Self Compassion Teen Group
Sep
3
to Oct 22

Self Compassion Teen Group

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Adolescence is a time when we often struggle with self acceptance and feel alone with our struggles. By learning to bring compassion to ourselves with the realization that we aren’t so different from everyone and that everyone struggles at times, we can bear whatever challenges come our way.

This 8 week therapy group can benefit teens who struggle with self criticism, perfectionism, insecurity, self doubt, dissatisfaction with life, anxiety and depression. Drawing on mindfulness and self compassion practices, this group will offer teens an opportunity to support each other while learning and practicing skills together.

The cost per session is $50. Some insurance plans accepted. Health Savings Account cards are also accepted.

Click the button below to begin registration or ask a question to learn more. Then, click on the Intake Form button to complete the forms and return via email or fax.

This group is led by Amy Balentine, licensed clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher.

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A Friend in Me
Sep
17
to Nov 12

A Friend in Me

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This 8 week formal mindfulness program is designed to develop self-compassion, empathy, and resilience in children ages 7-11. The program is a fun and engaging way for children to develop important social-emotional skills to better handle the daily challenges and stress that come with being a kid. Brief videos, games, art, mindful movement, and mindfulness meditation practices are all built into the weekly classes. This program can benefit any child, but especially those who struggle with self-acceptance, connection with others, feelings of overwhelm, and low frustration tolerance.

There is a free parent and child orientation on Tuesday, Sept 10 at 6:30 pm. This orientation time is a change in the schedule.

The class will be led by Amy Balentine, psychologist and mindfulness meditation teacher.

The cost is $295, with $95 due by the first day of class. Some Health Savings Accounts may be used to cover the cost.  Insurance may be used if there is a mental health diagnosis. Some plans accepted.

To begin registration, click on the button below and sign up. Registration is not complete until intake forms and a phone interview with Amy Balentine has been completed. You will be contacted via email once you sign up.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes
Oct
8
to Dec 10

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes

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This 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course offers a highly effective approach to reducing the negative impact of stress on our health, relationships, and peace of mind, while increasing our capacity to handle daily challenges with confidence and ease. Mindfulness meditation techniques are taught and practiced in a supportive class environment. This program has been taught and researched for over 35 years in top medical centers. It has been found to provide benefit for a number of stress-related issues, notably chronic pain, several health conditions, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Orientation begins  Tuesday, October 8 and classes beginning October 15 will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm on Tuesdays. In addition, an all-day retreat on Saturday, December 7 will be held from 9:30 am  to 4 pm.

Participants must commit to the entire 8-week program. Practice outside of class is an important part of the program's effectiveness. The cost is $300 by the first day of class. Payment plans are available. Some insurance companies now cover the cost of the class. Health Savings Accounts can also be used to pay for the class. Check with your insurance plan. Mental Health professionals qualify for a $100 discount.

If you would like to learn more, call Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 or email her at amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com

Once you have registered, then click the second link above to access the intake forms. After completing the forms, they can be scanned and emailed to amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com or faxed to 901-537-2901. Once you have signed up for the class and turned in the required forms, you will be contacted by Amy Balentine to confirm your registration.

Amy Balentine is an MBSR qualified teacher who completed her training through UCSD Center for Mindfulness.


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Balance, Breathe, Bliss
Oct
21
to Nov 25

Balance, Breathe, Bliss

Balance, Breathe, Bliss session runs 6 weeks and is progressive, building on strength, flexibility and balance week-to-week. All levels of experience are welcome. We will focus on precise postural alignment and learn how to listen non-judgmentally to our bodies. Each class will conclude with a ten minute mindful, breath awareness meditation. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothing that allows the instructor to see your feet, knees and posture.

DATES: October 21, 28, November 4. 11, 18, and 25 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm

$90 for full session / $20 drop in

For Information contact Karla Ingram at (901) 233-9955 or yogi@blockandbolster.com

If you’ve never had a session with Karla, try one session FREE before committing to the cost of the $90 series.

Also, bring a friend and receive 10% off your purchase.

Information on the instructor Karla Ingram:

“At the age of 51, in January of 2012 I took my first Iyengar yoga class with Lou Hoyt, owner of Eastern Sun Yoga in Memphis, Tennessee. Lou helped me fall in love with the beauty, art and science of the Iyengar yoga method and she is mentoring me toward a certification later this year. To date I have accumulated over 100 hours of training toward that goal.

In 2013 I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis and also discovered that two of my lumbar disks were fused together with my sacrum. The constant pain had me living on pills and heating pads. Long car rides were out of the question. Doctors suggested a frightening surgery that might not even get rid of all the pain. I am proud to say that it has been years since I took a pain pill, long car rides don't bother me at all and I can now do a five minute headstand! All thanks to Iyengar Yoga.

It is my sincerest hope that I can pass along to my students the health benefits of a peaceful mind and fit body through the moving meditation of yoga.”

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Mindful Self Compassion Retreat
Dec
6
to Dec 7

Mindful Self Compassion Retreat

Spend time in a relaxing retreat setting at Natchez Trace State Park learning to bring compassion to yourself. You will be instructed in the practice of mindful self compassion meditation and guided in meditation, yoga, and forest bathing. For mental health professionals, this is an opportunity to learn the practices not only for themselves but also to understand their value for clients.

Come for just the all day retreat on Saturday or attend the entire weekend retreat. Registration begins Friday, December 6 at 6:30. The program begins and 7 pm and ends at 9 pm. Registration opens again on Saturday at 9 am. The program continues at 9:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday as well as snacks and are included in the cost of the retreat. If staying for the entire retreat, you will need to reserve your own lodging. There is an inn on the grounds of Natchez Trace State Park. A double occupancy room costs $107.87 with tax. Rooms for those attending the retreat are being held at the inn until October 24. After that time, the rooms will be available on a first come, first serve basis. You are welcome to arrange for camping instead or to reserve a hotel room off the grounds.

If you are arriving on Friday, you will need to arrange your dinner beforehand. There is a restaurant (The Western Spur) on the grounds of the park that will be open until 8 pm and there are other restaurants in the area.

Pin Oak Lodge (the inn at Natchez Trace State Park) can be contacted at 731-968-8176.

10% off for mental health professionals. 8 CE credits available for the entire weekend and 6 CE credits if only attending on Saturday.

The cost of the weekend retreat including meals is $110. The cost for Saturday only is $90.

The retreat will be led by Amy Balentine and yoga will be taught by Karla Ingram, an Iyengar yoga instructor.

Amy is a psychologist and mindfulness mindfulness teacher. She is a qualified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and has trained at the Center for Mindfulness at University of California, San Diego. She provides classes and retreats for children, teens, and adults on mindfulness and mindful self-compassion in addition to group and individual therapy.

Karla Ingram of Block and Bolster has been practicing Iyengar yoga with Lou Hoyt at Eastern Sun since 2012 and is expecting to obtain her Iyengar certification at the end of this year. She is currently teaching the yoga series Balance, Breathe, Bliss at Memphis Center for Mindful Living, LLC.

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Lunchtime meditations at the Dixon
Sep
6
to Sep 13

Lunchtime meditations at the Dixon

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Join Amy Balentine for 30 minute meditations each Friday at the Dixon from 12 to 12:30 pm. You can also enjoy the gallery and gardens as well as lunch at the food trucks. The meditation is included in the price of admission. When weather allows meditation outside in the gardens, there is no admission charged.

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Saying Yes to What Matters: An All Day Retreat
May
25
8:30 AM08:30

Saying Yes to What Matters: An All Day Retreat

This all day retreat at nearby Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park will allow you reconnect with yourself and your deepest values in a peaceful forest setting. You will practice gentle yoga, meditate, take relaxing walks in the forest and savor your surroundings, and learn more about how to listen and be guided by your deepest values. A light breakfast and lunch is included in the retreat fee of $85.

Bring a yoga mat and meditation cushion. There will be extra on hand for those who don’t have their own mats and cushions. Be prepared to walk outside if the weather permits.

Ride sharing is available. A certificate of attendance for 6.5 contact hours will be given.

Retreat Schedule

8:30 check in, tea/coffee/water & fruit/mini muffins

9:00 orientation, pebble drop meditation

9:15-10:30 yoga led by Karla Ingram from Block and Bolster

10:30-11:10 Connecting to Our Values lesson with journaling exercise

11:10-11:40 guided breath meditation

11:40-12 mindful eating preparation

12-1 lunch (silent 20 minutes)

1-2:30 forest bathing

2:30-3 Saying Yes to What Matters lesson

3-3:30 guided breath meditation

3:30-4 Sharing Circle

4:00 Preparation for ending retreat and closing meditation

Any one who attends and refers another person who attends the retreat will be given a $20 Amazon gift card as a thank you.

20% off for educators and mental health professionals.

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21 Day Mindfulness Challenge
Jan
11
to Feb 3

21 Day Mindfulness Challenge

From Friday, January 11 to Thursday, January 31, the 21 day mindfulness challenge will be underway. Each day participants will be asked to meditate for 15 minutes. Each Sunday a Weekly Mindful challenge will be issued as well.

Ways to earn entries into the drawing for the $20 Amazon gift card:

  • 15 minutes of daily meditation

  • Complete the Weekly Mindful challenge. This is using mindfulness in daily life, like mindfully drinking coffee. It’s a good way to get your children or teens involved.

  • Get a family member or friend to do the challenge with you one day. Amy will give tips for making the Weekly Mindful challenge fun for kids.

  • Give us permission for your email to be added to our newsletter. And if you are already subscribed to the newsletter, we’ll give you an entry as a way of saying thanks.

  • Like and Follow us on Facebook. If you’ve already done that, you’ve earned an entry.

You can meditate on your own or use the guided meditations Amy will share the day before. You just need to report in each day when you do the challenge. Go the Facebook Page for Memphis Center for Mindful Living to see the challenge each day. That’s where you will post “Did It” when you complete your meditation each day.

https://www.facebook.com/MemphisCenterforMindfulLiving/

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New Year's Day Retreat
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

New Year's Day Retreat

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Live with intention in 2019 by attending this half day retreat on New Year's Day. The retreat will include mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, mindful walking and mindful eating. Lunch is included in the $35 cost. Reserve your spot by 12/30/18.

Follow this link to reserve your spot:

If you have any questions or difficulties with signing up, please contact Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 or amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class
Sep
17
to Nov 19

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class

This 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course offers a highly effective approach to reducing the negative impact of stress on our health, relationships, and peace of mind, while increasing our capacity to handle daily challenges with confidence and ease. Mindfulness meditation techniques are taught and practiced in a supportive class environment. This program has been taught and researched for over 35 years in top medical centers. It has been found to provide benefit for a number of stress-related issues, notably chronic pain, several health conditions, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Orientation begins  Monday, September 17 and classes beginning September 24 will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on Mondays. In addition, an all-day retreat on Saturday, November 10 will be held from 9:30 am  to 4 pm.

Participants must commit to the entire 8-week program. Practice outside of class is an important part of the program's effectiveness. The cost is $300 by the first day of class. Payment plans are available.  

Call Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 if interested or email her at amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com.

Amy Balentine has a Provisional Certificate of Qualification in MBSR.

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children with Anxiety
Jun
4
to Jul 30

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children with Anxiety

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This 8-week anxiety reduction group for children in the 4th-6th grades runs June 4 through July 30 on Mondays from 3:30-5. Caregiver orientation is Wednesday, May 30 from 4-5 pm. The group will not meet the week of July 4th.

