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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The Future of Human Flourishing: Re-envisioning Higher Education as a Catalyst

Aneel China, PhD Wed., Oct 9 2019 – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Rotunda Multipurpose Room What is the future of human flourishing? In a world where cultural rhythms are accelerating, technology is…

Worldwide Use of The Pause Documented

In 2009, UVa nurse Jonathon Bartels first led The Pause in the emergency department.  Following an attempted resuscitation when a patient did not survive, Jonathan asked the team to pause…

A Brief History of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at UVa

By John Schorling Two Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses started at UVa last week.  In our introduction to the class we are teaching for healthcare providers, Matt Goodman and I…

Compassionate Care Initiative

Compassionate Care Initiative Mondays Yoga | 5:45-6:45 p.m. | McLeod 2010 Led by Dorothe Bach Tuesdays Mindful Movement | 1:30-2:00 p.m. |Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Studio Led by Betty…

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