Positive Neuroplasticity Training

6-Week Online Course | Sept 7 - Oct 12, 2017

“We want happiness that lasts,
but stress and worry keep pushing it aside.

That’s the brain’s ‘negativity bias.’

I’ll show you how to beat that bias,
and fill yourself with calm strength,
confidence, compassion, and joy.”

Starting September 7, join New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D. for a 6-week deep training in stable well-being in a topsy-turvy world.

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is about taking charge of the structure-building processes of your own brain. You’ll learn how to:

  • Have more enjoyable and useful experiences each day
  • Turn these experiences into resilient happiness, love, and peace hardwired into your nervous system
  • Grow specific inner strengths to heal old pain, deal with challenges, and have more to offer others



Techniques for lasting positive brain change


Experiential practices to grow inner strengths


Six hour-long, live Q&A sessions with Rick Hanson


Handbook of Positive Neuroplasticity

This course is eligible for 18 Continuing Education Credits through PESI.



September 7

The Essence of Positive Neuroplasticity


September 14

How to Have, Enrich, and Absorb Good Experiences


September 21

How to Use the Positive to Clear the Negative


September 28

How to Grow Strengths for Safety


October 5

How to Grow Strengths for Satisfaction


October 12

How to Grow Strengths for Connection

Each class starts at 5pm Pacific Time with a ~2.5-hour video presentation, followed by a 1-hour live-streamed Q&A with Rick Hanson.

Recordings will be made available for those who cannot attend during the live showing.

"I found the training to be among the best I have ever received. I went through - and continue to do so - significant change, overcoming that which has held me back for years."

-Petrina L.

"The experience, all the terrific material, so beautifully presented, has given me such a tremendous boost in peace, contentment and love! Looking forward to making it a vital part of my life in all areas."

-Ron R.

"These teachings have touched so many of the dark places inside me. I can now see things much more clearly and without judgement, and can release them."

-Linda N.

"This was a truly life-altering, life-affirming training. I feel peaceful, content, loved, and excited to bring HEAL into my everyday life. I am seeing how when I grow the good in myself, there is so much more available to offer to others."

-Susan A.

"Dr. Hanson is an amazing presenter. The mix of academic information and experiential practices was just right."

-Kristen P.

"This training supports me in managing my life, my chronic pain, and all the ups and downs of the whole shi-bang."

-Holly E.

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Two Options for Registering:

$197  $147

Positive Neuroplasticity Training

Take charge of the structure-building processes of your own brain – Hardwire Happiness into your life.

  • 6-Week Online Course
  • 6 Live Q&A Sessions with Rick Hanson
  • Unlimited Access to Recordings
  • Handbook of Positive Neuroplasticity


Have a group of 2 or more? There are buddy + group discounts available.

$422  $372

Bundle: Positive Neuroplasticity Training + Professional Course

Learn how to apply the ideas and methods of positive neuroplasticity in your work with others – for greater healing, learning, motivation, and growth.

  • Positive Neuroplasticity Training
  • Professional Course – 15 hours of video with Rick Hanson teaching:
    – How to explain positive neuroplasticity
    – How to help others have more beneficial experiences
    – How to teach others how to turn those experiences into lasting brain change
    – How to apply these methods for anxiety, depression, trauma, and shame
  • Rick’s Powerpoint slide sets
  • Live Q&A with Rick answering your questions


“So many good moments are just wasted on the brain. Instead, I’ll teach you the how of lasting change. Then you’ll gain the most of your experiences each day – seeing and feeling the genuine good in both you and the world, and weaving it into your brain and your life.”

-Rick Hanson

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is each session?

Each class is about 3.5 hours long. This consists of a roughly 2.5 hour video recording and a 1-hour, live video-chat Q&A with Rick Hanson.

You mention 2.5 hours of "video recording" - where was this video originally from?

In October 2016, Rick Hanson offered a 3-day Positive Neuroplasticity Workshop in Marin, California. That workshop was streamed live all over the world and recorded. Those recordings make up the ~15 hours of video recording in this course.

In addition, Rick Hanson will be offering a 1-hour live Q&A session in real-time at the end of each class, where you can ask any questions you might have.

