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

2015 Activities

January 10, 2015
Compassion and Resiliency: A New Year's Workshop to Open the Heart with Pamela Gayle White

Open to people of all spiritual paths and suited to beginners and seasoned meditators alike, this free workshop will be centered on an ancient, compassion-building practice called tong-len: sending and receiving. Tong-len is a particularly powerful tool for health care professionals and anyone confronted with suffering in work and life who wants to maintain an open and compassionate heart.

The workshop will be followed by three optional "putting it into practice" sessions:
Mondays (January 12th, 19th, and 26th) | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | McLeod Hall, room 2010

Event flyer: 2015-01-10

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
January 16, 2015
Wisdom & Well-Being Speaker Series: Why Happiness is Essential to Healthcare

Presented by Ed Diener, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign and Professor of Psychology at University of Virginia and University of Utah

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 Auditorium
January 20, 2015
Rx3: Restorative Practices for Health Professionals and Students

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)

McLeod Hall, room 2010
January 23, 2015
Schwartz Center Rounds - Prisoners as Patients: Facing Real and Perceived Conflicts of Commitment

How do clinicians face the challenges and distress of providing care for patients who may not be receiving the same standard of care somewhere else? Come to this Schwartz Center Rounds to find out how one UVA team met this challenge.

Panel Members: Mary Faith Marshall, PhD, Allen Cupp, RN, Erika Ramsdale, MD, and Ashley Hurst, JD, MDIV

Organized by the Center for Appreciative Practice

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch provided at 11:30 a.m.)
Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium
February 6, 2015
OpenGrounds Forum: Art, Contemplation and Wellness

‌In collaboration with the Phillips Collection, the Contemplative Sciences Center, The Fralin Museum of Art, and The National Academy of Sciences, OpenGrounds presents an open house exhibit and presentations on Art, Contemplation and Wellness.

Event Flyer: 2015-Feb-06

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
OpenGrounds (located in the UVa Corner Building)
February 6, 2015
Wisdom & Well-Being Speaker Series - Know Thyself: Insights from Social Psychology

Presented by Tim Wilson, Professor of Psychology at University of Virginia

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
February 27, 2015
Wisdom & Well-being Speaker Series - Make Your Current Job Your Dream Job: Finding Positive Meaning in Work

Presented by Amy Wrzesniewski, PhD
Yale University

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 Conference Center Auditorium
March 17, 2015
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 17, 2015
Rx3: Restorative Practices for Health Professionals and Students

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)

McLeod Hall, room 2010
March 19, 2015
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 20, 2015
Wisdom & Well-being Speaker Series: Wisdom & Well-Being through Storytelling

Presented by JoAnne Banks, PhD
Winston-Salem University

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 Auditorium
April 3, 2015
CSC Speaker Series - Adapting Compassion Training from Tibetan Buddhism: Empowering the Deeper Personhood of Self and Others

Presented by John Makransky, PhD, Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, senior academic advisor and lecturer for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal, guiding meditation teacher of the Foundation for Active Compassion (a socially engaged Buddhist organization), and author of the popular meditation manual Awakening through Love.

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

Parking is available at Central Grounds Parking Garage (fees apply).

This talk is sold out.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Ruffner Hall G008
April 4, 2015
Deep Healing for Health Professionals and Other Healers: Meditations of Innate Compassion and Wisdom

To be a healing presence for others, we need to heal deep within.  For that, we need to connect to a more open, unconditional part of our being, a basic kindness and compassion available in the background of our experience, in our fundamental awareness. Facilitated by John Makransky, PhD.

Registration Fee: $25.00 UVA | $50.00 Community
No registration fees will be refunded for cancellations.

Registration for this event is closed.

Event flyer: 2015-04-04

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Morven Farms
April 18, 2015
The 2nd Melton D. & Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Care at the End of Life

‌Co-sponsored by the UVa School of Nursing Compassionate Care Initiative, UVa School of Medicine Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, Hospice of the Piedmont, and Martha Jefferson Hospital.

