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Train Your Attention Like Your Life Depends on It

Broadcast on June 28, 2021
With Dr. Amishi Jha
Hosted by Cassandra Vieten, PhD

In this conversation, Dr. Amishi Jha will unpack how the brain's attention system works – and how it is involved in our mental and emotional health and wellbeing. She will reveal why attention is so powerful, yet vulnerable to stress, threat, poor mood, and uncertainty. She will also discuss how to train attention to improve our sense of wellbeing, performance, and connection.

In This Session:

  • Attention is a powerful shaper of our wellbeing
  • Training attention can take as little as 12 minutes per day
  • You have the ability to direct your attention in ways that promote connection, meaning, & joy
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Dr. Amishi Jha

Professor of Psychology, Director of Contemplative Neuroscience, Univ of Miami

Amishi Jha is a neuroscientist, professor of psychology at the University of Miami, and author of a forthcoming book Peak Mind (2021, Harper One) on the new science of attention. Her research focuses on the brain bases of attention, working memory, and mindfulness-based training. With grants from the U.S. Department of Defense and several private foundations, her current projects investigate how to best promote resilience in high stress cohorts, using contemplative/mind training techniques that strengthen the brain’s attention networks. In addition to her own research publications, her work has been featured at, The World Economic Forum, NATO, The New York Academy of Sciences, The Aspen Institute, and The Pentagon.

Dr. Amishi Jha