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

Upcoming

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
Zen and the Brain Revisited

Presented by Dr. James Austin
Emeritus Professor of Neurology, University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine

A clinical neurologist, researcher, and Zen practitioner for more than three decades, Dr. Austin is author of Zen and the Brain (1998), Chase, Chance, and Creativity (2003), Zen-Brain Reflections (2006), Selfless Insight (2009), Meditating Selflessly (2011), Zen-Brain Horizons (2014), and Living Zen Remindfully (2016).

Part of the Wisdom and Well-being Speaker Series, this talk is co-sponsored by the Compassionate Care Initiative, Center for Appreciative Practice, UVA School of Nursing, and UVA Mindfulness Center.

Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m., on a first-come basis.


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

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

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Leonard Sandridge Auditorium, McKim Hall
November 2, 2017
CSC Speaker Series: The Art and Science of Zen Meditation

Presented by Dr. James Austin
Emeritus Professor of Neurology, University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine

Dr. Austin's early research was in clinical neurology, neuropathology, and neurochemistry.  In 1974, during a neuropharmacology sabbatical in Kyoto, Japan, he began Zen meditative training with Kobori-Roshi, an English-speaking Rinzai Zen master. As a Zen practitioner, he has since explored the neural basis for the ways that long-term meditation can transform consciousness.

He is author of Zen and the Brain (1998), Chase, Chance, and Creativity (2003), Zen-Brain Reflections (2006), Selfless Insight (2009), Meditating Selflessly (2011), Zen-Brain Horizons (2014), and Living Zen Remindfully (2016).

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Nau Hall, room 101
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 9, 2017
CSC Speaker Series: Meditation and Phenomenology

Presented by Georges Dreyfus

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 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

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!

Meditation

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

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
The Studio, Health Sciences Library
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 - 1:45 p.m.
The Studio, Health Sciences Library
Led by Betty Mooney

Yoga

Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The Studio, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Led by Zoie Gaidos
Please bring your own mat. If you do not have your own mat, you can check one out at the library.

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

Fridays, 5:00 - 5:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, 2010
Led by Dorothe Bach

 

T'ai Chi

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

Co-sponsored by CSC.

Contemplative Sciences Center Offerings

Contemplative Practice Series
Sundays (Sept. 17-Nov. 19)
4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Rotunda

Join us for this experiential 8-week series featuring contemplative practices from around the world. Each session will incorporate a contemplative practice from a different culture, tradition, or context. Open to the public. You may attend individual or multiple sessions. Details and full schedule, here.


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


 

Night Owl Yoga
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays (ends Dec. 14)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m., AFC MP1
Led by Shaaron Honeycutt, Kauri Dynes, and Zoe Ward

These drop in classes are free for all UVA students, faculty, staff, and other UVA affiliates who have an IM Rec membership. All levels and experiences welcome. No registration required.

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

October 20, 2017
Wisdom & Well-being Series - Awakening Compassion at Work: The Case of Health Care Systems

Presented by Monica C. Worline, PhD

Monica C. Worline, Ph.D., is co-author of Awakening Compassion at Work and founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an innovation organization that teaches organizations how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and the curiosity to bring their best work to life. She is a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and Executive Director of CompassionLab, the world’s leading research collaboratory focused on compassion at work. Monica holds a lectureship at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is affiliate faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations.

Co-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.


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

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

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Auditorium
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 17, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

MSN and DNP students (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 13, 2017
CCI Lecture Series: Inspiring Wisdom

Presented by David Mick, PhD
Robert Hill Carter Professor of Commerce/Marketing, UVA

Though wisdom is an ancient concept, it has received only a modicum of respect or attention in contemporary social science and related fields. This presentation will briefly outline how wisdom is conceptualized by different researchers, and will highlight findings from a few projects.  Dr. Mick will describe his efforts over the last six years to inspire and cultivate wisdom during a seminar offered to 4th-year students at UVA, focusing especially on in-class and out-of-class exercises and assignments that he has developed on aspects of wisdom, and how they could be edited and tailored for different pedagogical contexts, including nursing education.

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

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod 5060
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 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
September 23 and 24, 2017
Conference: Music and the Inner World
Free and open to the public, this conference will address a range of issues related to music and “the inner world,” a phrase open to various interpretations. The program of invited speakers brings together different psychological/psychoanalytic orientations and different scholarly or professional relations to music.
 
For a detailed schedule of the weekend, please visit the UVA McIntire Department of Music's website.
 
The conference is made possible by generous support from the Sorensen Trust for the Study of British Object Relations. Co-sponsors at the University of Virginia include the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, Comparative Literature Program, Contemplative Sciences Center, Department of Music, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, and the School of Nursing.
Minor Hall
September 20, 2017
Medical Center Hour: "What Matters Most When There's Nothing Left to Give?"

Presented by Tim Cunningham, RN, MSN, DrPH
Assistant Professor, UVA School of Nursing
Director, Compassionate Care Initiative

What still resonates with you when you're spent? What can a caregiver—or a teacher, a leader, a colleague—offer and do when all else fails, when all that's left is our humanity? In this Medical Center Hour, Tim Cunningham weaves together three stories from disparate sites and desperate situations—the Ebola crisis in West Africa, rural Haiti, and an elite pediatric emergency unit on the Upper East Side of New York City—to inquire into what might matter the most at trying times. A clown, then a nurse, and now the director of the Compassionate Care Initiative and an assistant professor in UVA's School of Nursing, Cunningham shares what he believes matters most when all else is lost—and shows how we all have the capacity to access it.

Contact hours available.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Pinn 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
September 15, 2017
Nurses' Experiences in the Vietnam War: An Evening of Reading and Reflection

Presenting a dynamic staged reading, a panel discussion by veteran nurses, and a look at the trailer for the new Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War. Afterwards there will be a light reception in The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (in McLeod Hall), featuring an exhibit honoring the nurses who served in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

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

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (light reception to follow)
McLeod Hall Auditorium