Judson Brewer

How to Break a Habit, According to Neuroscience

If you’re having a hard time improving your habits, says neuroscientist Judson Brewer, tuning in to your inner reward system is key. The post How to Break a Habit, According to Neuroscience appeared first on Mindful. Source: Mindful.org

 Judson Brewer

A 2-Minute Practice to Calm Anxiety and Nurture Curiosity

Anxiety often contributes to keeping us stuck in habits we don’t want. This mindfulness practice lets us soothe racing thoughts by letting us tune in to embodied awareness. The post A 2-Minute Practice to Calm Anxiety and Nurture Curiosity appeared first on Mindful. Source: Mindful.org

 Judson Brewer

Most Habit-Change Tools Fail With Anxiety—Here’s One that Works

Our automatic reactions are the result of unexamined habits, including anxiety. In his new book Unwinding Anxiety, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Judson Brewer explores how mindfulness can plant the seeds for a calmer mind. The post Most Habit-Change Tools Fail With Anxiety—Here’s One that Works appeared first on Mindful. Source: Mindful.org

 Judson Brewer

How Mindfulness Works to Break Bad Habits

How Mindfulness Works to Break Bad Habits

If there’s a patch of open lawn at a corner, children will cut through, and grass soon becomes hardened ground. Ancient people created paths walking from one place to another; horses and oxen widened them; and today they’re paved roads. When we want to go someplace, we choicelessly take these well-trodden paths. It’s the same […]