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Being Well with Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson

Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson explore the practical science of lasting well-being, and teach you how to build reliable inner strengths, overcome your challenges, and get the most out of life. New conversations every Monday.

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Gabrielle Bernstein on Anxiety, Outrage, and Claiming Your Purpose

Gabrielle Bernstein joins the show to discuss the fear that stops us from being who we truly are, anxiety and moral outrage, and how to become a Super Attractor.Gabby is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven books including The Universe Has Your Back, Spirit Junky, and her newest book Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond Your Wildest Dreams. She’s been named a “new thought leader” by Oprah on her show SuperSoul Sunday, and been featured on a wide variety of media outlets, including ELLE and The Today Show.Super Attractor is a journey of remembering where your true power lies. If you'd like to learn more about Super Attractor, follow this link.Sponsor Offer: For over 35 years, Dr. Rick Hanson has taught thousands of people how to feel less stressed, have more fulfilling relationships, and find a deep sense of self-worth. He's now sharing the lessons of a lifetime in one step-by-step, down-to-earth online program: The Foundations of Well-Being.If you’d like to learn more about the Foundations Program, follow this link. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunesTimestamps:01:03: Relating to the pressure to perform.05:52: Key blocks to becoming a Super Attractor.07:38: The role of fear, and our addiction to it.09:24: Are we afraid of feeling good?14:28: What can someone do if they want to move into the mindset of wanting to be more happy, despite the current struggles they’ve encountered?17:36: What does the line look like between “wise effort” and “manic manifester”?20:32: Could you share a time recently where you dropped out of alignment, and how you got back into it?32:40: Moral anger, appropriate outrage, and building a safe container.42:53: Moving into a stance of appreciation even when things are hard.44:32: If you could go back in time and tell a younger version of yourself anything, what would it be?

48mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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How to Deal with a Narcissist with Ramani Durvasula

Today we have the pleasure of speaking with a true expert on many of the topics we’ve exploring during our series on “Who Am I?”, including borderline personality disorder, sociopathy, and narcissism: Dr. Ramani Durvasula.Dr. Ramani is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and expert on the impact of toxic narcissism. She is a Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, and also a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg.She is the author of Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist, and her new book, DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement and Incivility will be coming out October 1st.Today we explored a range of topics with Dr. Ramani including:What distinguishes true NPD from someone just “being a jerk.”Techniques for interacting with “10% narcissists” more effectively.The importance of drawing clear boundaries.The different places narcissism can come from, and the different ways we can interact with different kinds of narcissists.Working with narcissism inside of our cultural framework.If you would like to learn more about Dr. Hanson's new online program Neurodharma, follow this link! Use the code BEINGWELL for 10% off the purchase price.Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunesTimestamps:02:01: Where did your interest in narcissism come from?04:27: The difference between someone who truly has NPD and someone who is just a jerk.07:05: What is it like to be on the receiving end of someone who’s a narcissist?09:04: Advice for those in a relationship with someone with narcissistic tendencies.15:56: The different places narcissism can come from, and the different ways we can respond to each type.26:41: What can we do to avoid acquiring narcissistic traits, and how can we help our friends manage these traits more effectively?30:43: Human evolution, social pressure, and narcissism.41:07: If you could go back in time and tell yourself one thing, what would you say?

44mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Discovering Your Attachment Style

Attachment theory is one of the most influential frameworks in psychology for understanding how people behave in their relationships with others. In this episode, Forrest and Dr. Jennie Rosier explore what attachment theory is, how we can identify our attachment style, and what we can do to build a healthier relationship with our own style and that of others.Dr. Jennie Rosier is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at James Madison University, the director of The Relationships, Love, & Happiness Project, and the author of two books: Make Love, Not Scrapbooks, and Finding the Love Guru in You. She focuses much of her teaching and research on the communication skills needed to maintain healthy romantic and parent-child relationships.Dr. Rosier's Adult Attachment SeriesIf you'd like to start making real, positive changes to your brain and your life, but you don't have a lot of extra time, then you may want to check out Rick Hanson's new program: Just One Minute. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunesTimestamps:01:05: A summary of attachment theory.04:15: The attachment styles.08:26: What do these styles look like practically in relationship?17:08: How can people self-diagnose what their attachment style is?20:13: Can you attach yourself to different care-givers differently?26:22: Are any of these attachment styles more compatible with any of the other styles?31:46: What can someone do to work with their attachment style, or help their partner work with theirs?38:49: What do good communicators "look like" in these different attachment styles, as opposed to poor communicators?43:58: A message to her younger self. 

49mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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Managing Anxiety and Fear

Dr. Hanson and Forrest continue their series on “Who Am I” by exploring the “how” of managing anxiety. This includes calming and settling ourselves during anxious states, reducing our “trait” of anxiety, and working with others to help them manage their own fears.Timestamps:2:30: What can we do to cope with anxiety?5:40: Why don’t we act when we’re anxious?10:15: The complex emotional stew of anxiety.15:40: How to investigate the roots of our anxiety.19:45: Suggestions for reducing trait anxiety.25:50: How can we support others in managing their anxiety?Sign-up for Dr. Hanson's new monthly meditation program here. Use the code BEINGWELL for 10% off the purchase price: https://bit.ly/2NEnVU3Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

37mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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The Power of Showing Up with Dr. Tina Bryson

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson joins Dr. Hanson and Forrest to share how we can become better friends, parents, and people. About our Guest: Dr. Bryson is the bestselling author of The Whole Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline, and The Yes Brain. She’s also the co-author of a new book The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired with Dr. Daniel Siegel.Tina's website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedInFrom Dr. Hanson: The Foundations of Well-Being brings together the lessons of a lifetime of practice into one year-long online program. Podcast listeners can use the code BEINGWELL25 at checkout for an additional 25% off! Please don't hesitate to apply for a scholarship if you're in need. If you’d like to learn more about the Foundations Program, follow this link. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Key Topics:03:45: Why focus on “showing up?”08:27: Why is it so important to be “predictable?”13:01: The 4 S’s.21:02: How do you respond to parents who hear your information and realize they handled their kids poorly?29:19: Describing what it means to be “Soothed” and “Secure”35:27: For those who were in imperfect environments growing up, how can they become more securely attached as adults?40:12: How can we approach people who aren’t equally good to us? 49:12: What would you tell a younger version of yourself?Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

56mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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3: Being For Yourself

Many people are much better at being “for others” than they are at being “for themselves.” In this episode Dr. Hanson explains how to develop a fundamental stance of being on your own side.Sponsor Message: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.If you'd like to start making real, positive changes to your brain and your life, but you don't have a lot of extra time, then you may want to check out Rick Hanson's new program: Just One Minute. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

27mins

20 Jun 2016

Rank #6

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Ep. 22: Secure and Insecure Attachment

Attachment Theory is one of the most important frameworks in psychology. Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore why this theory is so relevant for everyday life, and how adults who may have had challenging childhood relationships can become more securely attached in the here and now.If you'd like to start making real, positive changes to your brain and your life, but you don't have a lot of extra time, then you may want to check out Rick Hanson's new program: Just One Minute. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Sponsor Message: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunesThe material in this podcast comes in large part from our book Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness. If you like the podcast, you'll love the book!Timestamps:1:00: The spectrum of confidence.2:10: How does confidence “get into” the brain?4:30: Learning confidence.5:45: Why do we care so much about the opinions of other people?10:30: The link between social and physical pain.12:45: Secure and insecure attachment.20:00: Attaching differently to different kinds of people.23:50: How to become more securely attached.30:30: Why does creating a coherent narrative help us become more securely attached?35:50: Being someone others can securely attach to.40:40: Recap

43mins

4 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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Managing Borderline Personality Disorder

We all have good days and bad days. Our mood naturally trends up and down in response to the events of our constantly changing worlds.But some people change more frequently, and are hit harder by change than others. On today’s episode, Dr. Hanson and Forrest continue their series on “Who Am I” by exploring at a particularly intense, and surprisingly common, version of this: Borderline Personality Disorder.Today's episode is a bit longer and more technical than normal. I hope you stick with it, but feel free to skip around!Support the Podcast: We're on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Key Topics:03:01: What is borderline personality disorder (BPD)?18:09: How do people with BPD respond to everyday issues?22:52: What are the traits of somebody who has “10% BPD”?32:10: How can people with tendencies toward BPD learn to manage it more effectively?40:40: If we are in a relationship with someone who has some level of BPD, what can we do to support them or otherwise make our relationship with them as healthy as possible?Overcome Anxiety:  Let go of anxiety and grow a greater sense of calm strength with Rick's Dealing with Anxiety program, which offers 5 powerful practices for managing stress and worries. Save 10% with coupon code BEINGWELL.Sponsors:Reset and rebalance with Recess, a sparkling water infused with hemp extract and adaptogens. Take 15% off your first order by using code BEINGWELL at checkout.Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Connect with the show:Follow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

52mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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Understanding Shame

Dr. Hanson and Forrest continue their series on "Who Am I" by exploring one of the fundamental human experiences: shame.Timestamps:1:30: Defining shame.4:10: Is there natural variation in how strongly people feel shame?9:00: Sociopathy10:00: Shame injuries and shaming experiences during childhood.13:30: Developing susceptibility to shame.18:20: Abuse and shame.24:30: The complex layering of our emotions.27:00: Working with and reducing shame.34:00: RecapSign-up for Dr. Hanson's new monthly meditation program here. Use the code BEINGWELL for 10% off the purchase price: https://bit.ly/2NEnVU3Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes 

35mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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Recovering from a Relationship with a Narcissist

Emotionally abusive relationships are sadly very common. Today Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore a subset of those relationships with Dr. Rhonda Freeman, who shares her own journey to recovery from a toxic relationship with a malignant narcissist.Dr. Freeman is a clinical neuropsychologist. She works with patients diagnosed with neurological conditions, and focuses much of her work on helping people who were involved in toxic or abusive relationships. She is also the founder of Neuroinstincts, and writes for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, among others.Sponsor Offer: For over 35 years, Dr. Rick Hanson has taught thousands of people how to feel less stressed, have more fulfilling relationships, and find a deep sense of self-worth. He's now sharing the lessons of a lifetime in one step-by-step, down-to-earth online program: The Foundations of Well-Being.If you’d like to learn more about the Foundations Program, follow this link. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunesTimestamps:02:13: Differences between sociopathy, narcissism, and psychopathy.04:48: How do sociopathy and narcissism interact?08:01: Subtle signs of malignant narcissism.11:12: What kept you in this type of relationship, despite the warning signals?15:18: Releasing a trauma bond.23:30: Helping yourself heal.33:08: Differences between working with a mild and malignant narcissist.42:14: A message to your younger self.

47mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Stop Sabotaging Yourself with Dr. Judy Ho

We all have something we KNOW we should do...but that doesn't mean we actually do it. On this episode Dr. Hanson, Forrest, and Dr. Judy Ho explore the roots of self-sabotage, the four key elements that fuel self-sabotaging behavior, and how we can use tools from cognitive therapy to overcome those behaviors.Dr. Judy Ho is a clinical and forensic neuropsychologist, and is Associate Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. She’s appeared as an expert contributor on over 100 shows, including Dr. Drew, CNN Tonight, and Outside the Lines, and co-hosts the CBS daytime talk show Face The Truth.Her new book is Stop Self-Sabotage: Six Steps to Unlock Your True Motivation, Harness Your Willpower, and Get Out of Your Own Way, It's one of the best explorations of the practical application of CBT we've read - and it has our full recommendation.If you'd like to start making real, positive changes to your brain and your life, but you don't have a lot of extra time, then you may want to check out Rick Hanson's new program: Just One Minute. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunesTimestamps:00:52: Why did you choose this particular topic?01:57: What are the evolutionary roots to self-sabotage?04:44: Primary ways people self-sabotage.09:59: Working with self-concept.13:13: The power of the "dreaded experience."15:40: Managing social fears.25:00: The roots of the six triggers.28:19: How to update your self-concept.33:00: How can we get better at learning.37:00: What’s the most important thing you do inside your own mind each day for your own well-being?40:13: When your virtues are not valued.45:41: If you could go back in time and tell yourself something, what would it be?

