Psychiatrist Reveals How To Use Mindfulness For Hunger Cravings

Judson Brewer [author & psychiatrist] spoke to The Daily Collegian, Tuesday, about how to use mindfulness for hunger and cravings. In an insightful article he discussed his insights from years of study at Yale, MIT and Brown University about how mindfulness can rewire the brain in order to retrain negative habits. We all have negative habits. For some it is overeating. For others it might be drinking or smoking. If we are all honest, we all have at least a couple of bad habits we would love to overcome. But it can be hard to know precisely how you are…

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Mindfulness Helps Prevent Addiction Relapse, Says New Study

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A new study has shown that mindfulness helps prevent addiction relapse. [READ: Meditation For Cravings] Addiction is recognised as a disease that has a debilitating effect on the suffering, causing everything from depression and anxiety to social problems. Many people with addictions struggle to quit in the first place. The nightmare that often happens, however, is that even when someone is successful in quitting addictions they eventually experience a challenge in life that causes them to relapse. This happened to me, myself, when I quit smoking only to later relapse when my father died. Under certain circumstances, the temptation to…

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Quit Drinking With These Meditations For Alcoholism

Did you know you can quit drinking by using meditation for alcoholism? As someone who used to suffer from numerous addictions, trust me when I tell you: You can use meditation to quit drinking. There are some powerful psychological exercises for alcoholism, and they have been proven to work. Before I quit every addiction simultaneously, I used to drink, smoke, watch adult videos; and I am certainly not proud of those things. Why do I tell you? Because if I can quit all those things with some simple exercises then so can you. My biggest regret in my entire life…

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Best Meditations For Cravings [Food, Alcohol, Sugar & Cigarettes]

Before I started using meditation for addictions and cravings (for food, alcohol, sugar and cigarettes), I had serious problems with dependency. Mindfulness and meditation gave me the keys to overcome dependency and regain my health. And today I will teach you how to do that same thing. I'll take you back a little while, and you tell me if this sounds familiar. There was a time in my life, when my mother-in-law died, when my life became incredibly hard. I felt depressed. I lost sleep. It was one of those bad times we all go through. Addictions hit me hard.…

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How Mindfulness Helped Me in My Recovery

By definition, mindfulness is the state of being aware of your surroundings and environment. It should go without saying then, that when I was abusing drugs and alcohol, the last thing I was aware of was what was going on around me.  It took me a long time to break free from the chains of addiction, but I credit a dedication to mindfulness as one of the strongest factors that made it possible. I began a meditation practice, but I also tried to incorporate mindfulness into my everyday routine. Here are a few ways that it helped the most.  1.…

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I Quit Every Addiction. What Happened Next Shocked Me

Two weeks have passed since I started quitting all addictions: drinking alcohol, smoking (nicotine), sugar, and caffeine. It was on the 9th of August that my journey into madness began. That day, a brilliantly bright and hot Tuesday. That day was the day I: Finally quit cigarettes and nicotine because I found the best way to stop smoking (READ: Quit Smoking Meditation). Beat my sugar addiction Stopped drinking alcohol drank Coca Cola for the last time and gave up TV It was the painful beginning of my addition-free life. And yes, giving up alcohol, smoking, nicotine and sugar at the same…

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How To Increase Dopamine Naturally

If you want to take control of your brain, you have to know how to increase dopamine naturally from sources that are natural and healthy. Supplements are one option (I've shared the best dopamine supplement below). But there are also ways to boost dopamine without supplements. The key is knowing the best natural sources of dopamine (here's a list). Once you know how to boost dopamine levels naturally, you can take control of your energy levels and your motivation levels, and you can quit multiple addictions and beat cravings [READ: Meditation For Cravings And Addictions]. It all comes down to your ability…

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How I Quit Smoking With Meditation [TUTORIAL]

Today I am going to tell you how I quit smoking with meditation, so that you can do the same thing. cigarettes and nicotine naturally and forever. No more relapsing. No more "I'll have just one more..." As a meditation teacher, many people ask me about using meditation to quit smoking. And I tell them all the same thing. Meditation is the best way to stop smoking, in my honest opinion. And I know because I did it myself.  There are specific meditations for smoking cessation, and these can help you to stop addictions and cravings and to make sure you never…

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When You See These Benefits Of Giving Up TV You’ll Never Watch Again

There are so many benefits of giving up TV for a year. Turning off the box is a life-changer. Even just stopping watching the news will massively benefit you. In 2020, screen addiction is at an all-time high. Between our constant use of cellphones, our "Always On" society, and yes, TV, we spend an astronomical amount of time looking at a screen. The average family spends more than seven hours and fifty minutes looking at a TV. It's not just about the time you spend watching TV, though. What matters far more is the effect that all this screen time has on…

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