Dr. Jeff Brown

Three Pounds You Never Want to Lose

May 15th, 2013 human brain under x-ray

Daily weigh-ins, strict calorie counting and cleansing fasts might help you shrink your bottom, but not necessarily benefit the three pounds of you that should matter most at the top. We’re talking about your brain. You know, that unique part of you that tells you that you’re beautiful no matter what the needle on the […]

Taxing Your Brain?

February 28th, 2013

4 Ways to Deduct Tax Prep Stress from Your Life Right Now So it’s tax time again and you’re scrambling to find receipts, expense reports and invoices. For those who are filing for the first time, you may be scouring the Internet in hopes of finding an easy tax preparation strategy or a list of […]

The Procrastinor’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

January 4th, 2013

9 Easy Tricks for Reaching Goals Any Time of the Year So you haven’t pulled the trigger on a New Year’s resolution yet?  In the wake of holiday parties, writing thank you notes, packing away decorations, and taking returns to the mall—you just haven’t had time to give it serious thought, right? The Babylonians who […]

College Applications and Family Stress

October 30th, 2012

Transcript Hi I’m Dr. Jeff Brown. Welcome to Brain Builders.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the fall of 2011, a record 19.7 million students were expected to attend American colleges and universities. This is an increase of about 4.4 million since the fall of 2000.  Consider this: You’re 16 years old. You’re a full time student with tons […]

The Power of No

September 6th, 2012 No! written in marker

See How Easily You Can Learn to Say No and Never Feel Guilty About It Transcript Hi. I’m Dr. Jeff Brown. Welcome to Brain Builders where today, you’re going to hear about the power found in the tiny little word no. The word no can actually help you manage stress and keep you from getting […]

You Snooze, You Lose: 4 Tips for Putting Your Snooze Button Addiction to Rest Forever

August 16th, 2012 Woman hitting snooze alarm

Snooze Button Addiction? Transcript Hi, I am Dr. Jeff Brown. Welcome to Brain Builders. Are you having a secret relationship with your snooze button? How many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? Now, be brutally honest, do you strategically set your alarm clock so you know that you’ll get to indulge by […]

Introducing Say Goodbye to Stress

August 9th, 2012

Teaming up with Chicken Soup for the Soul and Harvard Medical School to take aim at the global stress epidemic. Learn how to triumph over tragedy, reduce stress in the workplace even with a killer job, and reduce thought traps in your own brain that keep you feeling stressed out in my new book. The […]

Brain Builders – Kids and CBT

April 17th, 2012

Have you ever heard of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Have you ever wondered if it might be helpful to your child? Much of the research that has been done on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has focused on work with adults, but what does it say about it’s effectiveness with kids?  

Brain Builders – Boston Marathon Brain Strategies

April 17th, 2012

I’ve been the psychologist for the Boston Marathon Medical Team for over a decade, and I can tell you that working with marathon runners is one of the most entertaining parts of my work. Why? There’s never a dull moment.  Marathoners are quick thinkers who are resilient and seem to crave challenges more than the […]

Psychology and CBT Make a Winning Team

April 5th, 2012

An author whose book is wedged on my shelf somewhere between Beck and Skinner is George Herman Ruth-yes, the same home run-hitting icon who is associated with that cultural cognitive distortion Bostonians have called a curse up until two years ago. Babe Ruth was not an academic type, but he made an important assertion in […]