With Judson Brewer, MD, Ph.D.
Stress, emotional and mindless eating play a large role in setting up and perpetuating unsupportive eating habits. Why? These may be tapping into the same reward-based learning processes that evolved to help us remember where food is - and in modern day are hijacked by both chemical and behavioral addictions (including eating). This webinar will explore how mindfulness targets key links in reward-based learning to help people change their relationships with addictive processes, with a focus on habit and emotional eating. In this seminar, we will unpack how addictive behavior is formed, how mindfulness specifically helps us change eating habits, and research currently in progress to study the efficacy and mechanism of digital therapeutic platforms for stress and emotional eating.
- Understand how habits are formed and perpetuated
- Discuss how mindfulness approaches can help change addictive habit patterns
Get Stressed, Eat, Repeat. Why Eating Becomes a Habit.
Judson Brewer, MD, Ph.D.
February 21 & 28, 12 noon EST
Two CE/CPE approved for therapists & dietitians
This program is the second of seven in our Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series
that are designed to provide a solid grounding in mindful eating principles and practices for those wishing to teach their clients and patients mindful eating. This program will meet twice for a total of 2 hours. Two (2) CE/CPE for therapists and dietitians will be provided by ISG following completion of the post-test survey and evaluation. ISG is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ISG is also a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). ISG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined nearly 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, spoken at international conferences, trained US Olympic coaches, and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, TED, TEDMED, TEDx, Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, BBC, NPR, Businessweek and others.
He is the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and associate professor in medicine and psychiatry at UMass Medical School. He is also adjunct faculty at Yale University, and a research affiliate at MIT. A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments. His digital therapeutics include app-based training for stress and emotional eating from his "Eat Right Now" program, and for smoking cessation from his "Craving to Quit" program. He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Fetzer Trust among others. Dr. Brewer founded Claritas MindSciences to move his discoveries of clinical evidence behind mindfulness for eating, smoking and other behavior change into the marketplace. He is the author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017). He also writes a blog for the Huffington Post.