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Mindfulness for Health-Care Professionals

Mindfulness for Health-Care Professionals (MHP) is an intensive stress-reduction and burnout-prevention training program containing the core elements of the renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum customized and extended for health-care practitioners, leadership, and staff.

The MHP course includes mindfulness training exercises, guided reflections, structured conversations with peers, and practical information about resilience, stress, and burnout. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association and Mindfulness Northwest. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this Internet live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity also meets the criteria for up to 14 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Visit Mindfulness Northwest for an updated list of classes and events or to register for a class.

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Dr. Luana Marques COVID-19 Resources

Visit Dr. Luana Marques’ COVID-19 resources page. These resources are catered towards helping health-care professionals manage emotions and build resilience during the pandemic.

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Western Doctors In Recovery

“Western Doctors in Recovery Group is dedicated to providing a vibrant forum for information, education and encouragement for doctorate level health care professionals and their families to support one another in their recovery from alcohol, drugs and other addictions.’

‘Our annual meetings are designed to educate and inspire all who attend. Join us to learn about the newest trends in addiction medicine, to hear stories told by some of our prominent successes and meet with professional colleagues in recovery.”

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Compassion Cultivation Training

Compassion Cultivation Training is an eight-week course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and others. The course, developed by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers at Stanford University, combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion and is offered in a secular presentation.

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Managing and Thriving with Everyday Stress

Resilience helps us bounce back from challenges, and even grow stronger as a result. And it is a trait that can be learned and cultivated.
This class draws from the empirically validated approaches of both the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) classes, as well as some of the latest neuroscience and research work on resilience.

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A Day of Compassion Cultivation Practice

Cultivating compassion can be challenging at times. Practicing in a spacious and supportive environment, with others, can be particularly helpful. This Day of Compassion Cultivation will include didactic information, simple yet powerful embodied compassion practices, guided meditations and exercises that you can weave into your daily life, time for written reflection, partner exercises, and sharing through group discussion.

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Mind-Body Medicine

Based on the eight-week course developed by James Gordon, MD, at the Center for Mind Body Medicine  in Washington, D.C., MBM introduces the science and skills of meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, and self-expression in words, drawings, and movement.

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The Medical Professionals Empowerment Program (MEDPEP)

MedPEP, the Medical Professionals Empowerment Program, is a podcast series created and sponsored by Physician Health Services (PHS), a charitable organization dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and effectiveness of physicians and medical students. Regulations, technology, organizational complexity, and the explosion of medical knowledge have created a perfect storm for most practicing health professionals. Physician burnout rates now hover at 50%.

Professional Development Courses - Professional Boundaries, Inc.

This resource can provide courses and presentations on communication and anger management.

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Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP)

We are a voting member of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs.  Our Executive Medical Director, Dr. Chris Bundy, MPH, MD is the President Elect of the organization as well.