Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.
Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of feeling loved? Your brain was wired in such a way when it evolved, primed to learn quickly from bad experiences, but not so much from the good ones. It's an ancient survival mechanism that turned the brain into Velcro for the negative, but Teflon for the positive.
"Creating & savoring positive experiences"
In The Meditation Summit: Volume I, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with 10 leading meditation teachers about their personal understanding of this practice - each with a complete guided meditation. Practitioners of all levels will benefit from the abundance of insight and guidance provided by these diverse voices.
The structure of your brain changes constantly, in a dynamic, unfolding process that you yourself can direct to create the life you want. This is the exciting premise of Meditations to Change Your Brain, a breakthrough program from psychologist Rick Hanso, Ph.D. and neurologist Rick Mendius, M.D.
"one of the best"
You’ve heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” Research has shown that little daily practices can change the way your brain works, too. This book offers simple brain-training practices you can do every day to protect against stress, lift your mood, and find greater emotional resilience. Just One Thing is a treasure chest of over 50 practices created specifically to deepen your sense of well-being and unconditional happiness.
"Awesome Tool for Any Recovery...."
There's been a major breakthrough in the world's oldest research experiment. For over 2,500 years, Buddhist meditators have investigated the human psyche. Now with the help of modern neuroscience, we have gained an unprecedented understanding of how the brain responds to meditation practice - which gives you powerful tools for changing your own brain for more happiness, love, and wisdom.
"repeat but still good"
Self-Directed Brain Change is based on a key emerging insight from neuroscience: that to keep our ancestors alive, the human brain evolved to stick to negative experiences like Velcro and shrug off the positive ones like Teflon. The good news, teaches Rick Hanson, is that we can retrain our neural structure out of "sheer survival" mode and into one of greater well-being, mental clarity, and moment-to-moment appreciation.
Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Embodied Mindfulness - Transform Pain, Stress, Trauma, and Aging offers a guide to somatic learning, an innovative body-oriented approach that incorporates mindfulness, visualization, breathing exercises, postures, and stretches.
In Waking Up, Volume 3, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with seven teachers about their personal understandings of spiritual awakening - how it takes place, what changes (and what doesn't), and how their experiences can inspire and inform our own realizations.
Evolution did not prepare your brain for the chronic stresses of modern life. So you need to teach it new ways to cope with time pressures, muti-tasking, financial worries, and conflicts with others. To help you adapt your nervous system to the challengesof today's world, neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson presents Stress-Proof Your Brain-research-based meditations and practical techniques that will literally reshape your brain to make you more resilient, confident, and peaceful.
"Short and sweet"
With The Neurodharma of Love, this well-respected clinician and teacher shows us how brain science, practical psychology, and Buddhist meditation practices are now converging to help us experience greater intimacy and fulfillment - in our intimate relationships, with family and friends, and in our larger circles of work and community.
"Every word is written with love and compassion for"
Happiness is a far more positive feeling that comes and goes. Science is now proving that happiness is a skill that you can develop. On Meditations for Happiness, Rick Hanson leads you through a series of guided meditations that allow you to literally re-wire the neural pathways in your brain to experience deeper and more lasting happiness.
The structure of your brain changes constantly in a dynamic, unfolding process that you yourself can help direct to create the life you want. Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson offers the "Steadying Your Mind" meditation to tap the full creative power of your attention and strengthen the neural circuitry that supports focus and clarity.Sounds True Practices are short downloadable audio sessions selected from our most popular courses.
"Good for beginners"
Happiness is far more than a positive feeling that comes and goes. Science is now proving that happiness is a skill that you can develop. Bridging neuropsychology with the great contemplative traditions, Dr. Rick Hanson brings you a series of practices that help you learn to let go of negative experiences to make space for positive thoughts and feelings.
In this interview, Dr. Rick Hanson explains that you have enormous power, not only to change your frame of mind, but to physically alter your body, and even the structure of your brain by taking charge of your thoughts. He explains that although your brain is pre-programmed to focus on negative information, you can manage depression or improve your self-confidence in just a few minutes a day.
"not what I expected"
Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain, balancing its ancient negativity bias, making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal.