You Deserve Support

Facing difficult situations alone is isolating and fear-inducing. Together, we can support one another as we grapple with the challenges. These groups are limited in size to keep the connection strong and allow time for personal processing, reflection and sharing. See which group best serves your needs.

A Shared Journey

You are not alone! Others going through a similar process can share their challenges and successes. Together we create a supportive container for you to explore how best to respond to your life situation.  While this is not a therapy group, Lisa is also an experienced therapist. She is adept at hosting difficult conversations with openness, curiosity and compassion. We will use the circle format to develop an inclusive, respectful container, which establishes connection, boundaries and emotional safety.

Groups:

1) Connect to Overcome: Online Interactive Support Group

Combat the loneliness and stress of living with chronic pain/illness by connecting with others

This is a closed 6-month support group (not a substitute for therapy), facilitated by Lisa and requires a pre-screening call and application. We will meet for 90 mins twice a month – on the 2nd and 4th Weds from 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST, starting June 9, 2021 – Dec. 2, 2021 (skipping Thanksgiving week)

In addition to support, you will learn tools for enhanced wellbeing and rewiring the nervous system’s response to stress. There will be laughter, tears, sharing and personal growth. We will incorporate mindfulness practice, grounding, breathing, energy medicine techniques, movement and journaling. We may also work in pairs for part of each session.

This group will be limited to 12 participants and cost $425 per person, pre-paid or $85/month with credit card on file.

Send an email on this site or call Lisa at (207) 747-3050 FMI. Please share with others.

2) 4-week Online Intro to Meditation Group

Simple ways to attend to the present moment

Purpose:
To “get your meditative feet wet” and show you simple ways to shift from thinking and doing to being and noticing, which quiets the mind and reduces effects of stress. You will learn ways to engage your awareness in the present moment, to create a better connection between mind and body, to discover improved focus and concentration, and perhaps extended peace.

Format:
4 weeks, meeting weekly for 90 minutes, limited to 10 participants.

We will be exploring various mindfulness and meditation techniques including chair yoga, breathing, walking, and sitting. You will be given a folder with handouts and practices for at home. The expectation is for daily practice for 5- 30 mins. outside of the group sessions.

How to enroll:
Contact Lisa Love PMH CNS at mindfulguidance4me@gmail.com or by calling 207-747-3050.

Dates: TBA Course will be held online

Fee:
$175 for 6 hours of instruction/experience.

Rave Reviews:

“Lisa, your four-week class was just what I needed! You helped me build a strong foundation to develop a practice that is most beneficial to me. I am amazed at the positive effect my meditation practice has had in so many aspects of my life. These kinds of results in such a short period of time are amazing to me! They also act as great motivation and inspiration to continue practicing. The month I spent in your class was definitely a life-changer! Thank you.” – SRH, New Gloucester, Maine (Jan. 2014)

I loved this 4-week class. For me, it made meditation approachable. . . I realized it didn’t need to be in a special room, or at an exact time, and there were a variety of ways to practie. I realized the most important thing is showing up and I started to feel clearer and happier.

Lisa also emphasized the inner-listening aspect of meditation. I thought that thoughts needed to be gently pushed away, banished, but learned that jotting them down helped to acknowledge them. This practice is a way for me to address a world that can seem to be spinning too fast.

I now have the tools I need to practice. THANKS, LISA! -HOLLY

3) 7-week Online Mindfulness Group for General Wellbeing

Purpose:
To facilitate learning and application of ways to engage your awareness in the present moment, to create a better connection between mind and body, to discover ways to quiet the chattering mind, improve focus and concentration, explore the connection between the personal self and the Transcendent Self. And to create an improved relationship with what is happening in the moment and cultivate “Being” rather than “Doing. “

Format:
7 weeks, meeting weekly for 90 minutes, limited to 10 participants.

We will be exploring mindfulness through a variety of means: including chair yoga, breathing, walking, sitting awareness, eating, journaling and the body scan. You will be given a folder with handouts and practices for at home. The expectation is for daily practice for 5 – 30 mins. outside of the group sessions.

How to enroll:
Contact Lisa Love, Psychiatric Mental Health CNS and Kripalu Yoga instructor at mindfulguidance4me@gmail.com or by calling 207-747-3050.

Dates:
TBD, based upon enrollment. Course will be online.

Call Lisa now if interested, to get on the waiting list.

Fee:
$295 for 10 hours of instruction/experience.

4) Cis-gender (your biological and emotional identity match) Support Group for Those Who Love Newly-emerging Transgendered Family Members/Friends

Meeting Times and Location

Meetings will be held online, monthly, on the 1st  Monday from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, start date to be determined.

Who Can Attend

Attendance is open to cisgender partners (gay or straight) and adult family members (18 and up) struggling with a loved one’s process as they explore how to be true to their internal gender identity when it diverges from their biological gender. This is not a support group for transgender individuals.

Please call Lisa FMI or to notify her of your interest and get on the wait list – (207) 747-3050.

Fee: $25/session.

Special Requests:

  • If you require an interpreter, please have one available with you.
  • Please make sure you have privacy and a good internet signal.
  • Also please arrive 5 mins early so we can start on time.

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                                                                                                                        Franklin D. Roosevelt