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Mindfulness and Compassion: Living Fully Personally and Professionally (NUIP 3030)

An experiential and interactive, 3-credit course for students of ALL majors. This course combines real-life, everyday practices with scholarly discussion.

Fridays, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010

More information about NUIP 3030

Foundations in Medical Yoga for Health Professionals (GNUR 5009)

The integration of yoga with clinical practice and science, this is a graduate-level, 3-credit elective open to all practicing nurses, physicians, and other health professionals, as well as current students.

Wednesdays, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
(PLUS three Saturday mornings)
McLeod Hall, room 2010

More information about GNUR 5009

Ambassador Spotlight

Meet Jonathan Bartels, RN, our Compassionate Care Clinical Ambassador this month. Jonathan has played an active role in the Compassionate Care Initiative since its initiation in 2009. Jonathan implements his own personal resiliency practices into the UVa Health System by leading meditation sessions and educating others about the importance of compassion, presence and self-kindness in order to provide the best patient care.

Special Event

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.

January 10, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
Space is limited. Online registration is required. This program is free of charge.

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

Pearl of the week

"Mindfulness is a way of being and remembering who you are and befriending your experiences, whether pleasant or unpleasant. You can return to the breath or another neutral point of focus at anytime and anyplace – whenever you feel agitated, confused, or overwhelmed – to re-center and feel more grounded. As you embark on the journey of cultivating mindfulness, remember that your intention, your commitment and self-discipline to practice, and how you approach it will have a considerable effect on how you will feel and what will emerge."

Excerpt from " Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion, and Connectedness"
by Susan Bauer-Wu
Adapted with permission: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Copyright © 2011 Susan Bauer-Wu.

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