Summary of Taming Your Wandering Mind | Amishi Jha | TEDxCoconutGrove

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The speaker discusses the importance of attention and how mindfulness training can help improve focus and reduce stress. She shares the story of a Marine captain who benefitted from the program, and urges listeners to be mindful of their attention and to incorporate mindfulness into their daily routine.

  • 00:00:00 Amishi Jha discusses how the human brain uses 100% of its capacity, which can often be overwhelmed by information in the environment. She describes how attention plays a critical role in controlling the brain's perception and how mindfulness training has been shown to be helpful for military personnel suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • 00:05:00 The speaker discusses research into attention, which suggests that it is powerful in affecting our perception. The speaker predicts that during the remainder of the talk, the listener will be unaware of what is being said because of their attention being diverted elsewhere.
  • 00:10:00 Mindfulness has been shown to improve attention and decision-making under high stress conditions. Mindfulness training can help protect against lapses in attention.
  • 00:15:00 Amishi Jha discusses the benefits of mindfulness training for improving focus and reducing stress. She shares the story of a Marine captain who benefitted from the program, and how mindfulness can be used to prevent and manage post-traumatic stress disorder. Jha urges listeners to be mindful of their attention, and to incorporate mindfulness training into their daily routine to improve their overall well-being.

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