Train Your Brain to be Kinder

Boost your well-being by sending kind thoughts to someone you love—and to someone you don’t get along with—with a little guidance from these students.

Thank you Greater Good Science Center for your partnership in creating this video!

Kindness and Self-Kindness

Richard Davidson’s research at the Center for Healthy Minds shows that a regular practice of kindness–in as little as two weeks–can improve our well-being. Sending kindness to others is one way to practice, but we can also send kindness to ourselves. This simple yet powerful action supports well-being.

Sending kind thoughts is a lesson in our research-backed Mindful Schools K-12 curriculum. Dive deeper into this lesson and learn science, strategies, and resources to bring mindfulness to your classroom in our Mindful Educator Essentials course. Mindful Schools has trained over 50,000 educators to bring mindfulness to school settings. The next session begins


Mindfulness is a practice that supports us to not only better manage stress and improve focus – it also supports us to cultivate positive states of mind like gratitude, joy, and compassion. Learn more about Mindful Schools’ professional development courses for educators to create positive change in classrooms, schools, and at home.

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