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Training Your Brain to Work for You

Presenter:

Dr. Jud Brewer

Time:

16:50

Summary

Are you still relying on will power to change your habits? A little neuroscience will cure that

Transcript

**"This is Your Brain on Risk" – Mind Over Money Podcast**


Welcome back to *Mind Over Money*. I'm Kevin Cook, your field guide and storyteller for the captivating realm of behavioral economics. Today, I'm joined by an esteemed guest, Dr. Judd Brewer, a psychiatrist with a deep understanding of how your brain operates – a passion he's pursued for over two decades. Dr. Brewer derives great enjoyment from educating individuals on the intricacies of their brain function, particularly those grappling with added stressors like anxiety, addiction, or trauma. His expertise lies in mindfulness techniques, which encompass more than just meditation, as we delve into during our conversation. 


We're privileged to discuss his 2017 book, *The Craving Mind*, a profound exploration into understanding and breaking free from habits – from cigarettes to smartphones to love. The book features a foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, a professor emeritus of medicine and the founder of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn has devoted extensive time to teaching meditation and mindfulness techniques to guide behavioral change.

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