Mindful Eating Programs and Training

Mindful Eating Programs and Training

Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Retreat

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Transform your relationship with food and your body

Do you struggle with emotional eating or binge eating? We can help! Retreat with us and together we’ll explore why you eat and teach you new skills and strategies to break your binge-repent-repeat cycle. Most important, the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Retreat for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating will start you on your journey to the big life you crave!

Join us for our next live Virtual Retreat for Emotional and Binge Eating, March 5 to 7, 2021!

If you need help with emotional eating and/or binge eating, our Mindful Eating Virtual Retreat for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating is a great fit for you. (Not sure? Take the Binge Eating Scale here.)

And although we can’t meet in the same room, there are many advantages to this virtual format:

  • Sleep in your own bed.
  • No travel time or extra time off work.
  • No travel expenses.
  • Save around $1500 on our in-person retreats!

You will receive:

This virtual retreat will set you on a new path with the support of experts and others who “get you”!

  • Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Binge Eating book and Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating with Binge Eating Workbook and Awareness Journal
  • Surprise tools to support your retreat lessons
  • BONUS! Three small group coaching sessions with Dr. Kari Anderson.
  • Save $100 if you register before the early bird deadline ends February 22, 2021.
  • Our last Binge Eating virtual retreat in November was full, so don’t miss out on this retreat!
  • Download information and registration packet for draft schedule for this retreat

How does this Virtual Retreat work?

Michelle May and Kari Anderson will host a live weekend retreat with a small group of individuals online. The retreat will include 12 hours of interactive workshops, retreat activities, and guided mindful eating experiences.

The retreat will take place on the Zoom meeting platform which allows video, discussion, chat, and break-out groups, making it easy to recreate the in-person retreat experience—without the travel time and expense!

Then your small group will meet with Kari for group coaching for an hour on the following three Thursday evenings to implement what you are learning and provide support during the holidays.

Your retreat package includes a copy of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating and the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Workbook and Awareness Journal. You’ll also receive a series of surprise tools to support the retreat lessons and password access to our Member Portal to stay connected to the other retreat participants after the retreat.

Download information and registration packet for draft schedule for this retreat.

Binge Eating Treatment Training

We offer Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Training for therapists and treatment teams online.
Learn more!

Still not sure?

Do you binge eat? Take this quiz.
Worried about privacy? Read Shhh! We Have a Secret!
Concerned about cost? Read Cheap Sunglasses.
Do these voices sound familiar? Read An Inside Out Approach to Binge Eating
Hear Nicole’s retreat experience: Nicole’s Story: Recovery From Binge Eating Disorder – “I deserve it!”
Hear Jenn’s retreat experience: Jenn’s Story: Learning to Love Herself
Future Retreats: If you would like to be notified about our upcoming retreats, please fill out the form in the sidebar.

What others said about our last virtual retreat

It’s really effective and worthwhile, particularly with the convenience and lesser cost. I thought the program was set up very well and all of concepts and teaching really resonated. I am finding myself still remembering and practicing what I learned. – Elena

The Am I Hungry? message is simple but powerful and the program is very comprehensive. It relates to you holistically as a person with emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs. It is so much more compassionate than any diet ever could be. – Carol

My favorite parts about the retreat were being able to focus on my healing, guided by experts in the field, and learning about the struggles others were having and being able to offer support and encouragement. – Paulette

The virtual retreat exceeded my expectations. It isn’t a diet; it is about learning to listen to your body’s needs and re-establishing your relationship with food. I am grateful for this affordable option. – Tara

I would recommend this virtual retreat because it helped me slow down and be extremely mindful of my hunger and fullness. – Tammy

My favorite parts of this retreat were using different learning modalities and tools and the break-out groups. I liked that it was online which created more space and safety for me to be present. – Maja

What other participants said…

If you'd like to heal your relationship with food, learn that you are enough right now, and want to live a rich, full life, come to this retreat! “I absolutely recommend this retreat! If you want to get off the crazy diet train – you must go. This is the answer. My freedom is worth it – priceless!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“This retreat was beyond my wildest dreams! It has opened my eyes to a new way of living. Truly life changing!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“This retreat was all I hoped for and more! I learned so much; I felt completely accepted, understood, safe, and heard. Thank you so much for committing yourselves to helping, guiding, teaching those of us with BED. Your knowledge is incredible. Your empathy insight and compassion is very instrumental in my healing process.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“If I had it to do over again, I absolutely would. It was money well-spent. Do it now! The experience is priceless and you are worth it.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“You will learn, grow, and shift. It’s an incredible journey! I am so grateful.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“From feeling helpless upon arrival, I now feel more optimistic about living a full life. I gained specific tools and a pathway for recovery.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“I learned things that have finally set me free after a lifetime of food struggles.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“Content-wise, this retreat totally met my expectations, but the people there were even more awesome than I imagined they’d be!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“It was really valuable to take time away from the hectic world of work and life to really focus and learn. I’m so happy for the experience!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“This is the second Am I Hungry? retreat I have attended and they have changed my life. They have given me a new perspective on my body, mindful eating, and how I want to live my life.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“If you’d like to heal your relationship with food, learn that you are enough right now, and want to live a rich, full life, come to this retreat! It exceeded all my expectations by a long shot! I feel extremely grateful and blessed to have been there.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“Every word, every exercise, and virtually every moment of this retreat was nourishing, strengthening, supportive, insightful, and in many ways, quite amazing. All I can begin to say is thank you!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2019

“This retreat has been life-changing, healing, and enlightening. I have always thought that Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating was written for me; the book and this retreat has been exactly what I have searched for my entire life. Thank you for this amazing experience. It is a blessing and a gift that I will cherish forever.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2018

This retreat was more helpful than I even hoped. It’s a safe and comforting space – a mini journey into resetting my mind. I feel so engaged and prepared to move forward.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2018

“As a counselor, I learned so much from a professional and personal level and it changed how I will practice in the future.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2018

“Trust me! Do it! You will meet a “you” you have never met. You will leave liberated.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2018

“I came to this retreat with a great need to receive help and direction for ending the battle of the binge. I am leaving feeling I have the tools to rid myself of this demon.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2018

“The condensed work during this retreat got to the ‘heart’ of the matter(s) faster. Thank you for helping me find my misplaced me!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2018

“You gotta do this. Your life will forever be changed!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2018

“I’m so glad we dove into the nitty gritty emotional stuff. It’s not about the food. Taking it all off the page and into a room full of other people on a similar journey is invaluable. I really really really benefited from hearing and sharing experience with the small, intimate group of people.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2018

“The three words I’d use to describe this retreat are: reset, enlightening, connecting.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2018

“I wish I had discovered this retreat years ago. It changed my thinking and beliefs and altered my life!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2017

“Do this for yourself – you deserve it!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2017

“I felt like I was heard and helped. It met a really deep need.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2017

“It was life changing to dig into my own self. I learned better mindfulness tools to help in any area of my life.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2017

“It is incredible to be surrounded by people with the same struggles so we can support each other.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2017

“I felt like I belonged with this group – instead of a person that doesn’t fit in. I’ve smiled more this week than I have in years! Thank you!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2016

“This was such a thoughtfully  planned, well done retreat. I’ve learned so much in general, and most important, so much about myself.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2016

“I arrived weak and in a war with food. Now I know it is not about the food. This was a life-changing event.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2016

“If you really want to dig into the ‘why’s’ of what you do, this is for you.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2016
“The warmth, love, and shared knowledge were phenomenal!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2016

“It was the best experience ever. I loved the small group therapy and the opportunity to be able to open up and others share their vulnerabilities. An amazing experience from start to finish.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2016

“I feel empowered to live my life fully, having learned to take care of myself first. Everything else will fall into place.”  – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2016

“This experience was wonderful. The step by step process built on my skills and confidence. I look forward to continuing this work because I’ve come to believe I can do it and I deserve it.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2015

