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judson-brewerIn this edition of Warrior Radio I interview Judson Brewer MD PhD.  Judson is a thought leader in 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 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.

In this interview I pick his brain about all the exciting research discovered behind the science of mindfulness.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How the mind can get in the way of experiencing flow states
  • How mindfulness is training to get into flow
  • Why most people approach mindfulness the wrong way
  • Studies Judson Brewer conducted analyzing experienced meditators under fMRI scanners
  • The 2 brain regions that become de-activated when experienced meditators are deep in practice
  • Why the Default Mode Network of the brain is associated with past and future thinking and how mindfulness can quiet this system
  • A study showing how people would rather talk about themselves than receive money
  • How negative habits form in the brain, and how to use mindfulness to break free of them
  • Why mindfulness was 5x more effective in smoking cessation compared to typical gold standard treatment

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