397: Dr. Jud Brewer on Unwinding Anxiety
03.09.2021 - By The Ultimate Health Podcast
Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drjudbrewer397 Dr. Jud Brewer (IG: @dr.jud) is an internationally renowned addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He is an associate professor in the School of Public Health, and Medical School at Brown University. Jud's 2016 TED talk, "A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit," has been viewed over 16 million times. He has trained Olympic athletes and coaches, government ministers and business leaders. Jud's first book, The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits, was published in over 16 languages. Today, we’re discussing his new book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind. In this episode, we discuss: Jud's lightbulb moment How mindfulness can help with anxiety The three gear approach to anxiety Anxiety and panic defined Anxiety as a habit Understanding the trigger, behaviour, and reward Start mapping out your habit loops Is your anxiety making you productive? Make sure that you're proving causation rather than correlation The increase in anxiety and mental health issues during the pandemic Differentiating a rational response from clinical anxiety Learning to be comfortable with discomfort Bring awareness to your behaviours The behaviour result relationship drives future behaviour Is worrying actually solving the problem? What is the default mode network? Uncertainty doesn’t mean danger The gold standard treatment for anxiety Finding a bigger better offer (BBO) that doesn’t become habituated Deprivation curiosity can help us map out habit loops Interest curiosity is the joy of discovery Changing your relationship with your thoughts, emotions, and feelings Making kindness and gratitude a habit A growth mindset leads us into open states Using meditation and mindfulness to see habit patterns Research focusing on identifying psychological phenotypes Dr. Jud recalls his mental process from a recent surfing experience Differentiating between the comfort zone and growth zone Staying kind and curious Show sponsors: Paleovalley <== 15% off all Paleovalley products by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products BiOptimizers <== 10% off Magnesium Breakthrough by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout Related links: Dr. Jud Brewer - Unwinding Anxiety (book) Dr. Jud Brewer's website Follow Dr. Jud Brewer on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Dr. Jud Brewer – The Craving Mind (book) Unwinding Anxiety (app) Eat Right Now (app) Craving To Quit! (app) Listen to Dr. Jud Brewer previously on TUHP (episode #374) Dr. Jud Brewer - The Power of Kindness (video) Thomas Borkovec Yerkes–Dodson Law Hans Selye (books) Martin Corbett - From law to folklore: Work stress and the Yerkes-Dodson Law (APA article) Rescorla-Wagner Model Related episodes: 371: Autumn Smith – Healing From IBS & Anxiety, Supporting Regenerative Agriculture, Organ Meats To Support Mental Health 365: Dr. Uma Naidoo – This Is Your Brain On Food 242: Sarah Knight – You Do You • Happiness In Imperfection • Managing Anxiety 238: Tara Mackey – WILD Habits • Natural Ways To Calm Your Anxiety • Approaching Gratitude Differently 232: Sarah Wilson – Normalizing Anxiety • The Impact Of Gratitude On Your Brain • Just Walk Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!