Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness is a contemplative practice which emphasizes a focus on attention to the present, contact with sensory experience (e.g. feelings, thoughts, body sensations), and a non-interfering attitude towards whatever arises in sensory experience. Learn more…


A personalized and mindfulness based approach using treatments informed by neuroscience, cognitive therapy, somatic awareness and person-centered therapy. We work together to find relief from such things as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, relationship difficulties, trauma, loss and grieving. Learn more…

Mindfulness Book

Based on her 30+ years as a meditator and psychologist, Dr. Janet Sims skillfully introduces her readers to unique strategies for paying attention in Mindful Awareness and Strategy: A Basic Mindfulness Toolkit. Learn more…

The front cover of the Basic Mindfulness Book, titled Mindful Awareness and Strategy a Basic Mindfulness Toolkit

Basic Mindfulness Book

“Her decades of experience in both mindfulness practice and psychotherapy have produced a guide that is an effective balance of concept, personal/professional anecdote, and practical application.” -Shinzen Young

Learn about upcoming Basic Mindfulness Portland events

About Janet M. Sims, Ph.D.

Headshot of Janet Sims. She is outdoors in pleasant sunlight, smiling. She has smooth gray hair and a silver blazer.Janet Sims, co-founder of Basic Mindfulness Portland, received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. With more than 30 years experience, she has expertise in treating anxiety, depression, relationship problems, pain, and stress. Dr. Sims is currently a Licensed Psychologist in Oregon.