workshoppicIn this retreat you will learn practical, evidence-based mindfulness skills to:

  • reduce stress and burnout
  • improve communication with patients and co-workers
  • strengthen compassion
  • increase job satisfaction
  • improve emotional well-being
  • rediscover the joy of practicing medicine!

Retreat Facilitators:

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. You can lean more about Laura and her services at:

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. You can learn more about Denise and her services at:

Retreat Date and Location:

April 24-26, 2020: Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday 10-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm

All sessions will be held at:

Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple
6401 NE 10th Ave, Portland, 97211


Physicians and Dentists – $400
Nurses and All Other Health Care Providers – $275
Residents – $200

Providence Health & Services – Oregon Region designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Food, beverages and materials will be provided

NOTE: To reserve your space, please contact:

Judy Ulibarri RN HWNC-BC, Program Director

Retreat Fees

Healthcare Providers Registration Form