Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training For Professionals

A 5-Day Professional Training


Jean Kristeller, Andrea Lieberstein

June 4-9, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
CE Credits available

$670 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Growing numbers of people struggle with their weight—and dieting is an outdated approach that does not address the underlying causes of weight gain. Clinical psychologist Jean Kristeller has developed Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), an intervention program that focuses on the mind-body connection for losing weight and gaining health.

MB-EAT addresses mindless eating, stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness meditation. This workshop for health-care professionals provides intensive training in the application of MB-EAT in a range of clinical settings.

Through demonstration, role-play, simulated exercises, and discussion you will learn the themes, material, and exercises in the MB-EAT program. You will also deepen your own mindfulness practice through daily meditation, eating meditations, movement meditations, and a half-day silent retreat.

You will learn:

  • Basic principles of eating regulation
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • How to foster a positive relationship to eating and weight
  • A new approach to working with individuals struggling with their relationship to food that does not involve dieting.

To date, MB-EAT, as supported by funding from the National Institute of Health, has demonstrated effectiveness in addressing issues with obesity and compulsive overeating. MB-EAT is designed to cultivate both inner wisdom (drawing on mind-body connections) and outer wisdom (addressing nutrition and exercise needs), in personalized and long-lasting ways.

As a result of this training, you will take home a thorough grounding in an evidence-based approach to helping your clients address weight issues in an effective, self-reliant way.

Faculty Bio

Jean Kristeller

Jean Kristeller, author of The Joy of Half a Cookie, is a clinical psychologist and is internationally recognized for her Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) program, which is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health.

A professor of psychology at Indiana State University (ISU) and the founding director of the Center for Mindful Eating, for more than 35 years she has shared her research and expertise on the psychology of meditation and food-intake regulation.

Dr. Kristeller received her doctorate in clinical and health psychology from Yale University, cofounded the Behavioral Medicine program at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard University Medical School, and served on the faculty of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

She has authored more than 100 publications in the areas of mindfulness, eating regulation, and mind-body health, and has led numerous retreats and programs throughout the United States and Europe.

Andrea Lieberstein

Andrea Lieberstein is a mindful eating expert, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor, registered dietitian-nutritionist, mindfulness-based coach, and registered yoga instructor.

She has been teaching mindfulness meditation since 1993 and leads mindful eating retreats and trainings at renowned retreat centers internationally.

Andrea was a leader in developing and implementing mindfulness and mind-body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California for more than 20 years. She currently trains health professionals in Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) and maintains a private practice.

Andrea is a contributing author to Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook to the Relaxation and Stress Reduction Training Workbook (5th edition) and Some Leaders are Born Women.

One of her greatest joys is bringing the life-transforming practices of mindfulness, mindful eating, and mindful living to others, opening the door to the abiding calm, peace, well-being and clear seeing these practices offer.

Why Attend

  • Learn scientifically proven practices to help your patients and clients develop a healthy, enjoyable relationship with eating and food.

  • Expand your understanding of the significance of the mind-body connection as applied to weight loss and body image issues.

  • Deepen your mindfulness meditation practice with experiential learning and a half-day in silence.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    Participants must be health-care providers.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available



Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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