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

Upcoming

September 6, 2017
CCI Presentation & Workshop: Resilience Strategies for the Classroom

This workshop will offer the opportunity for faculty, staff and students to understand more about the current work of the Compassionate Care Initiative.  The presenting faculty, Drs. DeGennaro, Bach and Cunningham, will discuss the applicability of contemplative practices in the classroom setting--what they are, why they may be useful and how one might incorporate them into their work.  This workshop will be interactive. It will provide an opportunity for participants to explore their interest or curiosity about contemplative practice. We will provide a platform for them to consider how they might embed them in coursework as instructors, TA's or study-group facilitators. 

Lunch will be provided for the first 30 participants.

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.
University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 1.5 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
McLeod 5060
September 13, 2017
Basic Self-defense Class

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 the opportunity to enhance your resilience through a fun and energetic class that will leave you feeling rewarded and empowered.

Although this is a free offering, space is limited. Please sign-up using the link below, to secure your spot!

4:30-5:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
September 15, 2017
"A Piece of My Heart": A staged reading and nurse veteran panel

“A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley Lauro, is a true account following the narratives of six women, five of whom were nurses who all served tours in Vietnam. Following the reading, there will be a panel of nurse veterans, sharing their stories and reflections.

This event is in anticipation of Ken Burns' documentary on the Vietnam War, airing on PBS on September 17th.

Co-sponsored by CCI, UVA Department of Drama, The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, and local PBS affiliate, WVPT.  

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (reception to follow)
McLeod Hall Auditorium
September 20, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year RN-BSNs (by invitation).

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 10, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 10, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 13, 2017
CCI Lecture Series: Wisdom in the Workplace

Presented by David Mick, PhD, MHA, MA
Robert Hill Carter Professor of Commerce
UVA McIntire School of Commerce

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

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod 5060
October 18, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 26, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

4th-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 31, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

4th-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
November 2, 2017
CCI Lecture Series: Zen and the Brain Revisited

Presented by Dr. James Austin.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Leonard Sandridge Auditorium, McKim Hall
November 6, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

1st-year CNLs (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Main House
November 7, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

1st-year CNLs (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Main House
November 8, 2017
Basic Self-defense Class

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 the opportunity to enhance your resilience through a fun and energetic class that will leave you feeling rewarded and empowered.

Although this is a free offering, space is limited. Please sign-up using the link below, to secure your spot!

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
November 11, 2017
4th Melton D. and Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Conversations in End of Life Care

Save the date - more details to be announced soon!

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

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall

Ongoing Classes

Drop-In Sessions - Fall 2017

All of our drop-in sessions are free and open to the University, Medical Center, and wider Charlottesville community. Attend as your schedule allows. No previous experience required!

The Fall Schedule begins September 1st, unless otherwise noted.

Meditation

**Begins August 28th**
Mondays, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2025
Led by Michael Swanberg or Julie Connelly

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

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

T'ai Chi

**BEGINS SEPT. 7TH**
Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, 2010
Led by Hiromi Johnson

Co-sponsored by CSC.

Yoga

**ENDS AUG. 22ND**
Tuesdays, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
The MILL (1st floor), Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Led by Zoie Gaidos
Please bring your own mat.

**BEGINS SEPT. 7TH**
Thursdays, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, 2010
Led by Teddi Sipe

**BEGINS SEPT. 1ST**
Fridays, 5:00 - 5:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, 2010
Led by Dorothe Bach

 

Contemplative Sciences Center Offerings

Drop-in Yoga
Tuesdays (Sept. 5th start)
12:00-1:00 p.m., McLeod 2010
Led by Zoe Ward

CALM Offerings

Drop-in Meditation
Fridays, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
McLeod 2025

Led by Corinne Roberts (Med. Student)

CALM is an interdisciplinary student group.

Recent Archived Activities

August 4, 2017
Clowns Breaking Down Borders: A Discourse On Humanitarian Clowning

Presented by Tim Cunningham, DrPH, MSN, RN, assistant professor of nursing and director of the Compassionate Care Initiative.

Co-sponsored by CCI and UVA Department of Drama. Small reception to follow.

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.

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

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (small reception to follow)
McLeod Hall Auditorium
Mondays, June 19-July 24, 2017
THRIVE - Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop

Use Yoga and Mindfulness to re-discover your passions and flourish!

Through beginner yoga, mindfulness meditation, partner work, journaling, and a community of others searching for something similar, you will deepen awareness of your life moment to moment, become aware of what needs to change, and empower yourself to create what you want. Development of a simple home practice, weekly e-mail reminders, and a 5-hour retreat support your personal journey.

Instructor: Kara Snapp
Co-Sponsored by Hoos Well, CCI, and Contemplative Sciences Center

When:  Mondays 5:30-7pm June 19th-July 24th with retreat at Morven Farms Sat July 15th.  No program on July 3rd.

Registration is closed.

