Hardwiring Our Children’s Happiness

I’ve used taking in the good with young people in therapy and also spoken with parents and teachers who have used it with their own children or students. As with an adult, there are four ways to offer the HEAL steps to a child, while naturally adapting them to the child’s age and situation. First,

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Turning a Negative Nelly Into a Positive Polly

I’ve been talking about ways to Hardwire Your Happiness on the blog lately.  So I thought it would be great to give you a sense of how it feels to take in the good. If you are someone who usually focuses on the negative experiences in the world you can turn that around over time

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How to Build a Happier Brain – Atlantic Article Tweet

Here's my latest article in The Atlantic – "How to Build a Happier Brain" – http://t.co/vHQ4IpAaPW — Rick Hanson (@drrhanson) October 24, 2013

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Interview on Self-Directed Brain Change – Part 1

In the first half of a two-part interview based on my program Self-Directed Brain Change, Tami Simon and I speak about the ways we can “install” positive brain states as lasting traits; how we can respond in situations when we feel our basic needs are threatened; and the three ways of working with unpleasant experiences—letting be, letting

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It’s Possible to Heal Yourself

A friend of mine suddenly lost her relationship after more than a decade of happiness with her partner. He was the love of her life. After he left, she felt empty and despairing. She talked with her friends, exercised, meditated, and saw a therapist, all of which helped. But her grief still felt intense, and

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Feel The Support

What helps you carry your load? The Practice: Feel the support. Why? We’re all carrying a load, including tasks, challenges, worries, inner criticism, mistreatment from others, physical and emotional pain, loss and illness now or later, and everyday stresses and frustrations. Take a moment to get a sense of your own load. It’s very real,

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Let Go

What Are You Holding Onto? The Practice: Let go. Why? I’ve done a lot of rock climbing, so I know firsthand the importance sometimes of not letting go! This applies to other things as well: keeping hold of a child’s hand while crossing the street, staying true to your ethics in a tricky situation, or

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Let Things Change

What’s changing? The Practice: Let Things Change Why? Lately I’ve been writing about the fifth of my personal Top 5 practices (all tied for first place): open out, by which I mean relaxing into a growing sense of connection, even oneness, with all things. (The other four are be mindful, love, take in the good,

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Hardwiring Happiness: The HEAL Steps to Inner Strength and Peace

This is the third talk in the series on “Hardwiring Happiness”, based on my new book. To listen to the other talks in the series, go here.
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Hardwiring Happiness: Being for Yourself, and the Three Ways to Practice with Your Mind

This is the second talk in the series on “Hardwiring Happiness”, based on my new book of the same name, which is being released tomorrow, October 8!**
This talk was given at the San Rafael Meditation gathering on September 18, 2013.
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