Self-Directed Brain Change: Rewire Your Neural Pathways for Happiness and Resilience

Self-Directed Brain Change: Rewire Your Neural Pathways for Happiness and Resilience

by Rick Hanson PhD

Audio CD(Unabridged)

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Rewire Your Brain for Happiness—A Step-By-Step Program

Self-Directed Brain Change is based on a key emerging insight from neuroscience: that to keep our ancestors alive, the human brain evolved to stick to negative experiences like Velcro and shrug off the positive ones like Teflon. The good news, teaches Rick Hanson, is that we can retrain our neural structure out of "sheer survival" mode and into one of greater well-being, mental clarity, and moment-to-moment appreciation. In this practice-focused program, Dr. Hanson teaches us how to:

Shift our evolutionary fear and survival bias into one of "taking in the good"
• Use positive moments or states to rewire happiness as an enduring neural trait
• Heal difficult or painful emotional memories to "fill the hole in the heart"
• Increase and deepen daily experiences of love, gratitude, and contentment
• Build inner resilience in the face of stress and challenging situations, improve relationships, and much more
Is it possible to rewire yourself for happiness? A growing body of evidence from this pioneering neuropsychologist and his colleagues says yes, we can—and experience greater fulfillment and contentment the moment we begin. With Self-Directed Brain Change, you will learn how.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622030835
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(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.

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