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Understanding the habit-forming mind: how habits are formed and what we can do to change them.

Using common treatment challenges that primary care providers face on daily basis as examples (e.g. overeating, anxiety, smoking), this seminar will teach you the essentials on how unhealthy habits are formed, why these outcompete willpower, and how you can use this information to work with patients who are struggling to break free from the unhealthy habits and solidify healthy ones.

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22 thoughts on “Health Care Provider Course – Module 1”

  1. Yes, thank you for creating this resource- so rich and so free. As a GP, this is just what I need and to share with colleagues

  2. As a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of addictions for thirty years now, it’s so nice to see this work finally exploding the way it is. Thank you, Jud, for being a major player in this.

  3. Thanks for the excellent content Dr Jud. The really salient point for me is how the brain is not geared for the modern environment where everyday things are designed to be addictive.

  4. This is great, I’m a pulmonologist and my approach to smoking cessation has definitely improved since I became a mindfulness practitioner and these modules are a wonderful way to consolidate and understand our minds and to help our patients (and ourselves) with habits! Thank you so much for making this available.

  5. Watching this wonderful and wise talk it’s as if I can see a great evolutionary wave that you are surfing beautifully. But I’m also cognizant of all the energy and life force behind this wave lifting you up. It’s so heartening!

  6. Thank you very much DrJud it is still interesting how you explain very complex mechanisms. Great idea this new formation! Thanks.

  7. Thank you for this offereing. I am an Occupational Therapist and qualified MBSR instructor. I look forward to the other modules.
    Feedback: I tried to access the app-based programs by sending a reply to welcome email, but the link did not work. I would be very much interested in having access to the apps, to test them out for myself and the client I serve.

  8. As a counselor, I have been explaining habits/rewards to patients using Pavlov’s dogs. It is validating to hear that I was on the right track!

  9. This is the missing piece I’ve been looking for in helping my clients. I’m an RD and Certified Diabetes Educator that works with clients on wt loss and changing lifestyle. Thank you for making this series.

  10. Thank you Dr Brewer. I like the description of the prefrontal cortex going offline during stress and high intensity emotions. Listening to understand the patient vis reflective communication and an empathetic statement to show support. This creates space for acceptance, compassion, and releases the patient’s higher self to engage. Using Love instead of Fear, guilt, shame, authoritative approach. My patients in the ER have really responded well to this approach.


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