Author: Judson Brewer

Judson Brewer

Judson Brewer MD PhD 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. A professor and researcher at UMass Medical School and MIT, he has developed clinically proven app-based training to help people unhook from the habits of smoking (www.cravingtoquit.com), stress and emotional eating (www.goeatrightnow.com), and even anxiety (www.unwindinganxiety.com). His book, The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017).

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Body & Mind

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit

Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer on how we can use mindfulness to harness the brain’s habit-forming process to build more nourishing habits that aren’t steered by cravings.

Body & Mind

Get Out Of Your Own Way

How to access “flow,” a mental state where you are so immersed in an experience that time and space and self no longer disrupt the present moment.