2015 Conference Brochure and Schedule

Registration Fee: $35.00 UVA, MJH, HOPVA | $75.00 Community

Online registration is currently closed; however, on-site registration is available the day-of the event.

8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (with a reception to follow)
UVa School of Nursing, McLeod Hall
April 20, 2015
CSC Speaker Series: An Interactive Dialog on Buddhist Contemplation, Science, and Secular Society

With Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro, the leading Tibetan Buddhist teacher still living in Tibet and co-leader of the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastic institution in the world at Larung Gar in eastern Tibet. CSC Director, David Germano will moderate this public dialog with Khenpo on Buddhist contemplation and modern innovations.

Sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center.

Parking is available at Central Grounds Parking Garage (fees apply).

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Minor Hall, room 125
April 21, 2015
Rx3: Restorative Practices for Health Professionals and Students

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)

McLeod Hall, room 2010
April 24, 2015
Wisdom & Well-being Speaker Series: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness

Presented by Rick Hanson, PhD
Neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author
University of British Columbia

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (free lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
McLeod Hall Auditorium
April 28, 2015
Hospice Foundation of America’s 22nd Annual National Living With Grief® webcast

This year's topic - The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Hospice of the Piedmont and the UVA Health System Departments of Chaplaincy Services, Social Work, the Professional Nursing Staff Organization, and the UVA Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center are co-sponsoring this free event.

For more details, download the event flyer: 2015-04-28

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Jordan Hall Conference Center - Rooms 2ABC
May 8-15, 2015

Interdisciplinary group of UVA health professionals (by invitation).

Upaya Zen Center – Santa Fe, NM
May 23, 2015
Contemplative Learning and Research in Higher Education: A Community Building Workshop for the Mid-Atlantic Region

The University of Virginia is hosting a public event to support contemplative studies and sciences in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Co-organized with Virginia Tech, Virginia State, and Radford University, Contemplative Learning and Research in Higher Education aims to bring together teachers, scholars, researchers, and others involved in contemplation in higher education to meet and explore common interests. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn about the use of contemplative practices in education, research, and healthcare in our region and to meet the individuals involved in these initiatives. There will be time to develop and deepen individual and institutional connections, to share information, and to discuss how these connections can be expanded.

Anyone with interest, including students and members of the public, are welcome to attend.

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nau and Gibson Halls
May 29, 2015
Schwartz Center Rounds: Why in the World?

We all have active, busy lives here at home. Yet many of us feel a pull toward volunteer efforts here and abroad. What is it about these experiences that adds to the satisfaction and meaning in our lives?

Panel members: David Strider, Agnes Kanyanya, Constantine Muzinga, Eudoxie Kasekw

Organized by the UVA Center for Appreciative Practice.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (free lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
Jordan Hall Auditorium
June 20, 2015
Learning and Growth Across the Lifespan: Personal and Professional Development Conference

The Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI) at Teachers College, Columbia University is hosting this innovative conference that will explore the intersection of science, spirituality, psychology and education across the lifespan, integrating spirituality through practice to develop new ways of teaching and learning guided by wisdom and science.

Registration Fees
Students: $60.00
Professionals: $175.00

One Continuing Education Credit (CEU) available.

8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Teachers College, Columbia University
June 26-27, 2015
Moving Beyond Ordinary Wellness: A New Paradigm for Full-Spectrum Living

A seminar for health professionals and others interested in personal well-being and greater health for the community. Led by John W. Travis, MD, PhD, Creator of the first Wellness Clinic in America and the Wellness Inventory; Jim Dykes, MD; Rev. Patricia Gulino Lansky, LCSW; and Susanna Williams, PhD.

Friday, June 26, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m‌.
Beginning of Full-Spectrum Living and Reception

Saturday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Moving Beyond Ordinary Wellness: Key Presentations and Experiential Workshops

Full Program Schedule

Unity of Charlottesville (2825 Hydraulic Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22902)
June 26, 2015
Wisdom & Well-being Speaker Series: Understanding and Promoting Wellness and Fairness

Presented by Isaac Prilleltensky, PhD
Dean, University of Miami School of Education

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (free lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
Jordan Hall Auditorium
Flourishing Fridays: Chair Yoga

With Dori Feldman, RYT.

