The Craving Mind

The Craving Mind

From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love - Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits

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A leading neuroscientist and pioneer in the study of mindfulness explains why addictions are so tenacious and how we can learn to conquer them. We are all vulnerable to addiction. Whether it's a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking, or any other behaviors, we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating. Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us? This book provides groundbreaking answers to the most important questions about addiction. Dr. Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has studied the science of addictions for twenty years, reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviors in order to step out of them. He describes the mechanisms of habit and addiction formation, then explains how the practice of mindfulness can interrupt these habits. Weaving together patient stories, his own experience with mindfulness practice, and current scientific findings from his own lab and others, Dr. Brewer offers a path for moving beyond our cravings, reducing stress, and ultimately living a fuller life. -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780300223248
0300223242
Branch Call Number: 158.1 B8475c 2017
Characteristics: xxvi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Kabat-Zinn, Jon

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Jun 08, 2017

I'm planning on reading this for myself, but I'm certainly curious why it's only rated two stars at the time I'm writing this. Thoughts from those who have read it?

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