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Applying Mindfulness Practices to Support School Leadership

Applying Mindfulness Practices to Support School Leadership

This program is using the Leading Together intervention as a model for exposing school leaders to reflective and mindful practices that may enhance teaching and learning environments.

Community Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship, & Contemplation

Community Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship, & Contemplation

This project is working to integrate contemplative practices, values, and ideas in University of Virginia programs that are geared to educating students in a wide range of community service and global development activities.

Compassionate Schools Project

Compassionate Schools Project

The Compassionate Schools Project is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of a 21st century health and wellness curriculum in an elementary or secondary school setting. 

 
Comprehensive Approach to Learning Mindfulness (CALM)

Comprehensive Approach to Learning Mindfulness (CALM)

Can teachers benefit from a “Comprehensive Approach to Learning Mindfulness”? The “CALM Teachers” study, funded by 1440 Foundation, aims to find out.

Contemplation and Contexts

Contemplation and Contexts

Examining how philosophical, social, aesthetic, environmental and other contexts are centrally constitutive of the nature, dynamics, and impact of any given contemplative practice, rather than being incidental

Contemplative Intervention for People Living with Lupus

Contemplative Intervention for People Living with Lupus

This study examine the benefits both physically and psychologically of a contemplative intervention for people living with SLE.

Contemplative University

Contemplative University

Digital technology is a revolutionary force in human civilization, but one that has not been fully utilized in higher education. CSC is closing this gap by building a global university located fully on the Web where a dispersed community of teachers, students, and citizens interact and share content. The Contemplative University will offer instruction and learning tools on contemplative practices, as well as contemplatively-based approaches to education and understanding across a broad array of fields, including the humanities, health sciences, business, education, architecture, law, engineering, leadership and public policy, and more.  

Dalai Lama Fellows

Dalai Lama Fellows

Global movement of next generation leaders integrating contemplative work with social innovation to solve global challenges.

Does a Contemplative Practice Bring Immediate Recovery from Post-Television Executive Function Depletion in Young Children

Does a Contemplative Practice Bring Immediate Recovery from Post-Television Executive Function Depletion in Young Children

This study is testing the capacity for contemplative practices to repair and restore cognitive activity in children that has been damaged due to exposure to fast-paced and fantastical television shows.

Efficacy and Potential Mechanisms of Restorative Yoga in Reducing Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Efficacy and Potential Mechanisms of Restorative Yoga in Reducing Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

This research team is testing whether an 8-week restorative yoga intervention can provide significant relief to patients suffering from symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, including depressed mood, sleep disruption, and chronic pain.

Improving Classroom Learning Environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)

Improving Classroom Learning Environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)

This is is a test of a mindfulness-based professional development program designed to improve teachers' well-being and their social-emotional competence, and thereby the quality of the classroom, student behavior and academic achievement.

Improving Classroom Learning Environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)

Improving Classroom Learning Environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)

This is is a test of a mindfulness-based professional development program designed to improve teachers' well-being and their social-emotional competence, and thereby the quality of the classroom, student behavior and academic achievement.

Integrating Mindfulness into Upward Bound

Integrating Mindfulness into Upward Bound

This project is examining the potential for practices of mindfulness to complement instruction and leadership of teachers and counselors working with youth in the Upward Bound program.

Landscapes of Longevity

Landscapes of Longevity

This project is developing a short documentary film that draws together research from settings around the world on the relationship between design schemes and lifespan longevity.

Living Positive

Living Positive

This study seeks to employ digital and mobile technologies to better understand and address the effects of stress on people living with HIV in the rural South.

Measurement of Cardio-Respiratory Dynamics During Meditation

Measurement of Cardio-Respiratory Dynamics During Meditation

This program investigates the effects and potential benefits of Reflective Exercise - a westernized form of Qi Gong meditative practice - in the heart, respiratory, and immune function of athletes

Mindfulness + Movement

Mindfulness + Movement

Mindfulness + Movement is a project between CSC and the Curry School of Education to provide 36 weeks of mindfulness programming to Albemarle County Public Elementary Schools.

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

This project examined the benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques in assisting people recovering from alcohol use disorders.

Mindfulness for Smoking Cessation

Mindfulness for Smoking Cessation

This study is testing the use and effectiveness of a mobile device application as a means for using mindfulness-based smoking cessation therapy to ease cravings and assist smokers wishing to quit.

Piloting Implicit and Explicit Measures

Piloting Implicit and Explicit Measures

Examining and assessing the outcomes of the Being with Dying contemplative training program for clinicians engaged in the difficult and stressful work of caring for terminally ill and dying patients.

Quantifiable Constituents of Spiritual Growth

Quantifiable Constituents of Spiritual Growth

This is a six-year follow-up assessment of an intensive three-month meditation retreat. Using phenomenological, psychological, cognitive, affective, neural, and biological measures, and innovative statistical and computational methods, this study will quantify multidimensional aspects of spiritual growth over time.

