Helping Patients Understand the "Why" Driving Addiction and "How" to Break Bad Habits
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Nonmember - $50
Member - $40
1 CME/CNE/CE Credit
0 CPE Credits
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We are all vulnerable to craving. Whether it’s a compulsion to constantly check social media, overeat, smoke, excessively drink, or any other behavior, we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating. Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Can we learn how our minds work, and even tap into this very process to find a key to conquer the cravings we know are unhealthy for us and foster our natural capacities for awareness and kindness?
Drawing on his clinical work, research studies and development of next-generation therapeutics for habit change, Dr. Brewer will discuss the underlying behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of why habits are formed and how mindfulness can paradoxically tap into these very processes to uproot them. He will also discuss how we can apply these insights to our own lives.
- Describe how habits are formed and perpetuated.
- Discuss how mindfulness approaches can help change addictive habit patterns.
- Discuss how we can tap into our own reward-based learning processes through curiosity.
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD? – Associate Professor, Brown University School of Medicine & School of Public Health
Jud Brewer MD PhD (“Dr. Jud”) is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences and Psychiatry at the Schools of Public Health & Medicine at Brown University. He also is a research affiliate at MIT. A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI and EEG neurofeedback. He has trained US Olympic athletes and coaches, foreign government ministers, and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, TED (4th most viewed talk of 2016, with 14+ Million views), the New York Times, Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera (documentary about his research), Businessweek and others. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, among others. Dr. Brewer founded MindSciences to move his discoveries of clinical evidence behind mindfulness for anxiety, eating, smoking and other behavior change into the hands of consumers (see www.drjud.com for more information). He is the author of The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017). Follow him on twitter @judbrewer.
LM2020 OnDemand sessions are hosted online via the ACLM Learning Management System and each session consists of a title, description, learning objectives, speaker information, video recording, presentation slides in PDF format, an assessment and survey evaluation.
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Term of Approval
February 22, 2021 – February 22, 2023
Access to course: access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends February 22, 2023.
In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1 contact hour. This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.
Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0 contact hours for pharmacists.
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The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 1 maintenance of certification credit for this learning activity.
AAFP Prescribed Credits
The AAFP has reviewed LM2020 OnDemand: Health Restored Virtual Conference, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 02/23/2022 to 02/23/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session: 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit - Helping Patients Understand the "Why" Driving Addiction and "How" to Break Bad Habits
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| First & Last Name
| Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
|| Stockholder, Sharecare, Inc
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