Ronna Kabatznick

Ronna Kabatznick, PhD, is a former Board Member  of The Center for Mindful Eating.

She is the author of The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems and Who By Water: Reflections of a Tsunami Psychologist. She is the former psychologist to Weight Watchers International where she developed their behavior weight management program.

She is a social psychologist who has been practicing meditation since 1985. She spent nearly two years on a Vipassana meditation retreat under the guidance of two of Thailand’s greatest Forest Masters. She is the author of “The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems” and a board member of The Center for Mindful Eating, a web-based organization designed to help educate professionals about Mindful Eating. Currently, she is an assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at UCSF. Her Berkeley-based private practice focuses on helping people with depression, weight and relationship issues.

She is currently in private practice in Berkeley, CA and can be reached at

Ronna Kabatznick’s Mindfulness Meditations

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