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

2014 Activities

January 23, 2014
Awakening heart and mind: A mini-retreat on lovingkindness and mindfulness for health professionals

‌‌Led by Sharon Salzberg and Susan Bauer-Wu

Event Flyer: 2014-01-23

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
January 23, 2014
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
January 24, 2014
Real Happiness At Work

A public talk by Sharon Salzberg, co-founder of Insight Meditation Society and N.Y. Times best-selling author.

Co-sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center and the Compassionate Care Initiative.

12:00 p.m.
Nau Hall Auditorium
January 24,2014
Schwartz Center Rounds - After the Code: When the Heart Stops the Emotions Begin

Working through a patient’s cardiac arrest in the hospital is never easy.  But when the heart attack is completely unexpected it can be even more challenging.  

Panel discussion organized by the Center for Appreciative Practice.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Jordan Hall Auditorium
February 7, 2014
Inclusivity, Identity-Safety and Maximum Performance: Notes on Contemplative Approaches to Classrooms that Work for All

Presented by Rhonda Magee, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, School of Law, and author of the article Educating Lawyers to Meditate.

Sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Nau Hall Auditorium
February 24, 2014
Meditation Compassion, and Social Action

Presented by Bhante Wimala.

Sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2014
March 4, 2014
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

4th-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

*Due to snow, the time and location was altered from the original plan.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2015
March 6, 2014
Brown Bag Session: Creative Writing for Health Care Professionals

This brief interactive session was for all health care practitioners, faculty, and students interested in exploring the practice of creative writing as a means of self-expression and regeneration.

Facilitated by Linda Kobert, freelance writer and educator who worked and taught in nursing for more than twenty years.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 1003
March 6, 2014
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
March 28, 2014
Schwartz Center Rounds: Walking the Tightrope

We all strive to provide compassionate care – even when it gets complicated.  What do you do when your heart and brain disagree?

Panel discussion organized by the Center for Appreciative Practice.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Jordan Hall Auditorium
March 28-30, 2014
Spring Wellness Festival

From yoga to parenting to herbal medicine, Common Ground's second annual Spring Wellness Festival was an inspiring three day event of classes and lectures by area experts in holistic health.

2014 Spring Wellness Festival Schedule

Common Ground - Charlottesville, VA
April 11, 2014
The Quiet Revolution: How Mindfulness is Transforming our Country

Presented by Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), author of A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit.

Sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Nau Hall Auditorium
April 15, 2014
School of Nursing Service of Remembrance

‌We have each experienced the loss of a loved one – family member, friend, and/or pet - and regardless of the time that has passed, they will always hold a piece of our heart. The Service of Remembrance was an opportunity for the School of Nursing to come together to remember and honor those beloved people and animals.

Event Flyer: 2014-04-15

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, rooms 1003/1004
April 17, 2014
Aging Well with Joy, Ease and Courageous Acceptance through Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

This informal group discussion and experiential workshop explored issues related to aging and how to proceed through midlife and beyond with joy and ease. Mindfulness and self-compassion principles and practices provide a foundation for living well with joy, ease, and courageous acceptance.

Co-facilitated by Susan Bauer-Wu and Lois Howland

Event Flyer: 2014-04-17

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2015
April 21, 2014
Working with worry & uncertainty: A brown bag seminar for nursing students

The end of the spring semester can be overwhelming as students juggle final exams and papers, preparing for NCLEX or certification, and planning for the summer or first RN position. This interactive and experiential seminar provided practical pointers to feel calm and have a clear head and positive attitude in the days and weeks ahead.

Co-facilitated by Susan Bauer-Wu and Lois Howland.

Event Flyer: 2014-04-21

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2015
May 23, 2014
Schwartz Center Rounds: Under One Condition...

Is an elective procedure the right incentive to break a longstanding habit?

