Title

Cultivating Mind Fitness Through Mindfulness Training: Applied Neuroscience

SMC Author

Jo Ann Heydenfeldt; Linda Herkenhoff; Mary Coe

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Status

Faculty

School

School of Economics and Business Administration

Department

Management and Entrepreneurship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Performance Improvement

Description/Abstract

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.

Scholarly

yes

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1002/pfi.20259

Volume

50

Issue

10

First Page

21

Last Page

27

Disciplines

Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Economics | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

Original Citation

Heydenfeldt, J., Herkenhoff, L. & Coe, M. (2011). Cultivating mind fitness through mindfulness training: Applied neuroscience. Performance Improvement, 50(10), 21–27

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