What is the course schedule?

Each week, the video presentation will begin at 5:00 pm Pacific Time (California Time). The live-stream Q&A will begin at 7:30pm PT and will last about an hour.

The dates are:

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017

What if I can't attend during the times specified?

You will have access to the recordings after each session, indefinitely.

If you are not able to attend the live-streamed Q&As, you can submit your questions via email prior to the session, and we will be recording all of the Q&As for you to watch at your leisure.

Will there be recordings of the training to keep?

Yes. Once each class has finished, there will be recordings made available indefinitely for you to either stream or download.

Is this course interactive?

While the video presentations are pre-recorded, each class includes a 1-hour live and interactive Q&A with Rick Hanson. (If you are not able to attend the Q&A at the specified time, you can submit questions via email prior to the session, and we will be recording and archiving all of the Q&As for you to watch at your leisure.)

Additionally, there is a private Facebook group for participants so they can interact with each other throughout the course.

Can you tell me more about the Professional Course?

The Professional Course teaches you practical applications for using Positive Neuroplasticity with others. It is perfect for therapists, healthcare providers, educators, business consultants, trainers, coaches, mindfulness and yoga teachers – as well as parents.

You will learn how to:

  • explain the science
  • teach the methods
  • use practical tools to change habits and build motivation
  • help people with stress, loss, relationship issues, and trauma

The Professional Course is a video course that you can download or stream at your leisure. It will be made available to you once the 6-week Positive Neuroplasticity Training is complete, and you will have access to the videos indefinitely.

Do you have group discounts?

Yes! We offer discounts for groups of 2 or more. Learn more or apply for a group discount here.

Do you offer scholarships?

Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Please see this page for more information and to apply.

What if I need to cancel after I've registered?

No worries, just send us an email at pnt@rickhanson.net and we’ll process your cancellation and refund within 24 business hours.

Do you have a refund policy?

There is a 30-day full-refund guarantee. Simply send us an email at pnt@rickhanson.net by December 12, and we’ll give you a full refund.

Are Continuing Education Credits available?

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is eligible for 18 Continuing Education Credits from PESI for an additional $40 – which gets paid directly to PESI when you are ready to apply for the credits.

To receive CE credits, you will be required to apply for them and take a test online, through PESI’s website, once you have completed the course.

The Professional Course will also be eligible for at least 12 credits. More information will be available soon.

What if I attended/purchased the PNT that took place in October 2016?

If you attended the in-person PNT workshop last fall, or participated in the live-stream version of that workshop, you will be welcome to participate in this course at no additional cost. Simply register here.

Will there be audio or video downloads available?

Yes. All of the videos will be available to download as mp4 files. There will also be mp3 audio files available to download.

How does the PNT differ from Rick's Foundations of Well-Being program?

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) is a deep immersion in the material in the Learning pillar of the Foundations of Well-Being (FWB) program – i.e., the HEAL methods of positive neuroplasticity, turning ordinary experiences into extraordinary inner strengths, and using these methods to build up inner resources for any issues related to our three core needs of safety, satisfaction, and connection – and then the Foundations of Well-Being program applies these methods to growing the specific strengths in the other 11 pillars of well-being.

Putting it a little differently, the Positive Neuroplasticity Training is an 18 hour immersion in a single subject – positive neuroplasticity – that is covered in 4 hours in the Foundations program, while the Foundations of Well-Being program altogether is about 50 hours of core material plus lots of other goodies compared to 18 hours of the Positive Neuroplasticity Training.

What kind of technology will I need to access the sessions?

To view the presentations, you will simply need an internet connection and a device (computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone) that is connected to the internet to view it.

For the live-streamed Q&As, we will be using a platform called Zoom. You can participate using either a device with a web browser, connected to the internet, or you will have the option to call in on your telephone. International numbers will be provided to call in as well.

Can someone be too depressed, anxious, traumatized, broken, etc. for this course to be helpful?

Dr. Hanson really believes that no one is too wounded to improve. It’s really just a matter of finding the practices that work for you. The Positive Neuroplasticity Training certainly has the potential to be of value to anyone – regardless of their history – and if you find that it is not beneficial, we of course would be happy to give you a full refund.

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