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 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

Featured Events

Self-Acupressure for Stress Management

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Online

In this session you will learn how acupressure can be a powerful tool for self-healing in times of stress.

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Mindfulness Programs Information Session

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Online

This webinar led by Bakken Center Mindfulness and Wellbeing Instructor Mariann Johnson will provide an introduction to mindfulness meditation and will be particularly relevant to those new to the practice or simp

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Mind-Body Trauma Care: Cultivating a Sense of Collective Winter Warmth

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Online

The year 2020 has been marked by a constellation of transformative events, to say the least.

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Tibetan Medicine: Self-Care for Mind and Body

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Online

All of us want to be happy and avoid suffering. Yet too often we make choices that sabotage us.

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