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(DVD) The Practical Neuroscience of Buddha’s Brain: Happiness, Love and Wisdom with Rick Hanson

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The Practical Neuroscience of Buddha's Brain: Happiness, Love and Wisdom with Rick Hanson
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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 recording, 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

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

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION:

Continuing Education Credits are available for the following professions:
-Counselors/Psychotherapists
-Social Workers
-Psychologists
-Addiction Counselors
-Marriage and Family Therapists
-Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists

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