401/501 Hardwiring Happiness

Rick Hanson • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Rick HansonWe all need inner strengths such as resilience, confidence, and feeling cared about to bolster us through life—strengths largely derived from our positive experiences of them. Unfortunately, the brain’s evolved negativity bias creates a bottleneck that blocks the conversion of positive mental states into positive neural traits. Unless it’s addressed, this bottleneck limits the benefits of our efforts to heal and grow, including through psychotherapy.

This workshop will explore lessons from the neuropsychology of emotional learning for:

  • Overcoming the negativity bias
  • Promoting key positive experiences that meet our core needs for safety, satisfaction, and connection
  • Enriching and absorbing these experiences to install them in neural structure

This session will continue with workshop 501.

Rick Hanson, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and New York Times bestselling author. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

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