• Bring Mindfulness Into Your Classroom

    Stressors such as shrinking budgets, increased class sizes, teacher attrition and burnout combined with large numbers of students who have experienced trauma call attention to the pressing need for innovations that promote wellbeing in school communities. 

    Join us from June 18 - 20 for this experiential new learning opportunity.

    Learn more and register.

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

Students and faculty cooking in kitchen

At the U, future doctors and nurses learning to treat patients with food

The click-clack of knives chopping on cutting boards and the savory smell of sauteed onions filled the air on a recent evening.

Eight students from the University of Minnesota training to be doctors, nurses and counselors raced around the classroom, donning aprons instead of lab coats. Their assignment: Prepare a delicious, healthful meal to treat patients’ specific health problems.

“Smells like a steak,” Theodore Wang said, as he sprinkled a pinch of salt over shiitake mushrooms simmering in olive oil.

Read more via the Star Tribune

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

Dr. Barbara Fredrickson
Date/time:
Thursday, May 17, 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Barbara Fredrickson presents, "Prioritizing Positive Emotions to Meet Our Toughest Challenges"