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 – and in various settings, from schools to police departments.
Exploring Hyperthermia as an Alternative Treatment for Depression
Is hyperthermia a viable and effective treatment for depression?
Improving Outcomes for Incarcerated Parents and their Children through Enhanced Jail Visits
How can researchers improve jail visits for children with incarcerated parents?
Viewing Depression Through an Evolutionary Lens
Can we use an evolutionary perspective to better understand depression?
Investigating the Effects of Mindfulness-Based Training on Mother and Infant Brain Development
How does Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) impact the brains of infants and...
Mindfulness Training Strengthens Connection Between Brain Networks for Attention Control and Mind-Wandering
New research from the Center shows that mindfulness training leads to improvement in...
Healthy Minds in Practice: Mindful Sensations Audio Practice
In this five minute seated body scan practice, you'll learn how to focus...
Mobile Program Expands Possibilities
A collaboration with the Center’s affiliated nonprofit Healthy Minds Innovations ...
Affective Neuroscience: 25 Years of Progress Studying Adversity, Resilience and Psychopathology
The 25th Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion was held in April 2019. We review the...
Faith in action: Loka Initiative brings faith leaders and scientists together
The faithful are powered by belief; scientists demand proof. What if the two...
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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.
Our mindfulness-based Kindness Curriculum is a free tool for educators and parents to use to promote prosocial qualities in young children. Sign up to try it out.
Healthy Minds Program
Healthy Minds Innovations, the external nonprofit affiliated with the Center, is launching the Healthy Minds Program to improve well-being in workplace settings. Learn more.