If you are feeling fear, struggling with uncertainty, or stress eating, you are not alone.
But neuroscientist Judson Brewer and psychologist Robin Boudette have some good news: By understanding the basic building blocks of the brain, we can move from anxiety to action, from separation to connection.
Join them for a unique online workshop to learn the science of habit change. Through mindfulness practices, the latest scientific findings, and patient stories, participants learn:
- How habits form through reward-based learning
- Assessable tools for moving beyond cravings, reducing stress and anxiety, increasing self-compassion, and living a fuller life
- Practical steps and simple solutions to help yourself, clients, or students address unhealthy habits such as smoking, overeating, and anxiety
- How to bring this evidenced-based model into sessions with clients seeking habit change
- Daily mindfulness practices to support your and your clients’ well-being and further understanding of Buddhist Psychology
This course delivers practical tools for all levels of mental health professionals and mindfulness teachers looking to deepen their understanding of the behavioral and brain mechanisms underlying habit formation, and tools to help clients work with anxiety and break stress-producing habits.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be better able to:
- Identify how habits are formed through reward-based learning
- Describe how mindfulness breaks the habit loop and recalibrates the brain’s reward centers and why distraction and substitution are insufficient for lasting change
- Describe a psycho-educational approach that may be shared with patients/clients about how habits are formed, what keeps them in place, and how to use the brain’s reward-based learning to learn habits that support well-being
- Describe how social media and smart phones activate the reward centers and can develop into addictive behaviors
- Describe how mindfulness changes brain activation in self-referential processing centers
- Delineate short mindfulness practices, reflections, and self-monitoring exercises that can be directly applied in daily life and clinical situations
- Discuss the neuroscience of reward evaluation
- Identify the neurobiological underpinnings of reward-based learning
- Describe how mindfulness changes brain activation with selfless versus self-centered love
- Describe 3 evidence-based apps in field of digital therapeutics
- A device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone with a 5 Mbps internet connection.
- A device the is connected to the internet
- Accessibility to an internet browser to play the webcast
Meet the Teachers
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self- ...
Robin Boudette, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, behavior-change expert, and mindfulness teac ...
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Tuition & Fees
The Science of Habit Change
Credit Hours: 5.5
|ACCME - Physicians (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)||$80|
|ANCC - Nurses||$50|
|APA - Psychologists (American Psychological Association)||$80|
|BRN - Nurses||$50|
|SW-NYS - Social Workers and Counselors of New York State (NY)||$50|
|WESPSB - Educators (Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board)||$50|
Certificate of Attendance:
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This live webcast is approved for 5.5 CE hours by the boards outlined above. In order to earn CE credits, participants must attend the live webcast in full. No partial credit will be awarded, nor will you be eligible to earn credit if you watch an archived version of this event. Those who complete the course in full will be emailed information on how to complete the online workshop evaluation in order to access and print your CE Certificate of Completion.
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