The Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) teaches you how to have beneficial experiences more often, prolong and enrich them, and heighten their absorption into your brain – so you can have more happiness, self-worth, resilience, motivation, and fulfilling relationships.

The Professional Course (PC) is very hands-on and practical, showing you how to apply these powerful ideas and methods in your work with others. It’s designed for therapists, coaches, educators, managers, human resources professionals, healthcare providers, mindfulness trainers, and movement teachers.

In this 3-week experiential training, New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will teach you:

How to explain the science and teach the methods of Positive Neuroplasticity

How to help others have and install beneficial experiences

Practical tools to change habits and build motivation

Each week includes two pre-recorded video presentations followed by a live-streamed Q&A with Rick Hanson at 5 pm Pacific Time.

Recordings will be available for those who cannot attend the live showing.

Need Continuing Education Credits?

Mental health professionals can receive 10 CE credits for the PNT, 9 CE credits for the PC, and 19 CE credits if you complete both the PNT+PC.

“This work is deeply powerful. The process and content is vital for anyone in the field of personal and social transformation, and guided by profound empathy and wisdom – all of which lead to a healthier world.”

-Arthur L.

“I have introduced a client to the idea of taking in the good within her psychology sessions. It has helped her make a big a breakthrough in her journey in healing from terrible child abuse and cancer, and allow in a glimmer of self compassion.”

-Clare S.


The Professional Course plus the Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT)

This is a practical, hands-on training that applies positive neuroplasticity to your work with others – for faster and more lasting learning, motivation, healing, and growth. For therapists, coaches, educators, managers, trainers, and healthcare providers. You’ll receive:

  • The PNT with all of its video classes, live Q&A sessions, and bonus resources
  • The online Professional Course (PC) from September 22-October 6
    – Explain positive neuroplasticity and its uses
    – Help people have the experiences they need and long for
    – Identify and grow key mental resources
    – Heal anxiety, depression, trauma, and shame
  • 3 hour-long Q&As for the Professional Course
  • Lifetime access to videos
  • 19 CE credits (10 for PNT, 9 for PC – all for $100)
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Rick’s Powerpoint slide sets for both the PNT and the PC for your own use
  • 30-day money-back guarantee



IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THE PNT: You can register for the Professional Course by itself and receive everything in it for just $225.

Have a group of 2 or more? There are buddy + group discounts available.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is each session?

Each class of the PNT is about 3.5 hours long. This consists of a roughly 2.5 hour video recording and a 1-hour, live video-chat Q&A with Rick Hanson.

Each class of the Professional Course varies in duration.

Sept. 22 – Classes 1+2: 5 hours of video presentation + 1 hour of live Q&A

Sept. 29 – Classes 3+4: 6 hours of video presentation + 1 hour of live Q&A

Oct. 6 – Classes 5+6: 2 hours of video presentation + 1 hour of live Q&A

What is the course schedule?

Each week you will get access to the video presentations 48 hours prior to the live-streamed Q&A. The live-stream Q&A will begin at 5:00pm Pacific Time and will last about an hour.

The dates of the live-streamed Q&As are:

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018

You mention "video recording" - where was this video originally from?

In October 2016, Rick Hanson offered a 3-day Positive Neuroplasticity Workshop in Marin, California. That workshop was streamed live all over the world and recorded. Those recordings make up the ~15 hours of video recording in this course.

In addition, Rick Hanson will be offering a 1-hour live Q&A session in real-time at the end of each class, where you can ask any questions you might have.

What if I can't attend during the times specified?

You will have access to the recordings after each session, indefinitely.

If you are not able to attend the live-streamed Q&As, you can submit your questions via email prior to the session, and we will be recording all of the Q&As for you to watch at your leisure.

Will there be recordings of the training to keep?

Yes. Once each class has finished, there will be recordings made available indefinitely for you to either stream or download.

Is this course interactive?

While the video presentations are pre-recorded, each class includes a 1-hour live and interactive Q&A with Rick Hanson. (If you are not able to attend the Q&A at the specified time, you can submit questions via email prior to the session, and we will be recording and archiving all of the Q&As for you to watch at your leisure.)

Additionally, there is a private Facebook group for participants so they can interact with each other throughout the course.

Do I need to take the Positive Neuroplasticity Training before taking the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity?
  • The Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) and the Professional Course (PC) are distinct programs, and many people take both of them. The PNT is the foundation of the PC and the prerequisite for it. If you enroll in the PC, we presume that you have already taken the PNT and are familiar with its ideas and methods. Since the PNT is conveniently available online, a person should usually be able to do it online or in-person before taking the PC.
  • Occasionally someone may have an opportunity to take the PC in-person but not have time to take the PNT beforehand. In this case we will waive the PNT prerequisite requirement IF the person already has a deep understanding of positive neuroplasticity through completing the Foundations of Well-Being, reading Hardwiring Happiness carefully, or similar background.
  • If you have any questions about this, please contact us
Can I get Continuing Education Credits?

If you are a mental health professional, you may be able to receive Continuing Education Credits for the Positive Neuroplasticity Training and/or Professional Course.

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is eligible for 10 CE credits.
The Professional Course is eligible for 9 CE credits.
Participants who complete both the PNT and PC can receive a total of 19 CE credits.

Continuing Education Credits are provided by Being Well, Inc. which is an approved sponsor of the APA.

An administration fee of $50 is required to receive CE credits for each program.

We suggest checking with your state licensing board to confirm they will accept credits from APA approved sponsors before taking the program.

Learn more here.

Do you have group discounts?

Yes! We offer discounts for groups of 2 or more. Learn more or apply for a group discount here.

Do you offer scholarships?

Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Please see this page for more information and to apply.

What if I need to cancel after I've registered?

No worries, just send us an email at and we’ll process your cancellation and refund within 24 business hours.

Do you have a refund policy?

There is a 30-day full-refund guarantee. Simply send us an email at by October 25, and we’ll give you a full refund.

Will there be audio or video downloads available?

Yes. All of the videos will be available to download as mp4 files. There will also be mp3 audio files available to download.

How does the PNT differ from Rick's Foundations of Well-Being program?

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) is a deep immersion in the material in the Learning pillar of the Foundations of Well-Being (FWB) program – i.e., the HEAL methods of positive neuroplasticity, turning ordinary experiences into extraordinary inner strengths, and using these methods to build up inner resources for any issues related to our three core needs of safety, satisfaction, and connection – and then the Foundations of Well-Being program applies these methods to growing the specific strengths in the other 11 pillars of well-being.

Putting it a little differently, the Positive Neuroplasticity Training is an 18 hour immersion in a single subject – positive neuroplasticity – that is covered in 4 hours in the Foundations program, while the Foundations of Well-Being program altogether is about 50 hours of core material plus lots of other goodies compared to 18 hours of the Positive Neuroplasticity Training.

What kind of technology will I need to access the sessions?

To view the presentations, you will simply need an internet connection and a device (computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone) that is connected to the internet to view it.

Can someone be too depressed, anxious, or traumatized for this course to be helpful?

Dr. Hanson really believes that no one is too wounded to improve. It’s really just a matter of finding the practices that work for you. The Positive Neuroplasticity Training certainly has the potential to be of value to anyone – regardless of their history – and if you find that it is not beneficial, we of course would be happy to give you a full refund.

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