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...
10 Well-Being Tips During the Days of COVID-19
Pelin Kesebir, Assistant Scientist at the Center for Healthy Minds, shares 10 well-being tips...
Ease your mind by being mindful
A college student’s mind is constantly in motion. There are classes, homework,...
COVID-19 Well-Being Toolkit and Resources
This toolkit has a list of resources to support well-being during this trying...
Brain scans link meditation to slower “brain-aging” in advanced meditator
In a recent study, the brain of monk and long-time meditator Yongey Mingyur...
COVID-19 and Our Common Humanity
Focusing on how global challenges can bring out the best in our humanity
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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.