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Mindfulness and the Brain

Title

Mindfulness and the Brain

When

Wed. Mar 12, 2014 - Wed. Apr 16, 2014 (6 weeks)
Every Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where

McLeod Hall, Room 5060

Hosted by the UVa Mindfulness Center

We now know that the brain is able to grow and change all through adulthood. Meditation has the power to structurally alter the brain in significant positive ways. Just as we train our bodies through physical exercise, it is possible to change the brain through training as well. Regular meditation practice has been shown to increase a sense of calmness, improve concentration, and strengthen our connection to others. Class time will be split between learning about the mechanisms within the brain that are impacted by meditation, and actually practicing meditation and mindfulness in order to experience them.

Spring 2014 Dates: March 12 - April 16

Day and Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm

Instructor: Susanna Williams and John Schorling

Location: UVa School of Nursing, McLeod Hall, Room 5060

Parking: Free parking in McLeod Hall garage after 5pm

Cost: $200

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