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Rick Hanson



Rick Hanson, PhD, is an American neuropsychologist and bestselling author whose work focuses on meditation and positive, self-directed neuroplasticity. He is a cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, a senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and has been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, as well as teaching at meditation centers worldwide.

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How Can We Change Our Brains for the Better? Rick Hanson

The bottom line, in terms of how we feel - are we happy, are we sad, are we effective, are we lost in stress - how we ARE is fundamentally the result of what's happening in the three pounds of tofu between your ears.

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Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships

A multidisciplinary approach to health to mother coping with the challenges of raising young children in the twenty-first century presents hundreds of practical ideas on ways to help mothers enhance their moods, promote energy and health, and build intimacy with partners, discussing diet, stress...

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3 Benefits of Anger, According to a Psychologist + When You Should Rein It In

Could there possibly be benefits to anger? According to psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D., you can certainly use anger as a force for good.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageEvery time you take in the good, you build a little bit of neural structure. Doing this a few times a day—for months and even years—will gradually change your brain, and how you feel and act, in far-reaching ways.

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Dr. Rick Hanson Speaking at the Neuroplasticity and Education Conference - October 25, 2013

Dr. Rick Hanson speaking at the Neuroplasticity and Education: Strengthening the Connection conference presented by the Eaton Educational Group at the Westin Bayshore Hotel on October 25, 2013.

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Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness

These days it’s hard to count on the world outside. So, it’s vital to grow strengths inside like grit, gratitude, and compassion—the key to resilience, and to lasting well-being in a changing world. True resilience is much more than enduring terrible conditions.

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From Shame to Self-Worth

Our topic is the sometimes difficult but always rewarding path from shame to worth. In this article, we will look at where shame comes from, in human evolutionary history, and in personal development.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageStaying with a negative experience past the point that’s useful is like running laps in Hell: You dig the track a little deeper in your brain each time you go around it.

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Resilient | Rick Hanson | Talks at Google

A talk based on Dr. Hanson’s book “Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness.” Learn how to develop key inner strengths—like grit, gratitude, and compassion—to stay calm, confident, and happy no matter what life throws at you.

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Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

You've heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” It's more than a simple platitude. Research has shown that integrating little daily practices into your life can actually change the way your brain works.

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