Hardwiring Happiness:

with Rick Hanson

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Conference Overview

You can have lasting, true happiness. Even in a life that is hard.
  This conference is about how to use the power of everyday experiences to build up important strengths and resources for yourself such as mindfulness, compassion, courage, curiosity, and love.
  Join neuropsychologist Rick Hanson as he interviews seven top-tier experts that will help you to learn how to face the brain’s negativity bias, take in the good, and hardwire happiness into your brain.

The Experts

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Mindfulness

with Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (where he is one of the resident guiding teachers) and the Barre Center for Buddhist studies, both in Barre, Massachusetts.  He is the author of  Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation and Th… More

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Resilience

with Stephen Porges

Dr. Porges is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina.  He is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he directed the Brain-Body Center. Dr. Porges is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland where served as Chair of the Department of Human Development and Director of the In… More

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Imagination

with Todd Kashdan

Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. As a scientist, teacher, therapist, husband, father, and twin, he offers a unique perspective on the ingredients for creating and sustaining a a life that matters. Kashdan conducts research on anxiety, positive emotions, purpose in life, mindfulness, gra… More

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Courage

with Marci Shimoff

Marci Shimoff is a #1 NY Times bestselling author, a celebrated transformational leader, and one of the nation's leading experts on happiness, success, and unconditional love. She is the author of the runaway bestsellers Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason, which offer revolutionary approaches to experiencing deep and lasting love and happ… More

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Love

with Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. "Each of us has a genuine capacity for love, forgivene… More

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Confidence

with Kristin Neff

Kristin studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1988). She did her graduate work at University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1997), studying moral development with Dr. Elliot Turiel. Her dissertation research was conducted in Mysore, India, where she examined children’s moral reasoning.… More

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Contentment

with James R. Doty

James Doty, MD, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and the Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education as Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Doty is also an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist having given support to a number of charitable organiza… More

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Hardwiring Happiness: Wrap Up

with Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, and Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and an Affiliate of the Greater Good Sc… More

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Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness (coming in October 2013), Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, and Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson’s work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health,  U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-newsletter – Just One Thing – has over 73,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. He has several audio programs with Sounds True, and his first book was Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, Dr. Hanson is a trustee of Saybrook University. He also served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center for nine years, and was President of the Board of FamilyWorks, a community agency. He began meditating in 1974, trained in several traditions, and leads a weekly meditation gathering in San Rafael, CA. He enjoys rock-climbing and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children. For more information about Rick, please go to www.RickHanson.net


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