Continuing Education Credits
for the Neurodharma Online Program

Program content and Continuing Education hours provided by Being Well, Inc.


CE Applicants must also purchase the Neurodharma course – Register here.


Being Well, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Being Well, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Neurodharma online program awards 15.0 credits to participating professionals.

Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance.


The Neurodharma online program is presented by Dr. Rick Hanson, who has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and over 25 years of licensed clinical practice, as well as many years of teaching in doctoral level environments, including a talk at the 2016 APA general meeting. To learn more view his bio here, or download his full CV here.


Only Dr. Hanson’s didactic presentations (pre-recorded talks and interview clips) are eligible or required for CE credit. While CE participants are welcome to engage the supplemental materials (e.g. suggested readings, guided experiential practices), this is optional.

Dr. Hanson’s presentations and interview clips in the Neurodharma online program consist of 15 hours.


The Neurodharma online program costs $299.
Being Well, Inc. charges an additional $50 for administering the Continuing Education hours.


The Neurodharma online program is offered with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the program, or unable to participate in it, please contact us and we will process a full refund.


The Neurodharma online program is suitable for anyone interested in developing character traits that aim at the highest reaches of human potential – or who would like to cultivate a more steady mind, kind heart, and inner peace. It is also suitable for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses (mental health), Marriage and Family Therapists, and other Mental Health Professionals.




ONGOING. The Neurodharma online program can be utilized as a self-paced, on-demand program which can be started and completed at any time. Once you have paid in full, you have lifetime access to the program materials.


In-home study; self-paced training

CE Applicants must also purchase the Neurodharma course – Register here.


Once you complete the program you’ll need to pay the $50 administrative fee for each of the courses you are applying to for credits. Then, you will need to complete the Being Well, Inc. CE Request form and Post Test.

A passing score on the post-test is 80% (or more) correct answers. You need a passing score to receive Continuing Education hours. If you do not receive a passing score, Being Well, Inc. will notify you via email, and you can take the post-test again.

After you receive a passing score on the post-test, Being Well, Inc. will send you a CE Certificate via e-mail within two weeks.


  1. Define mindfulness
  2. Describe three neural factors that support present moment awareness
  3. Name the three characteristics of all experiences identified by the Buddha 
  4. Name two central attributes of compassion.
  5. Describe the four step HEAL process developed by Dr. Rick Hanson to heighten the internalization of beneficial experiences
  6. Describe the functional differences between midline and lateral cortical networks in terms of “doing” and “being” 
  7. Describe the three aspects of attention: alerting, orienting, and responding 
  8. Describe the egocentric and allocentric perspectives
  1. Describe the potential role of the thalamus in switching between the egocentric and allocentric perspectives
  2. Explain Dr. Hanson’s “let be, let go, let in” model of three fundamental ways to engage the mind productively
  3. Summarize the three-stage evolution of the brain and its relationship to the management of our needs for safety, satisfaction, and connection
  4. Give three examples, respectively, of how a person could engage in avoiding harms, approaching rewards, and attaching to others while not experiencing stress.
  5. Describe the two branches of the vagus nerve complex and their general functions 
  6. Describe the Buddhist psychological construct of “craving” as a drive state based on an inner sense of deficit and disturbance in the meeting of needs
  7. Describe how stable and relatively intense positive emotions could help stabilize attention through a neural mechanism involving dopamine

CE Applicants must also purchase the Neurodharma course – Register here.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for the Neurodharma online program.

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.

Rick Hanson, PhD is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 29 languages and include NeurodharmaResilient, Hardwiring HappinessBuddha’s BrainJust One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free newsletters have 215,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial need. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He and his wife live in northern California and have two adult children. He loves wilderness and taking a break from emails.

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