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Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and award-winning lecturer at Stanford University. A leading expert on the mind-body relationship, her work integrates the latest findings...

The Neuroscience of Change

A Compassion-Based Program for Personal Transformation

Kelly McGonigal

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Personal Transformation Based on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

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Course objectives:

  • Discuss how to nourish the seeds of change and transformation by working with inner experiences as the key to making outward change through willingness, self-awareness, and surrender.
  • Explain how to transform self-criticism into self-compassion
  • Discuss the value of vows, "encoding prospective memories," making values-driven commitments and how to overcome the "trigger-to-instinct" in the process of transformation and change.
  • Practice guided reflections based on breakthrough science, practical sensability, and wisdom traditions, including exercises and mindfulness meditations that for making positive change that lasts.

What's your most important goal? Why does it matter so deeply? How will you overcome the obstacles? Answer these questions with sincerity, proceed with mindfulness and compassion, and you have just set in motion a revolutionary method for personal change that is supported by both the latest science and traditional wisdom. On The Neuroscience of Change, psychologist and award-winning Stanford lecturer Kelly McGonigal presents six sessions of breakthrough ideas, guided practices, and real-world exercises for making self-awareness and kindness the basis for meaningful transformation.

Practical Methods to Retrain Your Brain to Support Your Goals

Our understanding of the incredible power of the human brain is at an all-time high, with the emerging fields of neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and psychophysiology opening new possibilities for greater health, happiness, and freedom from suffering. Drawing on her training as a research scientist and longtime practitioner of meditation and yoga, Dr. McGonigal reveals these startling findings—including the clinically supported methods for training the mind away from default states and negativity that no longer serve us and establishing behaviors and attitudes aligned with our highest values and aspirations.

The First Rule of Change: It's Already Happening

As the world's wisdom traditions teach and science is now verifying, our lives are in fact defined by constant change. Whether you're looking to change a behavior, improve your health or other circumstances, or simply for a way to bring hope and resilience into your life as it is, The Neuroscience of Change will help you trust yourself and unfold your true capacities for personal transformation.


  • Willingness, self-awareness, and surrender—how to nourish the seeds of change
  • Focusing on the process, not the outcome
  • How to overcome the “trigger-to-instinct” reaction
  • The proven benefits of meditation—and how to start practicing yourself
  • How to transform self-criticism into self-compassion
  • Why your mind creates habits—and how to consciously create new ones
  • Making values-driven commitments
  • Visualization and the principle of “encoding prospective memories”
  • The power of the vow
  • “Deep activation” and the danger of rejecting what is
  • Working with inner experiences as the key to making outward change
  • Six hours of breakthrough science, practical wisdom, guided exercises, and mindfulness meditations for making positive change that lasts

Product details

Contents 6 CDs (6 hours, 25 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-790-5
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-790-2
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Product Codes 2535d, f2535d, af02535d
Audio Download:
Download File Types
Contents Audio download (6 hours, 25 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-823-5
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-823-7
Product Codes 2535w, f2535w, af02535w
CE Credits:
Contents 6.5 CE credits
Date Published May 01, 2012
Product Codes 3906, e3906, ce03906

Customer Reviews

By Kathleen S
Date Added: Sunday 14 September 2014
Very thoughtful weaving of science and wisdom traditions. Clearly presented and most helpful.Well worth the investment.
By Eric Hansen
Date Added: Wednesday 7 May 2014
I have listened up through program three.

What I really like is the blend of science with the wisdom traditions. I find that inspires to stick with it.
By Vinny
Date Added: Friday 28 March 2014
This is by far the best course you can buy. Kelly McGonigal beautifully combines the eastern teachings with learnings from western science and delivers something that has immense value. I find myself listening to it over and over again and practicing the techniques. Don't think twice, just get this program :)
By homa askari
Date Added: Tuesday 18 February 2014
great. knowing kelly and reading and following her wonderful, practical books, articles and programs is one of the best thing happend to me. Rick you are amazing as well. I am grateful.
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