News: Learning Well-Being
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has received a $2.5 million four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a research network on the plasticity of well-being and to develop innovative measures of the key pillars of well-being. Faculty and experts from the Center for Healthy Minds are leading the effort.
Researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds introduce a new framework based on scientific evidence that suggests that well-being can be thought of as a set of skills that people can learn through practice in daily life.
A new study from researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds and the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison suggests that a fully remote program administered on smartphones can also produce some of the benefits of in-person mindfulness interventions, including a reduction in symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress and an increase in feelings of social connection.
A team at the Center for Healthy Minds is starting new research to understand whether a mobile well-being app, the Healthy Minds Program, can improve depression for people living with the condition.
This year's The World We Make event is free and open to the public, from October 5 - 9, 2020. The nightly virtual events will explore science of well-being and feature new insights from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In a recent collaborative study across institutions, researchers developed a new framework to identify mental states during meditation. This included the focus-on-breath state and mind wandering, and estimates of how much time meditators spend in each state.
Researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds found that people who took part in the most common and widely available secular mindfulness program did not experience psychological harm at a rate higher compared to people in control groups who did not take part in the program.
When stressed, brief meditation practices work differently and not all are equally helpful
Center founder Richard Davidson participated in a roundtable organized by the NIH about the future of emotional well-being
The Center for Healthy Minds welcomes new faculty member Simon Goldberg, who studies the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions and explores what works in successful therapist-patient interactions
The Center and Mexico-based nonprofit AtentaMente are piloting a program to improve school cultures and educators' well-being
The Center for Healthy Minds partners with former NFL players for an eight-week workshop to look at how mindfulness practices might impact their lives
Can video games teach prosocial skills such as empathy? A new study from the Center for Healthy Minds suggests that it's possible
Two weeks of compassion meditation training may reduce distress and improve a person’s ability to look at others who are suffering
A new course, piloted in conjunction with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Virginia and Pennsylvania State University, aims to integrate extracurricular learning experiences with intellectual topics in the classroom
Graduate students who underwent the intervention reported an increase in personal qualities associated with creativity
Compassion – and intentionally cultivating it through training – may lead us to do more to help the wronged than to punish the wrongdoer
The Center for Healthy Minds partners with Wisconsin School of Business to bring their Cultivating Well-Being curriculum to the workplace
Over the course of 12 weeks, twice a week, prekindergarten students learned their ABCs - attention, breath and body and caring practice
Can compassion be learned?
How can we explore digital technologies such as video games as ways to improve well-being in kids?
A new grant will allow researchers to design and rigorously test two educational games
Center Founder Richard Davidson authors a new book on the science of emotions
Brain scans of practicing monks reveal impact on circuits used to detect emotions and feelings and others
Center for Healthy Minds Founder Richard Davidson recognized as part of TIME Magazine's annual list of the most influential people in the world