Discover Applicable Life Skills Through Mindfulness

Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing our attention on our inner experience in the moment, which allows us to become more present in our lives and make conscious choices. A trainable skill that anyone can learn and develop, mindfulness is a simple, portable, powerful, and evidence-based way to:

  • Cope with stress and life challenges
  • Decrease anxiety, depression, and burnout
  • Improve sleep, mood, focus, and productivity
  • Enhance resilience, happiness, and quality of life
Mindfulness resources for coping with the Coronavirus pandemic

Hoos Well Mindfulness Programs

Based on feedback you've submitted regarding needs and interests for new programming, Hoos Well is launching two new mindfulness initiatives in 2020 to support your emotional wellbeing and help you thrive. These state-of-the-art, online programs can fit into your busy schedule and provide you resources that are applicable and useful, whether you're a mindfulness novice or a seasoned pro.

  • Online Mindfulness Resources and Support

    All employees and spouses can receive free access to eM Life, an online mindfulness platform that can be applied to everyday life and chronic conditions to promote health, happiness, stress management and self-care. The evidence-backed eM Life platform includes online and mobile interactive sessions, on-demand content, applied mindfulness practices, an expert-led community, and more.

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  • Mindfulness Challenge

    More than 2,000 UVA employees and spouses are currently participating the the UVA Mindfulness Challenge, provided by Aetna. While registration has ended, participants can access the resources on the Mindfulness Challenge website for the remainder of the year. UVA Health Plan participants have until April 10, 2020 to record completion of all 4 weeks of the Challenge and earn a $25 gift card reward.

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Mindfulness is about paying attention to present moment experience without judging. John Schorling, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Mindfulness Center at the University of Virginia.

UVA Mindfulness Resources

The online mindfulness resources offered by Hoos Well complement the high-quality, in-person classes and programs that our UVA partners offer across Grounds.

  • UVA Mindfulness Center

    The UVA Mindfulness Center was established 24 years ago as one of the first such centers in an academic institution in the country. The Mindfulness Center offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes, retreats, audio recordings of guided meditations, and other audiovisual resources.

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  • UVA FEAP Mindfulness Services

    UVA's Faculty and Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) provides on-site services, including 1-3 sessions of private or small group mindfulness coaching, guided mindfulness programs by phone or Zoom, onsite team guidance, hour-long seminars, a Mindfulness Toolkit, and classes that explore the link between mindfulness practice and developing resilience and compassion.

    Learn more and request an appointment
  • Drop-in classes by UVA's Contemplative Sciences Center

    UVA’s Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) advances the study and application of human flourishing at UVA and at all levels of education. Experienced CSC instructors offer free, drop-in sessions every week in Clemons Library, Room 220. Topics include mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, yoga, and much more. Just drop in; no registration needed!

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  • Drop-in Classes by the Compassionate Care Initiative

    The UVA School of Nursing’s Compassionate Care Initiative (CCI) offers ongoing, weekly sessions on mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, yoga, and more. All drop-in sessions are free; no registration or previous experience required!

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