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

Upcoming

February 23, 2018
Wisdom & Well-being Series

Presented by Emily Esfahani-Smith
Author, Penguin Random House – Dartmouth College, Washington, D.C.

Her book, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters, will be available for purchase following the talk.

Sponsored by UVA School of Nursing, Center for Appreciative Practice, and UVA Mindfulness Center.
Free lunch served on a first-come basis starting at 11:30 a.m.

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pinn Hall Auditorium
March 13, 2018
Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

3rd-year BSN students (by invitation).

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

Parents Fund

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
March 14, 2018
Interprofessional Wisdom Workshop

Should WISDOM be a class in medical and nursing school? UVA medical and nursing students are invited to join Dr. Liz Gaufberg of the Cambridge Health Alliance to explore this question, while enjoying lunch from Take-It-Away.

Please note: The initial registration is reserved for 20 UVA medical students and 20 nursing students. So, reserve your spot today!

Questions? Contact one of the CCI Student Ambassadors!

Dr. Liz Gaufberg is the 2018 Brodie Education Scholar. The focus of her visit is "Practical Wisdom in Medicine". What does wisdom look like in medical training? Practice? Research? Leadership? Her expertise is broad: tolerating uncertainty, reflective practice, burn out, the hidden curriculum, redefining excellence in medical research on humanism, managing implicit bias, and responding to discriminatory behavior. Dr. Gaufberg will be leading a "Reader's Theatre" activity and discussion following. Students will interact with scenarios and anecdotes that incorporate various themes of humanism and wisdom in medicine. A really fun and great interprofessional learning opportunity!

1:30 p.m.
Claude Moore Medical Learning Studio
March 15, 2018
Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

3rd-year BSN students (by invitation).

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

Parents Fund

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
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
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 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 23, 2018
UVA Center for Appreciative Practice

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

Guests will include Rich Frankel, PhD, Indiana University and Diana Whitney, PhD, Corp for Positive Change.

More details TBA.

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pinn Hall Auditorium
March 29, 2018
CCI Lecture Series: Radical Listening

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

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

Ongoing Classes

Drop-in Sessions: Spring 2018

The spring schedule will run through May 4th, breaking for any University closures and Spring Break (March 3rd-11th). Attend as your schedule allows. No previous experience required!

Meditation

Mondays, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2025
Led by Michael Swanberg or Julie Connelly

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

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

Yoga

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

Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
Led by Teddi Sipe or Mala Cunningham

Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
Led by Dorothe Bach

Alexander Technique

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

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

T'ai Chi

Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
Led by Hiromi Johnson

Co-sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center

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 are highlighted below.

Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series
Sundays (March 18 & 25 and April 1 & 15)
4:00-5:30 p.m., Rotunda Multipurpose Room
Sessions include mindfulness and compassion meditation, sacred movement and storytelling for bridging separation, sound meditation, medical and therapeutic yoga, and more. More details here.

Clemons Contemplative Room 220
CSC is now offering free, weekly drop-in programs in Clemons Contemplative Room 220. Located on the second floor of Clemons Library, the room is also a reserve-able space operated by CSC for contemplative practices and serves as a quiet space at all other times. The programs offered in Clemons 220 are open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community (unless otherwise noted in the program details).

Yoga mats, meditation cushions, and other supplies are available for use in the space with sign-up. Details on the schedule and how to reserve the space, can be found here.

Recent Archived Activities

February 20, 2018
Discussion presentation: How Understanding Moral Distress Can Help Support Compassionate Care

Led by Joanne M. Braxton, Ph.D., M.Div.
Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor Emerita, College of William and Mary
Mary and David M. Larson Fellow of Spirituality and Health, Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center

3:00-4:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
February 19, 2018
Writing as Healing

Led by Joanne M. Braxton, Ph.D., M.Div.
Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor Emerita, College of William and Mary
Mary and David M. Larson Fellow of Spirituality and Health, Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center

An experiential workshop for individuals seeking the benefits of reflective writing in compassionate care for the self and others, while simultaneously improving medical outcomes. This workshop will offer specific techniques for integrating deep listening and writing into personal practice to sustain resiliency and vitality for those in service to humanity. Though particularly suited for those in health care professions, anyone can benefit.

