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What to expect

‘This book can catapult you into living fully the life that is yours to live while you have the chance’ Jon Kabat-Zinn

‘A must-read for our distracted times’ Dan Goleman

‘A must-have guide to experiencing every moment of our lives’ Goldie Hawn

‘A treasure trove of insights and exercises to enrich our lives’ Dan Siegel

Stop for a moment. Are you here right now?

Is your focus on the words in front of you? Or is it roaming elsewhere, to the past or future, to a worry, to your to-do list, or to your phone?

The good news: There’s nothing wrong with you – your brain isn’t broken. The human brain was built to be distractible.

The even better news: You can train your brain to pay attention more effectively.

Acclaimed neuroscientist Dr Amishi Jha has dedicated her life’s work to understanding the science of attention at every level – from brain imaging studies in the lab to field testing soldiers, firefighters and athletes. Her mission has been to scientifically determine how we can harness the full power of our attention to better meet all that life demands. In Peak Mind, Dr Jha expertly guides readers through fascinating research, debunking common assumptions about focus and attention, and offers remarkably easy-to-adapt flexible twelve minute-a-day exercises to lift the mental fog, declutter the mind, and strengthen focus so that you can experience more of your life.

Critics Review

  • Proven practices to take control of our focus and become our best selves. A must read for our distracted times

    Daniel Goleman, author of #1 NYTimes Bestseller Emotional Intelligence
  • Thriving starts with our attention and what we do with it. In Peak Mind, Amishi Jha combines the science of attention with compelling stories from those in high stakes professions to show us all how to be more present in our lives so that we can unlock our full potential

    Arianna Huffington, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Thrive
  • Dr. Jha brilliantly blends cutting-edge science, compelling stories, and strong practical instructions–the perfect antidote for our distracted over-busy times

    Jack Kornfield, bestselling author of The Wise Heart
  • For a while now I’ve thought of experiences we long for, like love and connection, as emergent properties of how we pay attention. Attention is the key factor in moving beyond just living mechanically into a life of clarity and joy. Dr. Jha brilliantly shows us how that can be so, offering a clear and useful path to paying attention differently

    Sharon Salzberg, author of New York Times Bestseller, Real Happiness
  • Peak Mind delivers crucial insights about the human mind along with practical, accessible tools to enhance it. With clarity and skill, Amishi Jha brings you into the lab to learn how attention works, why it’s essential for well-being, and how it can be trained to reach your greatest potential. Required reading for our modern world!

    Wendy Hasenkamp, PhD, Science Director, Mind & Life Institute
  • In Peak Mind, Amishi Jha offers a brilliant guide for training our attention with mindful awareness and maximizing our human potential. You will learn the science behind mindfulness, and well-researched strategies that promote resilience against stress, and increased mental focus, creativity, clarity and strength. The true gift is the capacity to be fully here-present and engaged in your relationships and your life

    Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance

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