Category: News and Notes

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…

Rick Hanson’s Visit Cancelled

Rick Hanson was scheduled to come to Charlottesville on May 12 and 13.  His visit has been cancelled.  Hopefully this will be able to be rescheduled for later in the…

News and Notes

Save the Dates May 12 and 13 Noted author, psychologist and meditation teacher Rick Hanson will be visiting the University of Virginia on May 12 and 13.  He will be…

Research Update

Mindfulness training improves post-operative pain and function in patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery. Individuals with underlying psychological distress are at greater risk of increased pain and decreased function after…

Upcoming Event

Jordy Yager of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center will present “Examining Equity Through History,” an examination of the racialized historic landscape of the Charlottesville area. Mr. Yager and…

Research Update

Changes in Mindfulness and Post traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Among Veterans Enrolled in Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction Researchers from the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System and the University of Washington…

Tong-len Workshop with Pamela Gayle White

Saturday, January 25, 9am-12pm McLeod 2010 The UVa Compassionate Care Initiative is offering this free workshop which is open to people of all spiritual paths and suited to beginners and…

Research Update

In this study, the effects of one day empathy and compassion trainings among a group of 25 volunteers were compared. A similar size control group received only memory training. The…

Psychological Mechanisms Driving Stress Resilience in Mindfulness Training

Many mindfulness-based interventions include two principal components, both monitoring present moment experience and cultivating an attitude of acceptance and equanimity.  In this study, the investigators evaluated the effects of a…

Another Mindfulness for Health System Employees Course Has Finished

The fourth Mindfulness for Health System Employees course finished last week.  These eight-week classes are supported by the UVa Be Wise program.  They are open to anyone who works in…