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Topic - Amishi Jha
While preparing for overseas deployment with the U.S. Marines last year, Staff Sgt. Nathan Hampton participated in a series of training exercises at Camp Pendleton, Calif. There were weapons qualifications. Grueling physical workouts. High-stress squad counterinsurgency drills. And weekly meditation classes.
"It's like working out in the gym," said Ms. Jha, the director of contemplative neuroscience for the University of Miami's Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative. "Right now, the military has daily physical training. Every day, they get together and exercise. But the equivalent is not given to the mind. The more [these troops] practiced, the more they benefited."
"It's the core resource for regulating your own behavior," she said. "It's not like your psychological state or mood is separate."