About the Author

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and New York Times bestselling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence (in 13 languages), Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness,...

Meditations for Happiness

Rewire Your Brain for Lasting Contentment and Peace

Rick Hanson

from Sounds True

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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.

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Course objectives:

  • List some enduring benefits of happiness.
  • Describe the negativity bias of the brain.
  • Summarize how our brains can make us happy and also create suffering.
  • Practice guided exercises for tapping your innate capacity to nurture and encourage yourself.
  • Utilize meditation to shape your brain over time to experience more joy and be more at ease in everyday life.
  • Apply techniques that re-wire the neural pathways in the brain to experience deeper and more lasting happiness.

Bridging neuropsychology with the great contemplative traditions, Meditations for Happiness brings you a series of practices that allow you to literally rewire the neural pathways in your brain to experience deeper and more lasting contentment.

On part one, Dr. Hanson discusses the nature of happiness, its role in our evolution, how our brains both make us happy and create suffering, and how we can use and shape our brains over time to experience more joy and ease in everyday life. He then guides you step-by-step through more than a dozen meditations and exercises including:

  • A Happiness Trip—explore the many shades of positive emotions that relate to your happiness
  • Gratitude—an antidote to threatening thoughts and feelings
  • Taking Refuge in What's Reliable—root your happiness in the safe harbors of things you can truly count on
  • Coming Home to Happiness—a relaxing session to ease your body-mind back to its natural state of calm and contentment

"Emotions come and go, but true happiness endures," teaches Dr. Hanson. With Meditations for Happiness, he helps you build a foundation of skills for realizing the happiness you desire.

Product details

Contents 3 CDs (3 hours, 41 minutes)
Date Published June 01, 2011
ISBN-10 1-60407-438-8
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-438-3
Dimensions 5 x 5 3/4 inches
Product Codes 1371d, w1371d, aw01371d
Audio Download:
Download File Types
Contents 1 Audio download (3 hours, 41 minutes)
Date Published June 01, 2011
ISBN-10 1-60407-465-5
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-465-9
Product Codes 1371w, w1371w, aw01371w
CE Credits:
Contents 4 CE credits
Date Published September 09, 2011
Product Codes 2608, e2608, ce02608

Customer Reviews

By ann r
Date Added: Wednesday 23 April 2014
Brilliant! Very enjoyable and the benefits are felt immediately.
By john l
Date Added: Wednesday 16 April 2014
Awesome !!
By Jacqueline C
Date Added: Wednesday 19 March 2014
This is brilliant--intellectually, emotionally, spiritually.
I believe everyone would benefit by just listening to the first session. It was an amazing experience forme. I learned a lot and felt a transformative energycoming through. Thank you, Dr. Hanson. I highly recommend it to psychotherapists as well as all who
seek to transform their relationship to self and others.
By Alicia D
Date Added: Wednesday 10 July 2013
Very informative, combining science facts with Buddhist ideas for interesting hands-on activities and meditations. Highly recommend.
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