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Earn up to 27.5 Continuing Education Credits for participation in EFL Classes!
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Eat for Life: Mindful Eating
Up to 27.5 CEs Approved for Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, Nurses, and Dietitians. ISG is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education credits to psychologists.  International Seminars Group maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Target Audience: 
Social Work
Marriage & Family Therapy
Registered Dietitian

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Lori Schermers, RD
Learning Level: Introductory
Course Type: Live Program, to be purchased from Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness


What is EFL?

Eat for Life (EFL) is a mindfulness-based intuitive eating program that helps people have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. It has been empirically validated to decrease binge eating while increasing body image, mindfulness, and intuitive eating.

Using mind-body practices such as meditation and yoga, learn to listen to the guidance of your body to improve health and well-being. This revolutionary 8-week educational program combines intuitive eating principles and mindfulness practice leading to the rediscovery of pleasure in food, appreciation for your body (as it is) and decreases in problematic eating behavior.

This non-diet approach to eating advocates acceptance of self and the body as the first step in making changes. Using a non-judgmental, compassionate approach, participants re-learn to use internal physical cues to guide what and when to eat.

Eat for Life Learning Objectives


  1. Summarize the 8-week Eat for Life: Mindfulness-Based Intuitive Eating Program
  2. List the three themes of the EFL course
  3. Define mindfulness and intuitive eating

Class 1

  1. Define mindfulness
  2. Practice the Body Scan Meditation in class
  3. List the BASICS of mindful eating

Class 2

  1. Describe Mind to Body and Body to Mind Communication
  2. Practice Body Loving-Kindness meditation in class
  3. Describe the Hunger and Satisfaction Scale

Class 3

  1. List participants own forbidden foods
  2. List barriers to giving yourself unconditional permission to eat whatever you want
  3. List participants own common triggers to overeat
  4. List participants own movement preferences

Class 4

  1. List 3 destructive dieting voices from the Intuitive Eating book
  2. List 3 ways of working with difficult thoughts that interfere with eating healthfully
  3. Practice mindfulness of breathing, sounds, and thoughts meditation

Class 5

  1. List advantages to emotional eating
  2. List disadvantages to emotional eating
  3. Practice a healing self-touch meditation

Class 6

  1. List 3 common barriers to becoming more physically active
  2. List 3 ways to overcome these barriers
  3. Describe Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)

Silent Retreat

  1. State 2 barriers to stopping eating when satisfied
  2. State 2 mindful practices that support stopping eating when satisfied
  3. Compare and contrast different types of food that are nutrient-rich versus foods that are nutrient poor or processed
  4. Practice Yoga
  5. Practice Forgiveness Meditation
  6. Guided Reflection Supporting Satiety and Satisfaction

Class 7

  1. Practice a Body Image activity in a dyad
  2. Practice a Forgiveness Meditation
  3. Practice mindful movement – Floor Yoga Practice

Class 8

  1. Describe the three tenets of food wisdom
  2. Describe the Slow Food Movement
  3. List two skills to practice after the class is over

Developed by Lynn Rossy PhD, author of ‘The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution’, one of Mindful Magazines top ten Mindfulness books of 2016.

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