"It Turns Out Willpower Doesn't Exist" with Jud Brewer, MD PhD: PYP 337
August 27, 2019
Jud Brewer is Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, and a second-time guest on Plant Yourself.
When we first talked, two years ago, Jud had just published his groundbreaking book, The Craving Mind, and was in the process of releasing mindfulness apps, Eat Right Now (for dealing with food cravings), Craving to Quit (for smoking cessation), and Unwinding Anxiety (for, you guessed it, anxiety).
I wanted to catch up with Jud to find out how his academic research and public writing had migrated into the world. What is the state of mindfulness-based health improvement? Does he have data on how his approach compares to current best practices, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for smoking and other addictions?