Category: News and Notes

News and Notes

11/22/2022

New Unwinding Anxiety Course to Be Offered Starting in January Monday, January 16 - February 20, 5:30 pm- 7 pm This 6-week, 90-minute Zoom class taught by Cawood Fitzhugh focuses…

News and Notes

11/22/2022

The Mindfulness Center Will Be Offering a Holiday Pause Every Monday in December December 5,12,19,26 from 5:30 pm - 6:15pm Need a little reset?  Treat yourself to a pause for…

Research Update

11/22/2022

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Versus Medication for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are common. They can be highly distressing and interfere with functioning.  Mindfulness-based interventions, such as mindfulness-based stress…

News and Notes

9/29/2022

Fall Mindfulness Classes Underway The Mindfulness Center Fall courses have begun.  One class is already underway: Mindfulness for Healthcare Employees, taught by Matt Goodman. Mindfulness for Healthcare Employees is being…

Research Update

9/29/2022

The Impact of Brief Mindfulness Training on Interception Interception refers to the brain's representation of sensations originating within the body, including many sensations associated with emotions. How these signals are…

News and Notes

8/30/2022

Virtual Meditation on the Lawn to start September 12 The University of Virginia Contemplative Sciences Center will begin the Virtual Meditation on the Lawn sessions on September 12, 2022. They…

Research Update

8/30/2022

The Dress and Individual Differences in Perception The image of the dress that some see as blue/black and others see as gold/white elicited worldwide attention in 2015, including among many…

News and Notes

7/26/2022

Two Mindfulness Courses Will Be Offered In Person The Fall  If conditions allow, the next Mindfulness for Healthcare Employees and Mindful Eating courses beginning in September will be taught in…

Research Update

7/26/2022

Does Gratitude Promote Resilience During a Pandemic? Gratitude can help foster wellbeing during adversity. These researchers assessed whether gratitude might promote resilience among college students during the Covid pandemic.  As…

Research Update

6/28/2022

Changes in Emotional Reactivity after Different Types of Mental Training Meditation-based mental training interventions show physical and mental health benefits. However, how different types of mental practice affect emotion processing…