Panel discussion organized by the Center for Appreciative Practice.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
Jordan Hall Auditorium
May 16-23, 2014

Interdisciplinary group of UVA health professionals (by invitation)

Upaya Zen Center – Santa Fe, NM
June 27, 2014
Wisdom & Well-being Speaker Series: Be Wise. Be Well.

Presented by Margaret Kern, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Sponsored by UVA Center for Appreciative Practice, UVA School of Nursing, & UVA Mindfulness Center

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Jordan Hall Conference Center
July 25, 2014
Schwartz Center Rounds: Is It Too Late To Change My Mind?

Sometimes decisions made in stressful moments don't represent what we really want. But once the decision is made, it may not be possible to change your mind.

Panel discussion organized by the UVA Center for Appreciative Practice.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch provided at 11:30 a.m.)
Old Jordan Hall Auditorium 1-14
September 5, 2014
Wisdom & Well-being Speaker Series - Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

Presented by Barry Schwartz, PhD
Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania

Sponsored by UVA Center for Appreciative Practice, UVA School of Nursing, & UVA Mindfulness Center

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Free lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
Old Jordan Hall Conference Center
September 16, 2014
Rx3: Restorative Practices for Health Professionals

Co-led by Susan Bauer-Wu, Lauren Catlett, and Linda Kobert.

Rx3 is a dose of creativity and self-care based on the principles of resilience, reflection, and relationship-building. It is a free monthly program that offers opportunities for meditation, artistic expression, reflective and creative writing, and mini massages as a way to relieve stress and form connections within the health professional community.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Group Session) | 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Mini-massages and informal networking)
Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, room 1110

Upcoming Rx3 dates: October 21, November 18, and December 9.

September 23, 2014
Interactive Workshop: Sign Chi Do

Led by Carol Rogers, PhD
University of Oklahoma College of Nursing

In this interactive workshop, sponsored by the Compassionate Care Initiative, Dr. Carol Rogers will demonstrate the practice of Sign Chi Do, describe available resources for personal practice and teaching Sign Chi Do classes, and discuss how Sign Chi Do can be used in the clinical setting.

Event Flyer: 2014-09-23

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall room 5060
September 23, 2014
ONR Forum - Sign Chi Do: A Holistic Approach to Improving Health Outcomes for Older Adults.

Presented by Carol Rogers, PhD
University of Oklahoma College of Nursing

Sponsored by the UVA School of Nursing Office of Nursing Research

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
September 24, 2014
Sign Chi Do Practice

‌Guided by Carol Rogers, PhD
University of Oklahoma College of Nursing

Please join the Compassionate Care Initiative and start your day with 30 minutes of self-care. No special attire or equipment required. All are welcome.

Sign Chi Do is a form of meditative movement that combines gentle flowing movement, diaphragmatic breathing, and meditation choreographed to music to create a deep state of relaxation.

Event Flyer: 2014-09-24

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
September 26, 2014
CSC Speaker Series - Developmental Trauma: The Consequences of Abuse and Neglect

Presented by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., author of The Body Keeps the Score, Brain Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

Sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium
September 29, 2014
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

1st-year Clinical Nurse Leader students (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Main House
September 30, 2014
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

1st-year Clinical Nurse Leader students (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Main House
October 6, 2014
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, 2014
Wisdom & Well-being Speaker Series: Compelling Research on Wisdom

Presented by Monika Ardelt, PhD
University of Florida

Sponsored by UVA Center for Appreciative Practice, UVA School of Nursing, & UVA Mindfulness Center

 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Free lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
Jordan Hall Conference Center
October 21, 2014
Rx3: Restorative Practices for Health Professionals

Co-led by Susan Bauer-Wu, Lauren Catlett, and Linda Kobert.

Rx3 is a dose of creativity and self-care based on the principles of resilience, reflection, and relationship-building. It is a free monthly program that offers opportunities for meditation, artistic expression, reflective and creative writing, and mini massages as a way to relieve stress and form connections within the health professional community.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Group Session) | 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Mini-massages and informal networking)
Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, room 1110

Upcoming Rx3 dates: November 18 and December 9.

