Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 165 – Amishi Jha – Be Right here Now Community 2021


For episode 165 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with Dr. Amishi Jha, Ph.D.

For episode 165 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with Dr. Amishi Jha, Ph.D.

Amishi is Director of Contemplative Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology on the College of Miami. She leads analysis there on the neural bases of consideration and the results of mindfulness-based coaching applications on cognition, emotion, resilience, and efficiency in schooling, company, elite sports activities, first-responder, and navy contexts. Her first e-book, Peak Thoughts: Discover Your Focus, Personal Your Consideration, Make investments 12 Minutes a Day, is popping out in October of 2021 from HarperCollins. 

On this dialog, Sharon and Amishi talk about three totally different modes of consideration as they’re outlined in Peak Thoughts, Amishi’s new e-book. Amishi shares what her in depth analysis is revealing about how mindfulness impacts the mind, and in flip, how these practices remodel us from the within out. 

Be taught extra about Amishi and her work at
The Invisible Gorilla 

Sharon welcomes Amishi to the Metta Hour Podcast, and inquires about what led to her curiosity in finding out consideration. They discuss concerning the results that continuously partaking with electronics and social media has on our consideration, and Amishi shares the three totally different modes of consideration she writes about in her e-book, Peak Thoughts. Sharon asks Amishi to explain the Invisible Gorilla Research.

“By means of the course of evolution, we’re actually designed to have the ability to snap to focus when one thing salient, or self-related, or threatening, or attention-grabbing, or tied to our survival was occurring round us. And that’s precisely what occurs, besides that now it is perhaps the ping of your cellphone calling you to have a look at a textual content, not essentially a tiger that’s about to assault you.” – Dr. Amishi Jha, Ph.D

Joseph Goldstein explores the idea of sensible consideration on Perception Hour Ep. 79
Stress and Consideration (14:05)

Amishi particulars the mindfulness coaching applications she has put collectively for individuals reminiscent of law enforcement officials and energetic service members who work underneath extraordinarily aggravating circumstances. She and Sharon contact on the connection between consideration and implicit bias, the necessity for spontaneous thought, and the perfect cures for coaching our consideration, reminiscent of lovingkindness observe. 

“What we rapidly realized is that issues like a targeted consideration observe, or mindfulness of respiratory – a really highly effective factor to do – or a physique scan, or open monitoring practices, in addition to lovingkindness practices, these are all very highly effective and vital issues to do, and we included these in lots of of those applications.” – Dr. Amishi Jha, Ph.D

Sharon Salzberg speaks with Nikki Walton about lovingkindness on New Progress Ep. 20
12 Minutes a Day (34:20)

Sharon asks Amishi about how she landed on 12 minutes a day because the baseline for a working mindfulness observe. They focus on Amishi’s work with the navy, and the way she’s among the many first to analysis the results of mindfulness coaching applications on energetic service members. Amishi talks about a few of her present initiatives, together with working with firefighters. 

“With mindfulness, it’s not pharmacology the place we’re going to exactly dose it after which give it out in capsules…”  – Dr. Amishi Jha, Ph.D

Tim Desmond shares mindfulness practices for real-life on Mindrolling Ep. 292