The Resilience Summit

The Science of Lasting Well-Being in a Changing World

FREE Online Series

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to learn powerful, practical ways to develop resilient well-being in turbulent times.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Psychologist, GGSC Senior Fellow, focus on positive neuroplasticity

Summit Host

Elissa Epel, Ph.D.

Professor at UCSF and co-author with Nobel Laureate, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn

Strengthening Your Body Against Stress

Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.

Harvard-trained pediatrician, founder of the Center for Youth Wellness

Addressing Childhood Adversity

Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Professor at University of Texas (Austin), co-creator of Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Peter Levine, Ph.D.

Recovering from Loss and Trauma

Shawn Achor, M.A.

Harvard lecturer, founder of Good Think

Finding Strength in Relationships


focused on how to manage stress and adversity, build an unshakable core of inner strength, and thrive in a challenging world.

Each day you’ll receive an hour-long conversation with Rick Hanson and a top expert – and you will:

  • learn how to protect your body from stress, including your DNA
  • develop greater mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion
  • become more determined, confident, and courageous
  • learn about childhood adversity, its effects on lifelong health, and strategies for healing
  • gain insight into trauma and loss, and how to overcome them
  • learn ways to be more effective with others and at work
  • learn how to hardwire inner resources like self-worth, calm, and forgiveness into your nervous system

You’ll also get additional resources, including guided experiential practices, videos, articles, and quizzes.

and start building a core of resilient happiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is this summit happening?
The Resilience Summit originally aired on March 19-23, 2018, and is now available for you to watch for free at anytime. It consists of 5 days of interviews by Rick Hanson of guest experts, plus related resources such as the Top 2 for Today tips. When you register now, you’ll receive an email each day for 5 days, with a link to a new topic with an expert interview and additional resources.
Here is the list of experts and topics:

Day 1 – Elissa Epel, Ph.D on Strengthening Your Body Against Stress

Day 2 – Kristin Neff, Ph.D. on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Day 3 – Nadine Burke Harris, M.D. on Addressing Childhood Adversity

Day 4 – Peter Levine, Ph.D. on Recovering from Loss and Trauma

Day 5 – Shawn Achor, M.A. on Finding Strength in Relationships

What times are the sessions taking place?

The summit is pre-recorded, so you can access the interviews and additional resources at anytime after you register.

What if I can't watch an interview at a particular time?

The interviews are pre-recorded, so you can watch or listen to them whenever you like after you receive the links via email.

I didn't receive a confirmation email when I registered. What do I do?

Once you register, you should receive a confirmation email from [email protected] If you do not see it in your inbox after about 1 hour, please check your spam/junk folder or your promotions folder. If you still can’t find it, please contact us so we can confirm you are registered.

Additionally, you will want to add [email protected] to your safe senders / contacts list.

Will I be able to download the video and audio from the Summit?

Yes! All Summit videos and audios will be available for you to download, in mp4 and mp3 formats.

How long is each interview?

Each expert interview is about an hour. For ease of use, these are presented in 4 shorter videos. Each day of the Summit also includes a 5-10 minute guided experiential practice with Rick Hanson, as well as other resources such as quizzes, background research, and useful tips.

Are CE Credits or certification available?

The Resilience Summit does not offer Continuing Education Credits or certificates of attendance.

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