Positive Neuroplasticity The New Brain Science of Lasting Inner Peace
Summer of Peace 2015 > Inner Peace > Science & Technology
Broadcast on July 14, 2015
With Rick Hanson
Lasting inner strength and peace comes mainly from internalizing positive experiences - but our brain is poor at doing this due to its evolved "negativity bias,” making it like Velcro for the bad but Teflon for the good. Learn to beat this bias by tapping the hidden power in everyday positive experiences, hardwiring lasting contentment, love, and peace.
Psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and 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. His work has been featured on BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 100,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity.