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Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom


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Category:
Occupational Therapy
Faculty:
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 03 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
May 23, 2013
SKU:
POS042195
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

Featuring Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist & author of the best-selling book Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom

  • 4 steps to internalize positive experiences and heal pain and dysfunction
  • Learn from the “Olympic athletes” of brain training (lessons from 2,500 years of contemplative practice)
  • Understand the brain’s negativity bias, the greatest challenge in psychotherapy
  • Work with the brain’s 3 motivational systems (Approach, Attach, Avoid)
  • Strengthen the neural circuits of contentment, belonging and peace
  • Teach clients self-directed neuroplasticity

Today’s unprecedented meeting of modern brain science and ancient contemplative wisdom offers you powerful new tools for changing the neural wiring and neurochemistry of the brain.

In this seminar, learn how to use contemplative neuroscience in down-to-earth ways to...

  • Weave positive experiences into the fabric of the brain and self
  • Stimulate and strengthen the neural circuits of empathy
  • Help clients become more mindful

OUTLINE

The Promise of Self-Directed Neuroplasticity

  • How the mind changes the brain
  • Lessons from 2,500 years of meditative practice
  • Neural circuits of self-compassion
  • Getting on your own side
  • Virtue, mindfulness and wisdom—resting on the neural functions of regulating, learning and selecting

The Challenge of Evolution

  • Chasing carrots and dodging sticks
  • The negativity bias of the brain
  • How that bias undermines psychotherapy

The Power of Implicit Memory

  • Memory systems, explicit and implicit
  • The importance of inner resources
  • Factors of neuroplasticity

Taking in the Good

  • Turning good facts into good experiences
  • Savoring positive emotions and perspectives
  • Priming implicit memory systems
  • Working with children
  • Why it’s good to feel good
  • Living gratefully

Clearing Old Pain

  • Exploiting the “weak link” in memory consolidation
  • Pairing positive experiences with old pain
  • Special considerations for trauma

Natural Happiness

  • The resting state of the brain: Calm, contented, caring
  • The brain’s three motivational systems: Approach, Attach, Avoid
  • The reactive mode of greed, heartache and hatred (broadly defined)
  • How to build up the neural circuits of the responsive mode of gladness, love and peace

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe major mechanisms of neuroplasticity.
  • Explain how to build self-compassion into the brain.
  • Describe the evolutionary basis of the brain’s negativity bias.
  • Summarize the three basic steps of “taking in the good” (TIG).
  • Integrate the fourth step of TIG to heal painful experiences.
  • Explain how to activate contentment, belonging and peace.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist and author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom (in 20 languages) and Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (in 8 languages). 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, and he has several audio programs with Sounds True. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-newsletter - Just One Thing - has over 35,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. Dr. Hanson is a trustee of Saybrook University and served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center for nine years.

For more information, please see his full profile at www.RickHanson.net.


To order the book, Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time, please visit our product store.


 

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CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa. 

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits. 



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Rick Hanson, Ph.D.'s Profile

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Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, a Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and a New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 28 languages and include Buddha’s Brain (New Harbinger, 2009), Just One Thing (New Harbinger, 2011), Hardwiring Happiness (Harmony, 2016), Resilient (Harmony, 2018), Just One Thing Card Deck (PESI, 2018), and Mother Nurture (Penguin, 2002). He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous online programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA and Google, and Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

Dr. Hanson has been a trustee of Saybrook University, served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 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, California. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and over 140,000 people receive his free Just One Thing weekly newsletter.

He enjoys rock-climbing and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rick Hanson is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Rick Hanson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Target Audience

Counselors, Psychologists, Case Managers, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  • Describe major mechanisms of neuroplasticity.
  • Explain how to build self-compassion into the brain.
  • Describe the evolutionary basis of the brain’s negativity bias.
  • Summarize the three basic steps of “taking in the good” (TIG).
  • Integrate the fourth step of TIG to heal painful experiences.
  • Explain how to activate contentment, belonging and peace.

Outline

The Promise of Self-Directed Neuroplasticity

  • How the mind changes the brain
  • Lessons from 2,500 years of meditative practice
  • Neural circuits of self-compassion
  • Getting on your own side
  • Virtue, mindfulness and wisdom—resting on the neural functions of regulating, learning and selecting

The Challenge of Evolution

  • Chasing carrots and dodging sticks
  • The negativity bias of the brain
  • How that bias undermines psychotherapy

The Power of Implicit Memory

  • Memory systems, explicit and implicit
  • The importance of inner resources
  • Factors of neuroplasticity

Taking in the Good

  • Turning good facts into good experiences
  • Savoring positive emotions and perspectives
  • Priming implicit memory systems
  • Working with children
  • Why it’s good to feel good
  • Living gratefully

Clearing Old Pain

  • Exploiting the “weak link” in memory consolidation
  • Pairing positive experiences with old pain
  • Special considerations for trauma

Natural Happiness

  • The resting state of the brain: Calm, contented, caring
  • The brain’s three motivational systems: Approach, Attach, Avoid
  • The reactive mode of greed, heartache and hatred (broadly defined)
  • How to build up the neural circuits of the responsive mode of gladness, love and peace

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