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New Mindfulness Meetup Groups for Students

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New Mindfulness Meetup Groups for Students

WHERE: Online

WHEN: Ongoing for the Fall 2020 semester. See detailed times and days below.


WHO: UVA current undergraduate and graduate students

WHATCSC/CAPS Mindfulness Groups

Regularly practicing mindfulness—taking the time to intentionally focus on the present moment without judgment—will make you feel and function better. Practicing with others also gives you a much-needed sense of social connection and belonging. Make mindfulness a habit by joining one of UVA’s new Mindfulness Meetup groups! 

 

The Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) and UVA’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are sponsoring the groups, which run all Fall semester and are open to any UVA undergraduate or graduate student. No prior experience is necessary. The groups meet virtually for an hour at a designated day and time during the week. Each group is led by an expert mindfulness practitioner who will introduce and guide a mindfulness practice and provide an opportunity for reflection and conversation after.

You may become a member of a Mindfulness Meetup group at any time by emailing the practice lead indicated for that group’s day and time.  

 

Monday Mindfulness Meetup group with Martha

Tuesday Mindfulness Meetup group with Sam

 

Wednesday Mindfulness Meetup group with Sam

  • When: 10am-11am

  • Where: Virtually via Zoom (link will be provided)

  • Contact: sag4y@virginia.edu

 

Thursday Mindfulness Meetup group with Robin

 

Friday Mindfulness Meetup group with Nicole

  • When: 11am-12pm

  • Where: Virtually via Zoom (link will be provided)

  • Contact: nar7r@virginia.edu

 

Friday Mindfulness Meetup group with Martha

 

Related Research
 

Impact on Novice Meditators
Less Emotional Reactivity to Social Stress (Britton, 2012)
Less Rumination (Chambers, 2008)

Less Depression (Hoffmann, 2010)

Less Anxiety (Hofmann, 2010)

Less Chronic Physical Pain (Chiesa, 2011)

Less Substance Abuse (Brewer, 2009)

 

Impact on Expert Meditators

Greater Attention with Less Effort (Slagter et al., 2007)
Thicker Cortex in Attention Areas of Brain (Lazar et al. 2005)