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...
Characterizing How Differences in Emotional Response Styles are Important for Health and Cognition
How do people experience emotions over a period of time and what does...
When Feelings of Stress Align with the Body, People Have Higher Levels of Well-Being
When stress levels in the mind and body are in sync, a person...
New Program Launches Well-Being Pilots in Workplaces
A new program from Healthy Minds Innovations, the nonprofit affiliated with the Center...
Helping Social Change Makers Through a Culture of Well-Being
The Wellbeing Project, a global initiative focusing on cultures of well-being for...
How Ancient Practices Fuel New Approaches to Well-Being
New research considers the idea of using heat to improve mental states
Well-Being Toolkit for Children, Educators and Parents
This toolkit is intended for educators, parents and caregivers of children.
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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.