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Free Lecture Open to the Public

Flourishing: Is There More to Life than Happiness? Professor Corey Keys 12:00-1:00 PM Friday, September 20 Rotunda Dome Room Sponsored by the UVa Contemplative Sciences Center In this talk, Professor…

Research Update

Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Training in Surgery This pilot study evaluated the impact of a modified mindfulness-based stress reduction program on first-year surgery residents at the University of California- San Francisco. At total of 21 residents were randomly assigned to either MBSR or an active control group.

Brief Mindfulness-Based Interventions Can Improve Health Related Outcomes

Researchers from the UK reviewed 85 randomized controlled trials of brief mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) and found that 79 of them positively impacted at least one health related outcome.  Most of…

Dorrie Fontaine, Dean of the School of Nursing, to Retire on July 31

Dorrie Fontaine, who has been Dean of the School of Nursing since 2008, is retiring on July 31.  She has been a strong proponent of mindfulness, compassion and promoting healthy…

Local Meditation Retreat Opportunity

This four day retreat is being held from October 10-13 at Serenity Ridge in Nelson County. Participants will engage with a variety of mindfulness practices (sitting, walking, mindful movement, inquiry, chanting, mindful speaking and listening) to reveal the stillness that is already present.

Mindfulness for Educators Retreat in upstate New York to be taught by Susanna Williams

Set in the idyllic environment of the Eileen Rockefeller House lakeside retreat in the Adirondacks, this weeklong journey explores teaching for the 21st century. Participants will learn mindfulness practices, meditation, the…

Upcoming Lecture

"Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear & Courage Meet"March 13, 12-1 PMUniversity of Virginia Pinn Hall Auditorium

Upcoming Lecture

"Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear & Courage Meet"March 13, 12-1 PMUniversity of Virginia Pinn Hall Auditorium

Mindfulness and Healthcare Provider Wellbeing

  By Dr. John Schorling Burnout affects more than half of all practicing physicians in the United States, with 54% meeting standard criteria in an American Medical Association national survey.…

Research Update

Mindfulness Training Can Facilitate Chronic Disease Self ManagementThe treatment of many health problems can be improved when individuals are more involved in their own care. Mindfulness Training for Primary Care (MTPC) is an 8-week program for patients integrated into primary care practices based on MBSR and MBCT with mindfulness-oriented behavior change skills.