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Mindful Eating: Transforming Your Relationship With Food

In this eight-session course focused on incorporating mindfulness practices, you will learn to bring close attention to your mind, body, behaviors and patterns related to eating. The group support and skills offered in this program can provide a way to transform your relationship with food and improve your health and well-being.

Each participant will receive a copy of The Mindful Diet.

During this course you will explore themes such as:

  • Developing a personal mindfulness practice
  • Becoming aware of body signals regarding food
  • Experiencing guided practices in mindful eating
  • Bringing awareness to emotional states and dealing with them in healthy ways
  • Exploring non-hunger eating, urges, and cravings
  • Learning healthy responses to food triggers
  • Clarifying values and setting effective goals
  • Recovering from setbacks and creating strategies for continued success

Upcoming dates and deadlines

Registration is now open!
Early Registration Deadline: December 9, 2023

  • Virtual (Zoom) – Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27, 2024; 12:00 – 2:00 PM EDT
  • In-Person (Duke Integrative Medicine)  – Wednesdays, January 10 – March 6, 2024; 5:30 – 7:30 PM EDT*
    *Please note there will not be class on Valentine’s Day, February 14th



J. Kosey
Julie Kosey is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher and Master Certified Coach who also holds National Board Certification in Health and Wellness Coaching. She has offered coaching and teaching through Duke Integrative Medicine/Health & Well-Being since 2004.   She began teaching mindful eating in 1996 and has helped program participants from community, corporate and research sectors tap into their innate wisdom and transform their relationship with food.


Christine Tenekjian
Christine Tenekjian is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Health and Well-Being Coach.  She practices and has received training in Intuitive Eating and completes certificate of training in Mindful Eating in December 2023. She works as a Dietitian and Health Coach for Duke Health and Well-Being.

Accommodations Statement

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access should contact us in advance of the program.

Continuing Education Credits Available

NBHWC - Approved CE - Seal_3 (3)The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC): This course is an NBHWC-Approved Continuing Education course. Those who successfully complete all the course modules and requirements will earn a Certificate of Completion and National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) Continuing Education Credits. The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching designates this course for 16 credit hours.
In order to obtain credit hours, attendees must attend 7/8 weekly classes plus complete the evaluation.

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