A Free Course for Health Care Professionals:
Help your patients hack their brains for better health
A video course on evidence-based behavioral interventions you can use today
With a growing public interest in and research base underlying mindfulness, clinicians are increasingly interested in learning what it is, how it works, what research is credible, and how to help their patients. This seminar series will help primary care providers understand how our brains form unhealthy habits that lead to common yet difficult to treat conditions such as obesity and anxiety, what mindfulness is (and isn’t), how mindfulness works in the brain to effect behavior change, what the current evidence base is behind it, how it can help us “hack” our brains for better health and how one might apply the learnings to patients. Several modules are included which are geared toward helping clinicians themselves decrease burnout and develop resilience (and become less addicted to their phones).
There are seven seminar modules, each delivered in video format and approximately 20 minutes in length. The seminars will be delivered as a series, but each module can be viewed as a stand-alone topic.
Continuing education units will be available through Brown University.
About course creator Dr. Jud Brewer
Jud Brewer, MD PhD, is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University, as well as a research affiliate at MIT. Before that, he held research and teaching positions at Yale University and the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Mindfulness. Read more about his research here.
As an addiction psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions, Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety (Eat Right Now, Unwinding Anxiety and Craving to Quit).