Helplessness and Agency

Helplessness and Agency

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson, Ph.D. It is titled, “Helplessness and Agency” and focuses on sources of well-being and grit, and specifically on the quality of agency – which is feeling more like a “hammer” and less like a “nail.”


The San Rafael Meditation group is a weekly gathering in San Rafael, California, and is led by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. (and occasional guest teachers). It focuses on cultivating the brain states of self-awareness, calm, and inner peace, lovingkindness, mindfulness, and happiness. Research has shown that this can strengthen your immune system and nurture other health benefits.

This group is open to seasoned meditators and people with less experience, all in an atmosphere that is friendly and focused. Newcomers are always welcome. Learn more here.



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