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...
Kids’ Sharing Behaviors More Complex Than Previously Thought
New research points to evidence of increased cognitive complexity as children grow up...
Healthy Minds in Practice: Kindness Audio Practice
In this five minute active practice, you’ll learn how expressing kindness toward...
Healthy Minds in Practice: Core Values Audio Practice
In this five minute seated practice, you’ll uncover the values and principles...
Healthy Minds in Practice: A Tour of the Senses Audio Practice
In this ten minute seated practice, you’ll learn how paying attention to...
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...
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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.