Mind Changing Brain Changing Mind

posted on: January 24th, 2014
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I really like this creative use of the practices in my book Hardwiring Happiness Emotional Antidote Map: Identify and Mitigate Negative Emotions.  It offers a great visual to assist with identifying negative emotions and replacing them with positive ones.  Check it out!

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence (in 13 languages), Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (in 25 languages), Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (in 13 languages), and Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and on the Advisory Board of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, his work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, CBC, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine and he has several audio programs with Sounds True. His weekly e-newsletter – Just One Thing – has over 100,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. For more information, please see his full profile at www.RickHanson.net.

  • Michael Flanagan

    This blog posting is a beautiful correlation of Buddhist psychology and neuroscience. I have been studying and practicing neuroscience and meditation for a number of years, and this short article is the best summary I have seen to make the connections between widely-dispersed theories and both Buddhist and psychotherapeutic practice. Many people get parts of the model clear, but over- or under-emphasize other parts. Your explanations are balanced and (as far as I can tell) quite accurate. I am amazed that you accomplished all this in such a small space. Thank you.

  • Stacy Erickson

    I caught about the last 10 minutes of Rick speaking with New Dimensions on NPR and I scrambled to find a pen in my truck to write down his name and most recent book. The information he shared totally resonated with me and the comment from Michael summed it up beautifully. Dr Hanson has put into words the concepts I have been struggling to understand.

RICK HANSON, Ph.D.
RICK HANSON, Ph.D.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and on the Advisory Board of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he's been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. He has several audio programs and his free Just One Thing newsletter has over 100,000 subscribers.

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