Learn about Using Mindfulness to Help Patients Transform their Relationship with Eating
Have you worked with patients who’ve struggled with their eating habits? Then you know it’s not just about food. Repeated dieting or restrictive eating can create a disconnect between what the brain says it wants, and what the body needs.
This workshop with Dr. Jud Brewer, MD, Ph.D. focuses on using mindfulness to transform their relationship with eating — and provides continuing education credit.
Dr. Jud Brewer has spent more than two decades training people to change unhelpful habits and make healthier choices. Using examples from his work with patients and research from his lab at Brown University, Dr. Brewer will describe a practical process that does not depend on willpower or calorie-counting, but instead uses the brain’s built-in processes to enable lasting habit change. Join us for:
The Hunger Habit: Methods to Transform Our Relationship with Eating
Tuesday, March 5
Noon to 1 p.m.
Dr. Brewer is the director of research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center and a New York Times best-selling author. His books include 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); Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind (Avery/Penguin Random House, 2021), and most recently, The Hunger Habit: Why We Eat When We’re Not Hungry and How to Stop (Avery/Penguin Random House, 2024).
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Point32Health. Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Contact Hours: 1 of which 0 are eligible for pharmacology credit.
Pharmacists: This activity is approved for 1 CPE credit(s).
Social Work: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credits.
Registered Dieticians: Completion of this RD profession-specific activity awards 1 CPEU(s). At the end of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Describe how different types of eating habits are formed and perpetuated.
- Explain how reinforcement learning works in the brain.
- Discuss how mindfulness approaches can help change eating habit patterns.