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Shilagh Mirgain
Shilagh Mirgain
Health and Sport Psychologist, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Shilagh Mirgain is faculty on the UW Cultivating Well-Being in the Workplace curriculum, a collaboration between the Center for Healthy Minds and the UW School of Business.

Shilagh is a Health and Sport Psychologist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In her clinical practice, Shilagh treats a variety of medical conditions and mood and anxiety disorders. Shilagh is a sport psychologist to UW Badger student athletes. She writes and speaks on mind-body skills to foster optimal health and is a frequent contributor to WMTV News.


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University

Ph.D., Clinical and Community Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.A., Wellesley College

What does well-being mean to me?

"Well-being is something we can all cultivate. It is the ability to be present with the aspects of our life. In this we savor the positive moments, bounce back quickly from life’s difficulties, feel connected to a sense of meaning and purpose, and experience generosity and connection towards others. By cultivating these inner resources that strengthen our well-being, we become connected to something much larger than ourselves and know our place where we can best make a difference in the world."