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

Upcoming

October 17, 2018
Self-defense Workshop

Come and learn real strategies for real situations. Ideal for beginners with no background in self-defense, this 60-minute class presented by Karate instructor and SON instructor Crystal Toll, will explore basic self-defense techniques based on your natural flinch reaction to danger. Through training drills, your reactions will improve and you will develop proper form that can give you more power and resilience during a physical attack. You will learn techniques you can immediately use to increase the safety of yourself and the ones you love. Do not miss out on this opportunity to enhance your resilience through a fun and energetic class that will leave you feeling rewarded and empowered.

Although this workshop is free, space is limited. Prior registration is encouraged to secure your spot!

5:00-6:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2025
October 23, 2018
CCI Lecture Series: What Makes an Organization "Compassionate"?

Since its founding, the Compassionate Care Initiative has advocated increasing clinician, faculty, staff and student self-care as a means for becoming more resilient. Yet there has been a growing recognition that self-care alone cannot eliminate systemic sources of organizational suffering. Monica Worline and Jane Dutton’s model of compassionate leadership and organizations, from their book Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations, offers a vision for transforming caring into action, not only at an individual but also an organizational level. Come to this session to learn more about this model and to discuss concrete and practical methods for applying it in your own work setting.   

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

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 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 3, 2018
Virginia Film Festival: América

When called upon to take care of their 93-year-old grandmother, three brothers from Colima, Mexico, realize that the activities they take for granted become increasingly challenging with old age. Following the arrest of their father, the boys affectionately look after their grandmother América, while attempting to get him released from prison. Acknowledging that engaging their grandmother in adolescent pastimes might only serve their benefit, the brothers reflect on the reality of human finitude. They strengthen their unconditional bond and gain newfound wisdom as they navigate complicated family issues and juggle their new responsibilities.

Supported by the Melton D. and Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Care at the End of Life, a partnership between UVA Schools of Nursing and Medicine, Hospice of the Piedmont, and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.

2:30 p.m.
Violet Crown 5
November 12, 2018
Bice-Koppaka Lecture and Medical Center Hour

After When Breath Becomes Air: A Conversation with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. An internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, she completed her medical degree at Yale, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, her residency at the University of California-San Francisco, and a postdoctoral fellowship training in healthcare delivery innovation at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center. At the cross-section of her career as a medical professional and her personal experience standing alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment, and death, Dr. Kalanithi has special interestes in healthcare value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care, and end-of-life care. She has appeared on PBS NewsHour, NPR Morning Edition, and Yahoo News with Katie Couric, and been interviewed for People, NPR, and The New York Times. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter, Elizabeth Acadia.

Book signing and reception to follow.

Contact hours available!
University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UVA School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. UVA School of Medicine awards 1.0 hour of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. UVA School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for 6 years.

UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited to provide continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Comission on Accreditation. UVA SONCE awards 1.0 contact hour to nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post-activity evaluation.

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Pinn Hall Auditorium
November 13, 2018
Creative Arts Workshop

Balance. We are often seeking or told to seek balance in our day-to-day. Balance between work and play; effort and ease. But what does that mean for you? What are your perceptions and experiences of balance? And how can that be translated into a creative art form?

Join local artists George Andrews and Gidey Gezahey as they lead an hour painting exercise that introduces various techniques to help you express your idea of balance. No experience is needed; supplies are provided.

Although this workshop is free, space is limited. Prior registration is encouraged to secure your spot!

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, room 3020

Ongoing Classes

Drop-in Sessions: Fall 2018

This schedule will begin the week of September 3rd, unless otherwise noted.

Attend as your schedule allows. No previous experience required!

For cancellation information, visit our Facebook page.

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

*On-going programs.

Yoga

Mondays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2025
Led by Dorothe Bach

2nd Wednesdays (begins 9/12), 12:30-1:15 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2025
Led by Hannah Crosby

Thursdays, 12:00-12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
Led by Mala Cunningham (Sept. & Nov.) & Teddi Sipe (Oct. & Dec.)

 

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

*Ongoing program.

Chair Yoga

2nd Wednesdays (begins 9/12), 12:00-12:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2025
Led by Hannah Crosby

T'ai Chi

Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2025
Led by Hiromi Johnson

Co-sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center.

Alphabet Sangha

Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2025

A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Allies and people from other communities are also welcome. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. We gather for meditation practice and a friendly, supportive community. Together we explore mindfulness and awareness for cultivating an open heart in our everyday lives.

We are a diverse, multicultural community, committed to social justice and to maintaining a Sangha that’s led by and for people of all races, ethnicities, classes, genders, abilities, sizes and ages.

We welcome people at all levels of practice. Simple beginning meditation instructions are always offered. If you have specific questions about meditation, a teacher is usually available to answer questions.

Co-sponsored by IDEA.

Recent Archived Activities

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 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 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
September 13, 2018
Resilience Retreat

8W, SCT, and ECCCC Infusion 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 11, 2018
Creative Arts Workshop

Balance. We are often seeking or told to seek balance in our day-to-day. Balance between work and play; effort and ease. But what does that mean for you? What are your perceptions and experiences of balance? And how can that be translated into a creative art form?

Join local artists George Andrews and Gidey Gezahey as they lead an hour painting exercise that introduces various techniques to help you express your idea of balance. No experience is needed; supplies are provided.

Although this workshop is free, space is limited. Prior registration is encouraged to secure your spot!

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, room 3020
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
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 6, 2018
Falun Gong Workshop

Falun Gong is an ancient Chinese spiritual discipline in the Buddhist tradition. Pronounced “Fah-loon Gong,” it consists of moral teachings, a meditation, and four gentle exercises that are a truly unique and highly effective way to improve your health and energy levels. Introduced to the public in 1992, it became the largest and fastest growing practice of the sort in China, with an estimated 100 million people practicing it by 1999. Since that time however, Falun Gong has been suppressed in China and is one of the largest campaigns of persecution happening in the world today. But why?

This workshop will be part informational and part experiential. No prior experience is needed. Although free, prior registration is encouraged to secure your spot!

This workshop will be led by Joshua Li, MD, PhD, who has practiced Falun Gong for 21 years. He is a spine surgeon in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia.

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Education Resource Building, Meeting Room B
August 2, 2018
Resilience Retreat

The Women's Place 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