Flourishing Fridays is a NEW and FREE weekly program that will highlight a variety of different topics (educational and/or experiential) that speak to an individual's holistic wellness. When embraced, these offerings can help an individual be their best self and "flourish". Facilitators and topics will change each week.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
September 5, 2015
Compassionate Care Sampler for Students

Have you ever wanted to try one of CCI's drop-in sessions, but you were not sure what to expect? Well join us for this FREE sampler and get a little introduction to yoga, t'ai chi, and meditation, led by CCI facilitators!

Organized by the Compassionate Care Initiative Student Ambassadors.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall Second Floor
September 11, 2015
Flourishing Fridays: Mindful Eating

With Dr. Susan Bauer-Wu. Please bring your lunch!

Flourishing Fridays is a NEW and FREE weekly program that will highlight a variety of different topics (educational and/or experiential) that speak to an individual's holistic wellness. When embraced, these offerings can help an individual be their best self and "flourish". Facilitators and topics will change each week.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
September 14, 2015
Reflective and Creative Writing for Nurses: Give Voice to Your Experience

In this free, monthly program facilitated by Linda Kobert, participants will work on original writings that illustrate experiences, impressions, and images, from the nurses’ and nursing students’ perspective. Additionally, this series will allow UVA nursing students to hone their craft as they develop submissions for the UVA School of Nursing’s 14th Annual Celebration of Reflective and Creative Writing, which are due Monday, February 15, 2016.

All nurses and nursing students are welcome!

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 1009
September 15, 2015
Creative Arts Workshop with Lauren Catlett

This free, monthly drop-in promotes relaxation and creative expression through art. Explore drawing, painting, sculpture, or collage while enjoying the freedom of self-expression and the company of other participants. All supplies will be provided, and NO ART EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 1009
September 16, 2015
RightCare Alliance Lunch

RightCare Alliance is a group that raises awareness about medical overuse, and harmful and unnecessary procedures given to patients in the clinical setting. Students, clinicians and community members are invited to attend one or both lunch sessions with Paul Williams, LCSW from the Boston-based Lown Institute. Paul will talk about the mission of the Lown Institute and how students and clinicians can get involved with reducing overuse in our health care system in exchange for compassionate, present care.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
September 17, 2015
RightCare Alliance Lunch

RightCare Alliance is a group that raises awareness about medical overuse, and harmful and unnecessary procedures given to patients in the clinical setting. Students, clinicians and community members are invited to attend one or both lunch sessions with Paul Williams, LCSW from the Boston-based Lown Institute. Paul will talk about the mission of the Lown Institute and how students and clinicians can get involved with reducing overuse in our health care system in exchange for compassionate, present care.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
September 18, 2015
Flourishing Fridays: Animal Therapy

With Pamela Gayle White and her Certified Therapy Dog, Moune.

Flourishing Fridays is a NEW and FREE weekly program that will highlight a variety of different topics (educational and/or experiential) that speak to an individual's holistic wellness. When embraced, these offerings can help an individual be their best self and "flourish". Facilitators and topics will change each week.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
September 25, 2015
Schwartz Center Rounds: When the Wells Run Dry

How do you care for patients when resources are low and frustrations are high? Come to this Schwartz Center Rounds to learn how one team is trying to help.

Panel members: Donna White, Mary Lou Perry, Anthony L. McCall, and Anne Hedelt

Organized by the UVA Center for Appreciative Practice.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (free lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
Jordan Hall Auditorium
September 29, 2015
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 29, 2015
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
September 30, 2015
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 2, 2015
Flourishing Fridays: Healthful Nutrition

With Cynthia Moore, RD.

Flourishing Fridays is a NEW and FREE weekly program that will highlight a variety of different topics (educational and/or experiential) that promote well-being for all. When embraced, these offerings can help an individual be their best self and "flourish". Facilitators and topics will change each week.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
October 9, 2015
Flourishing Fridays: Mindful Walking

With Dr. Gina DeGennaro.