Sympathetic Regulation in Intradialytic Hypertension: Can Mindfulness Meditation Help?

Sympathetic Regulation in Intradialytic Hypertension: Can Mindfulness Meditation Help?

Outcomes of this study will determine if training in mindfulness during hemodialysis minimizes dangerous complications of medical treatment in high-risk patients.

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    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/community-engagement-social-entrepreneurship-contemplation"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/sitting%202_0.jpg?itok=Qg10vGvJ" width="150" height="150" alt="Community Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship, & Contemplation" title="Community Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship, & Contemplation" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Community Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship, & Contemplation</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This project is working to integrate contemplative practices, values, and ideas in University of Virginia programs that are geared to educating students in a wide range of community service and global development activities.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/compassionateschoolsproject"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/website_class_raising_hands_o5c8657.jpg?itok=heM1rx9j" width="150" height="150" alt="Compassionate Schools Project " title="Compassionate Schools Project " /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Compassionate Schools Project </h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>The Compassionate Schools Project is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of a 21st century health and wellness curriculum in an elementary or secondary school setting. </p><div> </div>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/comprehensive-approach-learning-mindfulness-calm"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/kids%20yoga.jpg?itok=kqCmzcVG" width="150" height="150" alt="Comprehensive Approach to Learning Mindfulness (CALM)" title="Comprehensive Approach to Learning Mindfulness (CALM)" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Comprehensive Approach to Learning Mindfulness (CALM)</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Can teachers benefit from a “Comprehensive Approach to Learning Mindfulness”? The “CALM Teachers” study, funded by 1440 Foundation, aims to find out.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/contemplation-and-contexts"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Musicians.jpg?itok=tLOwuZ1J" width="150" height="150" alt="Contemplation and Contexts" title="Contemplation and Contexts" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Contemplation and Contexts</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Examining how philosophical, social, aesthetic, environmental and other contexts are centrally constitutive of the nature, dynamics, and impact of any given contemplative practice, rather than being incidental</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/project/contemplative-intervention-people-living-lupus"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/lupus-for.website.jpg?itok=O35RAHTj" width="150" height="150" alt="Contemplative Intervention for People Living with Lupus" title="Contemplative Intervention for People Living with Lupus" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Contemplative Intervention for People Living with Lupus</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This study examine the benefits both physically and psychologically of a contemplative intervention for people living with SLE.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/project/contemplative-university"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/pixabay_spiral2-2185922.jpg?itok=7BJtJQ36" width="150" height="150" alt="Contemplative University" title="Contemplative University" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Contemplative University</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Digital technology is a revolutionary force in human civilization, but one that has not been fully utilized in higher education. CSC is closing this gap by building a global university located fully on the Web where a dispersed community of teachers, students, and citizens interact and share content. The Contemplative University will offer instruction and learning tools on contemplative practices, as well as contemplatively-based approaches to education and understanding across a broad array of fields, including the humanities, health sciences, business, education, architecture, law, engineering, leadership and public policy, and more.  </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/project/dalai-lama-fellows"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/pages/dali_lama_edit.jpg?itok=87u95c5y" width="150" height="150" alt="Dalai Lama Fellows" title="Dalai Lama Fellows" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Dalai Lama Fellows</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Global movement of next generation leaders integrating contemplative work with social innovation to solve global challenges.</span></p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/does-contemplative-practice-bring-immediate-recovery-post-television-executive-function"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/KidsTV.jpg?itok=IbVVQySG" width="150" height="150" alt="Does a Contemplative Practice Bring Immediate Recovery from Post-Television Executive Function Depletion in Young Children" title="Does a Contemplative Practice Bring Immediate Recovery from Post-Television Executive Function Depletion in Young Children" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Does a Contemplative Practice Bring Immediate Recovery from Post-Television Executive Function Depletion in Young Children</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This study is testing the capacity for contemplative practices to repair and restore cognitive activity in children that has been damaged due to exposure to fast-paced and fantastical television shows.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/efficacy-and-potential-mechanisms-restorative-yoga-reducing-symptoms-fibromyalgia"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/buddha%20mind_0.jpg?itok=kkI7_FW9" width="150" height="150" alt="Efficacy and Potential Mechanisms of Restorative Yoga in Reducing Symptoms of Fibromyalgia" title="Efficacy and Potential Mechanisms of Restorative Yoga in Reducing Symptoms of Fibromyalgia" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Efficacy and Potential Mechanisms of Restorative Yoga in Reducing Symptoms of Fibromyalgia</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This research team is testing whether an 8-week restorative yoga intervention can provide significant relief to patients suffering from symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, including depressed mood, sleep disruption, and chronic pain.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/project/improving-classroom-learning-environments-cultivating-awareness-and-resilience-education"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Classroom-Management2.jpg?itok=OMYmnpcT" width="150" height="150" alt="Improving Classroom Learning Environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)" title="Improving Classroom Learning Environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Improving Classroom Learning Environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This is is a test of a mindfulness-based professional development program designed to improve teachers' well-being and their social-emotional competence, and thereby the quality of the classroom, student behavior and academic achievement.