Rick Hanson on Working with the Brain for Lasting Change
People seek us out 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, and others seek greater self-knowledge or an open-ended existential exploration.
For someone to change, the brain must change too 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.
Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist noted for his explorations of the intersection of psychology, neurology, and Buddhism. He's the author of Buddha's Brain and Hardwiring Happiness. This clip is taken from his session in our brain science video course:
Brain Science Matters
This series is designed to enhance your clinical skills, speed up healing, and transform your clients’ lives by translating complex concepts like neuroplasticity and brain integration into real world therapeutic procedures. It covers:
The “how-to’s” of using brain-based therapies for moving clients through trauma, anxiety, and depression more fully and quickly than ever
Steps for assessing clients' brain integration, setting therapeutic goals, and conducting sessions based on brain science insights
Clinical strategies that harness the brain’s ability to rewire itself
Principles for identifying a client’s “sweet spot” for effective learning, retention, and lasting change
Gender-based brain differences and which approaches work best with men and women