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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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…

Thanksgiving and President Lincoln

By John Schorling Thanksgiving will be here again soon. It is a time that promotes pausing to take stock of those things we appreciate and are grateful for.  Like many…

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…

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