Meditations to Change Your Brain: Rewire Your Neural Pathways to Transform Your Life

Meditations to Change Your Brain: Rewire Your Neural Pathways to Transform Your Life

by Rick Hanson PhD, Richard Mendius MD

Audio CD(Unabridged)

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Seven Guided Practices to "Rebuild" Your Brain for Lasting Joy and Fulfillment

The structure of your brain changes constantly in a dynamic, unfolding process that you yourself can help direct to create the life you want. This is the exciting premise of Meditations to Change Your Brain, a breakthrough three-CD program from neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, PhD, and neurologist Richard Mendius, MD.

Course objectives:

Use meditation to rewire the neural pathways in your mind—to change your brain and to change your mind
• Learn the science behind suffering; how our survival instincts have led to our own suffering and how we can change this
• Learn several different meditation techniques to promote concentration, let go of painful past experiences, and promote a more positive outlook
• A scientific overview of the structure of your brain and which areas are responsible for our different skills and emotions
Drawing on a vast body of research spanning more than 30 years, Hanson and Mendius show you how to strengthen the neural circuits that generate happiness, love, and inner peace. Join them to explore fascinating insights about your brain and how you can consciously affect it with good results. Then learn seven guided meditations to reshape your brain, including:

"Steadying Your Mind" to tap the full creative power of your attention
• "Taking in the Good" to maintain a positive emotional landscape
• "Antidote to Stress," a conscious way to activate your body’s relaxation response
• "Healing Painful Experiences" to free yourself from the charge of negative memories
Science has proven what contemplative traditions have taught for centuries: meditation holds a key to a life of balance, peace, and joy.

Whether you’re discovering meditation for the first time or looking for a way to deepen an existing practice, with Meditations to Change Your Brain you have a full spectrum of techniques to make your brain your greatest ally on the path to personal fulfillment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591797111
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 3
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 5.82(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rick Hanson
Rick Hanson, PhD, is a psychologist, senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times bestselling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and has taught in meditation centers worldwide.

Dr. Hanson has been a trustee of Saybrook University and has served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with 135,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.

He enjoys rock climbing and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children.

Richard Mendius
Richard Mendius, MD, is a neurologist and co-founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He trained at UCLA as an epileptologist and neurobehaviorist. He has been on the teaching faculty of UCLA, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Stanford University. His meditation practice began in the 1980s with Shinzen Young and continues at Spirit Rock Meditation Center with Jack Kornfield and Ajahn Amaro. He teaches a weekly meditation class at San Quentin. His daughters, Courtney and Taryn, and his son, Ian, are three of his main teachers and companions on the path.

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