Dr. Judson Brewer joins host Robert Plotkin to discuss mindfulness training for addiction. 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 ( He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard & real-time fMRI. Find more on Judson Brewer MD PhD at

On each episode of the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast, Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness & the use of technology in the modern age. Show notes can be found at, & you can also follow the show at & Come back often & feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.

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