Upcoming events at the Center for Mediation & Balanced Living
April 18, 2015 Grand Opening with Plum Yoga & Shop 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- 9:30 a.m. – FREE 90-minute Vinyasa Yoga with Christie in the yoga studio
- 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. – “What Exactly is Mediation?” talk by Annmarie
- Introductions and talks by the Center’s varied practitioners, therapists, coaches, healers and providers throughout the afternoon;
- PLUS: discounted retail, complimentary massages and energy sessions throughout the day!
Connect with us on Facebook and RSVP for the event here. We’d love to meet you!
May 2, 2015 Bouncing Back 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Lisa Bien
Book talk and signing with Lisa Bien, published author and motivational speaker. Join us for a dynamic talk given by Lisa and a book signing as she releases her book, “Divorce Happens: Bounce Back!”. Read more about Lisa and her book offerings here. The talk is FREE and Lisa’s books will be available for sale.
Sunday afternoons (May 17, 31, June 7, 14, 21) 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Parenting in Two Households: Creating a Parenting Plan series with Sarah Mello, LAC, NCC
Parenting is hard enough in a family where two parents love and respect each other… It can be nearly impossible when there is no respect and it’s difficult to even like each other. This series will teach you proven communication techniques that help you deal with a difficult co-parent or a difficult situation. We will look at common problems in co-parenting and skills for managing your emotions so you can communicate effectively and efficiently, without losing your sanity. Sarah Mello is a licensed therapist specializing in children and family issues. She has over 25 years experience in child development and parent/teacher education. She is also a divorced parent of a middle school boy, whom she loves to the moon and back. First session on 5/17 is free; thereafter, $75/person for the series
Monday evenings (May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15) 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Wellness Makeover series with Alene Brennan, RYT, Health Coach and Yoga Instructor
Week 1: Rise and Shine Are you looking to make a change in your life – lose weight, stress less, and feel more engaged with life? You’re ready for a change; in fact you’ve been ready for change for a long time now, you just don’t know how to fit it into your crazy schedule. Learn the tips and tricks to set you up for success. Rise and shine, beautiful, this is your fresh start! Let’s make willpower irrelevant and set you up for success toward your optimal health and fulfilled life. You’re about to experience a full life makeover!
Week 2: Deconstruct Your Cravings Have cravings been sabotaging your health goals? Cravings are a signal from our body, the trick is to interpret what it’s asking for. We’ll uncover the most common causes of cravings, tricks to bypass them and learn the best ways to get the to root of it so they disappear for good.
Week 3: Seasonal Eating: Spring into Health As the seasons change, nature provides us with fresh vibrant foods to nourish our body. Eating in sync with this harvest creates a natural detox and an environment for optimal health. Reconnect with the food nature intended us to eat and feel the difference in your body. Learn more about the food of this Spring season and receive easy-to-prepare recipes. You’ll even learn tips to increase your confidence in the kitchen.
Week 4: Kitchen Makeover Did you know that where you store food in your kitchen has a huge impact on how much you’ll eat? It’s true! Let’s set up your kitchen for success. We’ll identify which foods in your pantry and fridge could be getting in the way of reaching your goals. We’ll also identify healthy, convenient and tasty foods you may be missing out on. By the end of this session, you’ll know just the foods to stock in your kitchen that will send you on the road to success and high-energy living.
Week 5: Virtual Grocery Store Tour The typical grocery store carries 45,000 different items, many of which are tattooed with promising and enticing claims. So which ones are legit? What about all the new terms that have cropped up – conventional, natural, organic, cage-free, free-range and grass-fed? How can you decide which ones to buy without draining your bank account? Let’s go on a virtual grocery food store to take a closer look at the items on the shelves. This tour will enable you to make the wisest food choices for your taste buds, your lifestyle, and your budget.
Week 6: Kitchen Pharmacy The very cures to your aches, pains, and even beauty dilemmas could be as close as your kitchen pantry. Countless remedies have been passed down from generation to generation, all in an effort to feel better… and they did just that. Let’s keep nature’s wisdom alive as you learn these oldie but goodie remedies! $250/person for the series
Wednesday evenings (May 6, 13, 20, 27) 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Creating Your Authentic Life with Danielle Burnham, LPC, RYT
Through the use of artistic and verbal expression, this workshop will encourage individuals to identify and explore ways in which they can create and support living a healthy, balanced, authentic life. $100/person for the series
Thursday evenings (May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25) 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM From Conflict to Consciousness: Communication With the Intent to Relate Rather Than Control series with Ashley King, M.S.Ed., Ed.M.
Whether we realize it or not, the truth is that we often communicate with the intent to control rather than to relate. Control-oriented communication is geared toward ensuring a particular outcome. That ties our hands and prevents us from actually being present with the other person. When we truly relate, we value what is over what should or could be. In order to experience true connection with another, we must be able to enter into a realm of uncertainty together. For many of us, this is highly uncomfortable territory.
This 6-week series is an invitation to begin moving out of conflict and into consciousness. When we learn how to stop being “right,” we can actually start to become Real. This kind of consciousness begets greater authenticity, presence, and kindness. It also creates an opportunity to participate in life and relationships instead of trying to control them. This course is open to anyone interested in learning to communicate more authentically. It is especially recommended for couples and/or co-parents who seek more freedom and efficacy in their relational experience. Additionally, couples who are in a process of “consciously uncoupling” or mindful separation could greatly benefit from this series. $240/person; $420/couple (or “uncouple” or co-parent duo) For information, please visit www.ashleykingtherapy.com