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The Positive
Neuroplasticity Training

Grow Lasting Strengths like Gratitude, Motivation, and Self-Worth

 

Online and In-Person Training from Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

In a pilot study on these methods, people reported statistically significant increases in happiness, resilience, and love, and decreases in anxiety and depression – even months later.

“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, and joy
.”

“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 and joy.”

Join New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D. for an experiential journey into positive brain change. Learn how to:

Feel less stressed, worried, hurt, and resentful

Hardwire peace of mind, contentment, and self-compassion into your brain

Grow specific inner strengths you need for challenges and old pain

Are you a therapist, coach, doctor, or educator?

After taking the PNT, learn how to use its powerful methods with others with the Professional Course.

IN THIS TRAINING YOU’LL RECEIVE:

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Tools for positive brain change you can use the rest of your life

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Deep experiential practices to grow the strengths you need most

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Handbook of Positive Neuroplasticity and Program Slides

YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO:

YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO:

CLASS 1

Use your mind to change your brain
Use mindfulness to let be, let go, and let in
Overcome the brain’s negativity bias
Use HEAL to turn experiences into inner resources

CLASS 2

Create beneficial, useful experiences
Intensify positive thoughts and feelings
Have a strong sense of being on your own side
See and believe in the good inside you

CLASS 3

Recognize and honor your deep needs
Grow the inner resources you need most
Stay in the “Green Zone”
Use positive experiences to heal wounds and empty places inside

CLASS 1

Use your mind to change your brain
Use mindfulness to let be, let go, and let in
Overcome the brain’s negativity bias
Use HEAL to turn experiences into inner resources

CLASS 2

Create beneficial, useful experiences
Intensify positive thoughts and feelings
Have a strong sense of being on your own side
See and believe in the good inside you

CLASS 3

Recognize and honor your deep needs
Grow the inner resources you need most
Stay in the “Green Zone”
Use positive experiences to heal wounds and empty places inside

CLASS 4

Get the benefits of self-compassion
Manage threats with calm strength
Be less anxious
Rest in a sense of peace, contentment, and love

CLASS 5: Sep. 13

Feel authentically successful at more things
Stay motivated
Pursue big goals without stress
Feel more thankfulness and joy

CLASS 6: Sep. 21

Increase a genuine sense of self-worth
Release envy and resentment
Heal deep levels of old pain
Combine compassion and assertiveness

CLASS 4: Sep. 6

Get the benefits of self-compassion
Manage threats with calm strength
Be less anxious
Rest in a sense of peace, contentment, and love

CLASS 5

Feel authentically successful at more things
Stay motivated
Pursue big goals without stress
Feel more thankfulness and joy

CLASS 6

Increase a genuine sense of self-worth
Release envy and resentment
Heal deep levels of old pain
Combine compassion and assertiveness

“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 others.”

-Susan A.

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

-Holly E.

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

-Kristen P.

“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.

“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 others.”

-Susan A.

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

-Holly E.

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

-Kristen P.

“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.

TWO LEVELS OF TRAINING

Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT)

A deep, experiential exploration of how to change your brain for the better – and feel more confident, resilient, loved, and happy. You will receive:

  • 6 Presentations, including guided practices and Q&As
  • Handbook of Positive Neuroplasticity
  • PDFs of the slides in the PNT
  • Certificate of Participation
  • CE credits available (for an additional fee)
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Want to attend? Keep an eye on the calendar for future in-person trainings, or contact us for more information about online trainings.

The PNT plus the Professional Course

A practical, hands-on training that applies positive neuroplasticity to your work with others – for greater healing, motivation, and growth. For therapists, coaches, doctors, educators, yoga teachers, mindfulness trainers, and others in the helping professions. You’ll receive:

  • The PNT and everything that comes with it
  • The Professional Course with Dr. Hanson teaching how to:
    – Explain positive neuroplasticity and its uses
    – Help people have the experiences they need and long for
    – Identify and grow key mental resources
    – Heal anxiety, depression, trauma, and shame
  • CE credits available (for an additional fee)
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Rick’s Powerpoint slide sets
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT)

A deep, experiential exploration of how to change your brain for the better – and feel more confident, resilient, loved, and happy. You will receive:

  • 6 Presentations, including guided practices and Q&As
  • Handbook of Positive Neuroplasticity
  • PDFs of the slides in the PNT
  • Certificate of Participation
  • 10 CE credits available (for an additional $50)
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

The PNT plus the Professional Course

A practical, hands-on training that applies positive neuroplasticity to your work with others – for greater healing, motivation, and growth. For therapists, coaches, doctors, educators, yoga teachers, mindfulness trainers, and others in the helping professions. You’ll receive:

  • The PNT and everything that comes with it
  • The Professional Course with Dr. Hanson teaching how to:
    – Explain positive neuroplasticity and its uses
    – Help people have the experiences they need and long for
    – Identify and grow key mental resources
    – Heal anxiety, depression, trauma, and shame
  • 19 CE credits (10 for PNT, 9 for PC for $100)
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Rick’s Powerpoint slide sets
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Want to attend? Keep an eye on the calendar for future in-person trainings, or contact us for more information about online trainings.

“Most good experiences are wasted on the brain. Instead, I’ll teach you how to gain the most from your experiences each day, weaving it into your brain – and your life.”

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

“Most good experiences are wasted on the brain. Instead, I’ll teach you how to gain the most from your experiences each day, weaving it into your brain – and your life.”

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is each session?

Each class is about 3 hours long, including didactic presentations, guided practices, and Q&A sessions.

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.

Can I get Continuing Education Credits?

If you are a mental health professional, you may be able to receive Continuing Education Hours if you attend and in-person Positive Neuroplasticity Training and/or Professional Course, or participate in an online version of it.

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is generally eligible for 10-18 CE credits.
The Professional Course is generally eligible for 9-18 CE credits.

We suggest checking with your state licensing board to confirm they will accept credits from APA approved sponsors before taking the program.

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.

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.

Do I need to take the Positive Neuroplasticity Training before taking the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity?
  • The Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) and the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity (PC) are distinct programs, and many people take both of them. The PNT is the foundation of the PC and the prerequisite for it. If you enroll in the PC, we presume that you have already taken the PNT and are familiar with its ideas and methods. Since the PNT is conveniently available online, a person should usually be able to do it online or in-person before taking the PC.
  • Occasionally someone may have an opportunity to take the PC in-person but not have time to take the PNT beforehand. In this case we will waive the PNT prerequisite requirement IF the person already has a deep understanding of positive neuroplasticity through completing the Foundations of Well-Being, reading Hardwiring Happiness carefully, or similar background.
  • If you have any questions about this, please contact us.
Can someone be too depressed, anxious, or traumatized 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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