Trained Podcast: Break Unhealthy Habits With Dr Jud Brewer
Behaviour change starts in the brain. Learn to unwind unhealthy habits with mindfulness advice from this addiction psychiatrist.
Trained is a podcast exploring the cutting edge of holistic fitness.
Whether it's the struggle to reduce screen time or the battle against overeating sugar, many of us know how hard it is to kick unhelpful habits. And according to Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, the bestselling author of The Craving Mind, it's not so much about willpower as it is about mindfulness. On this episode, the director of research and innovation at Brown University's Mindfulness Center joins host Jaclyn Byrer to explain what happens in the brain when we break and form habits. He also shares habit-mapping tools, acronyms and reframing techniques that can help anyone take better control of their behaviours—for good.
"It's not about what we should do, it's about listening to the wisdom of our bodies. And when we listen to the wisdom of our body, we become disenchanted with that unhealthy behaviour".
MD, PhD, addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist