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...
How Ancient Practices Fuel New Approaches to Well-Being
New research considers the idea of using heat to improve mental states
New Research Examines If U.S. Veterans Sought Mental Health Treatment Before and After 9/11
Faculty member Simon Goldberg shares research about mental health treatment delays in the...
New Partnership Supports Increasing Emotional Well-Being for Teens
Healthy Minds Innovations launches a new research partnership to support adolescent well-being
Mindfulness Meditation is Useful in Mental Health Treatment, but Evidence for Some Conditions Outpaces Others
Mindfulness meditation is helpful for mental health treatment, but more research is needed
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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 non-profit 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 non-profit affiliated with the Center, is launching the Healthy Minds Program to improve well-being in workplace settings. Learn more.