Comprehensive, Unique, Life-Changing Training!
Training to be an Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program Facilitator offers many unique features and life-changing benefits for you and your participants:
Soup to nuts training program
Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program Facilitator Training provides everything you need to get started to offer workshops in your community or organization.
The Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program was first developed in 1999 by Michelle May, M.D. in collaboration with a licensed psychologist, registered dietitian, and exercise physiologist. This comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach includes the behavioral, nutritional, and fitness aspects of a balanced, sustainable, healthy lifestyle. The program includes three themes:
- Think: Conscious decision making using the Mindful Eating Cycle
- Nourish: Nutrition from a non-restrictive, all-foods-fit perspective
- Live: Physical activity that is enjoyable and can be integrated into daily life
Provides necessary structure using the Mindful Eating Cycle
The format of the workshop content and materials follows the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Cycle to progressively build awareness of why, when, what, how, and how much you eat, and where you invest your energy. The Mindful Eating Cycle is a practical decision-making model that provides the necessary structure for you and your participants or clients to recognize and resolve problematic eating behaviors.
Mindfulness is simply awareness of the present moment without judgment. Guiding your participants and clients to become more aware of their physical state, thoughts, feelings, and actions in the here and now not only gives them an opportunity to better understand why they do what they do, it gives them the opportunity to choose their actions (response-ability) rather than continue to react out of habit (re-act out the past). With mindful eating, instead of trying to stay in control then subsequently feeling out of control, individuals learn to be in charge of their decisions.
Whether you call it intuitive eating, mindful eating, or the non-diet approach, Am I Hungry? utilizes a non-restrictive methodology that promotes the fearless enjoyment of food without restriction, deprivation, or guilt.
Consistent with a Health at Every Size® paradigm
Am I Hungry? is a weight neutral approach that focuses on sustainable lifestyle changes. (While participants may lose weight through this process, we consider it a possible side-effect of healing their relationship with food and their body, not the primary reason to participate in the program.)
High completion and satisfaction rates
Am I Hungry? programs utilize a variety of adult-learning methods to keep participants curious, engaged, and evolving. The workshop content employs a balance of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic techniques that compliment a range of learning styles and each session is designed to be highly interactive and experiential. The flow of the workshops from one to the next is logical and progressive, designed to inspire changes in behavior, increase self-efficacy, and promote autonomous decision-making that is respectful of individuals’ preferences, lifestyle, and experiences.
Interactive Group Workshops
The Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program includes 8-weekly interactive group workshops that are 1-2 hours in length (depending on size and setting).
- Perfect for clinical offices, workplace wellness programs, hospitals, fitness and wellness centers, and community settings
- Offer the program as live in-person workshops or via webinar or teleseminar
- Work with small, medium, or large groups
- May be taught by a single licensed Facilitator or by a multidimensional team of Facilitators (for example, health educator, nutritionist, exercise specialist).
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Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program Facilitator Training Information Packet: Download detailed information from the sidebar. It has all the details you’ll need to decide if this program is the right fit for you including program background, content, requirements, FAQs, continuing education, registration links, and more.