By participating in our 8-Week EFL course,
Healthcare Professionals can earn up to 27.5 CE/CPEs

Eat for Life: Mindful Eating for Healthcare Professionals
with Lori Schermers, RD

(No Experience Necessary)

Sign Up for Free Information Sessions:
(Free Information is considered part of the Class)
Thursday, January 10 or 17, 6:30 – 8 pm – Mindful Counseling GR

Sign Up for January Classes:

Thursdays, January 24 – March 14, 6:30 – 9 pm – Mindful Counseling GR
Includes one all day Retreat – Saturday, March 2, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm – EnergyTouch Center

Class Registration Information

Registration $550 – Early Sign Up thru January 18, $495
8-Week Classes eligible for payment plans
$137.50/mo for 4 months

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Scholarships Available

Contact 616.361.3660 for Additional Class Discounts:

Repeating the same class – $100 Off
Taking a second GRCFM class – $50 Off
Discounts cannot be combined

Sign Up for CE/CPE Credits (CE/CPE Credit Only)

To Purchase CE/CPE Credit: Up to 27.5 credit hours $95.00ISGAPA logo with blurb

Up to 27.5 CEs Approved for Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, 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.

Price includes practice CDs and a workbook.


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