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97 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Rick Hanson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Rick Hanson, often where they are interviewed.

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97 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Rick Hanson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Rick Hanson, often where they are interviewed.

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Dr. Rick Hanson (Part 2) - The 7 Qualities of a Spiritually Developed Mind

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I'm honored to have one of my heroes, Dr. Rick Hanson, on today's two-part episode. Rick mentions in our talk that this is one of his favorite interview he's ever done. I can confidently say the same.

Rick is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free weekly newsletter has 180,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial need.  An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.

There are few people alive today that are able to so eloquently and brilliantly combine the science and the spirit of the search for a meaningful life quite like Rick. His words emerge from the cross-section of psychology, contemplative wisdom, and neuroscience. If you truly want to understand how your brain works, and how it can help you - or hurt you - on your journey, do not miss this.

In Part 2, listen as we discuss:

  • A lesson on basic neuroscience from Dr. Rick Hanson himself
  • The reptile brain, mammalian brain, and the primate/human brain
  • We are a walking museum!
  • How to satisfy the brain? Pet the lizard, feed the mouse, hug the monkey
  • The amygdala, and how some are negative, some ambivalent, and some opportunistic
  • Why it's important not to give priority or ranking to the layers of the brain
  • Why it's worth investing time for exercising your brain
  • Rick's 5 minute challenge: slow down to take in the good a few times a day
  • How we reverse engineer awakening
  • "The mind takes it's shape upon what it repeatedly rests upon"
  • The 7 qualities of people that are far along the spiritual journey
  • No matter where we are in the journey, we can always make progress, today

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Connect with Dr. Rick Hanson on Instagram @rickhansonphd, on Facebook @rickhansonphd, on Twitter @drrhanson, and his website, rickhanson.net

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Nov 21 2020 · 40mins
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Dr. Rick Hanson (Part 1) - Lessons on Enlightenment from Psychology, Contemplative Wisdom, and Neuroscience

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I'm honored to have one of my heroes, Dr. Rick Hanson, on today's two-part episode. Rick mentions in our talk that this is one of his favorite interview he's ever done. I can confidently say the same.

Rick is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free weekly newsletter has 180,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial need.  An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.

There are few people alive today that are able to so eloquently and brilliantly combine the science and the spirit of the search for a meaningful life quite like Rick. His words emerge from the cross-section of psychology, contemplative wisdom, and neuroscience. If you truly want to understand how your brain works, and how it can help you - or hurt you - on your journey, do not miss this.

In Part 1, listen as we discuss:

  • Rick's sabbatical: his attempt at disengaging from the mechanism of "doing"
  • Why do we just keep going back to doing instead of being?
  • How feelings of inadequacy drove Rick to pursue both the scientific and the spiritual
  • The two ways to know yourself
  • The human mind as a personal lab for experimentation, and how to tell what's working
  • How scientism has become a dogma of its own
  • What is the mind?
  • An incredible discussion on the nervous system that will alter your view on information
  • Neuroplasticity (one of my favorite topics)
  • Stories from Rick's childhood, realizing his home is an unhappy place
  • "If you're not for yourself, who will be? And if not now, then when?"
  • "If you take care of the minutes, the years will take care of themselves."
  • Rick's HEAL model: how to truly learn, change, heal, or evolve, backed by science
  • Developing the ultimate superpower: learning
  • Evidence that contentedness is actually a driver of high achievement
  • The brain is velcro for bad experiences and teflon for good experiences

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat
Connect with Dr. Rick Hanson on Instagram @rickhansonphd, on Facebook @rickhansonphd, on Twitter @drrhanson, and his website, rickhanson.net

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

Nov 21 2020 · 49mins

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SCP Podcast 187: Dr. Rick Hanson Neuroscience of Happiness

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Dr. Rick Hanson joins the show and we have a blast. Who doesn’t like to talk about happiness and joy?  I know I do. So we do This is a fascinating journey into looking at the brain and happiness. In his new book Neuro Dharma Dr. Hanson explores new science, ancient wisdom, and seven practices of the highest happiness. And we have him all to ourselves for an hour. Strap in your brain. Here we go…

Brain Candy Snippets:
  •  How happiness maps in the brain
  •  What did the ancients know that we need to remember 
  •  How can we change our brains for the better
  • Things you can do today to make yourself happier
  • Mindful relationships
  • And  much more…  
Link to Dr. Hanson and his work: WEBSITE
Nov 04 2020 · 1hr 11mins
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How To Live - Rick Hanson [247]

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Parenting can be mentally and physically depleting—especially for moms. The greater the challenges and vulnerabilities we’re experiencing, the greater the resources we need to meet these challenges. Today, I talk to Dr. Rick Hanson about this and how mindfulness can be a primary resource that helps us develop other resources in ourselves.

If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor.

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Takeaways:

  1. The greatest unacknowledged public health problem in the developed world is mothers' long-term stress and depletion.
  2. Body awareness can disrupt neurotic preoccupations.
  3. We can move from having experiences to cultivating traits.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His free weekly newsletter has 180,000 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 BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He loves wilderness and taking a break from emails.

