Applied Mindfulness-training research in military cohorts

Over the past 15 years, we have been investigating the utility of mindfulness training (MT) to optimize attention, well-being, and performance in military cohorts. Our findings suggest that MT is a feasible, scalable, and portable resilience building tool that offers cognitive advantage, which may be a key competitive advantage in the modern-day battlefield.

Presentations & Publications:

Jha, A.P., Zanesco, A.P., Denkova, E. et al. The Effects of Mindfulness Training on Working Memory Performance in High-Demand Cohorts: a Multi-study Investigation. J Cogn Enhanc 6, 192–204 (2022).

Jha, A.P., Zanesco, A.P., Denkova, E. et al. Bolstering Cognitive Resilience via Train-the-Trainer Delivery of Mindfulness Training in Applied High-Demand Settings. Mindfulness 11, 683–697 (2020).

Jha, A.P., Rogers, S., Shoomaker, E. et al. Deploying Mindfulness to Gain Cognitive Advantage: Considerations for Military Effectiveness and Well-Being (PDF download)

Denkova, E., Barry, J., Slavin, L. et al. Investigating the Impact of Peer-Trainer Delivered Mindfulness Training on Cognitive Abilities and Psychological Health. Mindfulness 12, 2645–2661 (2021).