Got resilience? Why teaching clinicians to be mindful and resilient makes for more compassionate, safer, higher quality care -- and how the Compassionate Care Initiative does it. Watch our new video to learn more.

Resilient Nurses


Last year, the debut of Humankind’s Resilient Nurses program – heard on more than 100 public radio stations across the U.S. – ignited a national discussion about nursing, stress, and coping. Now, segments 3 and 4 in the series chronicle how nurses around the country are getting better at paying attention, keeping their reservoir of empathy full, and their compassion fully charged. And their stories are uplifting.
The Compassionate Care Initiative is proud to be sponsors of this important series. We hope you’ll listen to the latest installments online or tune in to your local NPR station over the coming weeks.


Ambassador Spotlight

Clinical Ambassador Mia Campbell has been active with CCI for some time. As a PICU nurse, she has been excited to share the opening of the new Resiliency Room in the Children's Hospital, as well as a nurse support group. She specifically joined the CCI to connect with others and find support among friends for the work she is doing. Mia is a strong believer of a healthy work-life balance and she relieves stress by painting and finding time to nourish herself.

FREE Drop-in Sessions

No previous experience required; open to the public. 
There will not be any drop-ins during UVA's spring break (March 4-12).

Meditation | 12:15-12:45 p.m. | McLeod 2025
Led by Michael Swanberg or Julie Connelly

Yoga | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | McLeod 2010
Led by Esther Lozano

Social Justice Dialogues | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | McLeod 2010
Co-sponsored by IDEA - see description on our activities page.

Mindfulness Meditation | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | McLeod 2025
Led by Sam Green

Meditation | 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. | McLeod 2025

Led by Jonathan Bartels

Yoga | 12:00-12:50 p.m. | McLeod 2010
Led by Mala Cunningham or Julie Roa
T'ai Chi | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | McLeod 2010
Led by Hiromi Johnson. Co-sponsored by CSC.

Tuning In: Mindful Music | 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. | McLeod 2025#
Led by Dallas Ducar and Gene Donovan.
#Meets every other week
(February 23, March 23, April 6 & 20, and May 4)

Yoga | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | McLeod 2010

Led by Dorothe Bach

Pearl of the month

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things." 

                                          --- Maya Angelou