This week on Healthy You! we will be talking about how to “rewire for happiness, well-being and success,” with Dr. Rick Hanson. Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and other great teachers were born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s. Then they used their minds to change their brains in ways that changed history.
Change Your Brain and Change Your Life
In this exciting interview, author Rick Hanson will talk about how you can literally rewire your brain to experience more happiness, less stress, and more success overall. We will be discussing:
- Understanding the neuroscience of stress
- Practical and proven methods for feeling less irritable, sad, and defensive
- Present simple daily exercises to reprogram the brain
- How cultivating love and compassion for self and others combats anxiety
- Simple, brain-savvy ways to build resilience and inner strength
- How to rewire a negative attitude
- How to stop being driven by stress
In addition, Dr. Hanson will offer simple and practical exercises you can do to build resilience and inner strength.
Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist, a meditation teacher and is a weekly contributor to psychology-today.com. He has written and taught extensively about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice – as well as about relationships, family life, and raising children. His first book, Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships shows how to support the long-term health, well-being, and intimate partnership of mothers. His latest book is Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom (with Rick Mendius, M.D.; Foreword by Dan Siegel, M.D. and Preface by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.). Praised by Sharon Salzberg, Roger Walsh, Joseph Goldstein, Jennifer Louden, Fred Luskin, Tara Brach, Jerome Engel, James Baraz, and numerous others, the book shows readers many effective ways to light up the brain circuits that relieve worry and stress, and promote positive relationships and inner peace.
Dr. Hanson is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader training program of Spirit Rock, he teaches at Spirit Rock, Sati Center, and other organizations. Rick is also the founder for the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.