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Research Update

11/26/2018

Another way of practicing gratitude is through the use of a gratitude journal. In this study, the researchers assigned volunteers to one of three groups.  The first wrote down friendships/relationships…

Monthly Musings

11/26/2018

By John Schorling Thanksgiving is a time when many of us pause to note the many things we can be grateful for.  In the hustle and bustle of our everyday…

Robotics Team Visit

11/25/2018

Recently, the Mindfulness Center was visited by a Richmond-area girls’ middle school robotics team.  They were preparing for a competition in which they would have to build a robot from…

Research Update

10/26/2018

A common definition of mindfulness is “intentional present moment nonjudgmental awareness”.  This study analyzed which facets of mindfulness best predicted depression and anxiety.  Two-hundred seventy-four community adults were assessed in…

Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers Course Underway at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

10/26/2018

UVa Mindfulness Center instructors Cawood Fitz-Hugh and John Schorling are leading a mindfulness course for healthcare providers at Martha Jefferson Hospital.  A total of 23 physicians, nurses and other providers…

Love and Letting Go

10/24/2018

By John Schorling “In the end we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing. “ - Jack Kornfield, A Path With Heart There are so…

Mindfulness Can Reduce Burnout Among Healthcare Providers

9/12/2018

Burnout has become a major issue for healthcare providers, with over half of all practicing physicians now meeting criteria for burnout.   A recent review of interventions to decrease burnout published…

WHY MINDFULNESS? WHY NOW?

7/13/2018

What is mindfulness? The concept can be described in many ways – see which of these hold appeal for you. Mindfulness is… a focused attention in the present moment (the…