Events & Trainings

Upcoming

Mindfulness-Based Behavior Change Facilitator Training

Start date: October 2, 2019

End date: November 27, 2019

Location: Online

Join Dr. Jud Brewer and Robin Boudette, PhD and learn how to accelerate behavior change in your patients and clients using a combination of digital guidance and in-person facilitation. Registration runs through August 30th, 2019. See link for details.

Mindful Miami Mental Health Event

Date: December 6, 2019

Location: Miami, FL

Improved Mental Health Through Mindfulness-Based Programs: join Dr. Jud and others in Miami for cutting-edge talks and a conversation with three exceptional national leaders in behavior, addiction, wellbeing, education, community-based treatment, and criminal justice.

Mindfulness-Based Habit Change: ​Evidenced-Based Interventions for Psychotherapists

Date: January 17, 2020

Location: Boca Raton, FL

Humans are creatures of habit. We often find ourselves repeating habits uncontrollably whether it’s the habit of stress eating, excessive drinking, constant worrying, obsessively checking social media, or any other behaviors. Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us? How can we cultivate habits that support our health and happiness?

This workshop will be especially helpful for clinicians and therapists looking to deepen their understanding of the behavioral and brain mechanisms underlying addictive behaviors as well as individuals hoping to break stress-producing habits such as anxiety, emotional eating, smoking, and other addictive behaviors.

Note: this workshop will be led by Robin Boudette, PhD and ​Nancy Logue, PhD. (Dr. Brewer will not be presenting.)

Hacking Your Brain for Better Health

Start date: April 17, 2020

End date: April 19, 2020

Location: Bay Area, California

We are creatures of habit. We often find ourselves repeating habits uncontrollably, whether constantly checking social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking, worrying, or getting caught up in other self-defeating behaviors that disconnect us from ourselves and others.

Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us? How can we cultivate habits that support our health and happiness?

Join us for a unique experiential workshop on the science of habit change co-taught by Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, psychiatrist and neuroscientist, and Robin Boudette, PhD, psychologist, behavior-change expert, and mindfulness teacher.

The workshop will deliver practical tools for clinicians and therapists looking to deepen their understanding of the behavioral and brain mechanisms underlying habit formation, as well as individuals hoping to break stress-producing habits.

During this powerful 2-day workshop:

• Physicians and primary care providers will learn practical steps and simple solutions to help patients address unhealthy habits such as smoking, overeating, and anxiety
• Psychologists and psychotherapists will learn how to bring this evidenced-based model into sessions with clients seeking habit change
• Nutritionists and life coaches will learn how the behavior change model can assist clients in following lifestyle and nutritional guidance for developing and sticking to new, healthy behavior patterns.

The workshop will also be relevant both to mindfulness practitioners interested in understanding their own minds and habit patterns and to teachers of mindfulness who would like to gain understanding of Buddhist Psychology and the scientific underpinnings of mindfulness practices.

Craving Mind: Getting Hooked, and Stepping Out of Our Samsaric Habit Loops

Start date: April 24, 2020

End date: April 26, 2020

Location: Barre, MA

We all are vulnerable to the pull of craving (and the push of aversion). Craving is at the very heart of Buddhist teachings, beginning with the Four Noble Truths and permeating nearly every aspect of theory and training. Yet, how does this manifest in modern life? Why do we seemingly get more and more hooked in our current existence, from drinking alcohol or using drugs, to checking email, to reading the news headlines, to yelling at someone in a fit of self-righteous indignation?

Understanding the core underpinnings of how habitual behavior is formed and perpetuated is critical for helping us break out of these cycles. Ancient Buddhist teachings are now lining up surprisingly well with modern-day psychology and neuroscience in their descriptions of the mechanistic underpinnings of samsaric existence–the habitual perpetuation of suffering driven by craving and aversion. Additionally, insights from these “sciences” clearly point to pragmatic tools for awakening, whether waking from a daydream or breaking lifelong addictions. In this course, we will combine lecture, discussion, and experiential practices to carefully unpack our lived experience of craving and how we can step out of our own cycles of suffering that are fueled by it. Topics will range from dependent origination to operant conditioning, to the neuroscience underlying these processes. A key focus of the program will be to learn how ancient wisdom is brought together with modern science and technology in order to develop practical tangible tools that we can use in our own lives, and step out of our own cycles of suffering. Recommended reading: The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love, Why We Get Addicted and How We Can Break Unhealthy Habits by Judson Brewer.

