With a primary focus on health and wellbeing, the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has unique resources to offer the University and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore our resources for health professionals, the community, businesses, and students.

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The Fall semester is almost here and we're so excited to have you learning with us. Whether you're a freshman or a graduate, there are a number of CSPH courses offered by the Center that can enhance and improve your wellbeing. See our courses!

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    "The instructors were very understanding in my Center courses and they truly practiced mindfulness themselves! They were the most supportive instructors that I have experienced here at the University."

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    "I work for a non-profit with a mission to build healthier communities. I’m using what I’ve learned in my Center courses to help people explore diverse ways of building individual and community resilience."

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    "As a future physician, I will apply some of the holistic practices that I have learned in Center coursesto my medical practices. The body is more than just the physical being, and there is more to medicine than pharmaceuticals."

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    "CSPH courses are different because they rely much more heavily on reading and synthesizing information from research – these courses really support critical thinking. The approach is more 'how to think' about a subject, rather than 'what to think.'"
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    "I am a practicing pharmacist, and taking an academic course at the Center gave me new tools to use to help my patients."

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    Top Reasons for Enrollment

    • Academic credit
    • Personal development
    • Professional education
    • Mental health and wellbeing
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    Academic Quality

    • 96% satisfied with course quality
    • 94% satisfied with academic rigor
    • 91% satisfied with academic instruction
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    Students reported CSPH courses support them in addressing:

    • Stress: 75%
    • Anxiety: 58%
    • Depression: 35%
    • Insomnia: 17%
    • Other: 14%

 

$3M Transformational Learning; $4M Strategic Innovation; $4M Research and Discovery; $1M Growth and Sustainability; $12M Overall Goal

 

"I am excited to kick off the Wellbeing for All campaign for the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. The campaign comes at a time when we are poised to grow the Center in ways that will enable us to meet the increasing needs of those we serve."

-Center Director Mary Jo Kreitzer