Current Projects

Kindness Curriculum Partnerships

The Center for Healthy Minds created and investigated a mindfulness-based “Kindness Curriculum,” publishing results suggesting its potential in influencing academic performance, altruism and delay of gratification. Through Healthy Minds Innovations, the curriculum is available for free by signing up

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In spring 2018, HMI will collaborate with the Community Early Learning Center of Fox Valley in partnership with Lawrence University, University of Wisconsin-Fox to implement The Kindness Project research study in preschool and 4K classrooms. The Kindness Project will include a research component to further the state of the science regarding this curriculum for young children.

HMI partnered with Pure Edge to develop a Spanish translation of the Kindness Curriculum. The Spanish version will be available in Spring 2018. 

HMI is partnering with THINK EQUAL, an organization aiming to bring social-emotional learning (SEL) curricula and tools to the world at scale.  THINK EQUAL will incorporate the Kindness Curriculum into its curriculum for Level 4 and 5. THINK EQUAL has secured commitments  from 53 schools across 15 countries to pilot the THINK EQUAL Global Curriculum commencing in 2018.  THINK EQUAL's partners include Yale University's Center for Emotional Intelligence and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights . 

Mindfulness-based Training with the Madison Police Department 

The Center for Healthy Minds and the Madison Police Department (MPD) completed a pilot study to better understand the impact of mindfulness-based practices on police officers’ physical and mental well-being. A second phase of the pilot study will take place starting in 2018. Healthy Minds Innovations is partnering with the Center on the study and will provide consultation and instruction for the mindfulness-based intervention. 

College of Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Pilot

The UW–Madison College of Engineering, CHM, and HMI are developing and evaluating a radically new learning framework for engineering graduate students that is intended to cultivate a highly creative, innovative and grand-challenge-focused research culture based on mindfulness training with experimental and wait-list control groups of Ph.D. engineering students. 

Mindfulness-based Practices for Athletes 

Healthy Minds Innovations is exploring the impact of mindfulness-based practices on current and former athletes' physical and mental well-being. Initial pilot projects with retired NFL players and current college football and basketball players have been well-received. HMI plans to continue to explore opportunities within this industry.