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Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals

Mindfulness for Healthcare 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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Crisis Resources

WPHP has compiled a list of local and national resources for crisis prevention and response for health care workers. 

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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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International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous (IDAA)

International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous (IDAA) had its origins in the garage of Dr. Clarence Pearson in upstate New York in 1949. Dr. Pearson, a recovering alcoholic and practicing physician, and his wife Polly invited other physicians and their families for an AA retreat at their summer home in Cape Vincent, New York, near the Canadian border.

Doctors from the United States, three from Canada and the presence of a psychologist as well as physicians, made the meeting both international and interdisciplinary. Hence the organization International Doctors in AA (IDAA) was founded.

Since that time, annual conferences of IDAA have been held in July or August in various locations around the country. The format is good for fundamental AA meetings. Al-Anon, Children’s Program, Teen Program, and IDAA-Twenties fellowship meetings as well as scientific education presentations, carrying CE/CME credits, addressing the latest evidence in the field of alcoholism and addiction.

In addition to the Annual Conference, IDAA hosts a meeting list that includes both virtual and in-person meetings specifically for healthcare providers and their loved ones. This carries the message of hope and healing throughout the year.

The 76th IDAA Annual Conference is July 9-13, 2025, in Spokane, Wash. This is a wonderful opportunity for healthcare professionals impacted by addictive disorders to embrace recovery in a safe and nurturing environment, surrounded by individuals who understand this journey. New tools, techniques, and perspectives will be shared to empower attendees to navigate the challenges of recovery with strength and resilience. Scholarships for the IDAA Conference are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit

Physicians Anonymous

Physicians Anonymous is the only anonymous and confidential per-support platform aimed to reduce physician distress, burnout, and suicide.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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%.

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Professional Development Courses - Professional Boundaries, Inc.

This resource provides courses and presentations on communication and anger management.


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 Immediate Past President of the organization as well.