Hardwiring Happiness With Rick Hanson

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Sounds True presents...
Hardwiring Happiness with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
The New Brain Science of Lasting Inner Strength and Peace

Date: February 20-21, 9:30am - 4:30pm PT
Venue: Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


We all need inner strengths such as resilience, positive emotions, feeling cared about, and confidence for the long and often hard road of life. These strengths largely depend on turning positive experiences into mental structure. Unfortunately, most positive experiences are wasted on the brain because it evolved a negativity bias to help our ancestors survive. It's like Velcro for bad experiences but Teflon for good ones. This causes over-reactivity, needless worries, depression, and interpersonal conflicts. It also hampers child-rearing, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, and addiction recovery.

To solve this problem, this workshop will show how to turn passing experiences into lasting neural resources. We'll explore how to use these methods to lower anxiety and stress, lift mood, grow calm and contentment, and fundamentally, hardwire happiness into the brain. Topics include:

How your mind alone can change your brain for the better
Why the brain evolved a negativity bias and how this affects us today
The four HEAL steps that tap the hidden power of everyday experiences to build up your sense of feeling strong, happy, peaceful, and loved
How to have and take in the “antidote experiences” you most need, including for healing old pain
How to use the HEAL steps for motivation, child-rearing, recovery, depression, and trauma
Why taking in the good brings us home to the Responsive, “green” setting of the human brain that is the fundamental basis of long-term health and happiness
When we see the spirit of a leader like Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, or Aung San Suu Kyi, we come to realize what is possible when we meet the world from a place of loving awareness. By cultivating our capacity for balance and attunement, we can experience joyful embodiment of inner liberation, no matter what the outer circumstances.

Join us for two days of powerful practices, heartfelt reminders, clear teachings, personal skill-building, and clinical tools—shared in a warm, retreat-like setting with a loving and open community.

Continuing education credits available. Please bring a journal and pen.
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