Yale psychiatrist: Get the most out of life — get out of your own way

In this TEDx talk, Dr. Judson Brewer, an addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist at Yale University, outlines several common ways that we get in our own way, and details how his clinical research has found that techniques to help us get out of our own way, such as mindfulness training, can have large effects.

Those moments in life when you are most fully engaged have a common element — you  let go of all concerns, resentments, and thoughts of yourself, says Yale psychiatrist Dr. Judson Brewer.

Athletes call it being in the flow, notes Brewer, assistant professor of psychiatry and medical director of the Yale Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic at the Yale School of Medicine. He believes that its power can be harnessed. 

In this TEDx talk, Brewer asserts that people can improve their performance and even quit smoking through a technique called neurofeedback.

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