement to look for different ways that I could nurture myself helped me to make some life-changing decisions... Working with Andrea has definitely helped me be less critical with myself, which is a welcome gift!"
B.N. - East Bay, Ca
"As a presenter and group facilitator, Andrea is warm, engaging and responsive to her audience. She has a positive energy that patients resonate with. Andrea has a deep commitment to serving the "whole being"...I wholeheartedly recommend her as a stress management counselor, group facilitator and workshop leader. You will not be disappointed!"
Hope Sasek M.A., R.N.
Behavioral Health Regional Programs, Lead, Physician Wellness Program - now retired
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
"Andrea has been a pioneer in Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Region, creating curriculums, teaching classes, providing trainings of instructors, and implementing Mind Body Programs regionwide such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She is a gifted and warm presenter and counselor whose work can help inspire and transform."
David Sobel, MD, MPH
Director of Patient Education and Health Promotion
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Region (now retired)
Author of "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Handbook", "The Healing Brain" and "Healthy Pleasures"
"Andrea creates a wonderful caring atmosphere and feeling of trust. Her sessions are very well presented and organized. This is one of the most valuable classes I have ever taken."
C.B. - Richmond, Ca
"I have changed my attitude. I am a happier person with less stress and I've learned how to set limits. I feel good about myself thanks to Andrea."
L.A. - Berkeley, Ca.
"I have really benefited from these techniques. When I first came I was having a lot of anxiety attacks and was under a lot more stress than I realized. Now I am not so nervous, tense or anxious and I can sleep peacefully."
D.L. - Oakland, Ca
"Thank you for an amazing, transformative
experience in the 8-week mindfulness meditation class!!"
G.T. - Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco
"I no longer drink coffee, have changed my eating habits and try to exercise and do relaxation exercises on a daily basis. Andrea was a good example of the techniques she teaches. That was very encouraging!"
R.T., - Richmond, Ca