“It is worth the time and investment! This retreat provided a safe and structured environment for me to learn, grow, and develop new ways of thinking and behaving.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2015

“The combination of workshops and therapy was perfect for me.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2015

“It’s not what you think. It’s fun and safe and wonderful and challenging. I expected tears but not so much laughter. It was such a pleasure and unexpected delight.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Spring 2015

“This is a new way of looking at how you eat that can impact all facets of your life.”  – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Spring 2015

“Laughing, connecting, learning, and healing all at the same time is just what I needed.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Spring 2015

“Just a big thank you. There is a great need for what you are doing. This retreat has given me a new lease on life. It opened my mind, body and spirit to many many new opportunities. I learned so many new skills and met so many wonderful people.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Spring 2015

“What I learned here has helped me clear some major road blocks that have kept me stuck. It’s exhilarating! The people, location, food, and workshops have all been wonderful!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Spring 2015

“Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! I really, really, really, really wanted to say that to you. If I could put into words how you have helped take a load off my heart, mind, and body. You have given me hope when I didn’t think life had anything left for me. This retreat was life changing – the peace is priceless!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2014

“I wanted to believe there was help out there for the binge eating, but there was a part of me that thought, ‘I’m stuck with this for life.’ I’m doing better with eating than I ever thought I would. I enjoy my food. I’m not just inhaling it…I did not think I would feel so healthy about food as I do right now; I did not think that was possible.”
– Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2014 (From Nicole’s Story)

“This retreat more than met my expectations! Never before have I attended an event where I was so fully engaged in the process. Usually I just learn material, but this time I experienced it!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2014

“Thank you for the guidance. I enjoyed the practice applications of meeting the needs of my body, mind, and spirit. It was such a life gift!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2014

“I can’t even begin to put into words how satisfied I am that I came. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. It was beyond my expectations. This was the best gift of time to myself! Seeing myself and the other participants change over the course of a few days was priceless! Thank you very much!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2014

“This retreat was very focused on treating the underlying reasons I binge eat. I honestly enjoyed all of it.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2014

“I made the emotional connections with my bingeing. It helps you make peace with food and live a life of your choice. Not a quick fix, but a sustainable process.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2014

“Mindful Eating is something I can do for the rest of my life. I had become so frustrated with the binge–restrict–binge cycle. This is something I can do for the rest of my life and be at peace.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2014

“For the first time in my life, I allowed people to know who I really was, and they loved me anyway.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Spring 2014 (From Jenn’s Story)

“For me, this retreat brought a new lease on life and the answers I have been seeking.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Spring 2014

“The Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat exceeded my expectations! I learned so much about myself.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Spring 2014

“If you struggle with binge eating, you deserve an opportunity to free yourself from the obsession with food that is invading your life.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Spring 2014

“I love this program and everything about it.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Spring 2014

“I came here looking for a totally new perspective and I found it. My hope after this exceeds anything I’ve ever experienced before. I feel like I’ve begun a whole new life.– Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2013

“I was totally engaged from the moment I arrived. The format, pacing, activities, setting-everything supported and facilitated transferring a huge chunk of information to us while fostering a sense of intimacy, compassion, and opportunity for participants to make real connections with each other. And you and Kari were so great, so accessible and real…what a wonderful experience. I’m still glowing!  LOVED IT!!! Loved it, loved it, loved it!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2013

“I came with an open mind – I leave with a mind filled with skills to build a fuller life.” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2013

“This program was new, exciting and is a vehicle to a new life – a BIG life – one without binge eating! This concept is so simple and common sense, and does not contain any of the diet rules we’ve lived with all our lives. This will be your last non-diet!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2013

“Separating from food when it’s your best friend is painful. Knowing how to live a healthy life without food needs guidance, love, knowledge, support and a passion for making sure each person moves to other new place of growth. This ME-BE program is masterfully and lovingly created to move you through the process of saying goodbye to bingeing and hello to living!” – Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat Participant, Fall 2013

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