An international training to become a qualified ME-CL teacher
The intersection of mindfulness, eating and our relationship to food is the focus of this professional training.
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 'MECL Mindful Eating, Conscious Living' syllabus, designed by Bays and Wilkins, which provides the organizing structure for this training.
It is a skill-building curriculum for use with individuals or groups, provides a platform from which participants will explore and teach core aspects of mindful eating.
Mindfulness can deepen through the exploration of our relationship to eating and food and provide an opportunity to see more clearly the connection of body, mind and heart.
By bringing awareness to and through the senses we can become more mindful of how, when, where, what and why we eat.
This training will support and enhance the participant’s personal meditation practice, which is the essential foundation for teaching mindful eating.
It will provide practical ways of integrating mindfulness and mindful eating in working with patients, individually or in groups.
The program draws from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), current research, and the instructors’ combined 26 years of experience working with a wide range of people with disordered eating behaviors in public and clinical settings.