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Joseph Wielgosz
Former Graduate Student, Center for Healthy Minds

Dates of Employment: September 2012 - August 2017

Joseph was a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. His research focus is on integrative models of emotional and mental health, with a particular focus on embodied and somatic factors in emotion regulation.

His projects include studies of respiration patterns, and their relationships to emotion processing and mindfulness training; the role of body posture in threat responding; and contributions to the Veterans Wellness project.

After completing his clinical training at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, he will continue to work on applying affective neuroscience, contemplative interventions and software technology to improve mental health, and translating research insights from academic to integrative healthcare settings.


Google Scholar


M.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

B.A., Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis

What does well-being mean to me?

"I see well-being as a harmony of body, mind, social community, and living environment. When we tend carefully to all of these, the eventual reward can be a sustainable sense of purpose, contentment and joy."