Mindful Eating Training Institute (METI)

           Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT

Mindful Eating Training - Retreats and Programs



RETREAT AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS


Visit Program Schedule for 2020 dates


 CEU's or CPE's Available for most programs 


Professional Mindful Eating and Living (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-Zinn’s 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. 


46 CEU's credits have been pre-approved for Dietitians, Psychologists, Counselors/MFT, Social Workers, Nurses, and related fields.


See Online Professional Training or Residential Professional Training for more information. 



Well Nourished  Online Program - Mindful Eating and Living Nourishment for the Whole Self

 

Being Well Nourished is a non-diet approach to whole self and whole body nourishment, open-hearted living, well-being, joy and balance. Program modules range from ‘Fundamental Module 1’ (which is open to everyone) to Professional Module 2 to become a Certified Well Nourished Coach.

Module 1 is an 8 session introductory and foundational course in becoming Well Nourished.


Would you like to learn skills to free yourself of internal struggle, including around food and lifestyle choice to release positive life energy for the rest of your life? Would you like to make small and big choices with grace and ease that best nurture your total well-being—mind, body, heart, and spirit?

If you long to trust and celebrate yourself, your life, your contributions, your self-care choices, and learn the knowledge and tools to live a nourishing, balanced, joyful and purposeful life, you’ve come to the right place…With practices, skills and tools, based on science, ancient wisdom, a nourishing international community, and a loving and compassionate guide, you can make the changes you seek in your life. 


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 silent guided 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.

CEU Credits available for most health care professionals. 

    Weekend Retreats generally are offered during the summer, currently at Kripalu Institute in Lenox MA.


Zoom Training - Learn to be an Expert 


Everything you need to plan, organize and offer Zoom meetings effectively, seamlessly, and mindfully. Save hours on trial and error, or learning along with everyone else. Learn from expert, Andrea Lieberstein, to fast track into awesome meetings. Training is for the basic or professional Zoom level to host appointments with clients and group. Zoom Program is only $25. Register HERE


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.