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Mindful Eating-Conscious Living: A Foundational Professional Training

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 5:30 pm to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:00 pm

This event is offered by the UCSD Center for Mindfulness and takes place at Great Vow Zen Monastery.

The intersection of mindfulness, eating, and our relationship to food is the focus of this professional training. Inherent within that juncture are the thoughts, emotions and physical sensations that impact how we relate to food and our body in skillful and unskillful ways. The training emphasizes experiential engagement in mindfulness meditation practices and mindful eating awareness exercises, so that the participant will be able to pass the benefit of these exercises on to clients and patients in a variety of settings. These practices and exercises are integral components of the nine-session Mindful Eating Program Curriculum and Leader’s Guide, designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure from this training. Every participant will receive a copy of the Leader’s Guide.

This 5-day intensive, experiential program is intended for professionals wishing to incorporate mindful eating and supportive mindfulness-related practices in their one-on-one clinical practice and/or into group work in which eating, food, and body are aspects or the central focus. The program was designed for clinicians in mental health or healthcare fields and clinicians-in-training in these fields. This program is also relevant for therapists and counselors who do not specialize in eating-related disorders as a way to understand, through the lens of mindfulness, the unique opportunity that eating and food provide as gateways to self-awareness and understanding for those who experience anxiety, depression, abuse, stress, and/or illness.

For details about accreditation, schedule, fees, early registration discounts, scholarships, and to register, please visit the UCSD Center for Mindfulness event web page

Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy-Mayger Road (Mail to: P.O. Box 188)
Clatskanie, Oregon 97016