Established in 2007 by UVA’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing, its top-ranked Medical Center and University Physicians Group (UPG).
The Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative and Hospital Medicine has been instrumental in developing continuing education programs at UVA designed to advance wellness, facilitate cultural change, and promote the highest level of quality and safety in patient care.
As interest in mindfulness continues to grow and more opportunities to learn and practice are available, the Mindfulness Center remains committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based mindfulness instruction. The Center offers eight-week courses in:
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers
- Mindfulness for Teachers and Educators
- The Science and Practice of Mindfulness
- Mindfulness Reconnect
Many participants choose to also attend the day-long retreats that are offered in conjunction with the courses and/or the Tuesday night meditation group.
By bringing together narrative, qualitative and quantitative approaches, the study of wisdom and the importance of the life story can enter into the realm of scientific investigation and medical training.