Online Courses

to Stay Calm, Confident, and Happy No Matter What Life Throws Your Way

Just One Minute

57 Bite-Sized Practices

$79  $49

Build a happier, healthier mind in a minute or two a day with 57 brief practices – each focusing on just one thing – that will gradually change your brain for the better so you can handle the challenges of everyday life with greater ease, inner strength, and confidence.

Dealing with Anxiety

Dealing with Anxiety

5 Practices for Less Stress


Anxiety, fear, and worry are normal reactions, but they don’t have to be your constant companions. Let go of anxiety and grow a greater sense of calm, strength, and being protected and supported by other people with these 5 powerful practices from Dr. Rick Hanson.

Life throws us challenges every day. Build up the Inner Strengths to face them, with this yearlong program offering new tools each week for feeling less stressed, more fulfilled, and authentically happy and well.

Breaking Out of Rumination

5-Week Online Course


Learn practical ways to disrupt negative, obsessive thoughts around worries, resentments, remorse, and self-doubt.

Trauma and the Healing Power of Love

Trauma and the Healing Power of Love

Live Workshop Recording


Learn experiential practices for building up a strong sense of love and support inside yourself so you can start accepting and healing from past wounds.

Grief and Loss

Grief and Loss

5-Week Course


Discover methods for staying present with others while remaining centered in yourself, respecting the needs of others while honoring your own, and asserting yourself with both kindness and confidence.

Change Your Mind

4-Week Course


Learn how to step out of old assumptions and attitudes – and step into useful, hopeful thoughts about yourself and others. Get practical tools for feeling less bothered, getting more motivated, strengthening self-worth, and expressing yourself fully.

The Strong Heart Relationship Program

Discover methods for staying present with others while remaining centered in yourself, respecting the needs of others while honoring your own, and asserting yourself with both kindness and confidence.

The Courage to Connect

Online Course


Join Dr. Daniel Ellenberg and Dr. Rick Hanson for a powerful online course that will help you be more open and confident, so you can express yourself more fully and have deeper, more fulfilling relationships.

Positive Neuroplasticity Training

6-Week Online Program


Learn and Master Dr. Hanson’s HEAL process to beat the brain’s negativity bias and grow inner resources to overcome challenges and heal from past wounds.

The Professional Course

in Positive Neuroplasticity


Apply the powerful methods of Positive Neuroplasticity to clinical, educational, and personal growth settings. This 12-part course will teach you how to activate positive experiences, heighten their absorption into emotional memory, and use those methods in your work with others.


8-Week Online Program


Explore and develop seven ways of being that are both hallmarks of the highest forms of human development and at the core of who you already are. Through these seven powerful practices, you’ll feel increasingly centered in your fundamental goodness, enoughness, and wakefulness.

What Others Are Saying About Rick Hanson’s Online Programs

“The experience, all the terrific material, so beautifully presented, has given me such a tremendous boost in peace, contentment and love! Looking forward to making it a vital part of my life in all areas.”
-Ron R.
“I found the training to be among the best I have ever received. I went through – and continue to do so – significant change, overcoming that which has held me back for years.”
-Petrina L.
“Dr. Hanson is an amazing presenter. The mix of academic information and experiential practices was just right.”
-Kristen P.
“I’ve spent a lot of time, money, and effort studying with premier teachers for 50 years now. Rick’s pragmatic contextualizing, profound teachings, genuine warmth, humor, and wisdom is a transmission I heartily recommend for anybody.”
-Greg J.
“This training supports me in managing my life, my chronic pain, and all the ups and downs of the whole shi-bang.”
-Holly E.
“These teachings have touched so many of the dark places inside me. I can now see things much more clearly and without judgement, and can release them.”
-Linda N.
“A hard-to-find pairing of current neuroscience and advanced Buddhist teaching. A surprising experience.”
-Norm G.
“This was a truly life-altering, life-affirming training. I feel peaceful, content, loved, and excited to bring HEAL into my everyday life. I am seeing how when I grow the good in myself, there is so much more available to offer others.”
-Susan A.
“Neurodharma has left an ever deepening impression on my soul. The geek in me met the Buddha and the two have been delightfully co-habiting since!”
-Isobel S.
“It’s a great kindness, to feel safe, well-resourced and embraced in community; this training lead me to feel at home in these states of being. Once you know how to go home, you can find your way back there on your own. Thanks Rick, for showing me the way, and handing me a map.”
-Lewis H.

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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