Drop-in sessions, classes, conferences and workshops offered in the Charlottesville area

Upcoming

June 9, 2018
Resiliency Retreat

Sponsored by Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital's Palliative Care Program, for their colleagues (by invitation). In collaboration with the Compassionate Care Initiative.

This retreat is funded by a grant awarded to the SMJH Palliative Care Program by The August Heid Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
June 25, 2018
Resilience Retreat

8W/SCT team members, UVA Medical Center (by invitation).

This retreat is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the UVA Hospital Auxiliary - thank you!

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education (SONCE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

University of Virginia SONCE awards 5 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
July 10, 2018
Resilience Retreat

Emergency Department team members, UVA Medical Center (by invitation).

This retreat is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the UVA Hospital Auxiliary - thank you!

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education (SONCE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

University of Virginia SONCE awards 5 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
July 28, 2018
Resilience Retreat

FEAP and Chaplaincy team members, UVA Medical Center (by invitation).

This retreat is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the UVA Hospital Auxiliary - thank you!

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education (SONCE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

University of Virginia SONCE awards 5 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
September 10, 2018
Nursing Student Resilience Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

1st-year CNLs (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
September 11, 2018
Nursing Student Resilience Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

1st-year CNLs (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 2, 2018
Nursing Student Resilience Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year BSN students (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - noon
Morven Meeting Barn
October 2, 2018
Nursing Student Resilience Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year BSN students (by invitation).

1:00-4:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 3, 2018
Nursing Student Resilience Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year BSN students (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - noon
Morven Meeting Barn
October 23, 2018
CCI Lecture Series

Title TBA
Presented by Lili Powell, PhD
Maria and John Kluge Endowed Chair in Compassionate Care, UVA School of Nursing
Associate Professor, UVA Darden School of Business

12:00-1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
October 25, 2018
Nursing Student Resilience Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

4th-year BSN students (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 30, 2018
Nursing Student Resilience Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

4th-year BSN students (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
November 12, 2018
CCI Lecture Series

Title TBA
Presented by Amos Mburu
Author, Excellence through Self-Mastery: Command, Control and Conquer Yourself to Greatness

12:00-1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010

Ongoing Classes

Drop-in Sessions: Summer 2018

The summer schedule will run through August 3rd, breaking for any University holidays or closures. Attend as your schedule allows. No previous experience required!

For cancellation information, visit our Facebook page.

Meditation

Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2025
Led by Sam Green

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2025
Led by Jonathan Bartels

Thursdays, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Health Sciences Library, The Studio
Led by Betty Mooney

Alexander Technique

Thursdays, 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Library, The Studio
Led by Betty Mooney

Yoga

*BEGINNING IN JUNE*

Mondays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
Led by Esther Lozano

UVA Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC)

Our partners at UVA Contemplative Sciences Center offer a variety of programs that may be of interest to our community. Some highlights below.

Summer Wellness Wednesdays
Join Tai-chi instructor Hiromi Johnson and yoga instructors from CSC and Common Ground Healing Arts for this fun and restorative evening series. All ages and abilities are welcome! This class is open to all levels including beginners. All classes are free and open to the public. No registration needed. More details can be found on CSC's website.

Wednesdays (June 13-August 8, except July 4)
5:30-7:30 p.m.
UVA Amphitheater

This series is co-sponsored by Common Ground Healing Arts.

Recent Archived Activities

April 19, 2018
Catastrophe and Kites

Reflections on the Rohingya Genocide and Providing Care for Rohingya Refugees in Southern Bangladesh

A discussion presentation with Compassionate Care Initiative (CCI) Director Tim Cunningham, DrPH, RN.

This talk is co-sponsored by UVA’s Center for Global Health, IDEA, UVA’s Muslim Students Association, and CCI.

7:30 p.m.
UVA Center for Global Health on The Corner
April 17, 2018
Compassion in Care: The Rule, Not the Exception

The School of Nursing's Catherine Strader McGehee Lecture
Presented by Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior Adviser for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dr. Susan B. Hassmiller will share how her husband’s last days in the intensive care unit forever altered her view of medical care.  She came away from the experience convinced that medical professionals, hospital leaders, and the U.S. health system as a whole need to provide more compassion and better engage patients and their families.  Dr. Hassmiller will argue that quality and safety will improve when the medical establishment truly prioritizes patient and family engagement.

