My guest today is Dr. Jud Brewer. Dr. Jud is a New York Times best-selling author, neuroscientist, addiction psychiatrist, and thought leader in the field of habit change. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, where he also serves as an associate professor. He is the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare Inc. and a research affiliate at MIT. Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. His new book is called “Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind

In this episode we explore a range of topics including:

  • Dr. Jud’s early experiences with meditation and mindfulness
  • The dance between being the experiencer versus the researcher of mindfulness 
  • How Dr. Jud has been able to integrate of science and spiritual traditions
  • How awareness can shift addictive patterns
  • Dr. Jud’s thoughts on psychedelic-assisted therapy
  • The story behind his new book, “Unwinding Anxiety”
  • The nature of consciousness
  • Dr. Jud’s thoughts on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Dr. Jud Brewer’s website
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