Dr Judd Dot Com, Aristotle, Programmer discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
You think there's this? Big Question is receptive element in our peripheral system in our body his sometimes it feels like it. Yeah well we're did that saying gut feeling come from well but the gut but my question is for sure it got fee but but is the gut receiving something from the outside world or is it the brain somehow reflecting in the gut which is how we've always thought about something weirdly receptive in our body. Yeah I think we're again pretty brain centric jar and I think that the two are absolutely related to each other and there's this back to the interests of awareness piece. Yeah there's a whole lot that we're not actually paying attention to that has to do with us. Really sensing stuff in our body. We privilege vision actually way more than anything else. Yeah and we're missing out on so much of of all these other processes in abilities to really pay attention and receive information. We're just not paying attention. You nicely put in their receive information. I don't think most academics have faith that there's anything received other than our bodily function which is sort of embedded in the world and if someone punched in the stomach we'd have a feeling but I don't think they've the rest of it that involve intuitive element of this faith in that out there yet. Well you know to really be assigned as we have to be being wrong. Yeah Yeah in in you make much of right brain left brain sorts of functional differences. Now I mean there's some clear ones like language and things like that but I think some of the others that people got really excited about Have not stood the test of time and I think the dichotomy around zooming in versus having this holistic view is probably the one that's been Born the test of time most in terms of right and left brain still fill hold. That right is more holistic and left the more segmented. What what is your research you preoccupied with. We're really we've been. We spent twenty years really trying to understand how habits form and then we've spent the last ten years really trying to zoom in on how we can very very specifically target those and again unhappy things. How unhappy things and move beyond the willpower. Myth is there a? I'm sure we'd get all this at Dr Judd Dot Com. Yes the DOT com. Is there a world where we start to focus on had good habits I mean? Aristotle pointed that out thousands of years ago that character is about repetitive habits. Do are you involved with that at all? That sort of odd interest me these days. Yeah you know if we really understand the brain and if we really understand our habits work this knowledge can generalize and this is actually what we see with a lot of folks in our programs. Whether it's our eating in. Are you right now? Programmer unwinding anxiety program even in our craving equip program for smoking. We're seeing that people are really They get how their mind works and they see okay. I can own. Let go of his old habit but they start to see things like connection kindness generosity actually feel good in themselves and this is where the aristotle notion of of character you know back then they also talked about you. Die Monia. Which is this this piece and equanimity? That comes with simply being truly connected in not Not caught up in our own personal view of the world and we can see you know when when I'm when we're totally just into having a relationship or really just even having a good connection through a conversation it feels great but if we don't know how that works we're just GONNA be like well. That was fine or how do that but if we say okay well let's line this up. What what did you just do? What was the result of what you did. And we can help people really zoom in on was there a closed quality or an open quality and that close quality which lines up with craving which lines up with disconnection. You know rumination anything. When we're regretting the path worrying about the future all that stuff leads to close quality of experience. We can people see what leads to that so that they're they get less excited to do that. And then they stopped doing those things we can also help them see the opposite so when they're connected with somebody when they actually put down their phone in have a conversation with somebody I know. Well I think we can actually hack that. We can actually tap into that process and help people see that much more clearly. And then they're going to naturally their brain is just going to naturally inclined in that direction because it feels better the This this HE DONALD VERSUS DEMONIC. Happiness is sort of so we've lost. We've lost track in this country. Happiness is. Yeah and I think we can get it back. I absolutely think we can get it back whether it's with with these APPs his way to give people you know a tangible way to do this and you know it's really interesting. I was in my clinic. It's like why can help one person. I can offer a couple of folks but then we really wanted to step back and say how can we help people on a population level and one thing I realized was that people don't learn to stress in my office? They don't learn to smoke in my office. So could I actually take my office to them? And that's when we started looking at developing digital therapeutics history and and you have studies now showing the efficacy of these the APPS. Yeah coming our program. We published a two thousand seventeen studies showing that we got forty percent reduction in craving related. Eating we got. We did a study with anxious. Physicians.