• Spring Courses Open for Registration

    For more than two decades, the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality & Healing has offered academic courses that focus on integrative healing and wellbeing.

    Our Spring 2017 courses are now open for registration.

    Learn more and view our course listings.

  • Mindful Holiday Tips

    The holiday season is a time for family, friends, food...and stress. While many people enjoy celebrating with loved ones, the pressures of holiday gift-buying, travel, and overindulgence can take their toll. The Center's "Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing" website has many short articles and videos to help you navigate the Thanksgiving holiday. Check out a quick list on our newest blog post. 

    Read more.

  • Mindful Self-Compassion

    Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

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  • Betroffenheit

    Center at Northrop: Betroffenheit

    Join the Center on March 21, 2017, at Northrop for "Betroffenheit," a gripping and visually arresting journey through the maze of trauma, addiction, and recovery, Betroffenheit exemplifies what can happen when theatre and dance combine to achieve what neither could accomplish alone.

    The event will include a special discussion about wellbeing as it relates to the performance.

    Discounted tickets are available for Center audiences.

    Learn more.

  • Become a Health Coach

    Integrative Health and Wellbeing coaching, an emerging method of partnering with patients to achieve their overall goals, is practiced from a holistic perspective that views each person as intrinsically whole and the ultimate expert in his or her healing journey. Health coaching is being offered in a wide range of venues including hospitals, clinics, community health and fitness facilities, corporations, educational institutions, and private practices. If you're interested in becoming a health coach, information sessions will be held in January, and the application for Fall 2016 admission is due in March. 

    Read more about our Integrative Health & Wellbeing Coaching programs.

With two decades of experience in healthcare innovation, the Center has played a pivotal role in improving the health and wellbeing of people, organizations and communities at the local, national and international levels. Our remarkable faculty, experts drawn from the University and the community, are committed to innovation, service and social change.

Aligned with the University's mission of education, research and service, the Center is a pioneer in forging new paths for interprofessional education and research - breaking down silos and disciplinary boundaries. Our diverse and multidisciplinary faculty strive to advance health and wellbeing around the world.

No matter where you are on your journey to increased wellbeing, we encourage you to discover, learn, engage and partner with us.

Recent News

Health Care Professional Speaking with Elderly Female PatientCenter Experts: How to Talk About Dying

Dying is an uncomfortable topic of conversation. No one wants to bring it up, not even our doctors. Unfortunately, this leads to miscommunication about how a person wants to die.

In fact, about 7 in 10 Americans would prefer to die at home, but only about a quarter of them actually do.

“There is a fundamental disconnect between what happens and what we want, and that stems from a lack of communication about dying,” said Frank Bennett, MDiv., senior fellow in the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing and former hospital chaplain and minister.

Read more on Health Talk.

Featured Course

Yogi on a beach at sunset

 

Anatomical considerations/understanding critical to executing safe/effective Hatha Yoga instruction. Overview of human gross anatomy/bodily systems essential to Hatha Yoga. First in sequence of three courses in University of Minnesota Yoga Teachers Education & Training Sequence. Students who complete sequence may be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

Upcoming Events

Betroffenheit dancers
Date/time:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:30pm
Location:

Northrop Auditorium

84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
612-625-6600

The Center is pleased to be partnering with Northrop around their event, Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre's Betroffenheit.