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

Upcoming

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
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
September 23, 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
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 19, 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 19, 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

Ongoing Classes

Drop-In Sessions - Spring 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!

This schedule will run through Friday, May 5th.

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

Yoga

Mondays, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
Led by Esther Lozano

Thursdays, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
Led by Mala Cunningham or Julie Roa

Fridays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
Led by Dorothe Bach

Social Justice Dialogues

CCI and IDEA have decided to cancel all remaining Social Justice Dialogues, due to scheduling constraints. If you find yourself in need of support due to social injustices that affect you, your peers, or loved ones, or if you have ideas of activities to adress social justice issues, please do not hesitate to reach out to either program!

Intermediate-level 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.

Tuning In: Mindful Music

Every other Thursday
(February 23, March 23, April 6 & 20, and May 4)
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2025
Led by Gene Donovan and Dallas Ducar (UVA Nursing Students)

An opportunity to come join in the jam or simply listen to live music with a beginner's mind. Instruments are welcomed but not required, all that is needed is a willingness to listen. No previous experience needed!

 

Contemplative Sciences Center Offerings

Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Drop-in class open to all!

Mondays (Jan. 30 - May 1)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Alderman Library 317


Night Owl Yoga
Class is free for all UVA faculty, staff, and students who have gym memberships. Those without a gym membership will need to pay for a guest pass. All levels welcome!

Tuesdays AND Wednesdays
(Jan. 17 - May 10)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
UVA Aquatic & Fitness Center MP1

Compassionate Awareness Living Mindfully (CALM)

Drop-in Meditation
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00 p.m.
McLeod 2025
Led by UVA Medical Student Corrine Roberts

Take some time for yourself to pause and re-charge. Organized and led by CALM - an interdisciplinary student group.

Recent Archived Activities

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
April 4, 2017
SON Service of Remembrance

We have each experienced the loss of a loved one, and regardless of the time that has passed, they will always hold a piece of our heart. The interfaith Service of Remembrance is an opportunity for the School of Nursing – students, staff, and faculty - to gather as a community to mourn, remember and honor those losses. Please join us for this time of reflection.

The service is from 3:00 – 3:30 and will be followed by a reception until 4:00 p.m.

Thank you to the donors to the Nursing Annual Fund and the Nursing Alumni Association – their generosity has allowed us to continue to offer this space of reflection and remembrance for our SON community!

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 1004
March 31, 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
March 25, 2017
VA Festival of the Book program - "Stage-Serious Cancer: Responding with Humor and Faith"

Authors Jason Micheli (Cancer is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Cancer) and Terri Tate (A Crooked Smile: A Memoir), relate their experiences with cancer, how they’ve used humor to respond, and how their spiritual journeys have deepened in the midst of it. Checkout the VA Festival of the Book website for more information.

Hosted by The Wesley Foundation at UVA and UVA School of Nursing Compassionate Care Initiative.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall Auditorium
March 22, 2017
VA Festival of the Book program - "Meaning and Mindfulness"

Hugh Byrne (The Here-and-Now Habit: How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All) and Erin Olivo (Wise Mind Living: Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Life) offer powerful practices for incorporating mindfulness and meaning into our lives. Checkout the VA Festival of the Book website for more information.

Sponsored by: Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville.

Hosted by: Mind & Life Institute; Compassionate Care Initiative at UVA School of Nursing; Contemplative Sciences Center at UVA.

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Central Jefferson Madison Regional Library 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA