Mindfulness Course for Healthcare Employees

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Working in healthcare can be stressful even in the best of times.  These stresses have been greatly magnified as we all have to learn to adapt to the new normal of living in the time of COVID-19, both at work and at home.  Mindfulness is needed now more than ever, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a proven method of improving resilience and wellbeing.

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 mindfulness program includes these elements and has been adapted specifically for healthcare professionals.

The course can offer benefits in multiple areas, including: reduced stress and increased well-being; improved balance between work and personal life; and better communication with patients and others. In addition, familiarity with the practice of mindfulness allows healthcare professionals to determine suitability of mindfulness programs for patients.

The 8-week course meets for two hours each week.  A silent retreat is also part of the program.

There is no cost for any UVA Health Employee (including the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Medical Center, Health System Library, and University Physicians Group). This course has a significant time commitment of class two hours a week plus daily meditation homework. Please only sign up if you are sure you can attend as enrollment is limited.

Cost: No cost for UVA Healthcare Professional

Other: non-UVA healthcare providers can register and pay online.

Next Class: September 18, 2024

Date: September 18 – November 6, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Silent Retreat: Saturday, October 26, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: : 560 Ray C. Hunt Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901/CFA Institute – Fontaine Research Park

Register Online

Other non-UVA healthcare providers can register and pay online.

Cost : $325.00

Pay Online via UVA EPay

Instructor: Matthew Goodman