What is Contemplative Care? 

Contemplative care provides holistic support through awareness-based practices like mindful meditation and movement. Training in these practices helps individuals find their center, harnessing their own innate capacity for wellness and ease.


Contemplative care embraces all belief systems. The awareness practices at the heart of contemplative care are empirical, well-researched and straightforward. They are compatible with a wide range of faith traditions and spiritual orientations, including secular humanism.

Calyx Contemplative Care offers three types of support: group classescustomized training programs, and counseling. Our services are grounded in our own personal contemplative practice, and in our experience investigating awareness-based insight. This work helps us meet clients where they are, and to build an integrated contemplative care program that responds to our clients' needs. 

The calyx is that green leafy whorl at the base of a flower blossom.

It supports and protects the bud before the bloom emerges.

The name seemed right for a practice designed to provide

centering support for individuals and groups.

Why "calyx"? 



Lisa Freinkel Tishman, Ph.D.

Eugene, Oregon



© 2017 by Calyx Contemplative Care.