Faced with uncertainty, an overabundance of information (and misinformation), among other challenges, our minds struggle to keep up. Our brains default to old survival mechanisms to help us deal with anxiety, which can lead to the development of unhealthy coping habits such as “doomscrolling” or spending too much time on social media.
Drawing on his clinical work, neuroscience research studies, and development of next-generation digital therapeutics for anxiety habit change, Dr. Brewer explores the underlying behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms behind anxiety and habit formation.
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A collection of guided meditations from Dr. Jud Brewer to tame feelings of anxiety and unhook from habit loops.
A 4-Minute Meditation to Work with Anxiety
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Train Your Brain to Break Bad Habits
In this 4-part series, you’ll learn more about how your mind works and how to work with your mind by bringing awareness to your habits.
Session #1: Hack Your Brain’s Habit Loops
Hacking Your Brain’s Habit Loops
Session #2: Rewire Your Food Cravings and Triggers
Rewire Your Food Cravings and Triggers
Session #3: Unhook From Your Phone Addiction
Unhook From Your Phone Addiction
Session #4: Tame Your Feelings of Anxiety
Tame Your Feelings of Anxiety
More reading and guidance from Dr. Jud Brewer.
The Science of Curiosity
The thrill of curiosity can motivate us to learn—or it can send us hurtling into rabbit holes and habit loops. Dr. Judson Brewer breaks down what this inner drive has to do with shifting our most ingrained habits. Read More
How to Break a Habit, According to Neuroscience
If you’re having a hard time improving your habits, says neuroscientist Judson Brewer, tuning in to your inner reward system is key. Read More
Most Habit-Change Tools Fail With Anxiety—Here’s One that Works
Our automatic reactions are the result of unexamined habits, including anxiety. In his new book Unwinding Anxiety, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Judson Brewer explores how mindfulness can plant the seeds for a calmer mind. Read More
Unwinding Your Anxiety Habit Loop
Coping with anxiety is difficult, but we can begin to untangle our anxious habits when we recognize how they show up in our daily activities. Read More