Mindful Eating – Conscious Living

5-Day Intensive Experiential Program

“Mindful eating replaces self-criticism with self-nurturing. It replaces shame with respect for your own inner wisdom.” – Jan Chozen Bays

Mindful Eating-Conscious Living is a 5-day intensive experiential program that offers participants an opportunity to explore the intersection of mindfulness, eating and their relationship to food.

Participants will journey together in this 5-day retreat to mindfully explore how their thoughts, emotions and physical sensations impact how they relate to food and their body in skillful and unskillful ways. The training emphasizes meditation practices and eating awareness exercises, so that participants will be able to pass the benefit of these exercises on to clients and patients in a variety of settings.

This intensive training is designed for clinicians in mental health or healthcare fields and clinicians-in-training in these fields, therapists and counselors. It will support and enhance your meditation practice in a retreat setting while embracing self-care and compassion in order to see clearly the connection of body, mind and heart.


Jan Chozen Bays, MD
Zen Teacher
Author of “Mindful Eating”



Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW
Senior ME-CL & MBSR Trainer
Certified MBSR Teacher


April 30th – May 5th, 2019
Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy Mayger Road
Clatskanie, OR 97016

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Hope to meet you in Oregon in April 2019!

Please visit our website for more information about the April 2019 ME-CL1 training.

Two $250 scholarships are available for those with demonstrated financial need