We’ve just posted the latest episode of the Technology for Mindfulness Podcast, where Dr. Judson Brewer, Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness, joins host Robert Plotkin for a discussion about Dr. Brewer’s recent book, The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits, which describes how our technology habits share many of the same neurological origins and traits as drug and food addictions, and how we can use mindfulness to break these harmful habit loops.
Dr. Brewer is a thought leader in the ‘science of self-mastery,” having combined nearly 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles & book chapters, spoken at international conferences, & his work has been featured in 60 Minutes, TEDx, Time Magazine, Forbes, the BBC, NPR, BusinessWeek & others. He is Director of Research at the Center of Mindfulness & an associate professor in medicine & psychiatry at the UMass Medical School. He is also adjunct faculty at Yale University School of Medicine & a research affiliate at MIT. A psychiatrist & internationally known expert in mindfulness training, Brewer has developed & tested novel mindfulness programs for addictions, including both in-person & app-based treatments (cravingtoquit.com/). He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard & real-time fMRI.
On each episode of the Technology for Mindfulness Podcast, Robert Plotkin explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness and the use of technology in the modern age. Show notes can be found at TechnologyForMindfulness.com, and you can also follow the show at Twitter.com/TechForMindful and Facebook.com/TechnologyForMindfulness/. Come back often and feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.
The Craving Mind is available for purchase now on Amazon.