MINDFUL EATING TRAINING INSTITUTE (METI) presents
Professional Online Training (MB-EAT): Three Month Mindful Eating, Mindful Living Health Professional Training and Mentoring Program and Registration
MB-EAT Teacher Trainer: Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT
with guest faculty appearances by Jean Kristeller, PhD
Sessions starting Friday, April 10th (also mid July and mid October 2020)
Our Online Mindful Eating Training and Mentoring Program will provide you with training in the practices and approaches of the Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program (MB-EAT) and other mindfulness practices. MB-EAT was pioneered by Indiana State University professor, Dr. Jean Kristeller, and supported by NIH-funded research. It addresses mindless and stress-related eating, emotional eating, disordered eating patterns and obesity so prevalent in our culture through the application of mindfulness meditation. Through mindful eating practices, one learns to pay attention to what the body really needs and why, how to experience the full pleasure and taste of food without overeating, and how to release the guilt and struggle so often associated with eating. The tools of inner and outer wisdom, integral to the program help support each person to make informed, balanced, healthy sustainable choices over a lifetime, while being truly nourished by food and other aspects of their lives on many levels.
You will learn to become an embodied Mindful Eating and meditation practitioner and instructor. This course integrates the step by step tools for you to teach the 12-week MB-EAT Group outpatient program to your clients. These Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) principles are also invaluable to utilize with your clients to integrate into your private practice.
This is a small group training in our virtual classroom using video/audio conference programs with your computer, tablet or Smartphone. It’s like being in a room training together, but from the comfort of your own home or office. Practices and topics introduced include mindfulness meditation, eating exercises, eating meditations, guided visualizations, loving kindness and self-compassion practices, didactic instruction, inquiry method, role playing, tools, weekly home practices, assignments, coaching and self-reflection to cultivate mindful awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating and weight. This training program provides a weight neutral approach.
Upon completion of the training, participants will be qualified to teach the 12-week MB-EAT Group Program to their clients. You will gain personal understanding, experiential learning, and have a new relationship to mindfulness and mindful eating practices. You will also learn to apply a variety of mindfulness and mindful eating practices, information and tools to your clients, both individually and in group settings.
Eligibility to teach the full 12 week MB-EAT outpatient program, as a qualified MB-EAT Instructor, is met upon having a regular Mindfulness Meditation practice of 6 months or more (the 3 months of meditation practice and training during this training program may count towards this requirement), related professional degrees, licensure, registration or certification and professional/clinical experience with eating issues along with some group facilitation experience.
The 3 Month Program includes:
- Weekly one hour and 45 minute live interactive webinar sessions (total of 12 sessions)
- TWO 45 minute online group ‘Q and A’ sessions
- ONE 50 minute Small Group Coaching Session
- Daylong Saturday Virtual Retreat
- Unlimited email access – concise focused emails/questions are requested
- 2 – CD’s/MP3 – mindfulness meditation and eating meditations, guided visualizations
- MB-EAT Group Training Materials, Scripts, Assignments, Book Recommendations,
- Sessions include: inner/outer wisdom model and application, mindfulness meditation training, mindful eating practices, eating meditations, didactic information, research, teachbacks, coaching, inquiry method, teaching skills, questions and answers
- Approximately 6-12 hours teachback time outside of class with other participants
The Three-month small group program allows time for development and deepening of mindfulness meditation practice and teaching skills, mindful eating teaching skills, Teachbacks and practice.
Sessions are recorded so if you miss a session you can receive the recorded session to make it up. Up to three live sessions may be missed. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.
The training has received prior approval for 42 CPE’s by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for Registered Dietitians. Our program is also approved through Cassidy Seminars for Psychologists, Counselor/MFT, Social Workers and Nurses.
‘FLEX TIME’ Available:
If your schedule does not allow you to join our ‘live’ weekly sessions, we now offer the Flex Time option whereby you review each weekly session, along with the current class, at your own time. You will be matched up with another student for the Teachback ‘homework’. We also arrange for special bi-monthly Q&A sessions for the Flex Time students. Ask for more details by email.
Tuition: Please email for more details and registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org.