Founded by world renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson, the Center for Healthy Minds envisions a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world.
Our mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind.
Groundbreaking Research with
We explore well-being across the lifespan – from pregnancy to old age.
The Field Study of Long-term Meditation Practitioners and the Tukdam Post-death Meditative State
A global community of field researchers are collaborating on a study of an...
Examining Individual Differences in Contemplative Practice Response
This study seeks to build upon knowledge from Tibetan medicine through examining...
Evaluating the Healthy Minds Program Application in a Fully Remote Randomized Controlled Trial
Exploring whether meditation training via mobile technology (e.g., smartphones) could dramatically increase access...
Body Awareness, Mindfulness and Mind-Body Coherence
How does the relationship between mental and physical stress impact well-being?
Smiling Faces Task and Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Following up with past research participants about the pandemic's impact on their lives...
CHM and the Division of the Arts announce Arts for Healthy Minds grants opportunity
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce an exciting partnership between the...
Experts Urge Prioritization of Prosociality for Public Health
A multidisciplinary team of national researchers, including Dr. Richard Davidson, founder and director...
Study finds mindfulness training may not be enough to increase eco-friendliness
Could general well-being practices like meditation encourage eco-friendly behaviors and attitudes? As the...
Center for Healthy Minds and Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness at UW–Madison to launch novel research on well-being and suicide prevention
The need for innovative, science-backed interventions for suicide prevention and for cultivating well-being...
Cool Class: This Course is Improving Students’ Mental Health
The Art & Science of Human Flourishing is a collaborative course that helps...
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Featured Giving Opportunity: $100,000 Legacy Challenge
Our work to create a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world continues – and this year, in honor of our 10-year anniversary, a generous donor is offering a $100,000 legacy gift challenge to mark the occasion.
Now more than ever, your legacy gift commitment will advance the Center’s mission, expand our research, and ensure our collective work continues to have impact for years to come. We only have a few more to go to complete our goal! Learn more.
Well-Being is a Skill
For us, well-being is more than a buzzword. The more we understand ourselves and our emotions, the more we can do to create a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world. In partnership with an affiliated, external nonprofit Healthy Minds Innovations, we build tools to improve well-being in the workplace, schools and beyond.