Dr. Rick Hanson is a pioneering neuropsychologist and author who teaches the inner skills necessary for personal wellbeing and psychological growth.
In this course, Dr. Hanson will show you how to train your brain so you can heal old pain, become more positive, and live life less seriously while enjoying every moment.
You’ll learn what it takes to have complete control over your feelings and thoughts as you improve your brain by continually sculpting it for the better.
Transform Your Mind So You Can Embrace Joy and Peace Every Day
Remove Negativity from Your Life and Start Focusing on the Positive
The goal of this course is to teach you how to control your brain’s reaction to life.
Rather than responding to situations with heartache, frustration, and fear, you’ll return your brain to its natural state of caring, contentment, and calm.
You’ll also access tools that you can use every day, particularly guided meditations, that will not only bring about calmness and focus, but also improve your concentration.
Contents and Overview
After a brief introduction, you’ll dive right into self-directed neuroplasticity to discover that the brain actually continues to develop throughout life.
You’ll learn how the brain functions, what experts have learned about the effects of behaviors on the brain, and how you can engineer your own brain so it’s more aligned with who you want to be.
Then you’ll tap into the importance of mindfulness, virtue, and wisdom, which are the three pillars of practice in Buddhism.
You’ll immediately apply these concepts with guided meditations that stimulate your brain’s potential for growth.
As you move deeper into the course, you’ll explore the evolution of the brain, and you’ll learn how to counteract the “negativity bias” that it developed in order to protect you from danger.
Through several guided practices, you’ll maximize your brain’s ability to accurately assess levels of threat and overcome the negativity bias.
You’ll deepen your responsiveness to what’s good in life and start using positive experiences to heal old pain.
Finally, you’ll uncover how meditation and concentration techniques can change your brain, and you’ll experience it first-hand through guided practices that will steady the mind and help you be satisfied with less.
By the end of this course, you’ll have a toolbox of meditations that you can use daily to help your brain release negativity and embrace the positive.
You’ll know how to integrate the best of Buddhist teachings and modern science into your life so you can transform your mind, be less afraid, and find peace and happiness
Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Since starting out as a project with one woman and her tape recorder, we have grown into a multimedia publishing company with more than 80 employees, a library of more than 600 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time, and an ever-expanding family of customers from across the world. In more than two decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Vision Statement:
Sounds True exists to inspire, support, and serve personal transformation and spiritual awakening.
Sounds True is an independent multimedia publishing company that embraces the world's major spiritual traditions, as well as the arts and humanities, embodied by the leading authors, teachers, and visionary artists of our time. Our approach to publishing is not dependent on a single format or technology—rather, we strive with every title to preserve the essential "living wisdom" of the author, artist, or spiritual teacher. It is our goal to create products that not only provide information to a reader or listener, but that also embody the essential quality of a wisdom transmission between a teacher and a student.
Throughout the years, Sounds True has developed a guiding philosophy that we call "multiple bottom lines." Our dedication to this principle is embodied in our Mission Statement:
The mission of Sounds True is to find teachers and artists who serve as a gateway to spiritual awakening and to produce, publish, and distribute their work with beauty, intelligence, and integrity. We treat our authors, vendors, and partners in the same way we would want to be treated. We work flexibly and efficiently together to create a cooperative, loving environment that honors respectful authenticity and individual growth. We maintain a healthy level of profitability so that we are an independent and sustainable employee-owned organization.
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In our history as a publisher, Sounds True has produced a wide variety of formats in order to fulfill our goal of disseminating spiritual wisdom.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a psychologist, a Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and a New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness (in 14 languages), Buddha’s Brain (in 25 languages), Just One Thing (in 14 languages), and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has several audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.
Dr. Hanson has been a trustee of Saybrook University, served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center for nine years, and was President of the Board of FamilyWorks, a community agency.
He began meditating in 1974, trained in several traditions, and leads a weekly meditation gathering in San Rafael, California. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 111,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity.
He enjoys rock-climbing and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children.