• August 9–14, 2020
  • Sunday-Friday: 5 nights

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training for Professionals

For mental-health and healthcare professionals.

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller and supported by National Institutes of Health–funded research, addresses mindless and stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness practices. This program provides intensive training in the application of the MB-EAT intervention in clinical settings.

Informed by Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction work and the principles of food-intake regulation, the MB-EAT program employs mindfulness meditation, mindful eating exercises, didactic instruction, and self-reflection to cultivate awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating and weight.

Those with a mindfulness meditation practice and related professional/clinical experience with eating issues are eligible to receive the full manual and are qualified to teach the MB-EAT program. Others receive an introduction to the practices of MB-EAT and gain valuable tools and information to integrate into their work.

Note Tuition includes the Eating for Awareness CD set. Attendance at this program does not automatically qualify you to teach the MB-EAT program, but you will receive skills and tools to integrate into clinical practice. For more information, email registration@kripalu.org or call 866.200.5203.

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Jean Kristeller, PhD, author of The Joy of Half a Cookie, received her doctorate in psychology from Yale University and has used mindfulness-based interventions for eating disorders and obesity for more than 25 years.

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Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is a mindfulness-based dietitian nutritionist, meditation teacher, mindful eating expert, speaker, retreat leader, teacher trainer, and author of Well Nourished.

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