Mindful Sport Performance Podcast

Ep. 41: Peak Mind with Dr. Amishi Jha

March 04, 2022 Dr. Keith Kaufman & Dr. Tim Pineau Season 3 Episode 11
Mindful Sport Performance Podcast
Ep. 41: Peak Mind with Dr. Amishi Jha
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Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Amishi Jha joins the conversation.

Dr. Amishi Jha is the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience and a Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. 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.

Dr. Jha recently published her first book, Peak Mind, and her work has been featured in many outlets including TED.com, NPR, and the Armchair Expert podcast. She has been invited to present her work to NATO, the UK Parliament, the Pentagon, and at the World Economic Forum.

Keith begins the episode with a courage reflection practice. Then, he and Dr. Jha discuss:

5:20 - How Dr. Jha understands, trains, and studies attention.

11:20 - How social media can hijack our sense of autonomy and choice.

13:41 - Three factors that cause attention to fail.

17:30 - The surprising truth about what stress inoculation training in the military and sports preseason camps can do to attention and well-being.

28:00 - How mindfulness is more than just another "mental skill."

37:35 - How Dr. Jha's attention training is structured.

Social Media Mentioned:

Twitter: @mindfulsportdoc, @amishijha

Instagram: @mindful_sport_podcast, @amishipjha, @umindfulness

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