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Description de l'évenementWe are creatures of habit. We often find ourselves repeating habits uncontrollably, whether constantly worrying, checking social media, stress eating, or getting caught up in other self-defeating behaviours that lead to burnout and disconnect us from ourselves and others.
Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? When and how does willpower fail? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us? Can we hack our brain’s learning circuitry to break bad habits, and cultivate behaviours and mind states that support our health and happiness?
Join us for a unique experiential workshop on the science of habit change taught by Judson Brewer MD PhD, a leading psychiatrist and neuroscientist and mindfulness teacher.
Through a combination of conceptual learning and direct experiential exercises, this workshop will teach practical tools for anyone looking to bring together a deep understanding of how their mind works with tangible tools for habit change.
Integrating both ancient wisdom and discoveries from modern science, we will explore how habits are formed as well as how mindfulness practices can interrupt these processes. Come prepared to experience a range of practices that you can use in your own lives and with your clients to break these challenging cycles.
Continuing education credits will be offered for healthcare professionals:
• Physicians and primary care providers will learn practical steps and simple solutions to help patients address unhealthy habits such as smoking, overeating, and anxiety.
• Psychologists and psychotherapists will learn how to bring this evidenced-based model into sessions with clients seeking habit change.
• Nutritionists and life coaches will learn how the behaviour change model can assist clients in following lifestyle and nutritional guidance for developing and sticking to new, healthy behaviour patterns
The workshop will also be an excellent fit to mindfulness practitioners interested in understanding their own minds and habit patterns and to mindfulness teachers who would like to gain an understanding of ancient psychological and modern scientific underpinnings of mindfulness practices.