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 2 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

9:00-11:00 a.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
February 9, 2018
UVA Schwartz Center Rounds

"Celebrating and Promoting Compassionate Care at UVA: Where we've been and where we're going"

Panel members:
Peggy Plews-Ogan, MD, General Medicine
Tim Cunningham, RN, DrPH, School of Nursing
Julie Haizlip, MD, School of Nursing

Lunch is served on a first-come basis beginning at 11:30 a.m. Continuing education credit available.

Sponsored by the Center for Appreciative Practice.

Co-Sponsored by Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, Chaplaincy Services, Compassionate Care Initiative, Faculty and Employee Assistance Program, Professional Nursing Staff Organization, SOM Organizational Learning and Development, and Quality & Performance Improvement.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall Auditorium
February 6, 2018
Free film screening: "Clínica de Migrantes"

Panel discussion to follow. Clínica de Migrantes is the extraordinary story of a volunteer-run health clinic that treats uninsured, undocumented immigrants. Watch the trailer, here.

Co-sponsored by the Compassionate Care Initiative, UVA's Center for Global Health and UVA's Center for Health Policy.

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Newcomb Hall Theater
January 19, 2018
Wisdom & Well-being Series - The Wisdom of Leveraging Difference: The Necessity of Mindfulness for Building an Inclusive Culture

Presented by Martin Davidson, Sr., PhD
Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, UVA Darden School of Business

Far too little attention has been paid to how mindfulness can be an asset in working amidst difference. Individuals who cultivate a contemplative practice position themselves to engage with the challenges that diversity of identity, background and thought can surface. However, overcoming diversity challenges is just the tip of the iceberg.  Mindfulness is among the most powerful tools a person can have for leveraging difference, for helping us connect with one another to get real work done well.

Sponsored by UVA School of Nursing, Center for Appreciative Practice, and UVA Mindfulness Center.
Free lunch served on a first-come basis starting at 11:30 a.m.

Continuing education credits available.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Pinn Hall 1014 Auditorium
December 5, 2017
Self-care Workshops

For UVA Medical Center nurse managers and assistant nurse managers (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
November 29, 2017
"Radical Transformational Leadership": Book signing and reception

Author Dr. Monica Sharma will be returning to UVA School of Nursing to discuss her new work "Radical Transformational Leadership" and do a book signing. This event is by special invitation only.

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall
November 27, 2017
CSC Speaker Series - Training the Heart and Mind: Effects of a One-year Contemplative Mental Training Study on the Brain

"Subjectivity, Health, and Prosociality"

Presented by Tania Singer

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Nau Hall, room 101
November 11, 2017
4th Melton D. and Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Conversations at End of Life

Visit  www.cmevillage.com for the brochure and to register. Online registration closes November 1, 2017.     

A collaboration of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Hospice of the Piedmont, UVA School of Nursing,  and UVA School of Medicine.

Course Director(s): Kenneth White, PhD, AGACNP
Credits Offered: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ - 4.25; Contact Hours - 4.25; Hours of Participation - 4.25

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall
November 10, 2017
Virginia Film Festival Screening & Panel: "Bending the Arc"

An extraordinary team of doctors and activists work to save lives in a rural Haitian village. Through interviews and on-the-ground footage shot in the midst of a deadly epidemic, directors Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos are immersed in the thirty-year struggle of these fiercely dedicated people as they fight ancient diseases. These activists must scrape together funding with the lives of their friends on the line, face scorn and hostility from the global health establishment, and suffer heartbreaking mistakes from their own lack of experience. Their effort grows into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

Panel discussion with Dr. Joia Mukherjee (Partner’s in Health), Dr. Scott Heysell (UVA), Tim Cunningham (Compassionate Care Initiative), and Derek Brown (Peace Appeal Foundation), moderated by Dr. Rebecca Dillingham (Center for Global Health).

3:00 p.m.
Newcomb Hall Theater