A webinar series focused on Tibetan Medicine teaches people how to find joy through a healthy mind and body

Students and professors walking along Northrop Mall in autumn

Read from two current Bakken Center students about the community organizations they contribute to and value. 

A powerful form of self-care can boost wellbeing and manage chronic pain.

A study by University of Minnesota researchers of CaringBridge users who participated in a gratitude practice showed reduced stress and increased overall wellbeing.

man doing yoga in class with other adults

The University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing and the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities are teaming up on a study to help these adults enhance their health and wellbeing so they can live their best lives. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the study focuses on developing and testing a new educational program called Mindful Movement which aims to help adults ages 50 and up overcome barriers to exercise, and gain the skills and motivation to improve their wellbeing.

Students preparing food in a restaurant kitchen

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.