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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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Hardwiring Happiness: Dr. Rick Hanson at TEDxMarin 2013

How to Overcome the Brain’s Negativity Bias.

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The Anxiety First Aid Kit: Quick Tools for Extreme, Uncertain Times

A quick-relief guide for calming anxiety and stress right now—during the COVID-19 pandemic If you’re feeling unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety right now, please know that you aren’t alone.

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Always Speak the Truth

Speaking truly, to yourself and to others, does mean being authentic.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageNurturing your own development isn’t selfish. It’s actually a great gift to other people.

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Take in the Good - Rick Hanson at Chicago Ideas Week

Today we don't gather our own food, fight off wild animals, or live in caves. And yet, explains Dr. Rick Hanson, we're equipped with stone-aged brains. With practice, however, we can change our brains, and our lives, for the better.

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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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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 ImageThe remedy is not to suppress negative experiences; when they happen, they happen. Rather, it is to foster positive experiences—and in particular, to take them in so they become a permanent part of you.

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Resilience During a Time of Fear | Dr. Rick Hanson

Like a lot of people, I’ve been worried about the coronavirus. And I’ve been thinking about what to do, both out in the world and inside my own mind.

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Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being

Resilience is the ability to face and handle life’s challenges, whether everyday disappointments or extraordinary disasters. While resilience is innate in the brain, over time we learn unhelpful patterns, which then become fixed in our neural circuitry.

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