Flourishing Fridays is a NEW and FREE weekly program that will highlight a variety of different topics (educational and/or experiential) that promote well-being for all. When embraced, these offerings can help an individual be their best self and "flourish". Facilitators and topics will change each week.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
October 12, 2015
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 Meeting Barn
October 12, 2015
Reflective and Creative Writing for Nurses: Give Voice to Your Experience

In this free, monthly program facilitated by Linda Kobert, participants will work on original writings that illustrate experiences, impressions, and images, from the nurses’ and nursing students’ perspective. Additionally, this series will allow UVA nursing students to hone their craft as they develop submissions for the UVA School of Nursing’s 14th Annual Celebration of Reflective and Creative Writing, which are due Monday, February 15, 2016.

All nurses and nursing students are welcome!

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 1009
October 16, 2015
Flourishing Fridays: Chair Yoga

With Dori Feldman, RYT.

Flourishing Fridays is a NEW and FREE weekly program that will highlight a variety of different topics (educational and/or experiential) that promote well-being for all. When embraced, these offerings can help an individual be their best self and "flourish". Facilitators and topics will change each week.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
October 20, 2015
Creative Arts Workshop with Lauren Catlett

This free, monthly drop-in promotes relaxation and creative expression through art. Explore drawing, painting, sculpture, or collage while enjoying the freedom of self-expression and the company of other participants. All supplies will be provided, and NO ART EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
October 22, 2015
Social Histories UVA

As an extension of Jane Muir's Student Ambassadors of Resiliency grant and part of the The Lown Institute's RightCare Action Week, this storytelling event gives health care providers and patients a space to share their stories with a broad audience, in order to build community around the unique narratives that exist in healthcare.

Open to ALL - students, faculty/staff, and community members! FREE dinner from Sticks Kebob Shop provided (while it lasts). 

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
October 23, 2015
Wisdom & Well-being Speaker Series: Wisdom of Positive Lean

Presented by Gene Beyt, MD, MS, Indiana University

Organized by UVA Center for Appreciative Practice.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (free lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
Jordan Hall Auditorium
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October 27, 2015
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 28, 2015
Bice Lecture - The Other End of the Stethoscope: An Unforgettable Tribute to Healthcare Professionals

Presented by bestselling author and speaker Marcus Engel, whose messages inspire, impact and influence audiences. As a college freshmen, Marcus was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver.  Through two years of rehabilitation, over 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery, and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus remained committed to his goal of recapturing life.  Marcus holds a B.S. in Sociology from Missouri State University and an M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University, NYC.  He lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Marvelyne and Seeing Eye dog, Garrett.

The Zula Mae Baber Bice Memorial Lecture is sponsored by UVA School of Nursing and is presented in conjunction with UVA School of Medicine's Medical Center Hour.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m., with a reception to follow
McLeod Hall Auditorium
October 29, 2015
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 30, 2015
Flourishing Fridays: Self Massage Techniques on a Budget

With Betty Mooney, CMT.

Flourishing Fridays is a NEW and FREE weekly program that will highlight a variety of different topics (educational and/or experiential) that promote well-being for all. When embraced, these offerings can help an individual be their best self and "flourish". Facilitators and topics will change each week.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
October 30, 2015
CSC Speaker Series - Cultivating Sustainable Care and Compassion: Translating Tibetan Principles into Secular Forms of Contemplation

Presented by John Makransky, PhD, Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, senior academic advisor and lecturer for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal, guiding meditation teacher of the Foundation for Active Compassion (a socially engaged Buddhist organization), and author of the popular meditation manual Awakening through Love.

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

Parking is available at Central Grounds Parking Garage (fees apply).

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Ruffner Hall, room G008
October 31 - November 1, 2015
Weekend Retreat - Empowering Those Who Care For Others: Innate Compassion Training

With Dr. John Makransky, Boston College and Foundation for Active Compassion.

