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100 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, Author of Neurodharma and Buddha’s Brain

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Dr. Rick Hanson, best-selling author of Buddha’s Brain, Hardwiring Happiness, and Neurodharma, shares insights from neuroscience on how to grow our extraordinary potential for inner happiness without denying any of our pain.

Interview with Dr. Rick Hanson, Author of Neurodharma and Buddha’s Brain

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Jan 12 2021 · 1hr 5mins
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577. Rick Hanson, 2nd Interview

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This interview was recorded on October 9, 2020, as part of an online conference on "Living and Dying" offered by the Science and Nonduality Conference. The conference has finished, but you may sign up to access all of its content.

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.

His books have been published in 29 languages with 900,000 copies in English alone and include:

Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness
Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness
Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time
Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships

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.

Website: rickhanson.net

Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group.

First BatGap interview with Rick Hanson.

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Nov 25 2020 · 48mins

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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

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Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

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 · 49mins
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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

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 · 40mins
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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.

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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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Rick Hanson: Silence, Buddhism and the Brain

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Rick Hanson, PhD, is a psychologist, senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times bestselling author. His books include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Just One Thing, Buddha’s Brain, and Mother Nurture. He has released an audio series called The Enlightened Brain and is the creator of the Just One Thing Card Deck.

Rick is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he has been an invited speaker at Google, NASA, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. He has several online offerings—including the Neurodharma experiential program—and more than 150,000 people receive his free weekly newsletter. He and his wife live in Northern California and have two adult children.

Tell the truth about your suffering. — Rick Hanson, PhD

Rick joined us recently to share some insights into the science of silence, particularly in light of his work as a psychologist and practicing Buddhist.

Come home to yourself, to find your footing, over the course of a single breath. We know what that’s like… What’s it like to be me? And then in the middle of all that, finding what feels like refuge. Stabilizing, protective, refueling, renewing, refuge. — Rick Hanson, PhD

Some of the resources and authors mentioned in this episode:

Find a spiritual practice that really feels good… that you’re drawn to do it… that it feels good for the minute, or five minutes, or forty minutes that you do it; it’s calming, it’s restorative, it feels like home, and you like it. It adds value to you and it it’s good for you. — Rick Hanson, PhD

Episode 114 : Silence, Buddhism, and the Brain: A Conversation with Rick Hanson
Hosted by: Carl McColman
With:
Cassiday Hall and Kevin Johnson
Guest: Dr. Rick Hanson
Date Recorded: May 18, 2020
Oct 06 2020 · 50mins
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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?

Additional Resources:

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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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