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Please join UCLA's Friends of the Semel Institute and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind/#WOW program with Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, internationally known thought leader in the field of habit change and the "science of self-mastery, and the author of the critically acclaimed new book Unwinding Anxiety – New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind

In his latest book, Dr. Brewer, Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University's Mindfulness Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical School, explains how to uproot anxiety at its source, using brain-based techniques and small hacks accessible to anyone. He offers us a step-by-step clinically proven plan to break the cycle of worry and fear that drives anxiety and addictive habits. Distilling more than 20 years of mindfulness training, scientific research, and hands-on work with thousands of patients, including Olympic athletes and coaches, and leaders in government and business, Dr. Brewer has created a clear, solution-oriented program that anyone can use to feel better - no matter how anxious they feel, even during a pandemic! 

Dr. Brewer’s work has been featured on 60 minutes, at TED.com (4th most viewed talk of 2016 with over 10 Million views), in documentaries, books and news outlets across the world. He is also the author of the groundbreaking best-selling book, The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love, Why We Get Hooked and How We can Break Bad Habits.  

Julienne Bower, Ph.D. will join Dr. Brewer in conversation. Dr. Bower is Professor, Department of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Senior Research Scientist, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at the Semel Institute. Her research focuses broadly on mind-body interactions among individuals confronting stressful life events, particularly diagnosis with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer. She also conducts mind-body interventions (i.e., yoga, Tai Chi, and mindfulness meditation) with a focus on how these treatments influence immune and neuroendocrine function.

Wednesday, March 24
 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Registration is required for this free live private Zoom event.

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To watch videos of our past Open Mind programs, please visit www.friendsofnpi.org/open-mind-videos, or our YouTube Channel.

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