How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits with Hugh Byrne

  • 21 Mar 2017
  • 7:30 PM
  • JABA

Hugh Byrne visited IMCC to talk about how mindfulness can help us break unhealthy habits, the subject of his new book, “The Here-and-Now Habit: How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All." Filled with evidence-based techniques and the neuroscience behind them, he draws upon personal experience and that of many students to apply mindfulness practice directly to habit change. Mindfulness is a natural antidote to unconscious and automatic habits.

Hugh says: "Habits—the ways we regularly think, feel and act—flow on super-efficient pathways in the brain formed by their repetition over time. Similar to automatic reflexes, habit patterns handle nearly half of our daily activities, from brushing our teeth to driving a car. While some of these habits are necessary and helpful, some are unhealthy and even harmful."


IMCC is a nonprofit organization established in 1996. Its primary mission is to promote the instruction and practice of Buddhist Insight Meditation and related teachings that awaken an individual’s natural wisdom and compassion. IMCC is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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