Tag Center for Healthy Minds

Doctor, take your meditation

November 13, 2017

The Center for Healthy Minds at UW–Madison works to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. Applying its teachings helps doctors better cope with the stresses of their profession.

Davidson elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 16, 2017

The director of the Center for Healthy Minds has authored more than 375 papers exploring the neural bases of emotion, and interventions that may be helpful for promoting well-being, kindness, compassion and empathy.

Preschool “Kindness Curriculum” is now available, free

August 28, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Healthy Minds­ is releasing its free mindfulness-based “Kindness Curriculum,” a 12-week program designed for teachers to implement with their preschoolers.

Scientists pinpoint area of the brain that regulates emotional spillover

June 19, 2017

Researchers at UW–Madison's Center for Healthy Minds are discovering what happens in the brain when emotional spillover occurs and, for the first time, are able to pinpoint areas directly responsible.  

Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression, better birth experiences

May 24, 2017

A study shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women’s childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

Sesame Street brings UW center’s kindness curriculum to kids

January 19, 2017

Sesame Street is emphasizing kindness in its upcoming season with the help of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a research center that studies the science of well-being and how it can be nurtured.

Center for Healthy Minds moves to new building, joins L&S

January 13, 2017

The Center for Healthy Minds has become its own administrative unit under the College of Letters & Science, and it moved this week from the Waisman Center to the newly-renovated Kennedy Dairy Building at 625 W. Washington Ave.

UW–Madison teams up with Madison police to foster officer well-being

August 23, 2016

The collaboration will focus on whether mindfulness-based practices can help improve officers’ abilities to manage their daily and occupational stressors.

Media Advisory: Dalai Lama credentials

February 29, 2016

Members of the media can apply for credentials to cover the event “The World We Make” featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Overture Center for the Arts March 9, 2016.