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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News and Notes

The first Introduction to Mindfulness for Healthcare Employees course finished last week. This is an abbreviated six-week course (nine total class hours) based on the eight-week twenty-hour Mindfulness for Healthcare…

Research Update

A Single Session Mindfulness and Compassion Intervention Can Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Depression Single-session interventions (SSIs) are a potential means of expanding access to mindfulness programs. This randomized clinical trial…

March Madness

 March Madness By John Schorling  March Madness, as the NCAA basketball tournaments are frequently referred to, is here again.  The fields have been chosen, and a favorite team may have…

Research Update

Mindfulness-Based Interventions During Pregnancy Can Reduce Postpartum Depression Symptoms This metanalysis evaluated the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) delivered during pregnancy on post-partum depression. Five randomized controlled trials with a…

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