We are an independent nonprofit organization, unaffiliated with any healthcare system, based in Portland, Oregon. We offer a weekly meditation meet-up and non-residential weekend retreats for medical professionals. Our board (and our partners) consist of medical doctors, registered nurses, licensed social workers, and trained mindfulness teachers. Our offerings address the burnout and stress that are often associated with the current corporate / profit-driven model of healthcare.
Why We're Needed
Our mission as medical professionals is to relieve the suffering of others, yet we often don’t care for ourselves in the same way. Perhaps we think it is selfish to honor our need for relaxation and quiet time. The reality is that self-care isn’t selfish. Self-care is not the solution to the larger problems in our healthcare system, but it has a very important place in enabling us to practice medicine sustainably.
What We Do
We have a unique team that works with medical professionals teaching mindfulness practices, stress reduction techniques, and guided meditations. With Mindful Medicine, you’ll experience increased calm, decreased stress, flexibility of thought, and a greater capacity for caring. All of this happens in a warm, supportive community of peers, creating an experience of connection that many professionals are often too busy to cultivate.
When practicing mindfulness regularly, energy, and creativity that is then carried forward into patient care.
A guide to being mindful during the busyness and chaos of clinical practice, this book is a must-read for clinicians wanting to experience greater joy, connection, and fulfillment in their work. Dr Bays addresses the truth of suffering that people in healthcare experience and offers a path out of that suffering using simple exercises that clinicians can incorporate into their workday.
Mindful Medicine is excited to bring you the best of evidence-based mindfulness training, specifically designed for healthcare providers. Based on the well-established Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, this is a highly valuable retreat that can significantly improve the quality of life and medical practice of participants.
Class content will include practical strategies and tools for integrating mindfulness into your daily life. Participation will include practice of mindfulness techniques in session, at home and between sessions.