Mindfulness on the Go: A Wednesday evening Practice Community: You are welcome to join this virtual drop-in for medical professionals. Simple and easy mindfulness practices and lightly structured conversations to encourage connection and support. We share our strategies for continuing in the work (or not!) You are not alone!
Mindful Medicine Retreat: A twice-yearly weekend non-residential retreat. Join us in Portland, OR for a rare opportunity to learn and practice the skills of mindfulness in a community of colleagues, to connect and share the experiences of medical practice, to take stock of your own well-being, and to do something that will be of benefit to you (and those you care for).
Mindfulness retreats are designed and facilitated by our highly experienced instructors. They are two-day long non-residential sessions that enable you to spend time at home over the weekend, and leave truly refreshed.
The retreat addresses topics such as the realities of corporate-driven healthcare, its effects on medical professionals and the true, systemic causes of burnout and moral injury. Until the work conditions change, how do we stay alive and as well as we can? How do we offer ourselves the same compassion we offer our patients?
Retreats offer practical strategies and tools for integrating mindfulness into your daily life, including walking meditation, mindful eating, and breathing practice.
Retreat participants benefit from group discussions, sharing their experiences, and active participation in practicing mindfulness techniques.
Dr. Jan Chozen Bays is the author ofMindfulness on the Go,Mindful Eating on the Go, and her newly released book Mindful Medicine. Dr. Chozen Bays is a well-known Zen teacher, and a pediatrician for almost 40 years.
Denise Gour, a licensed clinical social worker, teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is certified by the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Denise brings over 25 years of experience teaching ways to navigate adversity with more self-compassion and ease.
Laura Martin is also a licensed clinical social worker and a certified teacher of MBSR. She has been teaching mindfulness since 2002, has worked as a clinical social worker in mental health, and currently maintains a private practice.