Peak Mind: Optimizing Your Attention with Mindfulness
Saturday May 20 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Presented by Dr. Amishi Jha
Our very full lives often leave us in a constant “crisis of attention.” Digital distractions, professional demands, and cumulative uncertainty all fracture our focus, leaving us in a cognitive fog. Over the past 25 years, I have been studying the brain science of attention and here is what I’ve learned: Attention is powerful--what we pay attention to defines our lived experience. Yet, stress, threat, and negative mood deplete our attention. The good news is that there is something we can do about it. We can train our brain to pay better attention using mindfulness training. In this session, I’ll share with you the science of attention and what we have learned from offering mindfulness training in classrooms, boardrooms, on sports fields and battlefields. I will introduce you to mindfulness exercises you can add to your personal wellness toolkit to help you find your focus and own your attention.
At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:
Describe mindfulness — what it is and prior research on its benefits
Identify failed strategies of attempts to control mind wandering and rumination
Utilize mindfulness exercises to strengthen attention and curb mind wandering