Break the Cycle of Stress and Social Media: Learn a 3-step process that builds healthy habits

A workshop and Q&A with Dr. Jud Brewer.

Faced with uncertainty, an overabundance of information (and misinformation), among other challenges, our minds struggle to keep up. Our brains default to old survival mechanisms to help us deal with anxiety, which can lead to the development of unhealthy coping habits such as “doomscrolling” or spending too much time on social media.

Drawing on his clinical work, neuroscience research studies, and development of next-generation digital therapeutics for anxiety habit change, Dr. Brewer explores the underlying behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms behind anxiety and habit formation.

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Guided Meditations

A collection of guided meditations from Dr. Jud Brewer to tame feelings of anxiety and unhook from habit loops.

A 4-Minute Meditation to Work with Anxiety

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Train Your Brain to Break Bad Habits

In this 4-part series, you’ll learn more about how your mind works and how to work with your mind by bringing awareness to your habits.

Session #1: Hack Your Brain’s Habit Loops

Hacking Your Brain’s Habit Loops

  • 9:39

Session #2: Rewire Your Food Cravings and Triggers

Rewire Your Food Cravings and Triggers

  • 8:21

Session #3: Unhook From Your Phone Addiction

Unhook From Your Phone Addiction

  • 8:15

Session #4: Tame Your Feelings of Anxiety

Tame Your Feelings of Anxiety

  • 11:00


More reading and guidance from Dr. Jud Brewer.

The science of curiosity

The Science of Curiosity 

The thrill of curiosity can motivate us to learn—or it can send us hurtling into rabbit holes and habit loops. Dr. Judson Brewer breaks down what this inner drive has to do with shifting our most ingrained habits. Read More 

  • Judson Brewer
  • January 6, 2022
Anxiety loop

Unwinding Your Anxiety Habit Loop 

Coping with anxiety is difficult, but we can begin to untangle our anxious loops when we recognize how they show up in our daily activities. Read More 

  • Kira M. Newman
  • February 28, 2024


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