News: Well-Being In The Workplace
Significant concerns have been raised about the mental health crisis on college campuses, with attention turning to what colleges can do beyond counseling services to address students’ mental health and well-being. In a newly published multi-university study, scientists found that students who completed the Art and Science of Human Flourishing course, demonstrated improved mental health, strengthened skills, perspectives and behaviors associated with flourishing.
Researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds develop a four-week smart phone-based meditation app that resulted in reduced psychological distress and improved well-being skills amongst educators.
The Center for Healthy Minds and AtentaMente are seeking to improve mental health, resilience and well-being in healthcare professionals with a new research grant funded by Templeton World Charity Foundation. This grant will allow two character-based intervention studies see if the effects of stress can be lessened in healthcare professionals in Mexico.
How is the COVID-19 crisis affecting health professionals personally and their ability to connect with patients? A recent webinar featuring Center Founder and Director Richard Davidson reflects on this topic. Additional resources for healthcare workers are also shared.
Center Founder and Director Richard Davidson shared his experience studying well-being and the human connection with Starbucks.
Tecmilenio University in Mexico was experiencing a decline in enrollment. Leadership analyzed the needs of the university community, and based on those findings decided to reposition the university around well-being and purpose in life. Héctor Mauricio Escamilla Santana leads the university and sat down with us to talk about how a focus on purpose has changed their entire culture.