The Compassionate Brain
Activating the Neural Circuits of Kindness, Caring, and Love
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- Analyze and discuss different ways to use the power of neuroplasticity.
- Recognize how the mind changes the brain.
- Identify the link between empathy for yourself and empathy for others.
- Demonstrate practices for strengthening and expressing compassion and kindness.
- Apply willpower to compassion.
- Prepare to find your own way to contribute to the larger whole.
Practical Neuroscience for Transformation
For the first time, we now have scientific evidence that we can consciously rewire our own brain to cultivate compassion, kindness, and love. With The Compassionate Brain, neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain, presents a FREE eight-part video series that explores the most powerful and effective ways you can create positive, lasting changes in your brain—and your life.
What You Will Receive:
- Eight FREE Video Sessions
Dr. Rick Hanson speaks with seven leading scholars and teachers on neuroscience or meditation to explore the research and practices that support you in reshaping your brain for compassion and happiness. The entire series is yours to keep and enjoy.
Each session, Dr. Hanson joins a leading scholar or teacher to investigate our growing understanding of the way meditation practice can affect our neurobiology. Together they discuss the research behind neuroplasticity—our natural capacity to change the neural pathways in our brain—and examine which meditation practices seem to have the most positive effect on the human nervous system. Dr. Hanson and his guests will explore valuable insights, discoveries, and techniques—with a focus on practices that help us to create lasting changes in the way we react to and perceive the world.
The Compassionate Brain Topics and Guests:
- Session 1: How the Mind Changes the Brain
With Dr. Richie Davidson, professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin and co-editor of The Asymmetrical Brain
- Session 2: Mindfulness of Oneself and Others
With Dr. Daniel Siegel, executive director of the Mindsight Institute and author of Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
- Session 3: Cultivating a Forgiving Heart
With Dr. Tara Brach, founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
- Session 4: The Evolution of Compassion: From Gene to Meme
With Dr. Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and author of Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life
- Session 5: Balancing Compassion and Assertiveness
With Dr. Kelly McGonigal, senior teacher and consultant for the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and author of The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
- Session 6: The Power of Self-Compassion
With Dr. Kristin Neff, professor of human development and culture at the University of Texas, Austin and author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind
- Session 7: Compassion in the Wider World
With Dr. Jean Houston, co-founder of The Foundation for Mind Research and author of The Possible Human: A Course in Enhancing Your Physical, Mental, and Creative Abilities
- Session 8: At Home in the Heart—Practical Takeaways from This Series
Dr. Rick Hanson wraps up the series, summarizing the key insights and the practical steps we can take to make real changes in our lives.
Discover the Power of Self-Directed Neuroplasticity
“Perhaps the most valuable result of our new discoveries about neuroplasticity,” says Dr. Rick Hanson, “is that it helps us bring our brain into harmony with the greatest virtues of our heart.” With The Compassionate Brain FREE video event series, Dr. Rick Hanson invites you to join him and his seven guests to explore the profound implications of this cutting-edge science—and how you can use it to guide your own transformation.
Write Your Own Review
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by Alby Q
Very stimulating. Excellent interviewees and excellent interviewer!
(Posted on 10/6/2013)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by Rochelle
So beautiful, so inspiring and informative. Thank you Rick, Thank you Sounds True.
(Posted on 7/12/2013)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by Karin Wandrei, Phd, LCSW
This is a fantastic course! Rick is an excellent interviewer and his interviewees are truly experts in their areas. While the visual and sound quality was not ideal because it was a webinar, it was still worth doing and has impacted on me already both professionally and personally. Thank you for making this wonderful gift freely available!
(Posted on 3/9/2013)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by paulette m
Principles and concepts illuminating and helpful both in private life and professional practice.
(Posted on 2/5/2013)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by sand c
Excellent. Stars in the field. Very enjoyable and economical to boot. Please offer more in these areas.
(Posted on 2/5/2013)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by Norman P
Wonderful course, practical, stimulating, leading on...
Continuing education post test was loaded with factoids and not the important points of the contributors. Suggest you find another institution to grand CEUs
(Posted on 1/15/2013)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by gina
The exploration into the compassionate brain led by Rick Hanson was powerfully felt. The recordings have allowed me to continue listening so I can digest every morsel from each session. I have benefited from the application personally and professionally.
(Posted on 1/6/2013)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by M. Cay Welsh, PhD
I am very grateful for having the opportunity to receive this valuable information. The participants are the tops in their field and the format was informal, yet informative. The interviews prompted me to go back and reread the books of the presenters with whom I was already familiar. It also spurred me to read the research of the presenters whose work I had not read previously. I appreciate the balance of published scientific research and applied clinical strategies.
To Rick Hanson and the Sounds True personnel, thank you for your good work.
(Posted on 12/26/2012)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by Will B
I am 80 years old and wish I would have had this brain information when younger in my practise.
(Posted on 12/26/2012)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by Judy G
The series was/is invaluable to me. Each speaker offered such insight into compassion and its practice. The CE units were affordable, and I enthused about the course to friends without reservation of any kind.
A highlight for me was Rick Hanson's PRACTICE of compassion near the middle of the series when he experienced challenge and exercised self-compassion and compassionate speech in what I perceived as "incoming" situational stress. Thanks, Sounds True and thanks Rick Hanson for such good stuff shared generously.
(Posted on 12/6/2012)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by Amber
Thank you so much! This has been so great to listen to. I looked forward to listening to this each day and it was enlightening. I know myself better know.
(Posted on 12/3/2012)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by TZiPi R
so far it has been wonderful, i have to listen to a few more to complete the series, is it still available?
And how do I receive the CEUs that I paid for?
(Posted on 11/29/2012)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by Sallie S
What a gift this series has been. Not only have I felt personally touched and inspired, but I have, through my work as a psychotherapist, passed on the wisdom and information shared. Deepest gratitude to the presenters and to Rick for guiding us in developing or deepening our compassion. Thank you. Sallie
(Posted on 11/17/2012)
- Review for The Compassionate Brain Review by Judith T
I like the freedom to look at the interviews as I get time. The ideas are timely and also challenging so I value the thoughts of all involved. In the beginning of the interview with Dr. Siegel there was some sound difficulty where they were both speaking at once. Also in the first interview the intro was initially at about 1 1/2 times normal speech so the technology may be a challenge. In any case I appreciate having access. Thanks.
(Posted on 11/13/2012)