Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, is a renowned American professor and addiction psychiatrist whose work centers on “habit change,” or using mindfulness to break the brain’s feedback loops. Brewer combines twenty years of scientific research and mindfulness training to help people overcome anxiety, overeating, smoking, and other addictive behaviors.
We are living through one of the most anxious periods any of us can remember. Whether facing issues as public as a pandemic or as personal as having kids at home and fighting the urge to reach for the wine bottle every night, we are feeling overwhelmed and out of control.
In The Craving Mind Dr. Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has studied the science of addictions for twenty years, reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviors in order to step out of them.
Dr. Matthew Croasmun interviews Dr. Judson Brewer regarding his participation in the Buddhist tradition and his related research at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Brewer was a guest in Yale College's 2015 Life Worth Living course.
How often do you feel like it is a struggle to fight your brain to break bad habits and start healthy ones? Here’s a short video that shows you the neuroscience behind why this is the case and how to hack your brain’s reward centers to get it to do the work for you.