Welcome to the Healing Spaces Series!

With Elizabeth A. Stanley, Ph.D.


Elizabeth A. Stanley, Ph.D.

Elizabeth A. Stanley, PhD, is an associate professor of security studies at Georgetown University. She speaks, teaches, and writes widely on a variety of topics related to resilience, decision-making, political psychology, civil-military relations, military effectiveness and innovation, and international security. She is the award-winning author of Paths to Peace and Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive during Stress and Recover from Trauma. She is the creator of Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)®, taught to thousands in civilian and military high-stress environments. MMFT® research has been featured on 60 Minutes, ABC Evening News, NPR, and in Time magazine and many other media outlets. A U.S. Army veteran with service in Asia and Europe, she holds degrees from Yale, Harvard, and MIT. She’s also a certified practitioner of Somatic Experiencing, a body-based trauma therapy.

The first exercise in the MMFT practice sequence, to help train the attention in ways that support recovery and building resilience.

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