Dr. Elizabeth A. Stanley, Ph.D., is an associate professor of security studies at Georgetown University, where she speaks, teaches, and writes about resilience, civil-military relations, military effectiveness and innovation, and international security.
She is the creator of Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)®, tested in four neuroscience studies with troops preparing for combat and taught to thousands in civilian and military high-stress environments.
An award-winning author and U.S. Army veteran with service in Asia and Europe, she holds degrees from Yale, Harvard, and MIT. She’s also is a certified practitioner of Somatic Experiencing, a body-based trauma therapy, and a long-standing practitioner of awareness practices, including several long periods of silent practice in the United States and Burma.
Her second book about the neurobiology of resilience, Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive during Stress and Recover from Trauma, is based on her teaching in these high-stress environments.
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