Current Projects

College of Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Pilot

The UW–Madison College of Engineering, CHM, and HMI are developing and evaluating a radically new learning framework for engineering graduate students that is intended to cultivate a highly creative, innovative and grand-challenge-focused research culture based on mindfulness training with experimental and wait-list control groups of Ph.D. engineering students.

Kindness Curriculum

The Center for Healthy Minds created and investigated a mindfulness-based “Kindness Curriculum,” publishing results suggesting its potential in influencing academic performance, altruism and delay of gratification. The curriculum is available for free by signing up

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Life Reimagined

Center Founder and HMI President Richard Davidson filmed an e-course with Life Reimagined, a subsidiary of AARP and partner of UnitedHealthcare. In this course, Davidson explains what he calls the Six Dimensions of Emotional Style, which are a guide to show how we behave during social interactions while facing adversity and navigating life’s challenges.

Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities

HMI partnered with the Office of Children's Mental Health, Branch2, and SaintA to design and implement the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) project, an adverse childhood experiences and resilience research initiative in the workplace. A part of a larger project launched by The Health Federation of Philadelphia and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The California Endowment, the initiative fosters solutions to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – such as neglect, abuse and abandonment – in families throughout the nation.

The Well­-Being & Neuroscience Research Consortium

The Well-Being & Neuroscience Collective brings together neuroscientists and industry leaders who are committed to learning about and integrating well-being into their organizations' mission, leadership, values and practices. Members provide an annual gift, which supports the research of the Center for Healthy Minds, and receive the latest neuroscience research insights related to cultivating well-being, discuss opportunities and challenges of cultivating well-being in the workplace, and cross-collaborate with fellow members on creating a paradigm shift in business to create a kinder, wiser, more compassionate workplace.

To learn more about membership, please contact Liz Vanderwerff.