Whether it’s a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eat, smoke, excessively drink, or any other behavior, 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?
In this experiential program with psychiatrist and neuroscientist Judson Brewer, we explore how to tap into the actual processes that encourage addictive behaviors so we can gain the tools to step out of the cycle. We learn about the mechanisms of habit and addiction formation, as well as effective treatments, exercises, and mindfulness practices to move beyond our cravings, reduce stress, and ultimately live a fuller life.
This program is especially helpful for clinicians and therapists looking to deepen their understanding of the behavioral and brain mechanisms underlying addictive behaviors. Individuals hoping to break stress-producing habits such as emotional eating are welcome.
Dr. Brewer requires you to read his recently released book, The Craving Mind, in preparation for the course.
May 12 - 14, 2017
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
This program is especially helpful for clinicians and therapists looking to deepen their understanding of the behavioral and brain mechanisms underlying addictive behaviors.
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