55mins

23 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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Understanding Depression: Symptoms, Sources, and Sadness

Today we’re continuing our ongoing series on “Who Am I” by focusing on a huge topic: depressed mood, including clinical depression. Today's episode is the first of two parts, and explores what depression is, where it comes from, and how it differs from sadness.Depression and depressed mood are major problems for many people, and the material we’re going to get into today will be sensitive in nature. If this is sensitive territory for you, please be kind to yourself. Feel free to skip around or turn off the episode altogether.Support the Podcast: We're on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Key Topics:03:12: What is the difference between "feeling down" and clinical depression?07:03: How can someone tell if they’re depressed?20:29: What is the difference between depression and sadness?27:30: Where does depression come from?38:10: RecapIf you would like to learn more about Dr. Hanson's new online program Neurodharma, follow this link! Use the code BEINGWELL for 10% off the purchase price.Sponsors:Reset and rebalance with Recess, a sparkling water infused with hemp extract and adaptogens. Take 15% off your first order by using code BEINGWELL at checkout.Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

40mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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Caring For Yourself with Tara Brach

It’s easy for our New Year's aspirations and goals to come wrapped in a package of self-criticism. To help fight that, Dr. Rick Hanson is joined by Dr. Tara Brach for this special episode. Rick and Tara explore the importance of self-caring how we can grow this critical resource inside ourselves, and why it’s not selfish to be on your own side.If you'd like to learn more about The Foundations of Well Being, follow this link.Timestamps:3:00: The “sweet spot” of personal growth.6:45: Why should we open to painful experiences?10:15: A personal story of self-caring.14:00: The “near enemies” of self-caring.16:40: How can we feel the difference between authentic self-caring and imposter emotions?19:00: Self-caring and wholeness of the self.21:35: Self-caring without narcissism.25:55: Facing our needs.29:30: A practice of self-compassion.38:35: Seeing through the eyes of another.Sign-up for Dr. Hanson's new monthly meditation program here. Use the code BEINGWELL for 10% off the purchase price: https://bit.ly/2NEnVU3Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

41mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff

We all have a negative voice that lives inside our heads, and it’s very challenging to perform at our best when we’re not kind and supportive of ourselves.Dr. Hanson and I began our book Resilient with a chapter dedicated to compassion, and particularly self-compassion. It’s the fundamental building block on which our personal growth rests.On this episode, Dr. Hanson and I are joined by one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, Dr. Kristin Neff. Dr. Neff is the Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Texas at Austin, and she was the first to operationally define and measure the construct over a decade ago. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she’s developed a program to teach self-compassion skills in daily life, co-created with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer.In the first part of our conversation, we explore the nature of self-compassion, including why it's such an essential skill for personal growth.Learn more about Dr. Neff's Mindful Self-Compassion program here.Sign-up for Dr. Hanson's new monthly meditation program here. Use the code BEINGWELL for 10% off the purchase price: https://bit.ly/2NEnVU3Timestamps:01:18: What lead you from communications to self-compassion?03:37:How do you define self-compassion differently from how we do casually?10:08: Why is self-compassion so important?12:19: How can people grow their self-compassion?15:23: How do you give yourself self compassion naturally in the course of a day?17:06: A practice of self-compassion.

20mins

20 May 2019

Rank #14

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Healing Shame with Compassion

Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore how compassion can serve as an antidote to shame with Dr. Chris Germer, a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Chris is the co-founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion Program, and is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.Sponsor Message: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Key Topics:2:50: Non-duality4:10: Dr. Germer’s first experience with self-compassion.7:30: Can you be too mindful?10:50: Defining self-compassion.13:20: Mindfulness as a response to suffering.17:00: Masculinity and self-compassion.20:20: Becoming more receptive to your suffering.24:30: How to apply self-compassion.28:00: State to trait.30:20: Self-compassion and shame.34:30: How can compassion for shame reduce aggression?37:10: What would you tell a younger version of yourself?40:20: RecapIf you'd like to start making real, positive changes to your brain and your life, but you don't have a lot of extra time, then you may want to check out Rick Hanson's new program: Just One Minute. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Sponsors:Reset and rebalance with Recess, a sparkling water infused with hemp extract and adaptogens. Take 15% off your first order by using code BEINGWELL at checkout.Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

47mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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New Series: Who Am I?

