STEP OUT OF YOUR ANXIETY AND INTO YOUR LIFE!
Based on Dr. Brewer’s New York Times best-selling book Unwinding Anxiety, this deck features 60 research-based practices to help you identify and overcome unhelpful anxiety responses, or habits, that prevent you from living life to the fullest.
Grounded in the science of mindfulness, each exercise harnesses your brain’s innate power to create new responses to anxiety triggers, so you can:
Jud Brewer, MD, PhD (“Dr. Jud”) is a New York Times best-selling author and thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery,” who blends over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training and a career in scientific research. He is passionate about understanding how our brains work, and how to use that knowledge to help people make deep, permanent change in their lives – with the goal of reducing suffering in the world at large.
Dr. Brewer is the director of research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, where he also serves as an associate professor at the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at Brown University. Additionally, he is the chief medical officer at Sharecare, a digital health company, and a research affiliate at MIT.
As a psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions, Dr. Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for anxiety, emotional eating, and smoking. Based on the success of these programs in the lab, he co-founded MindSciences, Inc. – acquired by Sharecare in 2020 – to create app-based digital therapeutic versions of these programs for a wider audience, working with individuals, corporations, and health systems to put effective, evidence-based behavior change guidance in the hands of people struggling with unwanted behaviors and “everyday addictions.”
Dr. Brewer has published numerous peer-reviewed studies, trained U.S. Olympic athletes and coaches, foreign government ministers and corporate leaders. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, among others.
He is the author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love, Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017) and Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind (Avery/Penguin Random House, 2021).
Financial: Dr. Judson Brewer has employment relationships with Brown University, Sharecare Inc., and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He receives funding from Tiny Blue Dot Foundation, the NIH, and Richard King Mellon Foundation. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Brewer is a grant reviewer for NIH NIMH: Special Emphasis Panel ZMH1 ERB-D (02) R and the NIH SBIR/STTR Study Section ZRG1 RPHB-Z(10). He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Judson Brewer serves as an associate editor for Frontiers in Psychology. He is a reviewer for several publications, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.
Mitch Abblett, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, consultant, and national/international speaker. He has published various books and card decks on topics such as mindfulness, self-compassion, and resilience, including Prizeworthy: How to Meaningfully Connect, Build Character, and Unlock the Potential of Every Child. You can find him at www.drmitchabblett.com.
Financial: Dr. Mitch Abblett maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Hanover Public Schools, and Wareham Public Schools. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Abblett receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Mitch Abblett is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
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