In this retreat, co-sponsored by the Compassionate Care Initiative and UVA Contemplative Sciences Center, Dr. Makransky will introduce Innate Compassion Training (ICT), a set of contemplative practices designed to help people realize a power of unconditional care from within that is deeply healing and sustaining, that makes them more fully present to themselves and others, and that protects them from burnout and compassion fatigue.  The integration of ICT meditation into one’s work with others aims to help bring out an increasing power of warmth, calm, discernment, resilience and motivation for service.  ICT highlights our need to experience ourselves as objects of care and compassion in order to extend care and compassion widely to others, our need to be seen in our unconditional worth in order to see the same in others, and our need to become present to our own feelings with kindness in order to become healing presence to others.  ICT practice and theory has been adapted from Tibetan contemplative traditions into a thoroughly secular form that has been taught to thousands of people of all backgrounds and faiths who serve in many caring roles and professions.  This pattern of training, recently adopted by Mind and Life Institute for its “Call to Care” initiative for teachers and students is currently being correlated with findings in developmental psychology and contemplative neuroscience.

The retreat will consist of progressive guided meditations, explanations of their functions, and discussions that focus on retreatants’ contemplative experience and questions. 

Saturday, October 31 | 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., including breaks for meals
Sunday, November 1 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., followed by lunch


Registration for this event has closed.

Serenity Ridge (Shipman, VA)
November 2, 2015
Mindfulness for Nursing Faculty

Led by Sam Green and Susan Bauer-Wu

This modified and abbreviated Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program will provide valuable information and experiential practices to help you in your role as a Nursing Faculty member, by gaining insights to support your own well-being as well as your work with students and colleagues. Whether you are new to mindfulness training or not, this is great opportunity to connect in a new way with SON Faculty Colleagues!

Registration for the special program is closed.

5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
November 4, 2015
T'ai Chi with Hiromi Johnson

This special event is primarily for those that have recently practiced T'ai Chi, although anyone is welcome. Since Morven is a gated property, prior registration is required for this FREE event.

Registration for the special program is closed.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Morven Japanese Garden (rain site: Morven Meeting Barn)
November 4, 2015
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year RN to BSN students (by invitation).

11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
November 6, 2015
Flourishing Fridays: Chair Yoga

With Dori Feldman, RYT.

Flourishing Fridays is a NEW and FREE weekly program that will highlight a variety of different topics (educational and/or experiential) that promote well-being for all. Facilitators and topics will change each week.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
November 9, 2015
Mindfulness for Nursing Faculty

Led by Sam Green and Susan Bauer-Wu

This modified and abbreviated Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program will provide valuable information and experiential practices to help you in your role as a Nursing Faculty member, by gaining insights to support your own well-being as well as your work with students and colleagues. Whether you are new to mindfulness training or not, this is great opportunity to connect in a new way with SON Faculty Colleagues!

Registration for the special program is closed. 

5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
November 9, 2015
Reflective and Creative Writing for Nurses: Give Voice to Your Experience

In this free, monthly program facilitated by Linda Kobert, participants will work on original writings that illustrate experiences, impressions, and images, from the nurses’ and nursing students’ perspective. Additionally, this series will allow UVA nursing students to hone their craft as they develop submissions for the UVA School of Nursing’s 14th Annual Celebration of Reflective and Creative Writing, which are due Monday, February 15, 2016.

All nurses and nursing students are welcome!

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 1009
November 13, 2015
Flourishing Fridays - Hula-hooping: Not Just for Kids

With Hannah Walker. Hula-hoops will be provided to the first fifteen people.

Flourishing Fridays is a NEW and FREE weekly program that will highlight a variety of different topics (educational and/or experiential) that promote well-being for all. Facilitators and topics will change each week.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
November 16, 2015
Mindfulness for Nursing Faculty

Led by Sam Green and Susan Bauer-Wu

This modified and abbreviated Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program will provide valuable information and experiential practices to help you in your role as a Nursing Faculty member, by gaining insights to support your own well-being as well as your work with students and colleagues. Whether you are new to mindfulness training or not, this is great opportunity to connect in a new way with SON Faculty Colleagues!

