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CBD 2017: Mindful Cultivation and Positive Neuroplasticity: An Evening with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Mindfulness of passing mental states is great – but it is not enough to grow traits of resilience, happiness, and compassion. Due to its “negativity bias,” the brain is like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones. This talk will explore practical ways to turn ordinary experiences into inner resources hardwired into the nervous system. Then daily life is full of opportunities for lasting healing, growth, and transformation.
Instructor: Rick Hanson, PhD, 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 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. 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 Oxford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter and the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity.
- Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
- Hewlett 200 Map
Free and open to the public, register here.
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