We are a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, offering regular mindfulness classes and retreats for health care professionals struggling with job burnout and and constant high stress. Our board (and our partners) consist of medical doctors, registered nurses, licensed social workers, and trained mindfulness teachers. We have been in your shoes and we’re trained in addressing burnout, stress, and mental fatigue.
Why We're Needed
Health care providers are driven by the purpose to care for others, yet often don’t care for themselves in the same way. Perhaps we think it is selfish to relax or to honor our need for space or quiet. The reality is that self-care isn’t selfish. If practitioners are continually working to the limit, without taking time to meet their own needs, they run the high risk of suffering from burnout.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
What We Do
We have a unique team that works with health care practitioners 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. When practicing mindfulness regularly, you’ll notice increased productivity, 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.