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.
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...
Sesame Workshop materials help families affected by incarceration
A new study from Center affiliate faculty member, Dr. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan and...
Healthy Minds in Practice: Compassion For All Beings
This 10-minute practice, "Compassion for All Beings" works through the concept of dropping...
Dalai Lama and Center Founder Richard Davidson share message of hope, determination, and “education of the mind”
Humanity has an opportunity to transform negative emotions like fear and anxiety into...
Center for Healthy Minds Launches New Mental Health Research in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
The Center for Healthy Minds is launching new studies to understand how...
Healthy Minds Innovations calms an anxious world with live YouTube meditations
Healthy Minds Innovations offers a live meditation every weekday during the COVID-19...
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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. Learn more.