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News: 2019

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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.

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Wisconsin Public Television Partners with the Center for Healthy Minds in Mindfulness Research For New Educator Resources
September 10, 2019

Wisconsin Public Television has collaborated with the Center for Healthy Minds to offer Kindness in the Classroom.

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New Emotional Style Questionnaire Shows Promise in Capturing Healthy Emotionality
September 3, 2019

The Center for Healthy Minds introduces a new measure that captures people's emotional style that shows promise as a valuable tool for research and clinical purposes. 

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Long-term Meditators May Be Perceived Differently by Strangers Than Those Who Don’t Meditate, Says New Study
August 28, 2019

New research from the Center points to evidence that long-term meditators may be perceived by strangers as less neurotic, more mindful, more conscientious and more comfortable in their own skin.

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Center Welcomes New Faculty Member Melissa Rosenkranz
August 21, 2019

The Center for Healthy Minds welcomes new faculty member Melissa Rosenkranz, who studies neural-immune and biochemical mechanisms by which individual differences in response to emotion alter resilience against disease, as well as the impact of meditation practice on these mechanisms.

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Mindfulness Not Straightforward for Reducing Impulsive Behaviors, Says New Study
August 19, 2019

New research from the Center suggests that mindfulness training in experienced meditators as well as in people new to meditation does not lower certain aspects of impulsivity.

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Mindfulness Training Strengthens Connection Between Brain Networks for Attention Control and Mind-Wandering
August 13, 2019

New research from the Center shows that mindfulness training leads to improvement in networks in the brain that are important for attentional control of mind wandering

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Faith in action: Loka Initiative brings faith leaders and scientists together
July 23, 2019

The faithful are powered by belief; scientists demand proof. What if the two groups joined forces to protect the earth? That's the goal of the Loka Initiative

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Affective Neuroscience: 25 Years of Progress Studying Adversity, Resilience and Psychopathology
July 17, 2019

The 25th Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion was held in April 2019. We review the past 25 years of advances in the field of affective neuroscience

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Kids’ Sharing Behaviors More Complex Than Previously Thought
July 2, 2019

New research points to evidence of increased cognitive complexity as children grow up that effects prosocial behavior

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When Feelings of Stress Align with the Body, People Have Higher Levels of Well-Being
May 10, 2019

When stress levels in the mind and body are in sync, a person is more likely to have higher levels of well-being

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New Program Launches Well-Being Pilots in Workplaces
May 2, 2019

A new program from Healthy Minds Innovations, the nonprofit affiliated with the Center for Healthy Minds, brings well-being skills to workplaces

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New Research Examines If U.S. Veterans Sought Mental Health Treatment Before and After 9/11
March 29, 2019

Faculty member Simon Goldberg shares research about mental health treatment delays in the U.S. veteran population

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Mindfulness Meditation is Useful in Mental Health Treatment, but Evidence for Some Conditions Outpaces Others
February 14, 2019

Mindfulness meditation is helpful for mental health treatment, but more research is needed

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New Partnership Supports Increasing Emotional Well-Being for Teens
February 14, 2019

Healthy Minds Innovations launches a new research partnership to support adolescent well-being