We all have addictions.
Some of us know exactly what habits we need to break.
Others don’t even realize we’re addicted to unhealthy patterns.
Whether it’s smoking, relationships, or simply being addicted to ourselves, we could all benefit from mapping out our habits to begin to understand them.
It’s important to foster our curiosity.
If we can learn to investigate our minds the way we investigated our environment as children, we can begin to understand ourselves.
Sometimes it’s our ego that we continue to feed. Other times it’s a false sense of reward we think we’re receiving from an old habit.
Through mindfulness, we can learn to experience our habits as they are and not as we remember them.
When we do this, we can begin breaking even our most challenging addictions.
On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, we discuss optimizing habits, breaking addictions, and transforming your life with one of the kindest addiction psychiatrists and mindfulness experts that I have ever met: Dr. Jud Brewer.
Dr. Jud Brewer is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University, as well as a research affiliate at MIT. As an addiction psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions, Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety.
So get ready to learn how to build positive habits on Episode 878.