Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM)
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM), located within the Waisman Center at UW-madison, is a research center dedicated to creating a world in which healthy qualities of mind flourish. The Center conducts interdisciplinary research on qualities such as kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and mindfulness. CIHM also engages in outreach with the goal of cultivating healthy qualities of the mind at the individual, community and global levels. Outreach includes up-to-date scientific information shared with the clinical community, the K-12 educational community, and the scientific community. It also offers free, after-school, evening and summer activities for caregivers and children as well as a course for teachers and a mindfulness program for children.The aspiration of the Center is to help relieve suffering and to promote well-being by providing a strong scientific basis for understanding the brain bases of a healthy mind, the mechanisms by which contemplative practices work, and for their efficacy.