Fall 2018: Healthcare Providers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Wed. Sep 26, 2018 - Wed. Nov 14, 2018 (8 weeks)
Every Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is the core program of the Mindfulness Center. MBSR classes include instruction in mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and other mindfulness practices. This mindfulness program includes these elements and has been adapted specifically for healthcare professionals.
The course can offer benefits in multiple areas, including reduced stress and increased well-being; improved balance between work and personal life; and better communication with patients and others. In addition, familiarity with the practice of mindfulness allows healthcare professionals to determine suitability of mindfulness programs for patients.
The 8-week course meets for 2.5 hours each week. An all-day silent retreat is also part of the program. CME and CEU credits are offered.
Instructors: Matt Goodman and Cawood Fitzhugh
Matt Goodman, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia. He has a strong interest in preventive medicine and in helping patients change self-destructive behaviors. He is passionate about helping healthcare providers develop the skills needed to thrive in the current environment which often poses many challenges to their wellbeing. He has practiced and taught mindfulness for over 20 years.
Cawood Fitzhugh, NP is a family Nurse Practitioner with the University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine. She is an adjunct faculty member with the School of Nursing and has been involved with the Compassionate Care Initiative started by Dean Dorrie Fontaine and in creating resiliency among nurses. Cawood has been keenly interested and involved in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for almost 10 year since arriving at the University. She has trained with Jon Kabat Zinn, Saki Santorelli, and Florence Meleo- Meyer and has completed the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness Teacher Development Intensive training. Her interest is in helping others, especially health care providers, to understand their own present awareness without judgment and the connection to compassion, increased resiliency and improvement in one’s own health. She does this through teaching group sessions, individual patient sessions and giving seminars regarding Mindfulness. She is also interested in helping advance research in the Mindfulness arena.
Daylong Retreat: Saturday, November 3, 2018
For details, visit UVA Mindfulness Center.