49: Dr. Jud Brewer : Fear, Freedom, and his book The Craving Mind.


400x400 Thumbnail Jud Brewer Ep 50 (1)

Listen to Episode

Dr. Jud Brewer is a mindfulness expert, using his background in addiction psychiatry to help people around the world. In this interview with Brian Keating, on INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE, Brewer talks about his book, “The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love - Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits.” Show notes and resources are available here: https://briankeating.com/blog.php

  • 00:08:53 The effects of nature versus nurture on cravings.
  • 00:17:04 Are some cultures resistant to psychotherapy and meditation?
  • 00:26:16 How technology can enhance mindfulness.
  • 00:37:04 How to help our kids develop good habits.
  • 00:44:03 Incorporating artificial intelligence & human empathy in healthcare.
  • 00:49:38 Anxiety is rampant in academia. What can be done?
  • 01:04:45 Questions INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE asks authors.

I've used Brewer’s teaching in my own life and work. Mindfulness practices can help achieve higher efficiency and happiness at work, and moderate stress of all varieties, including the anxiety that comes with a global pandemic. Jud Brewer, M.D. Ph.D. is the Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, as well as an associate professor in psychiatry. His company MindSciences develops mindfulness apps, including Eat Right Now, Craving to Quit, Breathe, and Unwinding Anxiety.

Buy “The Craving Mind” 

Brewer puts Anderson Cooper’s mindfulness to the test on 60 Minutes: https://youtu.be/PRjTWWuRanY

Watch Brewer’s TED Talk here: https://youtu.be/-moW9jvvMr4

Find Jud Brewer on the web: https://drjud.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/judbrewer and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrJud

Please subscribe, rate, and review the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast on iTunes for a chance to win a copy of Brewer’s book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/into-the-impossible/id1169885840?mt=2 🏄‍♂️ Find Brian Keating on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DrBrianKeating 🔥 Find Brian Keating on Instagram at https://instagram.com/DrBrianKeating 🔔 Subscribe for more great content https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1 ✍️Detailed Blog posts here: https://briankeating.com/blog.php 📧Join my mailing list: http://briankeating.com/mailing_list.php 👪Join my Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/losingthenobelprize 🎙️Please subscribe, rate, and review the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/into-the-impossible/id1169885840?mt=2 Into The Impossible is a Production of the http://imagination.ucsd.edu/ Director, Erik Viirre Co-Director, Brian Keating Associate Director, Patrick Coleman Produced By Stuart W. Volkow (P.G.A.)