Judson Brewer

Author: Judson Brewer

Judson Brewer M.D. Ph.D. is a thought leader in the “science of self-mastery,” having combined over 15 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, spoken at international conferences, and his work has been featured at TEDx, Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, BBC, NPR, Businessweek and others. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University, Received his M.D. Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed his psychiatry residency at Yale University School of Medicine, where he spent 5 years on faculty as an assistant professor and medical director of the Yale Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic at Yale. He is currently the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and an associate professor in Medicine and Psychiatry at UMass Medical School. Based on his recent discoveries of brain regions involved in meditation, he is developing novel neurofeedback techniques to measure and train meditative “flow” states. In 2012 he founded Claritas mindsciences to move these into the marketplace.
  • M.D., Ph.D., Washington University
  • Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness; Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry · Worcester, Massachusetts; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Mindfulness Training
Is Mindfulness an Emerging Treatment for Addiction?
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We have found that mindfulness training helps individuals with a range of addictions from alcohol to cocaine to nicotine dependence. Why does it work so well?