The BASICS of Mindful Eating and more!

  • Would you like to learn a basic tool for practicing and/or teaching mindful eating?
  • Would you like to deepen your own mindfulness and mindful eating practice?
  • Would you like to learn about the most recent research describing the benefits of mindful eating?
  • Would you like to know how formal mindfulness practice supports you physically and psychologically?
  • Would you like to know which facets of mindfulness most support mindful eating?
  • Would you like to understand how mindfulness reduces eating disorder pathology?
  • Would you like to join in a community of like-minded individuals seeking to further their knowledge of mindful eating?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you should join me for the next two-part Foundational webinar series offered by The Center For Mindful Eating on March 19 and 26 from 1 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Even though the webinar is developed for professionals, anyone can attend. Registration for members and non-members is available here. (By the way, if you become a professional member, your webinar fee is cut in half). Two CE credits are available to dietitians and 1.5 CEs for psychologists and 1.85 for nurses, included in the fee.

The BASICS of Mindful Eating is a component of the Eat for Life Program, a ten-week mindful eating program I developed at the University of Missouri. This tool can be used as a guide every time you eat. The steps of the BASICS take you from the pause before you eat to the point where you are guided internally to stop eating. The BASICS is a touchstone for being present with your body and your food through every meal, sprinkled with curiosity, kindness, and compassion.

Based on the research conducted on the Eat for Life program (Bush, et al., 2014) as well as subsequent research, the skill of mindfulness is foundational in creating the benefits of mindful and intuitive eating. Mindfulness, practiced formally, is the key to being present with kindness while we feed our bodies but also key in determining how we interact with our bodies in other ways and in the choices we make at the dinner table and beyond.

This webinar series will include a mini-seminar on mindfulness meditation and creating a mindfulness practice at home. Your home practice in-between sessions will be discussed at the second session so that you can start or jumpstart a meditation practice that will continue to serve you after the series is over. Of course, you can also join me on Wednesday, March 18, for the monthly TCME meditation from 12 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time to get ready for the webinar the next day! Register here for that. Personal and professional members attend free and there is a small fee for non-members.

In the second part of the series, we will have the opportunity to talk about your questions and experiences with the formal mindfulness practice—the BASICS of Mindful Eating and sitting meditation.  We will also review the overarching principles of mindfulness and mindful eating and review the latest research that highlights the benefits of mindful eating, the association of mindfulness to eating disorders, and the facets of mindfulness that most benefit mindful eaters.

Don’t miss this opportunity to refresh yourself with the basics of mindful eating and understand the latest research that can help guide your own life and the lives of those you touch. See you soon!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Bush, H. E., Rossy, L., Mintz, L. B., Schopp, L. (2014). Eat for Life: A work site feasibility study of a novel mindfulness-based intuitive eating intervention. American Journal of Health Promotion, Jul-Aug; 28(6): 380-8.