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Digital Mindfulness Podcast #18 Dr. Judson Brewer: The Power of Mindfulness

By 15th September 2015 October 13th, 2016 No Comments

“Living in the present moment is just blissful…it’s delicious! – Dr. Judson Brewer”

The benefits of meditation have been widely documented. Learning to live in the present moment decreases stress, improves our memory and makes people less irritable. In this episode of Digital Mindfulness, I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Judson Brewer.

Dr. Brewer is the director of research at the Center for Mindfulness and he is also Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical school.  Dr Brewer is an internationally recognised leader in mindfulness training and has also developed mindfulness programmes for the treatment of addictions including app-based treatments.

In this interview, we talk about Dr. Brewer’s work on the underlying mechanisms of mindfulness, using FMRI to image the brain on mindfulness, and the psychology and physiology of Flow.

What you will learn from this episode:

  • How mindfulness can be used to treat technology addictions
  • How you can learn to deliberately cultivate Flow
  • How mindfulness meditation can be used to unravel our sense of Self
  • Steps you can take today to implement mindfulness into your daily life

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Lawrence Ampofo

Director & Founder at Digital Mindfulness
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.
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