U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Carlos Lazano talks about a special training he underwent in which Marines were taught methods to "quiet the mind" and to reach an inner calm as a means to battle stress Tuesday Jan. 15, 2013 at Camp Pendlton, Calif. Marine Corps officials say they will build a curriculum that would integrate mindfulness-based techniques into their training if they see positive results from a pilot project. Mindfulness is a Buddhist-inspired concept that emphasizes active attention on the moment to keep the mind in the present.
Dr. Elizabeth Stanley instructs a class of U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The class was part of an experiment in 2011 in which 160 Camp Pendleton Marines learned to sit and stand during periods of silence and focus their attention on their bodies, breathing and the present moment so their mind could turn down the ongoing chatter about the past and future.
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