Episode #285. Explore anxiety's nuances, why destructive habits form, and the transformative potential of mindfulness in this conversation with Dr Jud Brewer. Willpower isn't always the key – learn why with Dr Jud in this eye-opening episode.

Specifically, we discuss:

Intro (00:00)

Judson Brewer's Personal Journey: From Novice to Mindfulness Expert (02:27)

Defining Mindfulness: How It Relates to and Enhances Meditation Practices (09:51)

The Impact of Mindfulness on Brain Function and Habit Transformation (14:45)

The Challenge of Awareness in Today's Distracted World (20:29)

Unravelling Anxiety: Insights into Reward-Based Learning (23:28)

Distinguishing Anxiety from Depression: A Mindful Approach (33:03)

Exploring the Human Brain: The Old Versus the New (41:12)

How Can We Change Habits? (45:31)

How Can You Cultivate Awareness? (56:51)

Judson Brewer's Strategy for Managing Anxiety (1:05:17)

Effective Techniques for Breaking Unhealthy Habits (1:06:09)

Willpower's Role in Overcoming Negative Behaviours (1:10:48)

Replacing Bad Habits with Good (1:16:05)

Addressing Anxiety's Root Causes Through Habit Change (1:18:28)

Outro (1:22:12)

Head to Dr Jud’s website, https://drjud.com/, to find his books, apps, and free resources. You can also connect with him and learn more on Instagram, YouTube, Threads, and Twitter/X.

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