Facilitator Training: Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops for Bariatric Surgery
The Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops for Bariatric Surgery help prevent, identify, and resolve the mindless habits and emotional eating issues that lead to problems after bariatric surgery. Based on the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program, these workshops cover four key areas:
- Think—Mindful decision making using the Mindful Eating Cycle. Participants learn strategies and skills for staying in charge.
- Nourish—Clear up nutrition confusion and explain special considerations after bariatric surgery without a list of restrictive rules to follow.
- Live—The main purpose of eating is to fuel living. Increase activity and metabolism to improve health and live a fulfilling life.
- Adjust—How to adjust to life after bariatric surgery
Mindful Eating Workshop Facilitator Training
"The Facilitator Training for the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops for Bariatric Surgery will prepare you to help this clientele in a thorough way. It addresses the subject matter from many perspectives: it satisfied my curiosity about the physiological aspects of the most common bariatric surgeries, the post-surgical nutritional components, and was very thoughtful and 'right on' about the psychological issues that bariatric surgery patients have to face."
–-Cheryl Wasserman, MA, MS, LPC, NCC
Licensed Am I Hungry? Facilitators who work with bariatric surgery patients can participate in additional training to offer Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops for Bariatric Surgery.
- Eight hour additional hours of training by Michelle May, M.D. and Margaret Furtado, M.S., R.D.
- Training in online so you can do it on your schedule
- Training includes recorded webinars, Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program for Bariatric Surgery Workbook, PPts, Facilitator Training Guide supplement, and updates
- Continuing Education Credits available*
- Download the Facilitator Training for Bariatric Surgery information packet for additional information
- Am I Hungry? Facilitators: You'll find the link to register in the Faciltiator Online Catalog
- If you have not yet started Am I Hungry? Facilitator Training, you'll save $100 when you register for Am I Hungry? Facilitator Training and Bariatric Surgery Workshop training together. Send an email to Training@AmIHungry.com for the link.
If you are interested in this training or in making these workshops available at your bariatric center, please download the Facilitator Training for Bariatric Surgery information packet for additional information and/or contact us at 480 704-7811 or Training@AmIHungry.com.
*Continuing Education Credit Information:
- Am I Hungry? is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Am I Hungry? maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is 8 CECs.
- Dietitians may submit this training for CPEUs using the following codes: 8130 Sensory perception and evaluation of foods and ingredients; 6000 Education, Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills.
- Wellcoaches has approved this activity for continuing education credits.
- This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Arizona Nurses’ Association, an
accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 8 contact hours.
- Instructor Michelle May, M.D., F.A.A.F.P. as owner of Am I Hungry?, P.L.L.C., has a financial relationship with this activity. There is no provision of commercial support for this program and there is no discussion of off-label usage of products during this activity.
About the Instructors
Michelle May, M.D. - Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yoyo dieter and the founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Workshops and Facilitator Training Program (www.AmIHungry.com). She is the award-winning author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle that guides readers to eat fearlessly and mindfully. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat received seven publishing awards including best book in the categories of health, best self-help, best nutrition, and mind-body-spirit and was named one of the Top 10 Diet Books in 2010 by Time.com (though Michelle insists that it is a how-not-to-diet book!). She is also the author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes.
Margaret Furtado, M.S., R.D. - Margaret has specialized in bariatric surgery at bariatric surgery centers of excellence for over a decade, including Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and The Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery. She is currently a Bariatric Nutrition Specialist at The University of Maryland Medical Center, in Baltimore, Maryland. Margaret has co-authored 3 patient-centered books on bariatric surgery and nutrition, including her newly-revised Recipes for Life After Weight Loss Surgery and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery. She was one of the authors of the 2008 bariatric nutrition guidelines published by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Margaret speaks internationally on bariatric surgery and nutrition.