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October 2019

Peaceable, Friendly, and Fearless: Using Positive Neuroplasticity to Develop Calm, Compassionate Strength

October 19, 2019, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Harvard Memorial Church, One Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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$50 – $175

Positive neuroplasticity shows us how to turn passing experiences into lasting changes in the brain – hardwiring an unshakable calm, compassion, and courage into the marrow of our being. This experiential workshop, led by Rick Hanson, Ph.D., will offer lots of practical methods useful for both self-guided practice and in therapeutic settings.

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The Positive Neuroplasticity Training, with Clinical Applications – Maryland

October 21, 2019, 8:00 am - October 24, 2019, 5:00 pm PDT
Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044
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$699 – $799

Join NY Times bestselling author, Rick Hanson, Ph.D. for this experiential 4-day workshop on using modern neuroscience to develop strong clinical resources - hardwired into the nervous system - to increase coping and well-being for clients. Drawing from Dr. Hanson’s 40-year background in human potential and clinical…

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November 2019

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training, with Clinical Applications 

November 12, 2019, 8:00 am - November 15, 2019, 5:00 pm PST
Doubletree by Hilton, 1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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$699 – $799

Join NY Times bestselling author, Rick Hanson, Ph.D. for this experiential 4-day workshop on using modern neuroscience to develop strong clinical resources - hardwired into the nervous system - to increase coping and well-being for clients. Drawing from Dr. Hanson’s 40-year background in human potential and clinical…

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December 2019

Opening Into Allness Workshop

December 14, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PST
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA United States
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$75 – $200

Modern brain science is beginning to shed light on the underlying neuropsychological basis of deep experiences of present moment awareness, integrated wholeness of mind, and the sense of interdependent connection with nature and physical reality. We can use these new findings in very practical ways to…

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February 2020

Friendly & Fearless Workshop: Combining Kindness and Assertiveness in Important Relationships, Berkeley, CA

February 21, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, Chevron Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA United States
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$135 – $179

Attend Live or Via Webcast! Join Rick Hanson and Daniel Ellenberg for a one-day workshop that will explore interpersonal courage, compassionate strength, and the intersection of love and power.

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March 2020

Live Interactive Webinar

March 15, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT

Join Rick Hanson for an inspiring 90-minute webinar and Q&A that explores: What we can learn from the examples of the great sages and teachers—the wisest people who have ever lived What could be happening in your brain when your mind is calm, clear, loving, happy, wide open, and fully present Practical tips you can use…

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Dharma Talk + Meditation at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

March 16, 2020, 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm PDT
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA United States
Free – $108

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be guest teaching at Spirit Rock's Monday Night Dharma Talk and Meditation on Monday, May 4. This program is open from 7:15 – 9:15 pm in the Community Meditation Center.

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May 2020

ONLINE: Workshop + Keynote Address at A Mindful Society Conference 2020

May 1, 2020, 9:00 am - May 2, 2020, 11:00 am EDT
University of Toronto, 27 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S Canada
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$CAD895

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be presenting a pre-conference workshop on May 1, and a keynote address on May 2 at the 2020 Mindful Society Conference in Toronto, Ontario.

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ONLINE: Talk at InsightLA, Los Angeles, CA

May 2, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
$5 – $55

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will give a live online talk to the Insight LA meditation community in Los Angeles, CA. The talk is entitled: "Neurodharma: New Science and Ancient Wisdom for a Challenging Time." During times like this, it’s natural to feel afraid, anxious, or threatened.…

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ONLINE: Dharma Talk + Meditation, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

May 4, 2020, 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm PDT
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA United States
Free – $108

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be guest teaching at Spirit Rock's Monday Night Dharma Talk and Meditation on Monday, May 4. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation, all Spirit Rock events are temporarily being broadcast online. This program will be broadcast from 7:15 – 9:15 pm. Jack…

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ONLINE: Book Launch hosted by Copperfield’s Books

May 5, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
CA United States
Free

Rick Hanson will offer a talk and book signing for his new book Neurodharma at Copperfield's Books, Petaluma, California.

