Dr. Amishi Jha is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami. She serves as the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, which she co-founded in 2010. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California–Davis and postdoctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University. Dr. Jha’s work has been featured at NATO, the World Economic Forum, and The Pentagon. She has received coverage in The New York Times, NPR, TIME, Forbes, and more.
In this episode, Eric and Dr. Amishi Jha discuss her new book, Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 minutes a Day
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Dr. Amishi Jha and I Discuss Peak Mind and Attention Training and…
- Her book, Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 minutes a Day
- Defining “peak mind” and the distinction between thinking and doing
- The doing mode and being mode
- The being mode is being observant and receptive to what is happening
- Wisdom is both reflection and action
- The different modes of the brain and their functions
- How we prioritize information based on our goals that then guide how we interact with our mind and environment
- How our attention itself isn’t the problem, but rather how we monitor our attention that is problematic
- The effectiveness of 12 minutes of a mindfulness practice every day
- S.T.O.P. practice: Stop, Take a breathe, Observe, Proceed
- Understanding our framework and how we can reframe and deframe our experiences
- The problem with positive psychology tactics when you’re depleted
- How negative feelings or conflict is an opportunity to observe and course correct
- The various microstates of the mind and their contingency on our next thoughts and actions
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