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4-month Wellness Journey for Veterinarians 

Starts May 16, 2021

Healthy Minds Club

Summer Wellness Program

Learn simple skills backed by neuroscience to reduce stress and enhance your personal well-being.

Think of this like an experiential summer "book club" to get you real results in transformation! 

We will be using the Healthy Minds Program App by Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc. We will go through the exercises outlined in the "My Path" portion of the Healthy Minds App together. You can download the App for free now by searching "Healthy Minds Program" in your App Store.

The App content was developed by Dr. Richard Davidson and his team at the Center for Healthy Minds in Madison Wisconsin. Dr. Davidson is a pioneer and leading world researcher in Mindfulness and Meditation. Through his research, they have identified four key pillars to well-being which are the foundations of the Healthy Minds program and also happen to be closely related to the Mind, Body, Emotions and Spirit focus of our MettaPets Veterinarian Wellness Network.

We will enjoy monthly live group discussions about the content and our experience with the exercises. The App provides 5-12 minute guided meditations, exercises and podcast-style learning.


I will create a schedule for us to explore this content together, which you will access through our MettaPets Veterinarian Wellness Network website (


  • Each day, participate in one guided meditation/contemplation on your own time using the "My Path" program in the Healthy Minds Program App.

  • A few times per week listen to one 6-8 minute podcast-style learning topic audio on your own time using the "My Path" program in the Healthy Minds Program App.

    • Do this before or after your meditation, while driving to work, or before bed. Any time that is most convenient for your busy life.

  • Connect with each other through our private Course Chat and posts on MVWN, and "in person" on our monthly zoom calls. 

You control the length of your meditations with the option to choose your meditation time in intervals between 5-30 minutes. This makes our program perfect for both those of you new to meditation and those who have a well-established meditation practice.


This is a great way to explore a wide variety of meditation, mindfulness and contemplative practices which are foundational to your mental and emotional hygiene, and your capacity for resilience and the health of your mind and emotions. Resilience is the ability to bounce back rapidly from adversity.  


Our Group starts May 16th with a short Healthy Minds Club orientation meeting on Zoom.

May 16th 8:15pm-8:45pm EST: orientation

May 17-May 30: Foundations of Awareness, Connection, Insight and Purpose to get you started

  • Three very short surveys

  • Awareness foundations (3 days)

  • Connection foundations (3 days)

  • Insight foundations (3 days)

  • Purpose foundations (3 days)

May 30, 7:30pm EST: Zoom call: Foundations discussion

May 31-June 27: Awareness: Be Present

  • Mindfulness (9 days) 

  • Attention (9 days)

  • Self-awareness (9 days)

June 27, 7:30pm EST: Zoom meeting: Awareness Discussion

June 28-July 25: Connection: Feel Connected

  • Appreciation (9 days)

  • Kindness (9 days)

  • Compassion (9 days)

July 25, 7:30pm EST: Zoom meeting: Connection Discussion

July 26-Aug 22: Insight: Get Curious

  • Self Inquiry (9 days)

  • Self-knowledge (9 days)

  • Transcending the Self (9 days)

August 22, 7:30pm EST: Zoom meeting: Insight Discussion

Aug 23-Sept 19: Purpose: Stay Motivated

  • Clarity of purpose (9 days)

  • Embodying values (9 days)

  • Finding Meaning (9 days)

Sept 19, 7:30pm EST: Zoom meeting: Purpose Discussion


  • Veterinarians wanting to improve their capacity to manage stress

  • Veterinarians wanting to experience tangible results in improved well-being 

  • Veterinarians who want to experience how meditation can help them

  • Veterinarians interested in a program backed by four decades of research from world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson and his team at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Healthy Minds Innovations 

  • Veterinarians wanting to connect with a community of like-minded peers in an intimate course where we will have the opportunity to support each other and nurture meaningful relationships 


  • Journey through a guided daily wellness journey with a community of your peers

  • Connect with other like-minded veterinarians who share similar life experiences and stressors

  • Learn science-backed methods of improving focus, feelings of connection, improved resilience and greater well-being

  • Renew meaning and purpose in the activities you already do every day

  • Stay accountable to daily wellness activities by sharing the journey with your veterinary friends

How To Register for the Healthy Minds Club

Summer Wellness Program

$149 for 4-month Program

5/16/21 - 9/19/21


One Sunday per month live community discussion on Zoom.

Daily, using the Healthy Minds Program App, on your own, you do as much or as little as you like to develop skills and habits to support your Thriving Life and improve your personal wellbeing.



$149 for 4 months of facilitated guided content to get you real results in transformation and connect with peers who share similar life experiences and interests.

That's less than $38 per month!

New MVWN Members: Three easy steps

1.) REQUEST TO JOIN MettaPets Veterinarian Wellness Network:

2.) JOIN: Complete the join process by following the prompts on the email you receive once I approve your request (check your junk mail if you don't see this and add the address to your contacts). 

3.) REGISTER: Log in, go to “Courses” in the left side menu, register for the Healthy Minds Club

Current MVWN members 

Enroll internally, directly through the Courses menu. Just log in to your account and go to Courses to Register. 

Here is a direct link for members.  


Together we will be exploring a path to well-being powered by science!

Get the App we are using for this course by going to your App Store and searching "Healthy Minds Program". Download it for free.


From the Healthy Minds Program App:

"Backed by four decades of research from world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson and his team at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Healthy Minds Innovations, the Healthy Minds Program   trains your mind through meditation and podcast-style lessons to develops skills - to gain focus, reduce stress, and maintain positive social connections. 

"Through hundreds of hours of guided meditations developed directly from the scientific understanding of the mind, podcast-style teachings, and progress tracking features, you can change your mind to manage stress more effectively.

"Featuring propriety Awareness, Connection, Insight, and Purpose, Well-being Framework, the Healthy Minds Program is a holistic, all-encompassing meditation app that offers the best of both guided meditations and opportunities to learn. You'll learn simple skills to enhance personal well-being, bloods healthy relationships, and improve communication, performance and creativity.

"The groundbreaking Healthy Minds Program uses neuroscience, contemplative traditions, and skill-based learning methods to help you develop the skills for a healthy mind.

"What makes the Healthy Minds Program Unique:

Developed from Science:

While many meditation apps can claim the scientific benefits of meditation, our practices are developed directly out of neuroscientific research. You'll also hear from the world's foremost neuroscientists about concepts like neuroplasticity and how to train your mind.


Made for Busy Lives:

The Healthy Minds Program features active meditation practices that you can fit into your busy lifestyle. Don't have time to sit for 20 minutes? Put on an active practice and train your mind while you fold the laundry.

Guided by Measurement:

Thanks to pioneering scientific research, the healthy Minds Program offers the first mobile assessment of mental and emotional well-being. Learn about your current level of well-being and contribute to cutting edge research on the science of well-being. Also integrates with Apple Health to track your mindful minutes.

Goes Beyond Mindfulness:

Emotional and Physical Well-being is a skill that can be taught. The Healthy Minds Program is based on a comprehensive framework for well-being and goes beyond mindfulness as one of these skills. 

  • Awareness: Be Present

  • Connection: Feel Connected

  • Insight: Get Curious

  • Purpose: Stay Motivated


Driven by Mission and Supported by Donation:

The Healthy Minds Program is made possible by donors in support of a vision of a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world. Unlike other apps that require a subscription, the Healthy Minds Program is available by voluntary donation, driven by a mission to translate science into tools to cultivate and measure well-being."

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