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Finding Calm and Contentment in Turbulent Times

May 6, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Shambhala Mountain Center is offering a free, 60 minute live-streaming talk with Dr. Rick Hanson on May 6 at 11am PT. Dr. Hanson will be sharing techniques and insights that are directly applicable to life in these challenging times. The deepest roots of the highest…

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Well Enough Webinar with Rick Hanson & Sharon Salzburg

May 6, 2020, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Online
Free

Join us on Wednesday, May 6 at 4:30pm PDT ( 7:30PM EDT) for a FREE WellZoom Webinar with Rick Hanson, PhD, psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Neurodharma, and Sharon Salzberg, meditation teacher and New York Times bestselling author, in conversation with Kalia Kelmenson, editorial director at Spirituality & Health, about keeping the mind well. This is…

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Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick Hanson

May 6, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Much research has shown that meditation is one of the very best ways to cultivate the brain states of self-awareness, calm and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness – as well as strengthen the immune system and nurture other health benefits. Join Dr. Rick Hanson…

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Keynote Address for the Inner Peace Conference

May 8, 2020, 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT
Online
Free

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will deliver a Keynote Talk (12:30 pm ET) at the Inner Peace Conference in New York City.

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Evening Talk for New York Insight Meditation Center

May 8, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Online
$20

In Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness, Rick Hanson, Ph.D. offers a bold yet plausible plan for reverse-engineering peak experiences, sense of oneness, and the heights of human possibilities. And he does so with his trademark blend of solid science and…

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Already Home Workshop for New York Insight Meditation Center

May 9, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Online
$45 – $55

Join New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson for a daylong workshop where you'll explore the Buddhist analysis of the mind as a road map for strengthening the neural circuitry of deep calm, contentment, kindness, and wisdom—qualities we all need to succeed in the face of adversity.

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The Neurology of Awakening Workshop for IMCC

May 12, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Online
Free

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be guest teaching at the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville's weekly Tuesday Sangha. He will present a talk and meditation based on his new book, Neurodharma.

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Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick Hanson

May 13, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Much research has shown that meditation is one of the very best ways to cultivate the brain states of self-awareness, calm and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness – as well as strengthen the immune system and nurture other health benefits. Join Dr. Rick Hanson…

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Keynote Address for The Art & Science of Transformational Change Conference

May 15, 2020, 6:00 am - 7:30 am PDT
Online
$347 – $447

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will give a keynote address at the the 22nd International Energy Psychology Conference: The Art & Science of Transformational Change on May 16 in Baltimore, MD.

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Book Passage Conversation with Rick Hanson and Lori Gottlieb

May 17, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Online
Free

Book Passage hosts an extended session with an online conversation with Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and Lori Gottlieb. For more than 40 years, Book Passage has been the welcoming home for Bay Area readers. On April 4th, they launched an online series, "Book Passage’s Conversations with Authors,"…

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Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick Hanson

May 20, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Much research has shown that meditation is one of the very best ways to cultivate the brain states of self-awareness, calm and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness – as well as strengthen the immune system and nurture other health benefits. Join Dr. Rick Hanson…

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Book Talk at Bookshop Santa Cruz, CA

May 21, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Rick Hanson will offer a talk and book signing for his new book Neurodharma at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

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Keynote Address for Never Alone Summit

May 22, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will offer a live talk at the online Never Alone Summit, a 3-day global mental health summit, featuring over 50 experts in the fields of mental health, wellness and brain science, plus some amazing musicians, writers and performing artists, May 22-24, 2020. Dr.…

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Exploring Neurodharma and the Essence of Awakening

May 23, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Rick Hanson will offer a day-long workshop based on teachings from his new book Neurodharma at the Vajrapani Institute in Santa Cruz.

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Keynote Address for A New Beginning World Conference

May 23, 2020, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
Online
$190 – $325

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will offer a keynote address on May 23rd at 1:30pm PDT for the New Beginning World Conference, which takes place online May 23-25, 2020. This 3-day interactive online event offers talks, interviews, discussion groups and Q&A sessions with 30 of the foremost…

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The Unshakable Core: Growing Calm Strength for Turbulent Times

May 26, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Online
Free – $100

The Garrison Institute presents a live webinar with psychologist and best-selling author Rick Hanson. The deepest roots of the highest happiness are in the living body. At the intersection of modern science and ancient wisdom – which could be called neurodharma – we can find…

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Talk + Meditation for the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C.

