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RickHanson

San Francisco Bay Area, California
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of the bestselling Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (in 21 languages). Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC... Full Bio
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Changing the Machinery of Upset by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Let’s consider ways to cultivate more peace of mind – and even its consummation in profound equanimity – by working with the eight gears of the machine of suffering that w ... Read on »
The Impact of Experiences by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Children express what they feel and what they want through their actions, emotions, signals, and, by their second birthday, words. Then people respond, including their par ... Read on »
Friday Favorite by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness This video needs no explanation – just a few minutes to listen. Enjoy! The post appeared first on . Read on »
Thou All Others by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Thou All Others. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found ... Read on »
Mindfulness of Object Relations by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Mindfulness of Object Relations. More information on the San Rafael Mediation gr ... Read on »
Realizing You Don’t Need to Feel Frightened, Frustrated, or Hurt by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Realizing You Don’t Need to Feel Frightened, Frustrated, or Hurt. More informati ... Read on »
Being at Peace with the Pain of Others by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Can you stay open to the pain of others? The Practice: Being at peace with the pain of others. Why? Humans are an empathic, compassionate, and loving species ... Read on »
An Openhearted Peace with the Pain of Others by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Openhearted Peace with the Pain of Others. More information on the San Rafael Me ... Read on »
Emotional Hijacking by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness In light of the machinery of survival-based, emotional reactivity , let’s look more narrowly at what Daniel Goleman has called “emotional hijacking.” The emotional cir ... Read on »
How Firmly Should You Pursue Your Intentions? by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness How firmly do you pursue your intentions? Neither too tight nor too loose a rein. As with the balance of the capital city and the provinces, it’s worth considering wha ... Read on »
Friday Favorite by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here’s little perspective for your Friday afternoon. Enjoy! The post appeared first on . Read on »
Patterns of Closeness and Independence by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Intimacy and autonomy are independent dimensions, and it is their combination that counts. The qualities in each category, imperfectly summarized by a single word, chara ... Read on »
Friday Favorite by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Credit: The New Yorker Collection/The Cartoon Bank The post appeared first on . Read on »
Inner Strengths by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The following excerpt is from chapter one of my book – Hardwiring Happiness . You’ll find helpful guidance to deepen your understanding and practice with the material in t ... Read on »
The Machinery of Upset by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness (Emotional) life is great when we feel enthusiastic, contented, peaceful, happy, interested, loving, etc. But when we’re upset, or aroused to go looking for trouble, life ... Read on »
Intimacy and Autonomy Working Together by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Intimacy and autonomy are channels for expressing your natural goodness. For example, being kind toward someone naturally involves both an affinity with that person and a ... Read on »
Beyond Delusional Fear by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Beyond Delusional Fear. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can b ... Read on »
Refuges and Impermanence by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Refuges and Impermanence. (Sorry, the volume is rather low on this recording.) M ... Read on »
Is the Intention a Goal or Already Realized? by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Do you express the intention as a goal or as something already realized? This gets at a recurring question, even a debate, in Buddhism (and also in psychology and in s ... Read on »
Guided Meditation – Mindfulness of the Body as a Whole by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Take a minute (17 actually) to enjoy this guided meditation practice that will help you bring awareness to all sensations of the breath and breathing. The post appear ... Read on »