Date of Award
MA - Master of Arts
Melissa Jean, PhD
Nancy Waring, PhD
The science on mindfulness as it relates specifically to aviation is sparse. It has only been in recent years that mindfulness has been examined as it relates to aviation. That being the case, this paper draws connections from areas that are already well studied with mindfulness; stress, anxiety, attention, and communication. Evidence exists that even short duration mindfulness interventions can have positive effects on mindfulness. The one-day workshop created with this thesis gives pilots a cursory overview of mindfulness as it relates to various areas of commercial aviation. Furthermore, the workshop will teach pilots how these different mindfulness techniques can be used to improve their performance while on and off the flight deck.
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Miller, Eric, "Mindfulness Workshop for Airline Pilots" (2021). Mindfulness Studies Theses. 49.