Recent research examining marine infantry platoons trained in mindfulness demonstrates that an elite performer brain pattern can be achieved through mindfulness training. An elite performer has the ability to quickly anticipate, respond to, and recover from stressors, and this ability is due in part to efficient brain functioning that adds less emotional reactivity to experiences. Fourth Aim Training conveys mindfulness-based resiliency training on skills for elite performance, inner-management, and self-care in 3 phases.
phase 1: participate in an in-person training workshop
In this workshop, you'll be introduced to the core foundations of mindfulness. Come away with practical and applicable mindfulness skills you can apply to day-to-day from your work to personal life.
phase 2: 6-WEEK REMOTE COMMUNITY COMPONENT
Use your mobile phone or computer to communicate with your fellow participants from the in-person training. Coach facilitated peer-to-peer messaging, support, and learning is the engine of this phase of the program. Here you will also find videos and other mindfulness resources to support your journey to elite performance.
1. Johnson DC, Thom NJ, Stanley EA, et al. Modifying resilience mechanisms in at-risk individuals: A controlled study of mindfulness training in Marines preparing for deployment. Am J Psychiatry. 2014;171(8):844-853.
phase 3: continued team support
Continue to use your mobile phone or computer to communicate with your fellow participants from Phase 1 and Phase 2 trainings throughout the year. Participant driven peer-to-peer messaging, support, and learning is the engine of this phase of the program. You will continue to have access to resources that support your journey to elite performance.