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/improving-classroom-learning-environments-cultivating-awareness-and-resilience-education"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Classroom-Management2.jpg?itok=OMYmnpcT" width="150" height="150" alt="Improving Classroom Learning Environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)" title="Improving Classroom Learning Environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Improving Classroom Learning Environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This is is a test of a mindfulness-based professional development program designed to improve teachers' well-being and their social-emotional competence, and thereby the quality of the classroom, student behavior and academic achievement.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/integrating-mindfulness-upward-bound"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/arms_0.jpg?itok=PKsj0Fic" width="150" height="150" alt="Integrating Mindfulness into Upward Bound" title="Integrating Mindfulness into Upward Bound" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Integrating Mindfulness into Upward Bound</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This project is examining the potential for practices of mindfulness to complement instruction and leadership of teachers and counselors working with youth in the Upward Bound program.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/project/landscapes-longevity"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/IMG_9501_0.jpg?itok=CVhX71Yt" width="150" height="150" alt="Landscapes of Longevity" title="Landscapes of Longevity" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Landscapes of Longevity</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This project is developing a short documentary film that draws together research from settings around the world on the relationship between design schemes and lifespan longevity.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/living-positive"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/3849557951_0d8b5277f0_b_0.jpg?itok=R9U3MORj" width="150" height="150" alt="Living Positive" title="Living Positive" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Living Positive</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This study seeks to employ digital and mobile technologies to better understand and address the effects of stress on people living with HIV in the rural South.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/measurement-cardio-respiratory-dynamics-during-meditation"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Swimmer.jpg?itok=zJ0dv6dj" width="150" height="150" alt="Measurement of Cardio-Respiratory Dynamics During Meditation" title="Measurement of Cardio-Respiratory Dynamics During Meditation" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Measurement of Cardio-Respiratory Dynamics During Meditation</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This program investigates the effects and potential benefits of Reflective Exercise - a westernized form of Qi Gong meditative practice - in the heart, respiratory, and immune function of athletes</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/mindfulness-movement"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Mindfulness%20and%20Movement.jpg?itok=zFTxiZPF" width="150" height="150" alt="Mindfulness + Movement" title="Mindfulness + Movement" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Mindfulness + Movement</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Mindfulness + Movement is a project between CSC and the Curry School of Education to provide 36 weeks of mindfulness programming to Albemarle County Public Elementary Schools.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/mindfulness-based-relapse-prevention"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/alcohol.jpg?itok=6hSe0jmH" width="150" height="150" alt="Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention" title="Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This project examined the benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques in assisting people recovering from alcohol use disorders.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/mindfulness-smoking-cessation"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Smoking_0.jpg?itok=jSFKv5eu" width="150" height="150" alt="Mindfulness for Smoking Cessation" title="Mindfulness for Smoking Cessation" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Mindfulness for Smoking Cessation</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This study is testing the use and effectiveness of a mobile device application as a means for using mindfulness-based smoking cessation therapy to ease cravings and assist smokers wishing to quit.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/piloting-implicit-and-explicit-measures-critical-first-step"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/comfort.jpg?itok=r7wcVs8o" width="150" height="150" alt="Piloting Implicit and Explicit Measures" title="Piloting Implicit and Explicit Measures" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Piloting Implicit and Explicit Measures</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Examining and assessing the outcomes of the Being with Dying contemplative training program for clinicians engaged in the difficult and stressful work of caring for terminally ill and dying patients.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/quantifiable-constituents-spiritual-growth"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/MeditationRetreat.jpg?itok=fge0PbSJ" width="150" height="150" alt="Quantifiable Constituents of Spiritual Growth" title="Quantifiable Constituents of Spiritual Growth" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Quantifiable Constituents of Spiritual Growth</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>This is a six-year follow-up assessment of an intensive three-month meditation retreat. Using phenomenological, psychological, cognitive, affective, neural, and biological measures, and innovative statistical and computational methods, this study will quantify multidimensional aspects of spiritual growth over time.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/sympathetic-regulation-intradialytic-hypertension-can-mindfulness-meditation-help"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/BloodPressure.jpg?itok=LP8jKLDL" width="150" height="150" alt="Sympathetic Regulation in Intradialytic Hypertension: Can Mindfulness Meditation Help?" title="Sympathetic Regulation in Intradialytic Hypertension: Can Mindfulness Meditation Help?" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Sympathetic Regulation in Intradialytic Hypertension: Can Mindfulness Meditation Help?</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Outcomes of this study will determine if training in mindfulness during hemodialysis minimizes dangerous complications of medical treatment in high-risk patients.</p>
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