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Mindful Medicine: Offering mindfulness and community connections to healthcare providers since 2013. Founded and run by providers for providers, Mindful Medicine is secular, evidence-based, independent, not-for-profit (Tax ID: 46-3513976), volunteer-driven, and donor-supported.
Laura Martin, LCSW, has been a social worker since 1993, with much of her clinical experience in high-volume, high-intensity community mental health. Teaching the mindful modality of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and witnessing the profound effects of mindfulness with difficult populations was a huge inspiration to develop her own mindfulness practice. Laura has been practicing deeply with the Zen Community of Oregon since 2004. She has been in private practice in downtown Portland since 2010. Laura has been teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction since 2009 and is working towards MBSR Teacher Certification through the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. Laura also offers shorter mindfulness / meditation retreats, day-long retreats, classes on developing a mindful relationship to money, and self-compassion.
Denise Gour, LCSW, has worked with children and adults as a licensed clinical social worker since 1999 and specializes in the areas of stress, depression, anxiety, and addiction recovery. Her services are offered privately and under contract with health care, education, and private business organizations. Denise has enjoyed regularly facilitating three evidence-based mindfulness courses since 2009. Professional Mindfulness Training: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 2009, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention 2010, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression 2011, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens 2010 , Interpersonal Neurobiology 2010.