DR. JUDSON BREWER
MD, PhD. Director of Research, Center for Mindfulness , University of Massachusetts Medical School Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer researches mindfulness techniques that effectively help quell cravings of all kinds
Meet Dr.Judson Brewer
Judson Brewer is psychiatrist and addiction expert and most of his research is focused on mindfulness techniques that effectively help get over cravings of all kinds.
Judson Brewer is a thought leader in the “science of self mastery”. Brewer has nearly 20 years of experience in his career with mindfulness and scientific research therein. As an expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Judson has developed new treatments to help individuals with substance abuse and eating disorders. Judson also researched the neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and realtime fMRI, and he is applying these findings into clinical use. In 2012, Judson founded Claritas MindSciences to combine mindfulness and neurofeedback techniques for a variety of conditions; the latest apps are Craving to Quit and Eat Right Now.
Judson is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, and also serves as Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.
He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, spoken at international conferences, presented to the US President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, been featured at TEDx, Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, Businessweek, NPR and the BBC among others.
Suggested Speaking Topic
A simple way to break a bad habit
Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving.