The Bregman Leadership Podcast
Episode 237

Jud Brewer

Unwinding Anxiety

How can we break our addictions and bad habit cycles? Addiction psychiatrist, mindfulness training expert, and associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University Dr. Jud Brewer joins us for this special episode of the Bregman Leadership Podcast. While we discuss his book, Unwinding Anxiety, we forgo the usual interview and instead, Jud coaches me to best demonstrate his method. He uses my example of overworking to teach us about habit mapping, anxiety, dopamine, and positive/negative prediction errors. Listen now.


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Bio: Dr. Jud Brewer is a New York Times best-selling author, neuroscientist, addiction psychiatrist, and thought leader in the field of habit change. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, where he also serves as an associate professor. He is the executive medical director at Sharecare Inc. and a research affiliate at MIT. Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. His new book is called Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind.

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