Speaker: Date: Topic
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Dec 2, 2015
Please Pay Attention Now: Mindfulness Training for Changing Addictive Habits Such As Smoking
Objectives of the Presentation
Participants should be able to:
- Recognize how habits are formed and perpetuated.
- Describe which clinical conditions mindfulness has shown to be effective for.
- Explain how mindfulness affects brain processes.
- Discuss how mindfulness approaches can help change addictive habit patterns.
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Take-Away Points of the Presentation
1. Understanding the addictive process is an important first step in helping someone change an addictive behavior.
2. Mindfulness training targets core addictive processes to help people quit smoking.
3. Curiosity is key for tapping into reward-based learning processes to help change behavior.