Resources for Well-Being During COVID-19
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We find ourselves in an unprecedented time in human history facing a new reality of social distancing, fear and anxiety over a highly uncertain future, and concern for the health and well-being of ourselves, loved ones, and society. The situation is rapidly changing and evolving globally in front of our eyes as we watch the news and respond to pings from our phones throughout the day. As individuals and as a society, now more than ever, we must draw upon our innate capacity for resilience and cultivate an ability to be deeply present, calm, and grounded when faced with the challenges this pandemic presents daily. We must bring forth the best qualities of our human nature: our kindness, care, and compassion towards ourselves and our loved ones, classmates, co-workers, neighbors, and fellow global citizens.
Virtual Meditation on the Lawn May 3, 2020 with Resources
Learn more here.
We offere a variety of synchronous online contemplative and Ashtanga yoga classes here. You can also find videos of some of the classes here.
SAMPLING OF UVA Academic Classes with Related Content
• The Art and Science of Human Flourishing (RELG 1400), Instructors: David Germano, Leslie Hubbard
• Foundations of Mindfulness Practice (NUIP 2210), Instructor: Sam Green
• Mindfulness in Health and Human Development (EDIS 3012), Instructor: Tish Jennings
• Social and Emotional Learning, Instructor: (EDIS 5015), Instructor: Tish Jennings
May 8 - Summer 2020 (new sessions are being added throughout Spring and Summer)
Practice and Process: Conversations With Esteemed Yoga Teachers - Q&A
May 11 - through July 3
Free contemplative classes including T'ai Chi, gentle yoga, mindfullness, and more. Classes will continue into the summer with a modified schedule and resume with a full schedule in the fall.
Summer Reading Discussion: The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness
October 25 & 26
Virtual Retreat: Serenity Ridge Dialogues
REACH OUT TO US
For queries or just to talk with us:
Director of Advancement: Kayti Sewell at email@example.com
Communications: Ellen Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org
Host of the May 3 Meditation on the Lawn: Leslie Hubbard at email@example.com
Contact information for additional CSC staff may be found here.
Practice of Kindness & Care
Research shows that meditations focused on cultivating kindness, goodwill, and warmth toward oneself and others can increase one’s sense of well-being, and social connection. Practices like this one are particularly helpful when faced with the challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic presents daily.
CSC's Article published in UVA Today.
Maintaining a Sense of Social Connection and a Time of Social Distancing
Tools, research, and best practices for staying connected.
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