Newest book: Diabetes Counseling and Education Activities: Helping clients without harping on weight

How can health professionals teach diabetes education without getting sucked into the restrictive-eating, appearance-based, weight-loss trap? Diabetes Counseling and Education Activities: Helping clients without harping on weight, is the culmination of 20 years of teaching experience by a Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian, and Mindful Eating pioneer.

Motivational Interviewing is the counseling method used throughout this manual to demonstrate how to teach diabetes care by presenting 14 different activities. To make this manual easy to use, each of activity is organized in a similar way, providing you with why, when, and how to introduce the activity in the counseling session. The learning objective and detailed counseling dialog help you shift to goal-planning and documenting the visit.

Mindful Eating Made Easy - The Core Concepts of Mindful Eating: Professional Edition

  • Megrette Fletcher, in writing Core Concepts of Mindful Eating, has pointed us toward a different relationship with issues that are, for many of us, as enduring as they are painful. The idea that we can create a health promoting, enjoyable, balanced relationship with the food we eat without demeaning, criticizing, or feeling disgust toward, ourselves is hard to grasp. Yet in Core Concepts of Mindful Eating Megrette describes an array of techniques and perspectives that could, if embraced, lead to just such a change. She doesn’t offer quick or easy answers, but does propose a way of considering the questions involved with establishing a positive relationship with our nutrition that can provide immediate sense of relief and excitement about the possibilities.

    John E. Brelsford PhD, LMHC
  • Experiential, compassionate, and graceful are words to describe the mindful eating concepts and powerful integration of attentive skills within this magnificent book. I embrace this phenomenal first of its kind professional edition and congratulate Megrette on bringing mindfulness to an everyday activity such as eating, the most enduring relationship one will ever have.

    Sondra Gudmundson, MS, RD, LD, CDE
  • Core Concepts of Mindful Eating is like a beacon of light shining clarity on mindful eating skills and concepts. There is no more skillful or passionate a guide to examine this territory than Megrette Fletcher, who skillfully integrates research, powerful patient stories, key mindful eating principles practices, and in-depth counseling activities. For professionals, this caring and compassionate book will engage patients in mindful eating, as well as offer much-needed hope and healing. Highly recommended!

    Donald Altman, LPC
    Best-selling author, The Mindfulness Toolbox, Clearing Emotional Clutter, and One-Minute Mindfulness
  • In a time when eating and weight struggles seem epidemic, Megrette Fletcher offers an in-depth guide for professionals who want to support their clients in finding a sustainable path to well-being through mindful eating. No matter whether you’re new to mindful eating or a long-time proponent, this book is a valuable read.

    Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD
    President & Co-Owner, Green Mountain at Fox Run
  • An ambitious book from a master teacher of mindful eating chock-full of valuable resources and exercises. What makes this book invaluable is Megrette’s open-ended invitation to cultivate a non-judgmental attitude both toward clients and toward oneself.

    Jean Fain
    Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist and author of “The Self-Compassion Diet."
  • In today’s crazy “dieting” world, mindfulness is needed more than ever before. This book is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to change their relationship with food and their body using their own inner wisdom. Megrette asks thoughtful questions for you to learn all about your personal needs, thoughts, and behaviors. This book will help create lasting positive change in all aspects of your life.

    Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD
    Owner of Eat With Knowledge and the author of the book series Pursuing Private Practice
  • This is a phenomenal book that will provide extremely useful information for the dietetics profession. It is thorough and so well-thought out.

    Angelina Maia, PhD, RD
    Motivational Interviewing trainer

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Mindful Eating Made Easy

There is always more to every situation and if you are starting to be curious about navigating your client’s thoughts and reactions without creating resistance, shame, blame, and frustration – great! These compassionate desires are faced by many healthcare professionals and this is where Mindful Eating can help. The Core Concepts in Mindful Eating is a comprehensive overview of mindful eating using counseling tools and techniques from Motivational Interviewing. Mindful Eating not only provides an alternative to restrictive eating and appearance based programs, but it can also dust off and enhance your counseling skills.

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