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Finding Your Peak State of Mind: A Conversation with Amishi Jha, PhD
March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
In today’s breakneck digital world, we tend to miss so much of our lives. From the perpetual buzz of our phones and itch to endlessly scroll through social media, to the exponential growth of our endless mental to-do lists, the demands on our attention have never been greater. We frequently feel mentally dazed and overwhelmed by a constant barrage of attention-seeking notifications, advertisements, and messages, yet many of us feel unable to resist the temptation of distractions that seemingly exist all around us. With all of these disruptions, how can we declutter our minds and strengthen our focus so that we can start experiencing more presence in our lives? According to acclaimed neuroscientist Amishi Jha, PhD, the answer can begin with just a few minutes of mindfulness practice each day.
In her new book, Peak Mind, Jha presents compelling research demonstrating that directed daily mindfulness practices can create more mental bandwidth, strengthen focus, and mitigate what she calls “attention degradation.” Utilizing easy-to-follow exercises that last no more than 12 minutes, Jha shows how we can harness the tremendous power of our attention system, training ourselves to stay more engaged during all moments of our lives, and achieve despite stress and anxiety.
Join Naropa neuroscience faculty Jordan Quaglia, PhD and CU Boulder’s Renée Crown Wellness Institute Director Sona Dimidjian, PhD for a conversation with Amishi as they discuss Peak Mind. Together, they will explore the intersections between neuroscience and contemplative practice, discuss how Jha’s mindfulness-infused approach to brain training can increase focus and decrease interest in distractions, and examine how meditation can profoundly improve cognition and help us find a peak state of mind.
This program is offered live online via Zoom. Zoom meeting link will be provided after registration.