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Default mode and reduced performance

In this video Craig and Richard introduce the concept of default mode and how it contributes to reduced wellbeing and performance.

Watch Craig and Richard discuss the concept of default mode and how it contributes to reduced wellbeing and performance.

Default mode is the distracted state of mind we go into when we are not mindful or engaged with the present moment. It is associated with being on automatic pilot.

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If you’d like to find out more about distraction and awareness, watch clinical mindfulness expert, Jon Kabat-Zinn discuss awareness in a short excerpt from a panel discussion featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn, Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha. You might also like to watch the full video of this discussion Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness or read the transcript. Accessing this additional material is entirely optional.

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