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Amishi Jha



Amishi Jha is an American neuroscientist, academic, writer, and speaker who studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness training, especially in high-stress professions. She lectures and writes for both popular and academic audiences.

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Mindfulness, Diversity & Social Justice | Rhonda Magee, Soren Gordhamer, Dr. Amishi Jha

Mindfulness is often seen as something only useful or needed among certain populations, but the practice has no real barriers, and all populations can benefit.

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The Science of Taming the Wandering Mind

Wherever attention goes the rest of the brain follows—in some sense, attention is your brain’s boss. But is it a good boss and can we train it?

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You’re Overwhelmed (And It’s Not Your Fault)

We’re living in volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous times. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha explains ten ways your brain reacts—and how mindfulness can help you survive, and even thrive.

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Mindfulness Can Improve Your Attention and Health

A focus on the present, dubbed “mindfulness,” can make you happier and healthier. Training to deepen your immersion in the moment works by improving attention

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A Mindfulness of Breathing Exercise with Neuroscientist Amishi Jha

The sequence of events in this practice are: focus, sustain attention, notice, and redirect attention back to the breath when it wanders. This is what we might call a "push-up" for your attention.

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How Does Mindfulness Reduce Stress?

Neuroscientist Amishi Jha discusses how the different qualities of mindfulness meditation can help to reduce stress. An excerpt from "Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness" featuring Steve Paulson, Richard Davidson, Jon Kabat-Zinn & Amishi Jha.

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Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day

"Dr. Jha brilliantly blends cutting-edge science, compelling stories, and strong practical instructions--the perfect antidote for our distracted over-busy times." -- Jack Kornfield, bestselling author of The Wise Heart Research shows we are missing 50% of our lives.

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122 – Improve Your Attention Span in a Distracted World with Psychology Professor Amishi Jha

Amishi Jha, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami, and she’s written a new book called Peak Mind. In it, she shares how we can improve our attention spans and become better focused in just 12 minutes a day.

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Naropa University’s Varela Lecture Series: “Mindfulness & Neuroscience” with Amishi Jha, PhD

Respected brain researcher Amishi Jha brings a fascinating exploration of findings from cutting-edge neuroscience on the profound and positive effects of mindfulness practices on the brain, psychological health, wellness, and resilience.

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Mindfulness in the Military | Amishi Jha, Major General Piatt, Anderson Cooper

From Wisdom 2.0's 2018 Mindfulness in America Summit in New York City.

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