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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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The Enlightened Brain by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I thought you might like to listen to a sample from my audio program – The Enlightened Brain: The Neuroscience of Awakening – in which I offer practical tools to reshape ... Read on »
Fear by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Ask Dr. Nandi Show on the topic of Fear. I hope you enjoy it! When viewing, please enter password: nandi ... Read on »
Stress-Proof Your Brain by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Our brains have evolved powerful tools for coping with threats and danger—but in the face of modern stresses like information overload, money worries, and interpersonal co ... Read on »
Giving Is the Most Natural Thing in the World by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness When you consider all this, it’s clear that we spend a lot of time giving to others. It’s the most natural thing in the world. Most giving is small, in passing, har ... Read on »
Bear It by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Bear It. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at htt ... Read on »
Feeling Loved by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness At this year’s Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference I offered a keynote presentation on Feeling Loved. I hope you like it! The post appeared first o ... Read on »
Questions About Compassion by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness “How do I develop an inner protector?” “You’ve said that love and compassion can combat anxiety. How do they do that—and how can we access those feelings more readily, ... Read on »
The Mind That Siezes and Suffers by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled The Mind That Siezes and Suffers. More information on the San Rafael Mediation ... Read on »
How to Stick with Your Virtues and Good Purposes – Motivating Reflections by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness In this blog post I offer a few motivating reflections to help you stick to your virtues and good purposes: Reflect on the benefits to yourself of living from a vir ... Read on »
Friday Favorite by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Ira Glass Speaking on being creative and why it takes so long to reach the level you will finally achieve. The post appeared first on . Read on »
Reducing Craving by Taking in Core Interpersonal Supplies by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Reducing Craving by Taking in Core Interpersonal Supplies. More information on ... Read on »
What is Mindful Presence? by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness This article is about developing the skill of mindful presence. Let’s unpack those two words, mindful presence. Mindfulness is simply a clear, non-judgmental aware ... Read on »
Secure at the Edge of Now by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Secure at the Edge of Now. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group c ... Read on »
Three Refuges in This Undependable World 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 Three Refuges in This Undependable World. More information on the San Rafael Med ... Read on »
Cultivating Happiness by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Ask Dr. Nandi Show on Cultivating Happiness. I hope you enjoy it! When viewing, please enter password: nandi ... Read on »
The Realm of Giving and Generosity by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The specific meaning of “dana” is giving, which is related to the quality of “caga” (in Pali), or generosity. The one involves doing, while the other involves being. W ... Read on »
Friday Favorite by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness A little determination can go a long way – as you’ll see in this short video. Enjoy! The post appeared first on . Read on »
Questions About Mental Health by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness “What methods can you recommend to help boost memory?” “How can I overcome decision fatigue?” “Do people with a history of recurrent depression have as much capaci ... Read on »
Friday Favorite by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged gradua ... Read on »
The Healing Power of the Mind by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Ask Dr. Nandi Show on The Healing Power of the Mind. I hope you enjoy it! When viewing, please enter password: nandi ... Read on »