Category: News and Notes

Lecture (Open to the Public)

Medical Center Hour: The Moore Lecture of the School of Medicine Co-presented by the Center for Health Humanities and Ethics, Center for Contemplative Sciences, Compassionate Care Initiative, Center for Appreciative…

Research Update

Mindfulness Fosters Professional Quality of Life and Mindful Attention among Emergency Medical Technicians Healthcare workers often are exposed to psychologically intense and physically exhausting stimuli during their work that can…

The Future of Human Flourishing: Re-envisioning Higher Education as a Catalyst

Aneel China, PhD Wed., Oct 9 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Rotunda Multipurpose Room What is the future of human flourishing? In a world where cultural rhythms are accelerating, technology is…

Worldwide Use of The Pause Documented

In 2009, UVa nurse Jonathon Bartels first led The Pause in the emergency department.  Following an attempted resuscitation when a patient did not survive, Jonathan asked the team to pause…

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…