This workshop is for those who feel stuck with habits caused by anxiety and the uncertainties of everyday life. We all have cravings that compel us to repeat behaviors such as checking the news, stress eat, look at social media, feed worried thinking, smoke, drink and other uncontrollable activities. Why are unhealthy habits so hard to overcome? Why does willpower fail? Can we learn how our mind / body works to change behaviors?
We will be introduced to the science of how habits are formed that lead to worry and avoidance strategies along with ancient teachings and practices to go beyond cravings and everyday addictions. We will explore how curiosity, heartfulness and mindfulness practices can help us become aware of and disenchant anxiety related habits over time by offering innate rewards that foster greater resilience and ease.
The workshop will consist of:
▪ Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Habit Change concepts
▪ Introduction to the habit loop and reward-based learning
▪ A variety of short mindful awareness practices for daily use
▪ Group discussion
For the NY Times Article A Brain Hack to Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle featuring Judson Brewer, MD (creator of Mindfulness-Based Habit Change) click here.
Mindfulness Based Habit Change (MBHC) is based on the work of researcher and addiction psychiatrist, Judson Brewer, MD, PhD. Initial data from this program shows a 48% reduction in anxiety after following the program for 30 days.
To learn more about the 8-week program Unwinding Anxiety through Mindfulness-Based Habit Change click here.