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.

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UVA Mindfulness Center offers audio recordings to continue your mindfulness practice.
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Mindfulness Classes

Classes are open to the general public and can be enrolled online. The following classes are offered: Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers; Science and Practice; Mindfulness Meditation Group; A Day of Mindfulness; and Mindfulness Renewal.
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Former participants share their thoughts after participating in mindfulness classes.
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a practice-based, interactive learning program. Research shows MBSR to be an effective complement to a wide variety of medical and psychological conditions. These include…

Brief Mindfulness-Based Interventions Can Improve Health Related Outcomes

Researchers from the UK reviewed 85 randomized controlled trials of brief mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) and found that 79 of them positively impacted at least one health related outcome.  Most of…

Dorrie Fontaine, Dean of the School of Nursing, to Retire on July 31

Dorrie Fontaine, who has been Dean of the School of Nursing since 2008, is retiring on July 31.  She has been a strong proponent of mindfulness, compassion and promoting healthy…

Mindfulness for the Healthcare Provider

Developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is the core program of the Mindfulness Center. MBSR classes include instruction in mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and other mindfulness practices. This…

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