57 minutes | May 9, 2021

Overcoming Addiction with Neuroscience & IFS - Dr Marc Lewis

Professor Marc Lewis is a neuroscientist, professor, bestselling author, and one of the world’s leading experts on the neuroscience of addiction. In his academic work, he has authored or coauthored more than fifty journal articles, and for many years was a professor of developmental psychology at the University of Toronto before retiring. In recent years, he has focused on making his work more accessible to a wider audience through public talks and interviews. He is the author of two bestselling books on addiction: “Memoirs of an Addicted Brain” and “The Biology of Desire”, a book which Dr Gabor Mate argues “effectively refutes the disease model of addiction.” In this wide ranging conversation, we cover: - Marc’s background and his own early struggles with addiction - Why traumas (particularly in early life) often lead to addictive behaviour - What happens in the brain during addiction - Why internal family systems therapy offers an effective solution - How developing a stronger connection to your “future self” can help overcome addiction And a whole lot more. You can learn more about Marc’s work on his website: www.memoirsofanaddictedbrain.com/ Links: Get our latest psychology lectures emailed to your inbox: http://bit.ly/new-talks5 Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events/ Marc’s website: www.memoirsofanaddictedbrain.com/ The Biology of Desire: https://amzn.to/3aBhVsB Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: https://amzn.to/2ZGBjy5
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