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Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness (MB-EAT)

A 5-Day Professional Training

June 22, 2014 – June 27, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Jean L. Kristeller, Andrea Lieberstein
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We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

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. This workshop for health-care professionals provides intensive training in the application of MB-EAT in clinical settings.

Informed by Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) work, and the principles of food intake regulation, the evidence-based 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 Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness program. We also deepen our own mindfulness practice through meditation practice, eating meditations, body awareness meditations, and a half-day silent retreat.

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

At the completion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an intellectual and experiential understanding of the MB-EAT principles and the role of mindfulness in problematic eating behaviors and weight loss concerns
  • Review with the empirical evidence from research on meditation and eating regulation that supports the value of these targeted interventions.
  • Employ the curriculum and core therapeutic tasks for each of the ten-week group sessions of MB-EAT
  • Discuss common clinical and logistical issues that arise in leading MB-EAT programs
  • Demonstrate and practice the clinical skills and perspectives involved in facilitating MB-EAT groups
  • Develop and/or deepen their own mindfulness meditation practice through formal periods of practice and mindfulness as a mode of being in daily life and appreciate the necessity of personal practice for successful delivery of this treatment modality


Continuing Education
  • NBCC - Certified Counselors
  • ACCME - Physicians
  • NAADAC - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • BRN/ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • SW/MFT - Social Workers and Counselors
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Limited enrollment; register early.

This workshop begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m. 

CE and CME are available and included in the tuition.

Attendance at this workshop does not automatically qualify you to teach the MB-EAT program.

For questions, contact or call 800.944.1001. All participants receive two meditation CDs (with related scripts).

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
7:15 p.m.–8:45 p.m.Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
7:00 p.m.–7:45 p.m.Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
7:15 p.m.–8:45 p.m.Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Jean Kristeller

Jean L. Kristeller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, has used meditation-based interventions for eating disorders and obesity for more than 20 years. Cofounder of the Center for Mindful Eating, she has taught at Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Indiana State University.

Andrea Lieberstein

Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RD, is director of mind-body-spirit programs at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco. An instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness (MB-EAT). As a mindfulness meditation and mindful eating coach, she leads retreats and professional trainings nationally and internationally in a variety of settings.