Reviews

Fav app just got a whole lot better! ★★★★
by MossMusic – Version 1.3 – Sep 8, 2013

This mindful app just got a whole lot better since the addition of audio. As an avid & Grateful student & practitioner of Rick Hansen’s invaluable & transformational books and meditation CDs, I was hoping when I downloaded the first version that I could go directly to a fav practice and HEAR a meditation read to me, for immediate use in stressful moments. Now that the audio has been added, it is so much more powerful. To hear Ricks’ soothing voice and confident intelligence begins to bring me back into mindfulness, and then reminds me how I can best bring myself back into my true self, no matter what stressor had me temporarily hooked. I am confident that this app will continue to improve. What I hope for is an advanced version for those of us who have already learned the science and wisdom from his books and meditation CDs, so that we can quickly find & choose a fav practice at anytime, to hear an audio mediation, without the explanation & reason behind it that we have already studied & internalized. Just give me the meditation that I need to hear NOW. This new version has come closer. This app is much better than drugs or alcohol, and not quite as good as hang gliding, scuba diving or playing Mozart together in a fine string quartet. But when my cellist & violist are not with me, this app is. I am more Grateful than I can say for the brilliance of this work, the great hope of neuroplasticity, and the healing. peace and growth that it has given me.

Great App for learning mindfulness ★★★★★
by Ennea2 – Version 1.3 – Sep 6, 2013

Love Rick Hanson’s work and this app. reinforces his books and CDs. Easy to use and useful tools. Look forward to more updates!

Love the new audio version! ★★★★
by Ampsp – Version 1.3 – Sep 6, 2013

Was very happy to Rick upgraded his app with audio. I like to look at this app whenever I feel the need. I have a lot of respect for Rick and his work his ideas on compassion have completely shifted the way I support myself on a daily basis when dealing with my trauma, emotions etc. I’ve always wanted to thank Rick for this so this is my way of saying thankyou!

Canada:
Wonderful app! ★★★★★
by Zzzzzz2468 – Version 1.0 – Dec 22, 2011
Clearly written and thoughtfully organized everyday practices that are sure to enhance your life.I was already a subscriber to Rick Hansen’s online newsletter but i really appreciate the easy access to these concepts via this app. Only I wish there was also an audio component because listening to the practices/explanations as i drive, move thru my day or fall asleep would really help “take in” this good.

Switzerland:
great work ★★★★★
by Thymian – Version 1.0 – Jan 3, 2012
thank you rick hanson for the app itself and all this helpful practices!

USA:
amazing ★★★★★
by Valerie Weber – Version 1.0 – Feb 20, 2013
love the book and was stoked to find all the important info in portable format with this amazing app!

Great! ★★★★★
by Stefan9429 – Version 1.0 – Apr 16, 2012
I love this app it’s very useful! I also have the book. Full of Wisdom!

Excellent resource ★★★★★
by Happycissy – Version 1.0 – Apr 15, 2012
I’m a psychotherapist and recommending this to clients as I use it myself. Well worth the cost

Great companion to books! ★★★★★
by debibeads – Version 1.0 – Feb 13, 2012
This app is a great companion to both “The Buddha’s Brain” and “Just One Thing” books. It’s a terrific and very useful app. Thanks for giving us this tool!

Great pocket full of wisdom ★★★★★
by RickyBobby88 – Version 1.0 – Jan 30, 2012
I love the access to wisdom in my pocket that this app provides. Rick and his work is a gift to all of us.

An app for mindfulness ★★★★★
by wondershot – Version 1.0 – Dec 25, 2011
Just great.

Great App! ★★★★★
by Walter R. Roth – Version 1.0 – Dec 22, 2011
I’ve long been a fan of Rick Hanson and his books, blog, talks, etc. This app helps bring his work into the moments when I need them the most. I’ve referred his book to many people and now I’ll do the same for his app.

Very useful ★★★★★
by Seandfargo – Version 1.0 – Dec 15, 2011
I’ve been waiting for an app like this which blends useful ancient practices with the latest Western research. This app does not disappoint. Thank you!

Netherlands:
Praktisch, bruikbaar en effectief. ★★★★★
by Okapio – Version 1.0 – Dec 19, 2011
Het boek Buddha’s Brain is een goede balans van de wijsheid van het Boeddhisme en de feiten van de (neuro)wetenschap. De daarop aansluitende teksten (oefeningen) van Rick Hanson zijn in deze app verwerkt. Praktisch, bruikbaar, meer of minder meditatief, maar altijd bewezen werkzaam. Bovendien geschikt voor beginners én gevorderden. Onderlinge hyperlinks in de teksten laten je makkelijk verder lezen en je favorieten zet je zelf bij elkaar. Kwaliteit zowel van inhoud als van vorm, en daarmee de prijs zeker wel waard. Aanbevolen!

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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