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Shift: A Stress Management Experience (Portland)

Aug 21, 2020

About the Program

Led by integrative physicians and holistic health providers, One Medical’s stress and anxiety management program consists of four weekly interactive group sessions. Shift is an introductory-level course designed to acquaint participants with several highly efficient and effective stress relief techniques, all within a supportive and safe community atmosphere that emphasizes connection and shared learning. One Medical health coaches will also participate to help guide you in how to incorporate these tools into your busy life.

Why It’s Unique

As we continue to iterate on Shift, we want to ensure that One Medical recognizes the ways in which different communities, and the individuals within those communities, experience, express, and cope with stress. We also want to underscore the value of creating safe spaces where people can feel truly understood and accepted. To this end, we have developed multiple versions of Shift, and will continue to add to this list.

Currently available in Portland:
  • Shift: for the Black community - now wait-listing. Please complete the survey below to be added to the list for a future series.

Program Location

For the time being, Shift will be conducted online, via a HIPAA-compliant version of the video platform Zoom.

Program Cost

Each session is billed to your insurance as a virtual medical visit, and subject to payer policies and restrictions for telehealth. You may be responsible for your regular copay, coinsurance, or deductible owed depending on your insurance benefits. Please check your insurance policy or reach out to your insurance provider to better understand your costs.


We ask participants to commit to attending all four 2-hour group meetings, on the dates listed above. We also ask that you practice your new skills for 10 minutes a day during the course of the series.

What to Expect

Shift is a skills-based approach to stress and anxiety management. It is most beneficial for individuals struggling with stress management, generalized anxiety, and insomnia.* Shift is not group therapy, but does leverage the group format to facilitate a shared learning experience, and can be very effective when done in conjunction with therapy.

You’ll learn seven highly effective skills that can be easily incorporated into a busy and stressful life. These include:

  • Breath work
  • Posturing
  • Guided Visualization
  • Healthy self-talk
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Metta meditation
  • Mindfulness

How to Sign up

Please complete this survey to request a spot in this (or a future) series. Our program coordinator, Annie Herring, will be in touch as soon as we receive your response. Space is limited to 14 participants on a first-come, first-served basis, so RSVP soon!

*The series does not address or is not appropriate for the management of phobias, panic disorder, severe mental health conditions, or those highly uncomfortable in a group setting.

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