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Mindfulness-based Training in Preservice Teacher Education Leads to Improvements in Classroom Teaching Practices
February 5, 2020

A recent paper published by researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds shows that mindfulness training for preservice teachers leads to improvements in effective classroom teacher practices.

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Compassion-Based Program for Parents Reduces Their Children’s Stress—Even When It Doesn’t Reduce Parents’ Stress
January 10, 2020

A new study shows that the young children of parents who take part in a compassion-based training program develop lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol over time.

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Inflammation Predicts Response to Antidepressant Medication
January 2, 2020

Youth with bipolar depression responded better to an antipsychotic medicine if they had increased markers of inflammation in their blood

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Watch Center Founder Richard Davidson's TedXSanFrancisco talk, "How mindfulness changes the emotional life of our brains"
December 18, 2019

Center Founder and Director Richard Davidson spoke at TEDx SanFrancisco in October 2019. Watch the video to hear him speak about the four major challenges facing society and how we can train our minds to thrive - in just 3 minutes a day.

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Early Research Suggests Mindfulness Training Improves Mental Health Outcomes in Police Officers
December 16, 2019

A recent paper published by researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds showed that eight weeks of mindfulness training resulted in reductions in work-related stress, improvements in sleep quality, lower levels of burnout and reduced depression and anxiety in police officers.

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Mindfulness video game changes areas of the brain associated with attention
December 13, 2019

A research team at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of California, Irvine, designed a video game to improve mindfulness and found that playing the game leads to changes in the brain areas underlying attention. 

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Being Well in a Stressed-Out Society
December 11, 2019

In the last decade, rates of anxiety, stress, and depression have increased to unprecedented levels, especially among college students. Angela Barian writes about the Art and Science of Human Flourishing course at UW-Madison, and the additional resources available to UW-Madison students to promote well-being.

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The Path to a Healthy Mind - Healthy Minds Innovations Offers Foundations App for Free
October 3, 2019

Center founder Richard Davidson spoke at TEDxSanFrancisco and announced that Healthy Minds Innovations, the external, affiliated nonprofit dedicated to supporting the mission of the Center, is offering the foundations portion of the Healthy Minds Program for free.

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Affiliate Faculty Member Poehlmann-Tynan publishes second edition of Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents
October 2, 2019

Center affiliate faculty member, Dr. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan published an update to the groundbreaking book, Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents: Research, Policy, and Practice.

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The World We Make: 2019 Celebration
October 1, 2019

We invite you to join us for The World We Make: 2019 gathering this November to celebrate our progress and share exciting new possibilities to create a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world, together.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program and national bestselling author, will be our featured speaker.

Donors giving $1,000 or more annually will receive two complimentary registrations to this celebration.