Category: News and Notes

Update on Mindfulness for Health System Employees Classes

The Mindfulness Center just finished the fifth Mindfulness for Health System Employees class conducted in conjunction with the Be Wise program.  These eight-week classes are now offered virtually and are…

Research Update

Enhanced Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is Effective in Episodic Migraine These investigators evaluated the impact of enhanced mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR+) compared to a stress management program for headache without mindfulness…

Mindful Pause

Please join us for the virtual Mindful Pause at 4 pm daily, Monday through Friday.  The sessions are 15 minute meditations led by a mindfulness teacher via Zoom. Registration is…

Research Update

Helping People by Being Present  This research evaluated whether mindfulness practices can increase helping (prosocial) behaviors in the workplace.  The investigators did a series of studies in the US and…

Summer Reading and Book Discussion

August 12 3:30-5:00pm (EDT) Free and open to the public Registration required The UVa Contemplative Sciences Center and the Center for Teaching Excellence will be hosting a discussion of the book,…

Mindfulness for Health System Employees Classes Expanded

To meet the demand after the first class filled very quickly, a second Fostering Resilience in the Time of COVID-19 class is being offered in June.  It will be held…

Daily 15 Minute Online Mindful Pause

The Mindfulness Center is hosting a virtual Mindful Pause for 15 minutes every day at 4 pm.  These sessions are offered live via Zoom and are led by a Mindfulness…

New Daily 15 Minute Online Mindful Pause

In response to the increased stress many of us are feeling as a result of COVID-19, the Mindfulness Center will host a virtual Mindful Pause for 15 minutes every day…

Contemplative Sciences Center Virtual Meditation on the Lawn

Contemplative Sciences Center Virtual Meditation on the Lawn During this difficult time of quarantine when UVA students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni cannot gather on Grounds, let the Contemplative Sciences…

Jon Kabat-Zinn Video Available

On March 25, Jon Kabat-Zinn held a live online event entitled “Not Losing Our Minds and Hearts When We Most Need Them. Mindfulness, Healing and Wisdom in a Time of…