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Petra Beumer

Santa Barbara's expert weight loss and emotional eating counselor.


Petra received her master's degree in behavioral psychology at the University of Hamburg/Germany. She is a mindful eating and emotional self-care 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 been successfully practicing as a counselor and health educator, assisting thousands of clients in making positive lifestyle changes. Petra taught weight loss classes for over four years at a local clinic and has given several talks on weight regulation and emotional eating, both to hospitals as well as corporations.


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 management, emotional eating and self-care. In her work she combines cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness and self-compassion practices. She enjoys assisting her clients remotely via Zoom, or in-person in Santa Barbara.


She has given several talks for the American Heart Association on the topic of Stress and Emotional 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, and facilitated Mindful Wednesday sessions for the employees of Santa Barbara County.

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Get Petra's Book:


The Mindful Eating and Self-Care Workbook is designed to help overcome emotional eating patterns. By using it for 30 days you will discover which emotions cause you to eat when you are not hungry. Learn more...


"From the beginning I felt that Petra tailored the treatment based on my goals and needs. I felt supported throughout this period and encouraged to work on myself with the emotional tools that Petra showed me I already had right in front of me. Her compassion and care gave me the courage to open up completely, which helped with the outcome of my treatment. I would HIGHLY recommend the Mindful Eating Institute to anyone, person or business, as I know it will trully change their life, as it has mine."


- Marcia, Client

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