‘Accessible and gentle, there is deep wisdom here from which all may benefit’ Professor Mark Williams, bestselling author of Mindfulness 'Astonishing' Ruby Wax Explore the new neuroscience of awakening and develop lasting inner peace in a changing world In Neurodharma, leading psychologist Rick Hanson explores the heights of human potential – and how to become as wise and strong, happy and loving, as any person can ever be. Combining new science and ancient wisdom, he shows how to develop unshakeable presence of mind, deep contentment, liberating insight and a courageous heart. With practical suggestions, guided meditations and warm encouragement, he offers an inspiring vision of who we can be – and an effective path for embodying this wonderful possibility. 'A brilliant and unprecedented offering' Deepak Chopra 'Rick Hanson has a rare ability to inspire us to our fullest potential while giving us practical, actionable tools for our everyday lives' Marie Forleo, author of Everything is Figureoutable
Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build strengths into your brain— balancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into refuges and power centers of calm and happiness.