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My guest today is Jud Brewer.
Dr. Jud is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein.
He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences and Psychiatry at the Schools of Public Health & Medicine at Brown University. He is also the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare Inc. and a research affiliate at MIT.
A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety.
Takeaways from the show:
Jud’s journey with anxiety
Number needed to treat
Where anxiety comes from
Why anxiety has increased in the past year
Tools to help parents stay calm
The benefits of mapping habit loops
How our brains are wired for reward value
The power of fear and worry in parents
Becoming disenchanted by your behaviors
Bigger better offer
The reward value of worrying vs. being curious
Mindfulness of emotions
Cause and effect relationship
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What does Joyful Courage mean to you?
This phrase comes to mind, I think it’s a quote from James Stevens, “curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” So to me joyful courage means that when we can bring curiosity with us everywhere, we have the courage to face anything that we need to face.
See you next week!! 🙂
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