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Shift: A Stress Management Experience (SF Bay Area)

May 5, 2020
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About the Program

Led by integrative physicians and health coaches, One Medical’s stress and anxiety management program consists of four weekly interactive group sessions. It’s 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. Health coaches will help guide you in how to incorporate these tools into your busy life.

Workshop Location

For your convenience and safety, Shift is currently being conducted online, via Zoom (a HIPAA-compliant video platform)

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 that you to commit to attending all four 2-hour group meetings. We also ask that you practice your new skills for 10 minutes a day during the course of the program.

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
  • Visualization
  • Healthy self-talk
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Loving-kindness practice (Metta)
  • Mindfulness

The program is educational, fun, experiential, and transformative.

What Participants Have Said about Shift

  • “As I began to identify moments of anxiety and apply the tools I learned, I felt myself transition from a place of helplessness to a place of empowerment.”
  • “The series de-mystified meditation for me – now I realize I’m capable of doing it, and it is worth practicing.”
  • “Seeing that I am not alone and hearing about other people’s experiences made a huge difference.”
  • “It feels less like something is wrong with me and more like we’re all in this together.”

Choosing the Right Shift for You

As we continue to iterate on Shift over time, 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 the Bay Area:

  • Shift: for a general audience and open to all adult members.
  • Shift: for the LGBTQIA+ community. Open to LGBTQIA+ identifying members.

Click here to check availability for and enroll in any of the above Shift programs.

If you have any questions, please contact our program coordinator, Annie Herring.

*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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