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1-week group treatment program brings significant mental health benefits associated with epigenetic changes in teens with history of trauma
October 21, 2022

Globally in the past year, as many as 1 billion children experienced violence or neglect. A new collaborative study involving scientists at the UW–Madison Center for Healthy Minds provides physiological evidence that group therapy involving mindfulness, creative expression and reprocessing of traumatic experiences can help these victims begin to heal.

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Students of Art and Science of Human Flourishing course demonstrate improved mental health and flourishing
September 2, 2022

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.

Research Findings
Brain imaging reveals how mindfulness program boosts pain regulation
July 28, 2022

Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds has isolated the changes in pain-related brain activity that follow mindfulness training — pointing a way toward more targeted and precise pain treatment.

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Research Findings
New research shows no evidence of structural brain change with short-term mindfulness training
May 20, 2022

In new research, a team from the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, led by Richard J. Davidson, found no evidence of structural brain changes with short-term mindfulness training.

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Well-Being in Adults
Student Flourishing Teaching Workshop launches in-person in summer 2022
April 12, 2022
Well-Being in Children
DNA modifications found in cord blood relate to maternal mood effects on infant brain development
February 21, 2022

Maternal depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy have an effect on infants’ brain development at one month old after birth.