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

Upcoming

January 25, 2018
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
February 6, 2018
"Clínica de Migrantes": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

The extraordinary story of a volunteer-run health clinic that treats uninsured, undocumented immigrants. Watch the trailer, here. More details TBA.

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

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Newcomb Hall Theater
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 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 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: Winter 2017-18

Please note: The University will be closed January 15, 2018, so there will not be any drop-ins on this date. 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, 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

Drop-in Sessions: Spring 2018

The spring schedule will begin the week of January 29th and run through May 4th, breaking for any University closures due to weather and Spring Break (March 3rd-11th). Attend as your schedule allows. No previous experience required!

 

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

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

Recent Archived Activities

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. More information, here.

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
November 9, 2017
CSC Speaker Series: Meditation and Phenomenology

Presented by Georges Dreyfus

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Nau Hall, room 101
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 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 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