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The craving mind : from cigarettes to smartphones to love - why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits / Judson Brewer ; foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

The craving mind : from cigarettes to smartphones to love - why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits / Judson Brewer ; foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
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ISBN 9780300223248 (hardback)
0300223242 (hardback)
Author Brewer, Judson author.
Title The craving mind : from cigarettes to smartphones to love - why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits / Judson Brewer ; foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Publisher/Date New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
©2017
Pagination etc. xxvi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-219) and index.
Contents note Introduction -- Part one. The dopamine hit. Addiction, straight up ; Addicted to technology ; Addicted to ourselves ; Addicted to distraction ; Addicted to thinking ; Addicted to love -- Part two. Hitting up dopamine. Why is it so hard to concentrate- or is it? ; Learning to be mean- and nice ; On flow ; Training resilience -- Epilogue: The future is now -- Appendix. What is your mindfulness personality type?
Summary Note 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.
Subject Compulsive behavior
Mindfulness (Psychology)
Habit
Habit breaking
Change (Psychology)
Behavior modification
Compulsive behavior -- Treatment
Added Author Kabat-Zinn, Jon author of introduction, etc.
Shelf Location 152.33 BREW
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