Dr. Hanson and Forrest begin a new series of episodes dedicated to a simple question: Who am I? To explore this big question, they start by going into what creates our individual variation in personality and temperament, how we’re impacted by our genes and environment, the ups and downs of personality typing, and just how in control of our own nature we really are.Sponsor Message: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Timestamps:2:20: Where does personality come from?5:25: Nature and nurture.14:30: What can we really control?19:45: Why we group people.24:00 Personality typing.31:00: Expanding the circle of your comfort35:00: Stereotype threat.38:30: The village in the mind.40:00: RecapIf you'd like to start making real, positive changes to your brain and your life, but you don't have a lot of extra time, then you may want to check out Rick Hanson's new program: Just One Minute. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

42mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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Managing Worry with Lori Deschene

Forrest and Lori Deschene, founder of TinyBuddha.com, explore how we can learn to manage paralyzing experiences of anxiety and worry. This includes focusing on what you can control, limiting responsibility to a comfortable level, and developing comfort with uncertainty.Learn more about the Worry Journal and purchase your copy here.Sponsor Message: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Timestamps:2:30: What was the inspiration behind Tiny Buddha?5:30: Has engaging with self-help made you personally happier?7:45: Worrying about being enough.12:10: Focusing on what you can control14:00: Recognizing your own strength.15:25: Using creative activities.18:20: Returning to childlike joy.21:45: Limiting responsibility to a comfortable level.26:00: Acknowledging your everyday accomplishments.27:30: Developing comfort with uncertainty.32:00: Being honest with yourself.34:00: RecapIf you'd like to start making real, positive changes to your brain and your life, but you don't have a lot of extra time, then you may want to check out Rick Hanson's new program: Just One Minute. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

36mins

21 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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Depression and the Brain

Dr. Alex Korb joins the podcast to explore the relationship between depression and the brain, including practical tools for intervening during a depressive episode.Dr. Korb is the author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. He’s studied the brain for over 15 years, and later earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. He’s also published over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles on depression, neuromodulation and other topics.Support the Podcast: We're on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Key Topics:02:30: Do we really care about how others feel?07:14: Coming to terms with not being able to do everything.13:15: How does depression work in the brain?21:20: What is an “upward spiral” or “downward spiral?"29:54: Have you ever experienced depression?31:07: Key traits for a happy life.Overcome Anxiety:  Let go of anxiety and grow a greater sense of calm strength with Rick's Dealing with Anxiety program, which offers 5 powerful practices for managing stress and worries. Save 10% with coupon code BEINGWELL.Sponsors:Reset and rebalance with Recess, a sparkling water infused with hemp extract and adaptogens. Take 15% off your first order by using code BEINGWELL at checkout.Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

40mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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4: The H-E-A-L Process

Dr. Hanson explains how we can actually go about the process of growing the good stuff in your mind and life – especially in the face of the brain’s negativity bias. To do this, we can use a method called “Taking in the Good.”Want more from Dr. Hanson? Check out the free “Just One Thing” newsletter here.Sponsor Message: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.If you'd like to start making real, positive changes to your brain and your life, but you don't have a lot of extra time, then you may want to check out Rick Hanson's new program: Just One Minute. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

25mins

27 Jun 2016

Rank #19

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Ep. 9: Respond, Don't React

Learn how to respond to challenges from the “green zone” of the brain rather than reacting instinctively from the “red zone.” Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore the biology behind these two systems, the role of mindfulness in moving from one to the other, and how to combat the brain’s evolved negativity bias.Sponsor Message: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.If you'd like to start making real, positive changes to your brain and your life, but you don't have a lot of extra time, then you may want to check out Rick Hanson's new program: Just One Minute. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.Connect with the show:Visit us on the webFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunesThe material in this podcast comes in large part from our book Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness. If you like the podcast, you'll love the book!Timestamps:0:45: The difference between “responding” and “reacting”3:05: Responding vs. reacting in practice6:45: The biology behind responding and reacting9:10: The negative cycle of reacting10:20: If reacting is stressful, why do we have that system?12:40: Mindfulness and our reactions13:25: What makes people respond rather than react?16:20: The “quantity” vs. “quality” effect of green and red zone experiences20:40: The cumulative effect of negative experiences21:45: How to limit the impact of negative experiences23:05: The positive spiral of taking in good experiences

27mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #20