Anxiety levels are increasing individually and collectively in modern day. Faced with uncertainty, an overabundance of information (and misinformation), among other challenges, our minds struggle to keep up. Our brains default to old survival mechanism to help us deal with anxiety, which can lead to the development of unhealthy coping habits such as “doomscrolling” or spending too much time on social media, which ironically feeds anxiety as a habit itself. In this course, drawing on his clinical work, neuroscience research studies, and development of next-generation digital therapeutics for anxiety habit change, Dr. Brewer will teach you the underlying behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of why anxiety and other habits are formed and how you can paradoxically tap into these very processes to uproot them. You will learn how your mind works, so that you can work with it, including how to foster your natural capacities for awareness and kindness.
This course is compiled from material taken from an online workshop taught by Dr Jud in January 2022, and a series of practices he offered during one of Mindful's annual Mindful 30 challenges a few years earlier.
We hope you find it to be of benefit!