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education (SONCE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

University of Virginia SONCE awards 1 contact hour for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

12:00-1:00 p.m. (Reception to follow)
McLeod Auditorium
April 12, 2018
CCI Lecture Series: Building Resilience in the Complex and Hyper-Connected World of Medicine

Presented by Mick Krasner, MD, FACP
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

This presentation provides an overview of the current health professional work-life experience, framing the challenges and the imperative for building resilience. It will briefly review some of the intervention research into resilience training. Finally, it will examine in more detail the Mindful Practice program, exploring its components and its effects on burnout, well-being and patient centered care.

Please feel free to bring your lunch. Dessert will be provided.

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 1 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.


This talk is co-sponsored by the Compassionate Care Initiative and the Contemplative Sciences Center.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, 5060
April 11, 2018
Mindful Practice: Creating a More Compassionate, Caring and Resilient Life in Medicine

Presented by Mick Krasner, MD, FACP
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Throughout the day, attendees will explore how to build health professional resilience and address burnout in the complex world of medicine, while also reframing uncertainty in medicine as an approach to cultivating resilience.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand a definition of resilience that addresses the professional experience of clinicians.
  • Experience a mindful practice designed to enhance resilience by building awareness that is linked with self-compassion.
  • Explore the improvisational nature of the medical encounter.
  • Put into practice the components of creating space, creating trait and creating ensemble.
  • Understand how Insight Dialogue can be used to enter into uncertainty in medicine.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED.

This program is co-sponsored by the Compassionate Care Initiative and the Contemplative Sciences Center.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
March 29, 2018
CCI Lecture Series: Radical Listening

Presented by Eboni Bugg, LCSW, RYT
Senior Manager for Diversity, Inclusion & Global Outreach, Mind & Life Institute

Please feel free to bring your lunch. Dessert will be provided.

 University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 1 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
March 26, 2018

"Yoga Therapy - Ancient Insights for Modern Healing"
Presented by Gary Kraftsow, Master Yoga Therapist

Join Kraftsow in an exploration of the multiple dimensions of yoga, including how its proper application can help reduce symptoms of suffering and improve one's daily life. In this session, you'll learn the difference between a yoga class and a yoga therapy session. Kraftsow will also speak about the potential for yoga as a beneficial practice within the healthcare system. He is interested in helping students work toward achieving their highest potential.  
 
Free and open to the public. Visit the Contemplative Sciences Center's website for more information and to register (recommended).
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Minor Hall Auditorium (Room 125)
March 23, 2018
UVA Center for Appreciative Practice Celebration

Join the Center for Appreciative Practice as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary!

Speakers will include Rich Frankel, PhD, author of "Positive Culture Eats Curriculum and Just About Everything Else for Breakfast", and Diana Whitney, PhD, author of "The Heart of Positive Change".

Free lunch served on a first-come basis starting at 11:30 a.m.

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pinn Hall Auditorium
March 21, 2018
Schwartz Center's Compassion in Action Webinar Series

"Fostering Compassion: One breath, one pause, one community" with Jonathan Bartels, UVA Medical Center Palliative Care Liasion, and Tim Cunningham, Compassionate Care Initiative Director and UVA School of Nursing professor.

More information about the series can be found, here.

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Online
March 21, 2018
Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

At this VA Festival of the Book event, legendary meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg will speak about her recent book Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. This book shines a light on the powerful healing force of true connection and how to undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.

Sponsored by: Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville and Compassionate Care Initiative at the UVA School of Nursing

Hosted by: Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia and The Mind & Life Institute

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Unity of Charlottesville
March 20, 2018

Sharon Salzberg will share her reflections on the history of mindfulness in America.

Free and open to the public. Presented by the Contemplative Sciences Center, with support from the Mind & Life Institute.

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Albert & Shirley Small Collections Library, Auditorium