May 27, 2020, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be guest teaching at Tara Brach's Wednesday Night Drop-In Meditation Sit for the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C.

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Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick Hanson

May 27, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Much research has shown that meditation is one of the very best ways to cultivate the brain states of self-awareness, calm and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness – as well as strengthen the immune system and nurture other health benefits. Join Dr. Rick Hanson…

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Tibet Watch – LIVE online

May 28, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Online
Free

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will join a LIVE online discussion for Tibet Watch, and will share some of his advice on how to face the anxiety and uncertainty in these challenging times, as well as how Tibetan teachings have informed his practice and career. Inspired by His Holiness…

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Facebook LIVE! with Marie Forleo

May 28, 2020, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Online
Free

Join Dr. Rick Hanson every week as he chats with a variety of guests on YouTube/Facebook Live. This week he chats with Marie Forleo, entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist, and an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be. They'll talk about…

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Special Benefit Event for Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

May 29, 2020, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Online
$30 – $50

Join Dr. Rick Hanson to explore seven practices of awakening and what could be happening in the brain as we engage them – with a focus on resilient love and happiness in everyday life. These practices are for everyone, and no background in neuroscience or meditation is needed. There will be time for discussion and some experiential practice.

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Book Talk at Brookline Booksmith

May 31, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will offer a free online talk for his new book, Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness, through the Brookline Booksmith in Brookline (Boston), MA. This is an online free event, starting at 11am PT / 2pm ET.…

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June 2020

Book Talk for Politics & Prose

June 3, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Online
Free

Rick Hanson will offer a talk and book signing for his new book Neurodharma at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick Hanson

June 3, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Much research has shown that meditation is one of the very best ways to cultivate the brain states of self-awareness, calm and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness – as well as strengthen the immune system and nurture other health benefits. Join Dr. Rick Hanson…

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Facebook LIVE! with Jeff Thompson, PhD

June 4, 2020, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Online
Free

Join Dr. Rick Hanson every week as he chats with a variety of guests on YouTube/Facebook Live. This week he chats with Jeff Thompson, PhD, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division of the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia…

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Book Talk at Third Place Books, Seattle, WA

June 5, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Online

Rick Hanson will offer an online book talk for his new book, Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness, for Third Place Books in Seattle, Washington.

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Keynote Address for the Mindfulness & Compassion Global Summit

June 6, 2020, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Gather with people from around the world to explore how mindfulness and compassion are powerful tools for changing that.

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Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick Hanson

June 10, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Much research has shown that meditation is one of the very best ways to cultivate the brain states of self-awareness, calm and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness – as well as strengthen the immune system and nurture other health benefits. Join Dr. Rick Hanson…

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Neurodharma Workshop at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

June 14, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Online
$45 – $200

Rick Hanson will offer a daylong workshop based on teachings from his new book, Neurodharma at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.

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Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick Hanson

June 17, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Much research has shown that meditation is one of the very best ways to cultivate the brain states of self-awareness, calm and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness – as well as strengthen the immune system and nurture other health benefits. Join Dr. Rick Hanson…

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Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick Hanson

June 24, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Much research has shown that meditation is one of the very best ways to cultivate the brain states of self-awareness, calm and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness – as well as strengthen the immune system and nurture other health benefits. Join Dr. Rick Hanson…

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Facebook LIVE! with Hisla Bates, MD

June 25, 2020, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Online
Free

Join Dr. Rick Hanson every week as he chats with a variety of guests on YouTube/Facebook Live. This week he chats with Hisla Bates, MD, a Board-Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist located in Midtown, Manhattan. Join the conversation on Facebook or YouTube, Thursday, June 25 at…

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Guest Teacher at Community Meditation Center, New York

June 28, 2020, 7:30 am - 9:00 am PDT
Online
Free

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be the guest teacher for the Community Meditation Center's weekly online gathering. The format is a 30-minutes guided meditation followed by a 45-minute dharma talk. The session begins at 10:30am EDT and pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link. REGISTER

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July 2020

Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick Hanson

July 1, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Much research has shown that meditation is one of the very best ways to cultivate the brain states of self-awareness, calm and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness – as well as strengthen the immune system and nurture other health benefits. Join Dr. Rick Hanson…

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Deep Healing: Evening Talk with Vidyamala Burch, Prof. Paul Gilbert, and Dr. Rick Hanson

July 3, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Online
£20 – £30

Join Vidyamala Burch, Prof. Paul Gilbert OBE, and Dr. Rick Hanson for a lively evening conversation on Deep Healing: The Science and Soul of Change That Lasts.

