805-722-7400

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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EMOTIONAL EATING SUPPORT GROUP

Learn to practice good self-care and not use food as a mood regulator.

Meetings are every Monday 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Family Therapy Institute

111 E. Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 

"LUNCH & LEARN"

I am available for corporate wellness lectures on the topic of obesity prevention and treatment. 
The lecture “When Diets Fail - Incorporating Mindful Eating Strategies” can be offered in a Lunch & Learn format.
To inquire about the program or to schedule a presentation, please call (805) 722-7400.

ABOUT PETRA

Petra Beumer received her Masters degree in psychology at the University of Hamburg/Germany. She is a weight loss and 'mindful eating' expert with over two decades in counseling and health promotion experience. Her passion is to help her clients be at peace with food and their body, and to practice good emotional self care.
She has given talks for the American Heart Association on the topic of stress and eating and  is a regular guest speaker at Santa Barbara's Cottage Hospital. Petra also shared her wisdom and expertise in her role as Self-Care Specialist at the luxurious Golden Door Resort & Spa.

FREE YOURSELF FROM EMOTIONAL EATING

Spend less time on food and more time on living and loving.

THE PROGRAM

... and more about Petra

Mindful Eating Institute (“MEI”) is a weight loss and weight management coaching and counseling service that helps clients develop a healthy relationship with food. It was founded in January 2017 and is located in Santa Barbara, California. MEI, through its founder, Petra Beumer,  developed  a non-dieting approach to overeating and obesity. The comprehensive treatment program provides customized strategies, which produce long-term weight management results.

MEI's mission is threefold:  teach clients how to achieve their goals, guide them toward a new

and maintainable lifestyle, and ultimately enjoy peace with food

and their body.

Company owner Petra Beumer received her Masters Degree in psychology at the University of Hamburg/Germany. Since 1988 she has been practicing as a psychotherapist and health coach, assisting thousands of clients in making positive lifestyle changes. She taught weight loss classes for over four years at the Sansum Clinic and has given several talks at Cottage Hospital on emotional eating, both to patients as well as staff.  As a lifestyle consultant, she developed and taught a Work/Life Balance workshop at the prestigious California Health & Longevity Institute and consulted as a health educator at a well-respected Santa Barbara health center.  Petra’s specialty areas are Weight Loss and Emotional Eating, and in her work she combines cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness strategies.

At MEI, we explore the triggers that lead to emotional eating and develop the tools, strategies and rituals for establishing a healthy relationship with food.  Clients gain an understanding of how to free themselves from this cycle and how to transform mind (and body) along the way. Our program represents a comprehensive, in-depth non-dieting approach which produces lifelong results.

LET ME HELP YOU BE AT PEACE WITH FOOD

I will give you the tools to establish a peaceful, relaxed relationship with food and teach you to nurture yourself in healthy ways.

NEVER DIET AGAIN!

Diets don't work long-term and create frustration and hopelessness. Are you the typical yo-yo dieter who has been using food as a mood regulator? You are not alone. By working with me you will learn to be in tune with your body and differentiate between physical and emotional hunger. The goal is to nurture and soothe yourself in healthy ways.

QUICK FIXES DON'T LAST.

End the familiar pattern of worrying about calories and dieting! Understand the true need for comfort and relief. Receive tools for practicing good emotional self-care and incorporate new healthy rituals in your everyday life!

AVAILABILITY

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
 

CONTACT

I look forward to hearing from you!
Please contact me for your free assessment and consultation, during which I will give you a thorough introduction to the program.

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