Mindful Medicine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID: 46-3513976) based in Portland, OR.

Our goals are to:

  • increase coping skills and resiliency for health professionals;
  • enhance and foster empathy and compassion in our medical providers thereby reducing and preventing burnout;
  • address the isolation within the healthcare community (inter- and intra-systemic) by providing opportunities for collaboration and cooperation.

To achieve these goals, we introduce evidence-based mindfulness skills relevant to health professionals drawn from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and related models. Our retreats focus on all types of health professionals.

Attendees of our retreats and group sessions will practice mindfulness skills and learn:

  • self-care skills that reduce stress and compassion fatigue, enhance self-compassion and positive emotions;
  • clinical communication skills that focus on improving empathy and attention and emotional regulation;
  • effective cooperative problem solving with patients and co-workers.

Through this approach, we believe Mindful Medicine participants will be able to provide a higher standard of care in the communities they serve.

Our community partners:

  • Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple