UMindfulness Lecture Series

Find Your Focus: Optimizing Attention with Mindfulness Training

October 6, 2022 at 6 pm E.T.

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Dr. Amishi Jha, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the UMindfulness Initiative at the University of Miami. She received her B.S in Biological Psychology from the University of Michigan, her Ph.D. in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) from the University of California-Davis, and her post-doctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University in functional neuroimaging. With grants from the Department of Defense and several private foundations, she leads research on the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, resilience, and performance in education, corporate, elite sports, first-responder, and military contexts.

Her work has been featured at TED, NATO, the World Economic Forum, the Pentagon, the UK Parliament, The New York Times, and NPR. She has been interviewed by Joe Rogan, Brene Brown, Russell Brand, Deepak Chopra, Dan Harris, Sharon Salzberg, and others. In her national bestseller, Peak Mind, she shares her discoveries on how attention can be trained for optimal performance and well-being. Learn more here:

In this public lecture, we’ll discuss the science of attention and the benefits of offering mindfulness training in classrooms, boardrooms, on sportsfields and battlefields.

This event is free but requires registration (register here)

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