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ERIC Number: EJ952790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1090-8811
Cultivating Mind Fitness through Mindfulness Training: Applied Neuroscience
Heydenfeldt, Jo Ann; Herkenhoff, Linda; Coe, Mary
Performance Improvement, v50 n10 p21-27 Nov-Dec 2011
Mindfulness reduces distress, promotes optimal health, improves attentional control, mental agility, emotional intelligence, and situational awareness. Stress management and cognitive performance in Marines who spent more hours practicing Mindfulness Based Mind Fitness Training were superior to those soldiers who practiced fewer hours. Students receiving mindfulness training without practice demonstrated no significant change. The literature suggests that mindfulness training designed to inform rather than to train may not produce measurable results. Systematic, effortful, skill-building programs are indicated. (Contains 1 exhibit.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; Vermont