About Us

We created this site to provide you with accurate and credible information as you take charge to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing. We provide information for the general public about enhancing wellbeing, exploring complementary and integrative healing practices, and navigating the healthcare system. We do not receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content. This website is supported by the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.

University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing

The Center is a nationally recognized leader in integrative therapies and healing practices.

With nearly two decades of experience in healthcare innovation, the Center has played a pivotal role in improving the health and wellbeing of people, organizations and communities at the local, national and international levels. Our remarkable faculty, experts drawn from the University and the community, are committed to innovation, service and social change.

Aligned with the University's mission of education, research and service, the Center is a pioneer in forging new paths for interprofessional education and research - breaking down silos and disciplinary boundaries. Our diverse and multidisciplinary faculty strive to advance health and wellbeing around the world.

No matter where you are on your journey to increased wellbeing, we encourage you to discover, learn, engage and partner with us.

The Center would like to thank Charlson Meadows for its generous support in creating this website. (Charlson Meadows is a renewal center dedicated to serving adults' and organizations' needs for retreat, conversations that matter, and restoration in nature.)

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