Children with all types of anxiety disorders can benefit from this integrative therapy which teaches them to respond more skillfully to their anxiety. If you know a child who might benefit from the group, please contact Amy Balentine at 537-2900 or amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com.

Some insurance plans accepted

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes
Apr
30
to Jun 25

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes

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This 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course offers a highly effective approach to reducing the negative impact of stress on our health, relationships, and peace of mind, while increasing our capacity to handle daily challenges with confidence and ease. Mindfulness meditation techniques are taught and practiced in a supportive class environment. This program has been taught and researched for over 35 years in top medical centers. It has been found to provide benefit for a number of stress-related issues, notably chronic pain, several health conditions, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Orientation begins  Monday, April 30 and classes beginning May 7 will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on Mondays. In addition, an all-day retreat on Saturday, June 16 will be held from 2:30pm to 8pm. 

Participants must commit to the entire 8-week program. Practice outside of class is an important part of the program's effectiveness. The cost is $270 by the first day of class. Payment plans are available.  

Call Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 if interested or email her at amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com. The last day to call and register is Friday, May 4.

Amy Balentine has a Provisional Certificate of Qualification in MBSR.  

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children
Jan
23
to Apr 24

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children

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This 12-week anxiety reduction group for children in the 4th-6th grades runs January 23-April 24 (Tuesdays from 4-5pm)

Children with all types of anxiety disorders can benefit from this integrative therapy which teaches them to respond more skillfully to their anxiety. If you know a child who might benefit from the group, please contact Amy Balentine at 537-2900 or amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com.

Some insurance plans accepted

 

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes
Jan
9
to Mar 6

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes

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This 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course offers a highly effective approach to reducing the negative impact of stress on our health, relationships, and peace of mind, while increasing our capacity to handle daily challenges with confidence and ease. Mindfulness meditation techniques are taught and practiced in a supportive class environment. This program has been taught and researched for over 35 years in top medical centers. It has been found to provide benefit for a number of stress-related issues, notably chronic pain, several health conditions, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Orientation begins Tuesday, January 9 and classes beginning January 16 will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays. In addition, an all-day retreat on Saturday, February 24 will be held from 2pm to 8pm. 

Participants must commit to the entire 8-week program. Practice outside of class is an important part of the program's effectiveness. The cost is $240 by the first day of class. Payment plans are available.  

Call Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 if interested or email her at amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com. The last day to call and register is Friday, January 5.

Amy Balentine has a Provisional Certificate of Qualification in MBSR.  

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New Year's Day Retreat
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

New Year's Day Retreat

Live with intention in 2018 by attending this half day retreat on New Year's Day. The retreat will include mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, metta meditation, journaling, mindful eating, and mindful sharing. Lunch is included in the cost. Reserve your spot by 12/30/17.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes
Oct
24
to Dec 12

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes

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This 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course offers a highly effective approach to reducing the negative impact of stress on our health, relationships, and peace of mind, while increasing our capacity to handle daily challenges with confidence and ease. Mindfulness meditation techniques are taught and practiced in a supportive class environment. This program has been taught and researched for over 35 years in top medical centers. It has been found to provide benefit for a number of stress-related issues, notably chronic pain, several health conditions, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Classes begin Tuesday, October 24 and will be held from 5-7 pm on Tuesdays (note that the Tuesday, October 31 class will be moved to Wednesday, Nov 1). In addition, an all-day retreat on Saturday, Dec 2 will be held from 9am-3:30pm. 

Participants must commit to the entire 8-week program. Practice outside of class is an important part of the program's effectiveness. The cost is $240 by the first day of class for the 8 weeks of classes, plus day long retreat or $40 per class, if paying session-to-session. 

Call Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 if interested. A short phone interview/orientation is required prior to participation. The last day to call and register is Friday, October 20.

Amy Balentine has a Provisional Certificate of Qualification in MBSR.  

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