Learning Intentions:

To understand the links and parallels between ancient Buddhist models of suffering (e.g. dependent origination) and modern psychological models of habit formation (e.g. reinforcement learning); to learn current behavioral and brain mechanisms underlying how mindfulness training changes habitual and addictive behavior (e.g. smoking, stress eating, anxiety); to learn core elements of what makes a substance, behavior or technology (e.g. social media) “sticky” or addictive;

and to experience linking conceptual learning with direct practice in working with cravings, urges, and habitual behaviors.

How to Tap Into Your Mind’s Potential to Break Bad Habits

Start date: May 29, 2020

End date: May 31, 2020

Location: Omega Institute, Rheinbeck, NY

We are all vulnerable to craving. Whether it’s a compulsion to check social media, binge eat, smoke, drink, feed anxious thought loops, or any other behavior we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating.

Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? When and how does willpower fail? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us? Can we hack our brain’s learning circuitry to break bad habits, and cultivate behaviors and mindstates that support our health and happiness?

Join psychiatrist and neuroscientist Judson Brewer and psychologist and behavior-change expert Robin Boudette to explore how our minds work and how we can tap into the processes that encourage habitual behaviors in order to break unhealthy patterns. Learn how the mind works to form habits and pragmatic ways to engage this very same brain process to change habits.

In very accessible ways, we learn how awareness, curiosity, and mindfulness practices can interrupt habits, and discover how to build our natural capacity for awareness, kindness, and curiosity. Weaving together patient stories, mindfulness practice, and the latest scientific findings, this workshop offers a path for moving beyond cravings, reducing stress and anxiety, increasing self-compassion, and living a fuller life.

This program is helpful for mental health professionals looking to deepen their understanding of the behavioral and brain mechanisms underlying addictive and habitual behaviors and individuals hoping to break habits such as emotional eating and anxiety.

We engage in experiential exercises, including writing and guiding our own meditations in small groups. We learn through feedback and, always, mindful attention to our own experience. As we get clearer about how to share meditation, our own practice deepens immeasurably.

HACK YOUR MIND FOR BETTER HEALTH

Date: June 9, 2020

Location: Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada

Through a combination of conceptual learning and direct experiential exercises, this workshop will teach practical tools for anyone looking to bring together a deep understanding of how their mind works with tangible tools for habit change.

Integrating both ancient wisdom and discoveries from modern science, we will explore how habits are formed as well as how mindfulness practices can interrupt these processes. Come prepared to experience a range of practices that you can use in your own lives and with your clients to break these challenging cycles.

The workshop will also be an excellent fit to mindfulness practitioners interested in understanding their own minds and habit patterns and to mindfulness teachers who would like to gain understanding of ancient psychological and modern scientific underpinnings of mindfulness practices.

Past Events

2-day Habit Change Training Workshop in Hong Kong

Start date: October 27, 2019

End date: October 28, 2019

Location: Hong Kong

We are creatures of habit. We often find ourselves repeating habits uncontrollably, whether constantly
checking social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking or worrying. Why are bad habits so
hard to overcome? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us? How can we
cultivate habits that support our health and happiness? The workshop will deliver practical tools for
clinicians and therapists looking to deepen their understanding of the behavioral and brain mechanisms
underlying habit formation as well as individuals hoping to break stress-producing habits.

China Mindfulness Application and Development Summit

Start date: October 26, 2019

End date: October 27, 2019

Location: Beijing, China

The word “Mindfulness” has been embedding in people’s mind for almost 9 years, when the series of mindfulness programs i.e. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) were introduced to China since 2011.  So far, over 200 Chinese mindfulness teachers were trained and qualified under the system of UMASS Medical School Center for Mindfulness, U.S, and Oxford University Mindfulness Center, U.K..  Their mindfulness services have already supported in the areas of education, social communitiesbusiness sectorsmedicaljustice and sports.  Mindfulness has proven its effectiveness in emotion regulation, focus and concentration, developed a healthier way of living, better interpersonal relationship, and a more harmonized social relationship.

The Chairman and General Secretary, has made an important statement on Jan 15, 2019 at the Central Political and Legal Commission and the Central Organization Work Conference : “We have to improve the Psychosocial service structure, Psychological counselling support, crisis intervention, to build self-esteem, self-confidence, rationale, peace, and to harmonize social mentality.” In the planning outline of <Healthy China 2030>, it sets out the goal and objective to build a “Healthy China” , to improve the people’s overall health level.  The State Council also issued a paper: [2019 No. 13] of the action plan on how to implement the “Healthy China” program.  It put forward the importance of prevention and establishes a sound health education system.  In response to the party’s major policies and the needs of Society nowadays, we have decided to hold the 2019 China Mindfulness Application and Development Summit fromOct 26 to 27, 2019.

We have invited international and national pioneers and leading practitioners, whom are experts in mindfulness development in their own fields such as medical, education, social services, business sectors, and justice.  They will share with us>. It covers areas in healthy lifestyle, intervention and rehabilitation, social governance, and promote everyone’s participation.  We will also look into how mindfulness can help to support:

1) Healthy living habits and life style

2) Holistic and healthy life-cycle from birth to death

3) Mindfulness applications in primary, secondary schools and in higher educations

4) Generalized anxiety disorder and non-drug treatment of emotional disorder

5) Child-birth (before-birth) and parenting

6) Rehabilitation and treatment for cancer patients

7) Rehabilitation for behavioral addiction

8) Mindfulness for social workers and developments in social communities

We look forward to idea exchanges through practical and mindful dialogues.  With this opportunity, we will work together to explore how to develop a Peaceful and Healthy China. A peaceful and healthy life to all the Chinese people.

An old proverb says that we are all students of “life”, we need to learn continuously from the world, from other people and finally to learn within ourselves.

For the moment, be present ……. be mindful………

Noticing all things work together, I see the answer!

会议通知||第一届静观应用发展国际高峰论坛

年静观减压(MBSR)与静观认知疗法(MBCT)的系统培训引进到中国,经历了九年的发展静观在中国的发展已从专业人才的培育转换为各应用领域的融合创新,不仅培育了两百余名美国麻省大学医学院静观中心(UMASS CFM)及英国牛津大学静观中心(OMC)认证的合格教师,同时在学校街道社区企业医院司法等领域的应用经过实践检验和研究成果表明,能够有效舒缓情绪压力、提高专注力、帮助养成健康生活方式、促进人际和谐、营造亲善友爱的社会氛围。

2019年1月15日中央政法委和中央组织在工作会议上强调指出:“要健全社会心理服务体系和疏导机制、危机干预机制、塑造自尊自信、理性平和、亲善友爱的社会心态”。《“健康中国2030”规划纲要》提出建设“健康中国”的目标和任务,提高全民健康水平。《国务院关于实施健康中国行动的意见【国发〔2019〕13号】》提出坚持预防为主,建立健全健康教育体系的要求。为响应大政方针与时代需求,中国生命关怀协会婚姻与家庭专业委员会携手北京大学第六医院将在2019年10月26日-27日召开第一届静观应用发展国际高峰论坛

本届大会特别邀请国内外最具开创和引领静观各领域发展的导师和实践者,分享交流静观在“健康生活干预康复社会治理全民参与”等方面的最新研究成果和实践成就。来自医疗、教育、社会工作、企业、司法等领域的践行者分享静观在各领域的应用进展,共同探讨静观在健康生活习惯全生命周期中小学教育和高等教育广泛性焦虑障碍情感障碍的非药物治疗分娩与养育的研究癌症治疗与康复成瘾行为戒断以及社会工作和企业领导力领域的实践主题等。我们期待用对话碰撞思想,用交流促进发展,用体验创新理念,用实践收获幸福。

同时大会将就“静观助力健康中国建设”的发展路径伦理政策措施平台等方面展开讨论并提出倡议,共同探索属于中国全民健康的静观发展之路,助力健康中国、平安中国建设。

有人说,我们都是“生活”的学生,要在一生的过往中不断学习与世界、与他人、与自己的生存之道。

此刻,静观……

万物并作,吾以观复。

2-day Habit Change Training Workshop

Start date: October 24, 2019

End date: October 25, 2019

Location: Beijing, China

Learn how to break addictive patterns, reduce stress, and live a fuller life with Judson Brewer.

被欲望支配
暴饮暴食,吸烟,过度饮酒,陷入手机社交软件。我们会发现自己有些行为像是不受控制的不断重复。

为什么坏习惯难以克服?

我们能否了解我们的思维是如何运作的?

我们能否

找到一个答案来解决不受控制的行为?

如何在与欲望之战中

获得胜利?

成为有执行力的人
杰森·布鲁工作坊
我们将会了解我们的思维是如何从基础理论到付诸实践

在多个层面上工作

我们如何利用夸奖去鼓励正向行为

并以此在现实中摆脱负向行为。

我们将学习如何建立我们自己的感知、仁慈和好奇的能力

将由Brewer博士分享自己的经验

将静观与Brewer博士实验室最新科学成果相结合

在这个工作坊中为我们带来战胜欲望、减轻压力和焦虑、增加自我同情心的教学课程

让每个人过着更充实的生活。

坏习惯戒断
工作坊
你可以收获
形成习惯的大脑机制是什么;通过对自己内在仔细的观察,提高辨别和检查自己心理变化过程的能;

把以经验为基础的科学理念应用到个人实践和教学中去;

解释静观是如何影响大脑活动路径的。

大脑和行为过程之间的基本联系;奖励式学习机制;

奖励式学习过程的跟踪和监测;

确定特定的学习奖励以阻止非健康习惯的养成;

利用内在奖励的方法

走出不良习惯

并且养成新习惯。

你可以明白
适合人群
渴望改正因压力而养成的坏习惯的人群(如暴饮暴食、吸烟、手机软件成瘾等行为)希望加深对成瘾行为的理解和大脑机制分析体验的临床医生治疗师

《渴望的心灵从香烟到智能手机再到爱

为什么我们会陷入困境

以及我们如何打破恶习》

演讲链接:

课前准备
杰森●布鲁

讲师介绍

 

Judson A. Brewer, MD PhD  杰森·布鲁布朗大学静观研究与创新中心主任,布朗大学公共卫生学院心理学副教授,布朗大学沃伦·阿尔伯特医学院副教授,国际著名精神病医学家、作家和神经科学家。

布朗大学(Brown University)
创立于1764年,是全美第7古老的大学,著名的八所常春藤联盟成员,北美顶尖大学学术联盟美国大学协会成员。布朗大学静观研究与创新中心

布朗大学静观中心成立于2017年,汇集了顶尖的学术研究人员和教育工作者,致力于严谨的研究和以学生为中心的教育,以及关于改善个人生活和组织效率的项目。向个人、当地社区、国内及全球范围内提供现场和在线直播提供课程,在布朗大学静观中心的不断努力下通过研究、教育、全球影响和冥想基础建立了独特的位置。

翻译老师

孙玉静 博士
空军军医大学(原第四军医大学)医学本科,硕士,病理学博士。在美国佛蒙特大学癌症中心从事癌症研究多年。美国麻省州立大学医学院静观中心MBSR认证中英文教师。美国瑜伽协会认可瑜伽教师。《正念癌症康复》简体中译本译者。从2014年开始,为美国和中国癌症患者提供英文和中文静观减压课程服务。
课程安排

中国|北京

10.24-25

Connected Health Conference

Start date: October 16, 2019

End date: October 18, 2019

Location: Boston, MA

Keynote talk

MANOVA Summit

Date: October 15, 2019

Keynote speech on the future of mental health

 

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