Mindfulness Center

The UVA Mindfulness Center offers intensive training courses to develop mindfulness skills – the practice of focusing our attention on our inner experience at the moment that it is happening. By practicing these skills, we learn to be more “awake,” more alert to the moments of our life as they unfold. Being present to our life increases our opportunities to make conscious choices. Mindfulness is a sensible, straightforward way to experience the mind/body connection.


Mindfulness Matters Newsletter

Visit the Mindfulness Newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news and events that are going on within the Mindfulness Center.

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All classes are open to the general public and are enroll-able online.

Continue Your Practice

UVA Mindfulness Center offers audio recordings to continue your mindfulness practice.
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A Day of Mindfulness

A Day of Mindfulness is a free all-day silent retreat for current and past students of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programs.
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Former participants share their thoughts after participating in mindfulness classes.
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Thinking Mindfully: How Mindfulness Relates to Rumination

Investigators from Germany conducted studies with two groups (70 students and 149 from the general population) using smartphones to page the participants six times daily.  Each time they were paged,…

My Observations About Teaching MBSR

By Susan Stone Now that I am retiring after 17 years as an instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the UVa Mindfulness Center, I want to share a few…

Coping with a Trying Year

By John Schorling The end of the year is near, and what a year it has been. Although it has been very trying, there are signs of better times ahead.…

New Advanced Mindful Leadership Training Course for UVA Leaders and Managers Coming in February

The Mindfulness Center, in collaboration with Hoos Well and UVA HR, will be conducting an 8-week Advanced Mindful Leadership Training Course starting on February 15.  Mindful leadership is based on…

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