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Self-Directed Brain Change: Rewire Your Neural Pathways for Happiness and Resilience

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Self-Directed Brain Change is based on a significant emerging insight from neuroscience: that to keep our ancestors alive, the human brain evolved to cling to negative experiences like Velcro and shrug off the positive ones like Teflon. The good news, teaches Rick Hanson, is that we can retrain our neural structure out of "sheer survival" mode and into one of greater well-being, mental clarity, and moment-to-moment appreciation. In this practice-focused program, Dr. Hanson teaches us how to:

.Shift our ...

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Overview

Self-Directed Brain Change is based on a significant emerging insight from neuroscience: that to keep our ancestors alive, the human brain evolved to cling to negative experiences like Velcro and shrug off the positive ones like Teflon. The good news, teaches Rick Hanson, is that we can retrain our neural structure out of "sheer survival" mode and into one of greater well-being, mental clarity, and moment-to-moment appreciation. In this practice-focused program, Dr. Hanson teaches us how to:

.Shift our evolutionary fear and survival bias into one of "taking in the good"
.Use every positive moment or state to rewire happiness as an enduring neural trait
.Work with difficult and painful emotional memories to "fill the hole in the heart"
.Increase and deepen our daily experiences of love, gratitude, and contentment
.Build inner resilience in the face of stress and challenging situations, improve our interpersonal relationships, and much more

Is it possible to rewire yourself for happiness? A growing body of evidence from this pioneering neuropsychologist and his colleagues says yes, we can. And with Self-Directed Brain Change, listeners will learn how.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An excellent choice for readers wishing to take control of their lives and spiritual well-being. Readers will find practical suggestions along with impressive research about the brain."

-LIBRARY JOURNAL

Praise for Buddha's Brain:
". . . this gently encouraging practical guide to your brain offers helpful information supported by research as well as steps to change instinctive patterns through the Buddhist path."

-PUBlISHERSWEEKLY

From the Publisher
“An excellent choice for readers wishing to take control of their lives and spiritual well-being. Readers will find practical suggestions along with impressive research about the brain.”

—LIBRARY JOURNAL

Praise for Buddha’s Brain:
“. . . this gently encouraging practical guide to your brain offers helpful information supported by research as well as steps to change instinctive patterns through the Buddhist path.”

—PUBlISHERSWEEKLY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622030835
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 284,646
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Hanson, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and New York Times bestselling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence (in 13 languages), Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (in 25 languages), Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (in 13 languages), and Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and on the advisory board of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he's been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, Dr. Hanson has been featured on the BBC, NPR, CBC, and Fox Business, and in Consumer Reports, U.S. News & World Report, and O, The Oprah Magazine. He also has several audio programs with Sounds True. His weekly e-newsletter, Just One Thing, has over 100,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites.

For more information, please see his full profile at www.RickHanson.net.

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