Registration for the special program is closed.

5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
November 17, 2015
Creative Arts Workshop with Lauren Catlett

This free, monthly drop-in promotes relaxation and creative expression through art. Explore drawing, painting, sculpture, or collage while enjoying the freedom of self-expression and the company of other participants. All supplies will be provided, and NO ART EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
November 20, 2015
Schwartz Center Rounds: No Return on Investment

What happens when a care team goes above and beyond to achieve a good outcome but the patient has other ideas? Come to this Schwartz Center Rounds to learn more.

Panel members: Suzanne E. Seth, Jenna Logan, 
Tamila Kindwall-Keller, and 
Michael Douvas

Organized by the UVA Center for Appreciative Practice.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (free lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
Jordan Hall Auditorium
November 23, 2015
Mindfulness for Nursing Faculty

Led by Sam Green and Susan Bauer-Wu

This modified and abbreviated Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program will provide valuable information and experiential practices to help you in your role as a Nursing Faculty member, by gaining insights to support your own well-being as well as your work with students and colleagues. Whether you are new to mindfulness training or not, this is great opportunity to connect in a new way with SON Faculty Colleagues!

Registration for the special program is closed.

5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
November 30, 2015
Mindfulness for Nursing Faculty

Led by Sam Green and Susan Bauer-Wu

This modified and abbreviated Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program will provide valuable information and experiential practices to help you in your role as a Nursing Faculty member, by gaining insights to support your own well-being as well as your work with students and colleagues. Whether you are new to mindfulness training or not, this is great opportunity to connect in a new way with SON Faculty Colleagues!

Registration for the special program is closed.

5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
December 4, 2015
Flourishing Fridays: Nourish Your Creative Side

With Lauren Catlett. No art experience necessary!

Flourishing Fridays is a NEW and FREE weekly program that will highlight a variety of different topics (educational and/or experiential) that promote well-being for all. Facilitators and topics will change each week.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
December 4, 2015
CALM Drop-in Meditation

As classes end and finals begin, take a few minutes for yourself to pause and re-charge. Co-led by Rob Abbott (UVA Medical Student) and Dallas Ducar (UVA Nursing Student), this drop-in meditation session is open to everyone - no experience necessary!

Organized and led by CALM (Compassionate Awareness Living Mindfully) - an interdisciplinary student group.

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
December 7, 2015
Mindfulness for Nursing Faculty

Led by Sam Green and Susan Bauer-Wu

This modified and abbreviated Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program will provide valuable information and experiential practices to help you in your role as a Nursing Faculty member, by gaining insights to support your own well-being as well as your work with students and colleagues. Whether you are new to mindfulness training or not, this is great opportunity to connect in a new way with SON Faculty Colleagues!

Registration for the special program is closed.

5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
December 11, 2015
Flourishing Fridays: How do you flourish? Potluck

Bring a healthy dish to share and explore/discuss how YOU flourish.

Flourishing Fridays is a NEW and FREE weekly program that will highlight a variety of different topics (educational and/or experiential) that promote well-being for all. Facilitators and topics will change each week.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
December 14, 2015
Reflective and Creative Writing for Nurses: Give Voice to Your Experience

In this free, monthly program facilitated by Linda Kobert, participants will work on original writings that illustrate experiences, impressions, and images, from the nurses’ and nursing students’ perspective. Additionally, this series will allow UVA nursing students to hone their craft as they develop submissions for the UVA School of Nursing’s 14th Annual Celebration of Reflective and Creative Writing, which are due Monday, February 15, 2016.

All nurses and nursing students are welcome!

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 1009
December 15, 2015
Creative Arts Workshop with Lauren Catlett

This free, monthly drop-in promotes relaxation and creative expression through art. Explore drawing, painting, sculpture, or collage while enjoying the freedom of self-expression and the company of other participants. All supplies will be provided, and NO ART EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010