For additional question or inquiry, please email CSC Program Director Leslie Hubbard lh2tm@virginia.edu.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
May 3, 2017
CCI Lecture Series: Mindful Leadership

Presented by Lili Powell, BA, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
UVA Darden School of Business

In healthcare, mindfulness is becoming known for not only reducing patient stress, but also increasing healthcare workers’ capacity for self-care.  By training their attention and acting with compassion toward themselves and others, nurses and other healthcare workers are beginning to recognize the value of “putting your own oxygen mask on first.”  But what are the potential benefits and applications of mindfulness for those who are in positions to lead others?  How can mindfulness be applied not only to self-care, but “team care” and “organizational care” too?  In this session, learn how to conceptualize the levels of mindful practice involved in leadership and to discuss practical ideas for applying mindfulness to work and leadership. 

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 hour for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

Please feel free to bring your lunch – dessert will be provided.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall 2010
April 28, 2017
Poetry Series for Healthcare Students

This four-session poetry series will focus on the fundamentals of reading and writing poetry. Participants will meet to read and discuss contemporary poetry, complete writing exercises, and write original poetry. Together with UVA English Professor Robert Shapiro, participants will explore how poetry can effectively communicate ideas—about ourselves, the body, the world—and work toward developing our voices on the page.

The Compassionate Care Initiative is pleased to offer this opportunity FREE of cost to UVA students enrolled in a healthcare-related program. However, since space is limited, prior sign-up is required. Content from session to session will be built upon, so we ask that you be able to attend at least three of the four sessions - March 17, March 31, April 14, and April 28.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
April 21, 2017
Self-care Day

Need a little self-care? Join fellow medical and nursing students, as well as clinicians in a day of FREE activities that foster self-care. Drop-in for a single session, join us for lunch, or take advantage of the full-day of activities. Please note, some sessions require prior sign-up. See below for more details. Organized by the Compassionate Care Student Ambassadors.

9:00 a.m. | Yoga or Meditation | McLeod Hall 2010

10:00 a.m. | Creativity Hour | Claude Moore Nursing Ed. Lobby

11:00 a.m. | *Acupressure Workshop | McLeod Hall 2025
*Prior sign-up required, here.

12:00 p.m. | *Keynote with Jonathan Bartels | Claude Moore Medical Ed. Auditorium (3rd floor)
*In order to plan accordingly for lunch, prior sign-up is required, here.

Jonathan Bartels is a nurse working in palliative care. As an innovator and agitator, he seeks to share his vision for fierce compassion and spiritual wholeness to those far beyond UVA's walls.

1:00 p.m. | Nature Walk | Meet in front of Claude Moore Medical Ed. Building

2:00 p.m. | * "De-escalating Yourself" with Dr. Richard Westphal | McLeod Hall 1004
*Prior sign-up required, here.

3:00 p.m. | Meet UVA"s Compassionate K-9s | Outside McLeod Hall

4:00 p.m. | Open Journal | McLeod Hall 2025

5:00 p.m. | Yoga | McLeod Hall 2010

View the self-care day flyer for session descriptions.

April 18, 2017
CCI Lecture Series: Compassion in Advance Care Planning

Presented by Ken White, PhD, A/GACNP-BC, ACHPN, FACHE, FAAN
University of Virginia Medical Center Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, UVA School of Nursing
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, UVA Medical Center Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service

In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Ken will lead a discussion about advance care planning, including specific information about legal requirements in Virginia and components of an effective living will document. He will also give assistance in preparing and executing an Advance Directive.  

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 hour for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

Please feel free to bring your lunch - dessert will be provided.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
April 17, 2017
Advance Care Planning Workshop

In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Ken White will lead a discussion about advance care planning, including specific information about legal requirements in Virginia and components of an effective living will document. He will also give assistance in preparing and executing an Advance Directive.  

Ken White is a palliative care nurse practitioner and works with the UVA Medical Center Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service in addition to serving as Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Innovation in the School of Nursing.

We hope you can join us for this dialogue and hands-on workshop!

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
April 17, 2017
Advance Care Planning Workshop

In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Ken White will lead a discussion about advance care planning, including specific information about legal requirements in Virginia and components of an effective living will document. He will also give assistance in preparing and executing an Advance Directive.  

Ken White is a palliative care nurse practitioner and works with the UVA Medical Center Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service in addition to serving as Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Innovation in the School of Nursing.

We hope you can join us for this dialogue and hands-on workshop!

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
April 14, 2017
Poetry Series for Healthcare Students

This four-session poetry series will focus on the fundamentals of reading and writing poetry. Participants will meet to read and discuss contemporary poetry, complete writing exercises, and write original poetry. Together with UVA English Professor Robert Shapiro, participants will explore how poetry can effectively communicate ideas—about ourselves, the body, the world—and work toward developing our voices on the page.

The Compassionate Care Initiative is pleased to offer this opportunity FREE of cost to UVA students enrolled in a healthcare-related program. However, since space is limited, prior sign-up is required. Content from session to session will be built upon, so we ask that you be able to attend at least three of the four sessions - March 17, March 31, April 14, and April 28.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
April 8, 2017
Interprofessional Renewal & Reflection Retreat

For UVA undergraduate nursing and medical students (by invitation). Since space is limited and Morven is a gated property, prior sign-up is required.

This retreat will be similar to the model of our regular resilience retreats, with options for slightly deeper practice.  However, you do not need any experience to participate.

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

Parents Fund

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn