Beyond the many benefits of practicing mindfulness that I have experienced in my own life, I have witnessed how mindfulness has supported healing and growth in people I have worked with as a psychotherapist.
So many people struggle with anxiety, depression, food/eating and other lifestyle issues! Mindfulness can be very effective in changing unhealthy habits of mind and behavior. Addiction psychiatrist Judson Brewer, MD, PhD. has developed and researched programs that use mindfulness to change negative habits and strengthen healthy ones. With these apps for smoking, eating and anxiety, you can access mindfulness resources right on your smartphone or tablet. Each app offers brief (up to 10 minutes) video lessons daily, a variety of mindfulness exercises, goal-setting and check-in tools and an online community where people ask questions and share their journeys.
I have been learning and practicing with Dr. Brewer’s programs as a facilitator-in-training since November 2016 and have found the techniques and technology to be surprisingly powerful in addressing some of my own poor habits. Join me for a live support group for people using these mindfulness apps to support positive change and improved health.