News

September 10, 2018

Dr. Michael Mrazek and the CMHP Mindful Education Initiative were featured in the latest Time Magazine special edition: The New Mindfulness

March 1, 2018

This award provides support to interview 100+ principals, teachers, and influencers around the country to better understand the practical challenges and opportunities related to bringing evidence-based mindfulness instruction into schools.

December 1, 2017

Dr. Michael Mrazek was featured as a leading research in the field of mindfulness for his work on bringing optimally effective digital mindfulness training to high schools.

September 1, 2017

This three year-grant provides support to pursue a new science of the instruction of mindfulness and to create scalable, evidence-based mindfulness training for high schools.

August 15, 2017

From the cover: "There’s no such thing as a panacea. No magic secret is going to turn your life into dollar signs and rainbows. So it’s understandable that people respond with skepticism to the endless reports in the media about how mindfulness seems to be good for just about everything. Yet the scientific literature does show that mindfulness can improve an incredible number of things that truly matter in our lives. Research shows that mindfulness can improve our physical health, reduce our stress, strengthen our relationships, help us think more clearly, and make us happier—not to mention that it can help treat a wide range of mental illnesses. How could mindfulness be so good for so many different things? The answer is that attention is like a spotlight, and where you shine it is the best predictor of what you’ll experience. Mindfulness trains attention, giving you greater influence over your thoughts, evaluations, and emotions. How might your life be different if you could more skillfully guide your thoughts, emotions, and actions on a moment-by-moment basis? This book provides a clear, practical, and science-based introduction to cultivating mindfulness and improving your life. Use these tools to focus your mind, master your emotions, and create a truly reliable happiness."

March 23, 2016

How much can someone really change? And is it true that to make lasting changes in your life you should focus on one small habit at a time? This study helped participants improve many dimensions of their life simultaneously, resulting in dramatic changes in a more than a dozen outcomes like fitness, focus, reading ability, working memory, self-esteem, and happiness.

February 1, 2016

UC Santa Barbara has established the The Center for Mindfulness & Human Potential. The center was founded by Jonathan Schooler, Michael Mrazek, and Dawa Phillips.