Mindfulness-based Attention Training

Mindfulness-based Attention Training (MBAT) is a short-form program (4 weeks, 8 hours) that is amenable to contextualization for a variety of high-demand, high-stress cohorts. This program  can be effectively delivered via trained trainers. Amishi Jha and Scott Rogers are co-authors and copyright owners of this program.

Some of the groups that have completed MBAT:

In preparation

Boland, C., Zanesco, A.P., Denkova, E., Alessio, C., Price, M., Rogers, S.L., & Jha, A.P. (in prep). Investigating the Impact of Short-form Mindfulness Training on Measures of Stress and Affect in Time pressured Professional and Community Settings.

Price M, Zanesco A, Denkova E, Barry J, Rogers SL, & Jha A.P. (submitted). Investigating the Protective Effects of Mindfulness-Based Attention Training on Mind Wandering in Applied Settings. Frontiers in Psychology.

Publications & Book Chapters

Smith, C., Gutierrez, I. A., Nassif, T. H., Jordan, K. L., Taylor, K. M., Jha, A. P., & Adler, A. B. (2023). Impact of Mindfulness Training and Yoga on Injury and Pain-Related Impairment: A Group Randomized Trial in Basic Combat Training. Frontiers in Psychology14, 1214039. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1214039

Nassif, T.H., Adrian, Gutierrez, I.A., A.C., Dixon, A., Rogers, S.L., Jha, A.P., Adler, A.B., (2023). Optimizing Performance and Mental Skills with Mindfulness-Based Attention Training: A Pilot Randomized Trial with Operational Units. Military Medicine. 188 (3/4), 761-770. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usab380

Denkova, E., Alessio, C., Barry, J., Zanesco, A., Rogers, S., Matusevich, K. & Jha, A. (2022). Chapter 5 Mindfulness Training in Organizational Settings: An Empirical Look at the Research. In L. Wilkin & Y. Pathak (Ed.), De Gruyter Handbook of Organizational Conflict Management (pp. 57-68). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110746365-005

Denkova, E., Zanesco, A. P., Rogers, S. L., & Jha, A. P. (2020). Is resilience trainable? An initial study comparing mindfulness and relaxation training in firefighters. Psychiatry Research, 285, 112794. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.112794

Jha, A. P., Zanesco, A. P., Denkova, E., Morrison, A. B., Ramos, N., Chichester, K., Gaddy, J., & Rogers, S. (2020). Bolstering cognitive resilience via train-the-trainer delivery of mindfulness training in applied high-demand settings. Mindfulness, 11, 683–697. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01284-7

Zanesco, A. P., Denkova, E., Rogers, S. L., MacNulty, W. K., & Jha, A. P. (2019). Mindfulness training as cognitive training in high-demand cohorts: An initial study in elite military servicemembers. Progress in Brain Research, 244, 323-354. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.pbr.2018.10.001


Denkova E, Barry J, Zanesco A, Rogers SL, & Jha A.P. (2022). Mindfulness and Military Spouses: A Train-the-Trainer Model. Symposium 2.0. Push-ups for the Mind: The Military and Mindfulness Research. APA Convention, August 4-6, 2022; Minneapolis, MN


Roemer, A., Sutton, A., Grimm, C., Kimber, S., & Medvedev, O. N. (2023). Mindfulness-Based Attention Training in the Navy: A Feasibility Study. Psychological reports, 332941231154442. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/00332941231154442

Ihme, K. R. M., & Sundstrom, P. (2021). The mindful shield: The effects of mindfulness training on resilience and leadership in military leaders. Perspectives in psychiatric care57(2), 675–688. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppc.12594