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  • Today Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore how to use self-compassion to reduce rumination, feel safe while taking big risks, and improve our relationships with other people. They also explain what makes self-compassion different from self-pity or being on your own side. Hope you enjoy! Timestamps:......

  • Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, “Dealing with unwanted speech” More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here....

  • In this episode of Season 2 of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Rick Hanson focuses on the importance of self-compassion – and particularly on why it’s important to get “on your own side” in order to be more resilient and create lasting, positive change in......

  • Are you breathing? The Practice: One breath at a time. Why? [If for you the breath is associated with trauma and discomfort, you probably shouldn’t try this practice in its form below. But you might adapt it to something that is more nurturing for you,......

  • In this audio, Rick talks about what we do with speech that is unwanted. How do we handle it?...

  • In this volume of the Wise Brain Bulletin from December 9, 2017, Dr. Jeff Tarrant explores 4 meditation styles, Poet Jeanie Greensfelder invites us to embrace duality in A Love Story, Rick Hanson offer some tips for a stress-free holiday, plus a customizable gratitude meditation, and Stephanie Noble invites us on a rather insightful scavenger hunt....

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