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About Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist and New York Times best-selling author. He’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and meditation centers worldwide. His books are available in 28 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR.

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About Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist and New York Times best-selling author. He’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and meditation centers worldwide. His books are available in 28 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR.

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“Offers simple, accessible, practical steps for touching the peace and joy that are every person’s birthright.”

 

-Thich Nhat Hanh
Author of Being Peace and Understanding Our Mind

“A master of his craft.”

 

-Mark Williams, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Oxford, author of Mindfulness

“Works practical magic, teaching you how to rewire your brain for greater happiness, peace, and well-being.”

 

-Jennifer Louden
Author of Women’s Comfort Book

“One of the world’s leading authorities on mind training.”

 

-Paul Gilbert, Ph.D., O.B.E.
Professor, University of Derby, author of The Compassionate Mind

“A brilliant and masterful guide in cultivating the traits that underlie a happy, fulfilled life.”

 

-Tara Brach
Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

“Brilliant at making complex scientific information simple.”

 

-Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
Co-author with Helen LaKelly Hunt of Making Marriage Simple

“Teaches how to develop durable psychological resources to become resilient in this modern, hectic world.”

 

-Mark Hyman, M.D.
Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

“Has a rare ability to inspire us to our fullest potential while giving us practical, actionable tools for everyday life.”

 

-Marie Forleo
New York Times bestselling author of Everything is Figureoutable

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The breakthroughs of the great teachers are not reserved for the chosen few. Learn seven practices for embodying them ourselves in daily life to handle stress, heal old pain, feel at ease with others, and rest in the sense of our natural goodness.

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Being Well Podcast: Angry and Content

Being Well Podcast: Angry and Content

On today’s episode of @beingwellpodcast, Forrest and I explore how we maintain contentment, calm, or inner peace, while still aiming high, pursuing good goals, and experiencing natural frustration and anger. We also take a look at some provocative questions, like is contentment even a good goal when there's so much injustice out in the world?
Meditation + Talk: Calming Reactions to Others

Meditation + Talk: Calming Reactions to Others

In this Meditation and Talk from his weekly Wednesday Night Meditation Dr. Rick Hanson offers a guided meditation and talk on Calming Reactions to Others, which includes a Q&A and discussion.
Change The Channel

Change The Channel

What can you do when nothing is working? The Practice: Change the channel. Why? In response to a previous JOT – Find Stillness – a wise therapist, Betsy Sansby, reminded me that sometimes a person just can’t find any stillness anywhere. Maybe you have epilepsy or chronic pain, or are wildly worried about a child or other loved one, or have been rejected in love or had the bottom fall out financially. In other words, as Betsy put it, like there’s a nest of bees in your chest. She’s right. Sometimes the inner practices fail you – or at least aren’t matched to the…

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