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/C O R R E C T I O N -- Healthy Minds Innovations/

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In the news release, HEALTHY MINDS INNOVATIONS, INC. FOUNDED BY RENOWNED NEUROSCIENTIST DR. RICHARD DAVIDSON, ANNOUNCES SCIENCE-BACKED MEDITATION & MIND TRAINING CONTENT PARTNERSHIP WITH AUDIO POWERHOUSE, AUDIBLE, by Healthy Minds Innovations, we are advised by the organization that an incorrect version of the press release was initially distributed. The complete, correct release follows:

HEALTHY MINDS INNOVATIONS, INC. FOUNDED BY RENOWNED NEUROSCIENTIST DR. RICHARD DAVIDSON, ANNOUNCES SCIENCE-BACKED MEDITATION & MIND TRAINING CONTENT FOR AUDIO POWERHOUSE, AUDIBLE

MADISON, Wis., June 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthy Minds Innovations (HMI), the nonprofit founded by world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson, announced its first content licensing deal with Audible, the world's leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling.

New Healthy Minds Program - brain training meditation content - is now available on Audible. (PRNewsfoto/Healthy Minds Innovations)
New Healthy Minds Program - brain training meditation content - is now available on Audible. (PRNewsfoto/Healthy Minds Innovations)

HMI, which is affiliated with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, develops mental hygiene tools based on their leading-edge neuroscientific research, built to enhance users' lives and those of the people around them. The brief Healthy Minds Program Learn and Practice meditation podcasts produced by HMI are designed to teach the skills needed to achieve greater levels of well-being and, in turn, create a kinder, wiser, and more compassionate world.

The Healthy Minds Program's evidence-based, mind training tools premiered on Audible on May 16th. Statistics show a sharp increase in mental wellness challenges in recent years, with depression alone affecting 264 million people worldwide. In fact, meditation apps are one of the most purchased health app categories in the US.  As per Statista, 34% of the most purchased types of healthcare apps in the US are meditation apps. This puts meditation and mindfulness in the third place, just behind nutrition and sleep tracking apps. The new Healthy Minds Program content will provide a way for Audible listeners to turn to a science-backed source to be more proactive about their own mental wellbeing.

The Healthy Minds Program will be accessible on Audible in two main ways:

  • Healthy Minds Program Podcast: Each of the 200+ episodes feature 5 to 13-minute Learn segments on the "Why's" behind brain health, followed by 10-minute Practice segments narrated by experts on each topic to apply the learnings.

  • Healthy Minds Program Singles: Easy-to-access individual meditations on a range of practical topics, running from 5 to 22 minutes, including:

HMI's Healthy Minds Program content is the product of its deep scientific rigor and is based on its data-driven, evidence-based research about the brain's ability to modify, change and adapt. The findings are outlined in a ground-breaking 2020 research paper authored by Dr. Richard Davidson and Dr. Cortland Dahl and published in one of the world's most cited scientific journals, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper identified the four key pillars of the Healthy Minds Framework: Awareness, Connection, Insight and Purpose on which the Healthy Minds Program is based.

Since HMI's founding in 2014, donor-funded research has made possible the development of interactive and educational programming tailored to the needs of organizations, educators and individuals. In fact, the Healthy Minds Program meditation app has been hailed as one of the three best meditation apps of 2021 by Wirecutter, the product recommendation service of The New York Times.

Dr. Cortland Dahl, HMI Chief Contemplative Officer and creator of the Healthy Minds Framework explains, "We already have a vibrant community of Healthy Minds Program app users, but our new collaboration with Audible will help us meet even more people where they are. There's not a person on the planet who doesn't need a helping hand along the way at some point. Our goal is to use HMI's science-backed content to provide users with practical, real-world tools that can support resilience and positivity and help provide more flourishing and less suffering in the world."

To subscribe to Audible, please visit audible.com or download the Audible app on your mobile device.

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