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The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love- Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits (Part 2)

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About the Course:

This book provides groundbreaking answers to the most important questions about addiction. Dr. Judson Brewer reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviors in order to step out of them. In Part 2, he explains how the practice of mindfulness can interrupt the habits outlined in Part 1- smoking, technology, ourselves, distraction, thinking, and love. Weaving together patient stories, his own experience with mindfulness practice, and current scientific findings from his own lab and others, Dr. Brewer offers a path for moving beyond our cravings, reducing stress, and ultimately living a fuller life.

This course is based on Part 2 of the book, The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love- Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits created by Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. in 2017.

Publication Date:

1st Mar 2017

Course Material Author

Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.

Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D, is the director of research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center and associate professor in behavioral and social sciences in the Brown School of Public Health. He is also an associate professor of psychiatry at Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School. Dr. Brewer is an internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions. He has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavior therapies.

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Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the difference between excitement and joy.

  2. Recognize how reward-based learning applies to how we treat others.

  3. Identify the elements of flow.

  4. Discuss empathy fatigue and how one can build resilience.

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