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Oct 20 2020 · 57mins

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THE NEUROSCIENCE OF POSITIVITY, RESILIENCE & OVERCOMING STORMS!!! Plus a Guided Meditation from Dr. Rick Hanson

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If you’ve ever wanted more happiness, and resilience in your life, or greater positivity in the face of storms, then do we have the Buddha’s Brain show for you. 

Today I’ll be talking with Dr. Rick Hanson, neuropsychologist, brain expert, and the best-selling author of “Hardwiring Happiness”, “Just One Thing” and the “Buddha’s Brain”

And that’s just what I want to talk with him about today, about how to develop resilience and a Buddha's brain, one simple practice at a time

Key Points Discussed:

  • What to do when the waves of life come?
  • What is a self-transforming brain?
  • How can we change the emotional intelligence of the brain?
  • What is the brain’s negativity bias?
  • Why are we so vulnerable to the impact of negative experiences?
  • Why do our brains focus on the sticks over carrots – or on the negative experiences?
  • How does mindfulness-awareness help bring more stability and peacefulness to our minds?
  • Three fundamental ways to relate to the mind
  • How do we begin to focus on the positives with our brain?
  • How do you switch from the negative to the positive?
  • What’s the importance of focusing on the rewards in an experience?
  • What does it mean to experience what you want to grow?
  • What does it mean that the path our life takes boils down to three causes?
  • What are 9 ways to make your life better?
  • What has the greatest opportunity to make your life better?
  • How do we increase our resources for positivity and resilience?
  • One simple way on a day to day basis to grow our mental resources?
  • What does it mean to anchor an experience?
  • How do we steepen our growth curve to learning in our lives?
  • How do we learn how to learn?
  • What’s the importance of safety, satisfaction, and connection?
  • How do we watch our minds learn?
  • What’s the importance of reflection on our experiences?
  • How to rewire the mind for courage.
  • How do we change ourselves in some meaningful way?

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Sep 21 2020 · 1hr 11mins
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From Intellectual Knowing to Felt Knowledge with Rick Hanson

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In this episode, we dive deep into an incredible conversation with returning guest Dr. Rick Hanson to explore neuroplasticity, the science of changing your brain, and how to supercharge your ability to learn anything. 

Aug 20 2020 · 52mins
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242: Grit, gratitude, & the power of anger | Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

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Rick Hanson, Ph.D.: “Its important to be careful with anger—make the distinction between anger and hate.”

Hanson, a psychologist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the benefits of anger and how to cultivate resilience, plus:

*How to strengthen your grit muscle*

*How to overcome your natural negativity bias*

*How you can experience growth without pain or suffering*

*How developing a sense of gratitude makes you more resilient*

*How to have compassion for others, even if you don't agree with them*


Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Hanson's new book, Neurodharma, which you can find at https://www.rickhanson.net/books/neurodharma/.


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Aug 12 2020 · 53mins
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Podcast: Psychologist Rick Hanson

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Did you know we can reverse-engineer happiness and contentment by warming up our body’s own neural circuitry? That is the essence of the new book, Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness, by Rick Hanson, PhD.

In this episode of the podcast, he and Rabbi Rami have a very deep conversation about Buddhism, the Buddha (who Hanson likes to see kind of as a coach), and Reality with a capital R. But there is practical, actionable advice here, too. Listen and enjoy!

Jul 31 2020 · 27mins
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#60 — Dr Rick Hanson on Hardwiring Happiness

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In this episode of Better Thinking, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Dr Rick Hanson about overcoming the brain's negativity bias and finding more happiness, self-worth, love, and peace in life.

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 are available in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous 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 NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

Dr Hanson has been a trustee of Saybrook University, served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and was president of the board of FamilyWorks, a community agency. He began meditating in 1974, trained in several traditions, and leads a weekly meditation gathering in San Rafael, California. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and 150,000 subscribers receive his free Just One Thing newsletter every week. He has a variety of popular online programs in positive neuroplasticity – with scholarships available for those with financial need.

He enjoys wilderness activities and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children.

Episode links at https://neshnikolic.com/podcast/rick-hanson

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Jul 20 2020 · 57mins
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420: Neurodharma with Rick Hanson

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Meditation can reduce cortisol, increase telomere length, improve concentration, and foster feelings of unity. But it’s also very, very hard to practice consistently. Stillness is a serious challenge. Despite the plethora of books and apps and mindfulness training programs, most of us still talk a good meditation game but fail to back it up with practice. 

On this week’s show, you’ll meet an author, teacher, and lifelong meditator who shares his no-nonsense approach to the practices of Buddhist meditation and mindfulness. 

Learn How Meditation: 

  • Improves both proprioception and interoception 
  • Decrease the fear and anxiety activity of the amygdala  
  • Reduces Default Mode Network activity responsible for self-focused, rumination and daydreaming 
  • Increases concentration  

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ABOUT OUR GUESTRick Hanson, PhD is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include: Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He's lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. 

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