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...
Four Ways to Cultivate Purpose
Science suggests that having a sense of purpose is vitally important to well-being...
How We Can Reconnect with Each Other and the Planet During Crisis
Dekila Chungyalpa, Director of the Loka Initiative, recently hosted a conversation with...
Healthy Minds in Practice: Clarity in Uncertain Times
When thoughts and reactions overwhelm us, we can see more clearly by reframing...
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...
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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.