“This masterful, personal, friendly, compelling, humorous, and erudite book offers us a radically new perspective on learning, on breaking habits of mind, not by force or through the application of willpower or the desire for a reward, but by truly inhabiting the domain of being.” JON KABAT-ZINN | PhD, Founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Internalionally renowned teacher, author, reseacher and clinition
SYNOPSIS | We are all vulnerable to addiction. Whether it's a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking, or any other behaviours, 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?
This book provides groundbreaking answers to the most important questions about addiction. Dr Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has studied the science of addictions for 20 years, reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviours in order to step out of them. He describes the mechanisms of habit and addiction formation, then explains how the practice of mindfulness can interrupt these habits.
Weaving together patient stories, his own experience with mindfulness practise, and current scientific findings from his own lab and others, Dr Brewer offers a path for moving beyond our cravings, reducing stress, and ultimately living a fuller life.
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