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"This is how a human being can change.
There is a worm addicted to eating grape leaves
Suddenly, he wakes up,
Call it grace, whatever, something wakes him, and he is no
longer a worm.
He is the entire vineyard,
And the orchard too, the fruit, the trunks,
A growing wisdom and joy
That does not need to devour"
Next Upcoming Program:
Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training
Dates: September 11 - 13, 2015
You are invited to receive our free 10 tips to Mindful Eating or receive detailed information about our MB-EAT professional training or personal coaching programs. Please fill out the form below to make your selections. An overview of programs follows. Select other tabs for more specific information.
"Listen for silence in noisy places;
Feel at peace in the midst of disturbance;
Awaken joy when there is no reason."
Bring your life back to balance, ease and joy with our programs in Mindful Eating, Mindfulness-Based Nutrition, Stress and Weight Management Training, Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), coaching services and retreats. Specializing in disordered eating, overeating, body image issues, weight management, general nutrition, nutrition for optimal well-being, and stress related issues and health concerns.
Our sessions, classes and retreats provide an optimum blend of support, mindfulness training, self-care skills, cutting edge nutrition and health information by Andrea Lieberstein, a registered dietitian nutritionist, registered yoga teacher and stress reduction expert with over 20 years of experience in mindfulness training, meditation, yoga, nutrition, mind body medicine, stress reduction, emotional eating and healthy lifestyles.
There are many options to find the right program for you. We offer nutrition and lifestyle coaching, professional and personal training and coaching in Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training ( MB-EAT) and MBSR including:
Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) Mindful Eating Professional Training and Mentoring Program:
5 Day In-Person Trainings or
4 Month Interactive Online Program - Next program begins July 31 or Oct. 8, 2015
In-Person Individual Coaching
Phone or Face to Face Web-based Individual Coaching
Personal or Health Professional Mindful Eating Training and Mentoring Programs
Mindful Eating Meditation Retreats and Classes
CEU's for Registered Dietitians and Mental Health Professionals Available
One Day Virtual Mindful Eating Meditation Retreat, August 22, 2016
Mindful Eating Meditation Retreat: Cooking and Eating with Lovingkindness
Oct. 16-18, 2016, Retreat Center, Vacaville, California
Living in Deep Nourishment Class Series- MB-EAT Approaches
8 week class series in Marin County, Monday Evenings
Individually Tailored Coaching Programs
Retreats and Trainings at Esalen, Omega and Kripalu Retreat Centers
UPCOMING SUMMER and FALL PROGRAMS 2015:
For More Information, Full Schedule and Programs
About Our Training and Coaching Services
SUSTAINABLE CHANGE HAPPENS ONE STEP AT A TIME...
Set small realistic goals with the support of your coach to reach your health and wellness goals.
Learn effective tools and a new way of being based on mindful living and practices that you can easily apply to your daily life on an ongoing basis. You will notice a big difference in your well-being after only a few days of regular practice.
A healthy body supports a healthy mind and spirit. Beginning with a comprehensive lifestyle assessment that takes into account your unique needs and preferences, you will be guided and supported in implementing self-care skills and tools to bring your nutrition, eating and exercise habits, sleep, psychological and emotional well-being to an optimal balance. Mindful eating plays a key role.
For disordered eating, eating disorders, compulsive eating, body image issues, weight management, nutrition issues and stress related issues and health concerns.
Weight Management, Emotional and Stress Related Eating
For those seeking help for weight management, emotional and/or stress-related eating, you will learn how to reach a healthy weight, coming to peace with food and weight struggles with approaches inspired by MB-EAT (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training).
You'll learn a mindful, balanced and healthy way of eating and relating to food that is sustainable over time.
With the cultivation of present moment awareness, we are able to see more clearly the changes that are needed and can make informed choices to do so. We find more peace and balance in each moment.
Learn to restore a healthy relationship to food, balanced healthy living and cultivate nourishment from inner and outer sources beyond food.
Nutrition coaching uses the most cutting edge evidence based research, mindful eating tools and practices to reach your health goals. Mindful eating, general nutrition and wellness, vegetarian and gluten-free diets, weight management, obesity, eating disorders, compulsive eating, pre-diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, nutrition for enhanced psychological well-being and mood, nutrition to boost energy, osteoporosis, and anemia are amongst the areas that can be addressed and supported during our coaching sessions.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Coaching
Stress Management Coaching benefits anyone with medical, emotional or psychological symptoms related to stress as well as anyone who is feeling stressed, overwhelmed, out of balance, facing life transition issues, such as new mothers seeking work and life balance, and for those who want to optimize their own health and well-being.
You'll learn how to the tools of mindfulness and breath awareness to your life to enable more awareness, informed choices, rest and relaxation in every moment. You will also learn how to be with difficult emotions, situations and people more easefully with mindfulness and mind body techniques.
The health skills, stress reduction techniques and support to reach desired goals and lifestyle change have been well researched and proven to work. With regular practice, you can greatly improve or manage the following conditions:
work, family and life stress
stress related infertility
weight and eating issues
Health Professional Trainings and Public Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Eating Retreats
Andrea trains Health Professionals internationally in the intervention of Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) with the founder of the program, Jean Kristeller, PhD. and offers MB-EAT workshops to the general public. She also offers interactive 4 month online MB-EAT and Mindful Living professional trainings several times a year.
Andrea offers phone and web-based coaching, Professional Training and Mentoring Programs in MB-EAT, Mindful Eating and Mindful Living leading to certification. CEU's available.
Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller, addresses mindless eating, stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the aplication 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 basic principles of food intake regulation, and supported by evidence from NIH-supported clinical trials MB-EAT program employs mindfulness meditation, experiential eating exercises, didactic instruction and self-reflection to cultivate mindful awareness and a more balanced, positive relationship to eating and weight.
Throughout this training, we use demonstration, role-play, simulated exercises and discussions to cover the themes, material and exercises in the MB-EAT program. We also deepen our own mindfulness practice through daily meditation practice, eating meditations, body awareness and movement meditations along with a half-day silent retreat.
Mindful Eating Meditation Retreats
In these contemplative weekend retreats, we will learn how to pay attention to what our body really needs and why. Through the practice of deepening our inner awareness of the body and mind, we will experience wisdom and compassion, which is our true nature. When we eat mindfully, we involve all the senses by engaging our body and our mind. Mindful eating can nudge us beyond what we’re craving so that we wake up to why we’re craving it.
Mindful Eating Meditation Retreats
What is it?
This weekend contemplative retreat will focus on the meditation practices of Mindful Eating. When we eat mindfully we involve all the senses by engaging our body and our mind. We utilize color, texture, smell, taste, and sound to nurture our experience. We learn to pay attention to what our body really needs and why. By focusing on the many beings involved in food production and how dependent we are on others for our nourishment we can develop gratitude for others.
How it Works:
To support cultivating our awareness, we will quiet the mind and open the heart through yoga, sitting and walking meditation. Through these practices of deepening our inner awareness of the body and mind we will experience wisdom and compassion, which is our true nature. We can experience food as pleasure and nourishment while finding our right relationship to amount and quality in each moment. Mindful eating can nudge us beyond what we’re craving so that we wake up to why we’re craving it.
This retreat has been approved to offer continuing education units to mental health care providers.
In 2015 this will be offered at Silent Stay Retreat Center in Northern California. Contact us for registration information.
Weekend MB-EAT Retreats for the General Public
For everyone; no previous meditation experience is required.
Experience a new approach to eating, one that cultivates inner wisdom through a variety of mindful eating practices and guided meditations. National Institutes of Health-funded research has shown Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness to be a powerful approach to addressing mindless eating that leads to struggling with weight, obesity, and disordered eating patterns.
In this workshop, you learn
- A way to eat that is more attuned to your body’s needs
- To experience the full pleasure and taste of food without overeating
- Ways to release the guilt and struggle often associated with dieting.
This weekend includes sitting meditation, eating meditations, group discussion and gentle yoga exercises to heighten awareness and deepen understanding of mindfulness as it applies to eating and joyful living. You will also explore current nutrition and exercise guidelines. The tools you take home can help you make more balanced and healthy choices in your life and be truly nourished by the food you eat.
CEU Credits available for professionals
Mindfulness-Based Yoga Instruction
Andrea teaches Mindful Flow yoga classes and offers private instruction with special rates for groups and families. She has been teaching Mindfulness-Based Yoga since 1993. She is certified in Integrative Yoga Therapy and a registered instructor with Yoga Alliance.
If you would like to receive our free 10 tips to Mindful Eating, or receive detailed information about our professional or personal training programs and early bird specials, you are invited to fill out the form below and make your selections.
Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT