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Our Bottom Line Responsibility as Therapists

Rick Hanson on Working With the Brain for Lasting Change


People seek us out professionally because they want change.

Some want to be less anxious or less depressed, some want to be better able to control themselves in interactions with other people, while others seek greater self-knowledge or a very open-ended existential exploration.

No matter what change a person seeks, the brain must change to accomplish and solidify that change over the long-term; learning has to occur. The brain’s evolutionarily-mandated Negativity Bias must shift, and memory systems have to be harnessed to positive states in order for permanent change to occur.

In this quick clip, Rick Hanson does a brilliant job of explaining just how essential understanding neuroscience is if we are to be effective in helping our clients make the lasting changes they seek. Rick is a master at making his explanations clear, compelling and, best of all, actionable.

I think you’ll really enjoy this clip and I hope it will encourage you to join us for the whole series.

Please comment and let us know what you think.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist with a keen interest in the intersection of psychology, neurology, and Buddhism. He’s an invited presenter at Oxford, Stanford, and the University of California at Berkeley, and the author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. He joins Dan Siegel, Louann Brizendine, Michael Gelb, Norman Doidge, and Stephen Porges for our all-new streaming-video webcast series:

Why Neuroscience Matters:
Concrete Strategies for Your Practice

Starts Wednesday, January 23rd

Click here for full course details.

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One Response to Our Bottom Line Responsibility as Therapists

  1. Rick Hanson’s short clip was succinct, interesting and clear and encouraged me to join the webinar for this series. I am an avid fan of the Networker from Melbourne Australia and the webinars are a perfect way for me to keep inspired and up to date with current research and trends. Thank you especially to Rich Simon for his excellent facilitation Lyn Benson psychologist Melbourne Australia

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