The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits


The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits Author Judson Brewer
ISBN-10 0300223242
ISBN-13 9780300223248
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Yale University Press
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A leading neuroscientist and pioneer in the study of mindfulness explains why addictions are so tenacious and how we can learn to conquer them We are all vulnerable to addiction Whether its a compulsion to constantly check social media binge eating smoking excessive drinking or any other behaviors we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating Why are bad habits so hard to overcome Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us This book provides groundbreaking answers to the most important questions about addiction Dr Judson Brewer a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has studied the science of addictions for twenty years reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviors in order to step out of them He describes the mechanisms of habit and addiction formation then explains how the practice of mindfulness can interrupt these habits Weaving together patient stories his own experience with mindfulness practice and current scientific findings from his own lab and others Dr Brewer offers a path for moving beyond our cravings reducing stress and ultimately living a fuller life

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