Research Center Wins Grant to Study Mindfulness in Schools

This in-class mindfulness program will help students improve their academic performance, nurture their emotional well-being, and bolster their behavior.

The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM), at the Waisman Center, UW-Madison was recently awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue building mindfulness research in education.

CIHM is partnering with the Madison Metropolitan School District to bring the practice of mindfulness into classrooms to help students improve their academic performance, nurture their emotional well-being, and bolster their behavior.

Read the press release.

Learn more about the pilot study with fifth grade students and teachers.

You might also want to check out the August issue of Mindful magazine. We talk to CIHM’s chair, renowned neuroscientist Richie Davidson, about how his research on how we can change our brains for the better has such huge—and promising—implications.You can take a peek with the digital sampler below.

Click here for a sneak peek of Mindful's feature on Richie Davidson and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds

Right now at the CIHM, more than 20 studies on meditation, compassion, and physical health and illness are taking place. Learn more about CIHM current projects.

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