Born in Israel, Amit Bernstein grew up in the U.S. He studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the University of Vermont, the Palo Alto VA, and the Stanford University School of Medicine. Today, he is a professor of psychology at the University of Haifa. With his students in the Observing Minds Lab, he studies how well-being and suffering are shaped by the ways in which we process, experience, and respond to our internal states. His lab is currently focused on the nature and function of attention and awareness in mental health, the salutary and curative properties of mindfulness, and the therapeutic translation of this work for vulnerable populations such as refugees and asylum seekers. In his most important and rewarding job, he is Yonatan’s, Noga’s, and Mia’s father.

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