Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, senior fellow at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His six books have been published in 30 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Just One Thing, Buddha’s Brain, and Mother Nurture—with over a million copies in English alone. His free newsletters have 220,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial needs. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the CBS, NPR, the BBC, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He and his wife live in northern California and have two adult children. He loves wilderness and taking a break from emails.
Sometimes it's hard to just accept people for who they are. Here's how to be at peace with someone, faults and all.
Can you find common ground with everyone, rather than excluding certain people from your circle?
We'll be better prepared for life's challenges if we cultivate these 12 inner strengths.
We can avoid some pain, suffering, and frustration if we change the way we relate to our desires.
Rick Hanson explains how mindfulness meditation can strengthen our brains and help us focus our attention.
Rick Hanson explains how we can boost our positive emotions and positive experiences.
Rick Hanson explains how we can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds for the better.
The best-selling author and trailblazing psychologist explains how we can use our brains to boost positive emotions and positive experiences.
Part 3 of a workshop by Rick Hanson on the negativity bias, positive emotions, and "taking in the good," given July 1, 2014, at the Greater Good…
Part 2 of a workshop by Rick Hanson on the negativity bias, positive emotions, and "taking in the good," given July 1, 2014, at the Greater Good…
Rick Hanson's presentation on the new brain science of lasting inner strength and peace.
Rick Hanson's presentation on how to turn fleeting positive emotions into lasting positive experiences, drawing on cutting-edge research from psychology and neuroscience.
Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Building Gratitude."