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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Testimonials

Former participants share their thoughts after participating in mindfulness classes.
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Free Lecture Open to the Public

Flourishing: Is There More to Life than Happiness? Professor Corey Keys 12:00-1:00 PM Friday, September 20 Rotunda Dome Room Sponsored by the UVa Contemplative Sciences Center In this talk, Professor…

UVa Basketball: Lessons from Dealing with Adversity

By John Schorling Last year, I wrote a Monthly Musing about the UVa men’s basketball team and the disappointment they and many others felt as a result of their loss…

Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers Fosters Professional Quality of Life and Mindful Attention Among Emergency Medical Technicians

This study, which was a collaboration between the UVa Mindfulness Center, the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad and the UVa Departments of Surgery and Psychiatry, investigated whether a   Mindfulness for Healthcare…

Mindfulness Renewal

If you’d like to renew a personal practice of mindfulness, this four-week course is designed to support your intention to begin again or to deepen your current practice. With the…

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