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Pausing with Amishi Jha

In this episode 8 of The Pausecast...

 Dr. Amishi Jha, neuroscientist and U. of Miami Professor shares what she is discovering through her neuro research lab in high performing and high stressed groups.
We discuss:
  • Have we hit a mindfulness tipping point?
  • What we're learning about mindfulness and the guidance behind training our minds.
  • What brain training games are training and what they help us get good at (and what they miss).
  • How generalized mindfulness training works.
  • How mindfulness training & tools are helping the pre-deployed military do jobs better and the magic number we found in this research.
  • What the heck is MBAT?
  • Dr. Amishi's favorite ways to pause.
  • Why a Pause Pledge is important
Pausecast Ep 8: Amishi Jha - Rachael O'Meara
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Amishi Jha

Dr. Amishi Jha is neuroscientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the UMindfulness Initiative, prior to which she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania.  She studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, and resilience.

Amishi's TalksAtGoogle talk referenced: 

Amishi's TED Talk Taming Your Wandering Mind: 

Mindfulness @UofMiami 

Amishi's Web Site

Rachael O'Meara


Rachael O’Meara is a transformational leadership and executive coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She works at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the TalksAtGoogle YouTube channel.

Please see Rachael's Press page for recent articles or Events page on where to find Rachael next.


She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (ICF certified), and has an MBA from Fordham University.

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