Category: News and Notes

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.

Research Update

The Effects of a Modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Nurses: A Randomized Controlled Trial This study from China evaluated the effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program on…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MINDFULNESS CENTER

Reflections on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens By John Schorling This is the holiday season, a time when we often focus on giving and on helping others.  That this…

Research Update

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…

Robotics Team Visit

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

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…