ABOUT THE MINDFUL EATING INSTITUTE AND PETRA BEUMER
Santa Barbara's expert weight loss counselor
for lasting weight management.
Petra received her Masters degree in psychology at the University of Hamburg/Germany. She is mindful eating and 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.
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.
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. She currently facilitates "Mindful Wednesday" sessions for the employees of Santa Barbara County.
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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...
"I have known Petra since she was a health educator in a weight reduction program I attended. I lost the weight and have been able to maintain the loss. I continued to attend meetings over the years because I felt I needed the accountability and structure. Something was missing but, at the time, I couldn’t identify what it was. Then Petra joined the staff and introduced the concept of mindful eating. It took time for me to incorporate the idea into what I already knew about nutrition, counting calories, and exercising, but, once I did, I was able to move on and now I eat with the intention of caring for myself and I eat for optimal satisfaction and satiety. I thank Petra for making this possible."
Jean, weight loss client, Santa Barbara.