Rediscover the Joy of Practicing Medicine

All Medical Providers Online Retreat is Coming Soon!

9.5 CMEs Available

Friday, October 16, 2020: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (PDT)

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PDT)

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PDT)

Connect with other healthcare providers as you learn and experience user-friendly mindfulness practices to integrate into your life and your vocation as healthcare practitioners. We’ll explore how self-compassion intersects with patient care and use mindfulness and narrative exercises to explore what it means to be a healthcare provider, all in the safety of facilitated discussion groups. You’ll come away with a mindfulness “tool kit” and other helpful strategies you can apply throughout your day, wherever you are. We’ll address specific strategies to improve communication with patients and co-workers, to increase self-compassion, and to create a contemplative mindfulness practice at home, while fostering supportive connections with like-minded medical providers.  Evidence-based practices are drawn from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & the Mindful Self-Compassion courses.

About the Facilitators: All courses are facilitated by Denise Gour, LCSW, Certified Mindfulness Educator and Laura Martin, LCSW, Certified Mindfulness Educator.  

Denise Gour, LCSW, is Certified by the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness as a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  She specializes in mindfulness approaches for treating stress, depression, anxiety, and addiction challenges. She has worked as a licensed clinical social worker since 1999.   

Laura Martin, LCSW is Certified by the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness as a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  She has been teaching mindfulness professionally since 2002, has worked for many years as a clinical social worker in community mental health, and currently maintains a private practice.

Investment Options for Retreat

  • $400: Helps Mindful Medicine expand to meet growing needs of our constituency
  • $275: Covers current programming costs
  • $200: Scholarship Rate

If you’ve been affected by COVID-19 and are unable to invest, please contact us! We are here to help!

Email mindfulmedicinepdx@gmail.com to register and receive the Zoom link

Click Here to learn how you can make an investment today for this retreat.

Three-Part Mindfulness Program for All Medical Providers

July 5, 12, & 26, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (PDT)

You’ll learn and experience user-friendly practices to tailor a mindfulness program that suits your lifestyle.  We’ll address specific strategies to increase self-compassion, help you prioritize needed down time, and foster supportive connections with like-minded medical providers.  Evidence-based practices are drawn from the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction & the Mindful Self-Compassion courses.

About the Facilitator: All courses are facilitated by Denise Gour, LCSW, Certified Mindfulness Educator.  As a therapist and teacher, Denise brings over 25 years of experience helping adults, families, and medical providers to reduce stress and navigate adversity with more self-compassion and ease. 

Email mindfulmedicinepdx@gmail.com to register and receive the Zoom link

All donations are gratefully accepted.

Just for Physician Moms Online Offerings

Weekly, One-Hour Drop-In Wednesday Evenings – 8:00-9:00 pm (ongoing)

Settle, relax, and clear the day with restorative practices.  All in the good company of hard-working moms seeking balance in life and work. No prior meditation experience necessary; join anytime!

Facilitated by Denise Gour, LCSW, Certified Mindfulness Educator.  As a therapist and teacher, Denise brings over 25 years of experience helping adults, families, and medical providers to reduce stress and navigate adversity with more self-compassion and ease.

Email mindfulmedicinepdx@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

If you feel you benefit from this or other offerings, please consider making a donation today. 
The support of your generosity makes this community possible.

All donations are gratefully accepted.

Personalized Mindfulness Stress Reduction Classes

These classes are personalized for your group and brought to you.

  • One Hour Introductory Taste of Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
  • Half-Day Intro to Mindfulness
  • One-Day Intro to Mindfulness

Community Practice Groups (Now offered online)

Join us the third Thursday of each month for a guided practice from 6:30 – 8:30 PM (PDT).  This is an open group for those who have attended a Mindful Medicine retreat or for those desiring to integrate mindfulness personally and professionally. Focus will be on practices for enhancing compassion, presence and resiliency, including gentle movement.

If you feel you benefit from this or other offerings, please consider making a donation today. 
The support of your generosity makes this community possible.

All donations are gratefully accepted.

Online Practice Groups

Join us the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (PDT) for meditation, discussion, and more supportive Mindful Medicine On-the-Go practices presented by Dr. Jan Chozen Bays.

 

If you feel you benefit from this or other offerings, please consider making a donation today. 
The support of your generosity makes this community possible.

All donations are gratefully accepted.

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