Video: A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer

Key Takeaways:

  • The instruction Judson received when he first learned to meditate was to simply pay attention to his breath and when his mind wandered to bring it back
  • The reward-based learning process called as positive and negative reinforcement
  • Three words that typify habit forming behaviour are trigger, behavior, rewards
  • Mindfulness training focuses on to breaking a bad habit through focusing on being curious on what is happening in our momentary experience
  • The Prefrontal Cortex is that part of the brain helps us to use cognition to control behaviour
  • The efficiency in mindfulness training in helping people to quit smoking is twice as good as gold standard therapy at helping people to quit smoking
  • When we become curious the posterior cingulate cortex brain region also quiets down

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