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Neurodharma Workshop: The New Science and Ancient Wisdom of Awakening

July 4, 2020, 8:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Online
£85 – £115

Join NYT bestselling author Rick Hanson, PhD, to learn how to strengthen the neural circuitry of deep contentment and profound inner peace. Based on teachings from his new book Neurodharma this experiential workshop will provide you with methods for cultivating and embodying unshakable presence of mind, a courageous heart, and serenity in a changing world.

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Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick Hanson

July 8, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Much research has shown that meditation is one of the very best ways to cultivate the brain states of self-awareness, calm and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness – as well as strengthen the immune system and nurture other health benefits. Join Dr. Rick Hanson…

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Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick Hanson

July 15, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Much research has shown that meditation is one of the very best ways to cultivate the brain states of self-awareness, calm and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness – as well as strengthen the immune system and nurture other health benefits. Join Dr. Rick Hanson…

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Book Talk for Banyan Books & Sound, Vancouver, B.C.

July 18, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Online

Rick Hanson will offer an online book talk for his new book, Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness.

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Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and expert on the impact of toxic narcissism. She is a Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, and also a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg.

The focus of Dr. Ramani’s clinical, academic, and consultative work is the etiology and impact of narcissism and high-conflict, entitled, antagonistic personality styles on human relationships, mental health, and societal expectations. She has spoken on these issues to clinicians, educators, and researchers around the world.

She is the author of Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist, and Don't You Know Who I Am? How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility. Her work has been featured at SxSW, TEDx, and on a wide range of media platforms including Red Table Talk, the Today Show, Oxygen, Investigation Discovery, and Bravo, and she is a featured expert on the digital media mental health platform MedCircle. Dr. Durvasula’s research on personality disorders has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and she is a Consulting Editor of the scientific journal Behavioral Medicine.

Dr. Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He is a former president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and has been president of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences, which represents approximately twenty-thousand biobehavioral scientists. He’s led a number of other organizations and received a wide variety of professional awards.

In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological states in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders, and has had a major impact on the field of psychology.

Dr. Porges has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers across a wide array of disciplines. He’s also the author of several books including The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation.

Dr. Bruce Perry is the Principal of the Neurosequential Network, Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, and a Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. From 1993 to 2001 he was the Thomas S. Trammell Research Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of psychiatry at Texas Children's Hospital.

He’s one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of trauma in childhood, and his work on the impact of abuse, neglect, and trauma on the developing brain has impacted clinical practice, programs, and policy across the world. His work has been instrumental in describing how traumatic events in childhood change the biology of the brain.

Dr. Perry's most recent book, What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, co-authored with Oprah Winfrey, was released earlier this year. Dr. Perry is also the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children, and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Additionally, he’s authored more than 300 journal articles and book chapters and has been the recipient of a variety of professional awards.

Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith is a child clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma and issues of race. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard and then received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She performed postdoctoral work at the University of California San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital. She has combined her love of teaching and advocacy by serving as a professor and by directing mental health programs for children experiencing trauma, homelessness, or foster care.

Dr. Briscoe-Smith is also a senior fellow of Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and is both a professor and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Wright Institute. She provides consultation and training to nonprofits and schools on how to support trauma-informed practices and cultural accountability.

Sharon Salzberg is a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. She is widely considered one of the most influential individuals in bringing mindfulness practices to the West, and co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts alongside Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Sharon has been a student of Dipa Ma, Anagarika Munindra, and Sayadaw U Pandita alongside other masters.

Sharon has authored 10 books, and is the host of the fantastic Metta Hour podcast. She was a contributing editor of Oprah’s O Magazine, had her work featured in Time and on NPR, and contributed to panels alongside the Dalai Lama.

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