Our brains are set up for survival, yet at its worst, this same mechanism can lead to anxiety and panic if left unchecked. At other times, we find ourselves eating more or constantly checking our news feeds as a way to cope. Learning how your mind works helps you learn to work with difficult emotional states and habits. Using examples from his clinical experience and laboratory research, Dr. Brewer will unravel these mental mysteries so that we all can develop resilience.
Dr. Brewer's YouTube channel videos are a wonderful mental health resource as well. You can find those here:
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Dr. Judson Brewer
Judson Alyn Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., is an American psychiatrist, neuroscientist and author. He studies the neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI, and has translated research findings into programs to treat addictions. Brewer founded MindSciences, Inc. (now known as DrJud), an app-based digital therapeutic treatment program for anxiety, overeating, and smoking. He is 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, and in psychiatry at Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School.