Episode 040 :: Dr. Judson Brewer :: Craving to Quit

| February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr. Judson Brewer

Dr. Jud Brewer joins us to speak about craving and addiction recovery, with mindfulness.

If you’ve never had an addiction, you may not have a true understanding of what that means, of how compelling the desire to get your next fix can be. Tobacco may be the most common addiction today, but how might our mindfulness practice, directed to somatic experience, help us kick the habit?

Jud Brewer is a psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, having developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for addictions, including both in-person and application based treatments. He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI, and is currently translating these findings into clinical use. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, spoken at international conferences, presented to the US President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, been featured at TEDx, Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, Businessweek, NPR, and the BBC among others.

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

The music heard in this podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. You can visit his website to hear more of his music, get the full discography, and view his upcoming tour dates.

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About the Author ()

Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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