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Mercer County Psychological Association
Friday, January 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST
Category: Affiliate Programs

MERCER COUNTY PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Friday, January, 25, 2019

8:30am-12:15pm
The Nassau Club of Princeton
6 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ 08540

Mindfulness-Based Habit Change: Evidenced -Based Interventions for Psychotherapists          
Presenter:  Robin Boudette, PhD

Overview:
Humans are creatures of habit. We often find ourselves repeating habits uncontrollably whether it’s the habit of stress eating, excessive drinking, constant worrying, obsessively checking social media, or any other behaviors. Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us? How can we cultivate habits that support our health and happiness?   Dr. Judson Brewer, addictions psychiatrist and neuroscientist, brings together the ancient teachings of mindfulness with modern science and offers a model for understanding both how habits are formed and how habits can be changed.  Dr. Brewer has developed mindfulness-based habit change programs which have been proven effective in the treatment of smoking cessation, stress eating, and anxiety. 
            The first step in changing a habit pattern is knowing it’s happening.  Much of the time we are living on auto-pilot and find ourselves engaging in self-defeating patterns. When we bring mindfulness to the why, what and how of our behaviors, we can wake up to our habit patterns.  Once aware, we can explore in real time all the results of our actions, physical and emotional both short term and long term. As we get beyond the brief relief our habits may offer and pay attention to the physical discomfort or emotional dis-ease, there is a sense of disenchantment.  The habit no longer has a grip and like feeling the burn of a hot coal, we can let go.  When we are able to access disenchantment, the brain can recalibrate and remember that habit is actually not so rewarding. This paves the way for new habits to form. 
            In this workshop, participants will learn about this innovative, evidenced-based intervention and how to bring the model into sessions with clients seeking habit change.  Read more here
 

Registration fee: $40.00 for members; $60.00 for non-members, includes presentation and breakfast. Please register and pay at the Mercer County Psychological Association website (www.mercerpsych.org).   RSVP to David Krauss, Ph.D. at [email protected] if you wish to pay at the door

3.0 CE credits available - CE Certificate cost  -- $15.00 for NJPA members, $25.00 for non-NJPA members, and Free for NJPA sustaining members.


This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Psychological Association and the Mercer County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

DIRECTIONS TO:
THE NASSAU CLUB OF PRINCETON
6 MERCER STREET
PRINCETON, NJ 08540
FROM THE NORTH : NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE SOUTH TO EXIT 9 NEW
BRUNSWICK. FOLLOW SIGNS TO ROUTE 18 NORTH. TO ROUTE 1 SOUTH. TAKE
ROUTE 1 SOUTH (TRENTON& PHILADELPHIA). Route 1 South to Alexander Road
(First intersection after Washington Road – Route 571). Make right onto Alexander Road
and go approximately 2 miles to end. Make right onto Mercer Street. Nassau Club is last
building on right before intersection.
OR
Route 206 South to Nassau Street (Route 27) in Princeton. Make left onto Nassau Street
(Route 27) and immediate right onto Mercer Street. Nassau Club is first building on the
left.
FROM THE SOUTH :
1-95 North or I-295 North to New Jersey I-95 Exit 8 North (Princeton Pike – Route 583).
Proceed North on Princeton Pike (Approximately 4 miles)
(Please note: I-95 and I-295 meet at Princeton Pike interchange. Also, Princeton
Pike becomes Mercer Street upon entering Princeton). Nassau Club is last building
on right before intersection.
OR
Route 1 North to Alexander Road. Make left onto Alexander. Go approximately 2 miles
to end, Make right onto Mercer Street. Nassau Club is last building on right before
intersection.
The Nassau Club is located at the intersection of Mercer Street (Route 583) and
Nassau Street (Route 27) in Princeton.
The driveway is marked with a sign "6 Mercer Street". Parking is located in the rear of
the Club. Metered parking is available on Mercer and Nassau Streets as well as on
University Place and alongside Trinity Church. A public parking garage is also located
on Chambers St., one block northeast of the Club, off Nassau St. Please park only in
designated parking places on Club property.