October 22, 2014
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 22, 2014
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 23, 2014

Sponsored by the UVA McIntire Department of Music and Contemplative Sciences Center, this event features a concert performance by Caroline Jones, followed by an inspirational talk by Stedman Graham. More information can be found here.

Free and open to the public. 

7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
November 1, 2014
Art, Contemplation, and Wellness Drawing Workshop

Drawing Attention with Barbara Bernstein is a workshop devoted to encouraging contemplation by utilizing simple drawing exercises. The aim is that participants will feel refreshed, alert and open as a result of the benefits of a contemplative approach to perception.

NO ART EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

This workshop is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members, but space is limited!

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
OpenGrounds
November 3, 2014
CSC Speaker Series - Scientific Investigation of Contemplative Practice: What Can We Capture and What Does the World Make of it?

Presented by Cliff Saron, PhD, Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Mind and Brain and MIND Institute at the University of California at Davis.

Sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, room G120
November 4, 2014
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 6, 2014
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
Friday, November 7, 2014
108 Sun Salutations: Yoga for a Cause

Join the Contemplative Sciences Center and the Class of 2015 Board of Trustees for a pop-up yoga session benefitting "Help Save the Next Girl".

Donations will be accepted at event sign-in. Join as your schedule allows.

 

3:00-4:00 p.m.
University of Virginia Amphitheatre
November 10, 2014
FREE T'ai Chi with Hiromi Johnson

A new Hoo's Well pop-up fitness class open to all Medical Center/University employees and UVa students. You do not have to have prior experience to join - all levels are welcome!

T'ai Chi is composed of slow, deliberate movements, and deep breathing. It brings balance to body and mind, by combining the discipline of martial arts with the mindfulness of meditation and the grace of yoga.

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Fourth Floor
November 14, 2014
Wisdom & Well-being Speaker Series: Flipping the Leadership Paradigm

Presented by Wiley "Chip" Souba, MD
Dartmouth Medical College

Sponsored by UVA Center for Appreciative Practice, UVA School of Nursing, & UVA Mindfulness Center

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Free lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
McLeod Hall Auditorium
November 17, 2014
FREE T'ai Chi with Hiromi Johnson

A new Hoo's Well pop-up fitness class open to all Medical Center/University employees and UVa students. You do not have to have prior experience to join - all levels are welcome!

T'ai Chi is composed of slow, deliberate movements, and deep breathing. It brings balance to body and mind, by combining the discipline of martial arts with the mindfulness of meditation and the grace of yoga.

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Fourth Floor
November 18, 2014
Rx3: Restorative Practices for Health Professionals

Co-led by Susan Bauer-Wu, Lauren Catlett, and Linda Kobert.

Rx3 is a dose of creativity and self-care based on the principles of resilience, reflection, and relationship-building. It is a free monthly program that offers opportunities for meditation, artistic expression, reflective and creative writing, and mini massages as a way to relieve stress and form connections within the health professional community.

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Group Session) | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Mini-massages and informal networking)

Upcoming Rx3 dates: December 9

Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, room 3020
November 20, 2014
CSC Speaker Series - Catching the Wandering Mind: Using Meditation to Investigate Neural Shifts between Attention and Distraction

Presented by Wendy Hasenkamp, PhD, Senior Scientific Officer at the Mind & Life Institute in Massachusetts.

Sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, room G010
December 9, 2014
Rx3: Restorative Practices for Health Professionals

Co-led by Susan Bauer-Wu, Lauren Catlett, and Linda Kobert.

Rx3 is a dose of creativity and self-care based on the principles of resilience, reflection, and relationship-building. It is a free monthly program that offers opportunities for meditation, artistic expression, reflective and creative writing, and mini massages as a way to relieve stress and form connections within the health professional community.

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Group Session) | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Mini-massages and informal networking)

Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, room 3020