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ABOUT THE MINDFUL EATING INSTITUTE AND PETRA BEUMER

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Petra Beumer

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

 

Petra received her master's degree in clinical psychology at 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 designed and facilitated Work-Life Balance workshops 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 Eating" and has presented several times at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital's Psychiatric Grand Rounds. Petra shared her wisdom and expertise in her role as Self-Care & Mindfulness Specialist at the luxurious Golden Door Resort & Spa and the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, and facilitated Mindful Wednesday sessions for the employees of Santa Barbara County.

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Get Petra's Workbook:

 

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...

"Petra has a unique gift. She combines great gentleness with a commitment to her client's healing. Her wealth of knowledge reassures my (always testing!) mind, and I'm learning new ways of being with what--for me--was an untenable and destructive relationship with food.

Her holistic approach gives me great optimism for a new way of being--with food, and with myself."

- Christine, Client

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