Save the Date! Rediscover the Joy of Practicing Medicine!

3-day Online Workshop: April 9-11, 2021

Earn up to 9.5 CMEs!

Friday 7-9 PM, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5 PM (PST)

 This workshop is designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. With current restrictions affecting in-person workshops due to the ongoing pandemic, we are offering the Mindful Medicine Retreat as a live, interactive, online experience.

We have created an interactive learning environment that not only promotes deep inquiry and the development of greater self-awareness, but also supports forming professional connections and new collegial relationships that are central to the experiences participants have had at our in-person workshops. This virtual adaptation minimizes screen time overload through experiential off-screen activities, outdoor practices, and frequent off-screen break times.

Here’s what a few retreat participants had to say about our last online retreat . . .

“The online retreat worked great for me. Probably also, because it was the right amount of breaks or off screen activity! Very well done. Thank you.”

“Zoom format was accessible and effective.”

“I understood more about resilience from the appreciative inquiry and how my own difficult experience showed me that I have grown because of it.”

“I have created and maintained a healthier workspace at home.”

“I feel more empowered to be of service to my colleagues.”

“I was a part of a community of caring people having similar struggles and concerns regardless of setting or practice area.”

“Most valuable things I learned were the power of compassionate listening, quick techniques of centering on the go, and motivation to encourage myself.”

Retreat Facilitators

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.

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Providence Health & Services – Oregon Region and Mindful Medicine.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn practical evidence-based mindfulness skills
  • Improve communication with patients and colleagues
  • Cultivate resiliency
  • Rekindle your reasons for choosing a career in medicine
  • Meet and share experiences with fellow medical colleagues

Investment Options

Payment can be done through PayPal on the Mindful Medicine website HERE.  Special discounts for members. CMEs and materials inclusive.

  • $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 at mindfulmedicinepdx@gmail.com! We are here to help!

If you would like to provide ongoing support to Mindful Medicine PDX and become a member, please visit our DONATE page.

Email mindfulmedicinepdx@gmail.com to register. Once registration has been completed, a Zoom link will be emailed to you.

The support of your generosity makes this community possible.

All donations are gratefully accepted.

**NEW** Mindful Medicine on the Go 12-Week Course (Online)

Join us Wednesday evenings from January 6 to March 24, 2021 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (PST) for a 12-week course designed especially for medical and medical mental health professionals. Physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners are encouraged to attend. All healthcare providers are welcome!

A pediatrician for almost 40 years, author of Mindfulness on the Go and Mindful Eating on the Go, and well-known Zen teacher, Dr. Jan Chozen Bays will introduce weekly mindfulness exercises especially tailored to the busy life of a clinician. These exercises can be done anywhere, and can add the spice of curiosity, investigation, and discovery into every “ordinary” day. 

Co-facilitated by Denise Gour, LCSW, certified by the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness as a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). 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.

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Reduce your stress at work and home
  • Sleep better
  • Enjoy your practice and your patients more
  • Rekindle your reasons for choosing a career in medicine
  • Meet and share experiences with fellow medical colleagues

Free trial starts Wednesday, January 6 (free trial ends Jan. 27). Mindful Medicine members attend for free for all 12 weeks. Not a member? Please support Mindful Medicine PDX with a donation for the classes (recommend $15-$25 per class) HERE. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

If you would like to provide ongoing support to Mindful Medicine PDX and become a member, please visit our DONATE page.

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.

**NEW** Drop-In Mindful Self-Compassion (Online)

“Our task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek
and find all the barriers within yourself that you have
built against it.”~ Rumi

Join us for everyday practices for mindful self-compassion, the third Wednesday of each month, beginning January 20, 2021, for a guided practice from 6:30 – 7:30 PM (PST) led by Jill Goldsmith, a Trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher in the program developed by Christopher Germer, PhD and Kristin Neff, PhD.

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. 

(Recommended donation: $5-$10 per practice. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

The support of your generosity makes this community possible.

All donations are gratefully accepted.

Drop-In Third Thursday Community Practice Groups (Online)

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Join our circle, the third Thursday of each month for a guided practice from 6:30 – 8:00 PM (PST) with Judy Ulibarri, Holistic Registered Nurse.  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.

Judy Ulibarri, RN, HWNC-BC, a Registered Holistic Nurse and wellness coach will be leading with mindfulness practices, offering a space for pausing with community.

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. 

(Recommended donation: $5-$10 per practice. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

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

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