Category: News and Notes

The Impact of Preoperative Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Postoperative Outcomes in Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease

In this study, investigators from the University of Utah evaluated the impact of a preoperative mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course on patient-related outcomes among individuals undergoing lumbar spine surgery for…

Special Reduced Rate Holiday MBSR Course Offered Online Starting November 30, 2020

Mindfulness is needed now more than ever as we are learning to adapt to the new normal of living in the time of COVID-19.  In order to help alleviate stress…

Mindful Pause Extended Tuesday

An Extended Tuesday Mindful Pause Will Be Offered. The Tuesday Mindful Pause Is Now Extended to 30 Minutes. The Mindfulness Center is hosting a virtual Mindful Pause for 15 minutes…

Post-Thanksgiving Silent Retreat

The Mindfulness Center will be hosting a free Silent Retreat the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 28, from 10-2 pm.  This will be a time of silence with guided meditations, eating…

Research Update

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Improve Psychological Health and Well-Being Much of the burden associated with poor mental health is from symptoms experienced by the general population. These…

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,…