Meditation Meets Neuroscience—Practical Tools to Reshape Your Brain for Awakening
We are inspired by the living example of great teachers, who have both penetrating insight and a loving heart. “With modern neuroscience, we’re now beginning to understand the brain processes that support these wonderful qualities of mind,” explains Dr. Rick Hanson. With The Enlightened Brain, this pioneering neuropsychologist explores how you can activate these same processes inside your own brain to accelerate your own transformation.
Self-Directed Neuroplasticity—How Our Mind Shapes Our Brain
Your thoughts and feelings continually sculpt your brain—for better or worse. As Dr. Hanson teaches, you can use the power of self-directed neuroplasticity to take control of the evolutionary tendency of your brain to react to life with fear, frustration, and heartache—and return your brain to its natural state of calm, contentment, and caring. With simple and potent practices, he reveals how you can weave positive thoughts and emotions into the fabric of your brain, allowing you to cultivate the qualities of mindfulness, virtue, and wisdom for your own path of awakening.
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- Explain how to tailor psychological growth and spiritual practice to your unique neurophysiology.
- Summarize how to defeat the negativity bias of your brain by internalizing key resources.
- Practice pairing positive experiences with negative material to soothe and heal old pain.
- Apply techniques to activate the neural foundations of mindfulness.
- Practice strengthening the five factors of concentration and deep meditative absorption.
- Utilize exercises to build neural shock absorbers for stable inner peace in a turbulent world.
“This new science gives us unprecedented tools to individualize psychological growth and spiritual practice,” says Dr. Hanson. You’ll learn about your unique “profile of attention” and which methods best strengthen your focus and concentration. You’ll also learn how to approach life with equanimity and relax the focus on “me, myself, and I.” With The Enlightened Brain, Dr. Rick Hanson gives you practical tools for strengthening the neural circuitry of spacious awareness, calm in the midst of stress, contemplative absorption, resilience, and lasting happiness.
- Knowing your brain—how to tailor psychological growth and spiritual practice to your unique neurophysiology
- Defeating the negativity bias of your brain by internalizing key resources
- Pairing positive experiences with negative material to soothe and heal old pain
- Activating the neural foundations of mindfulness
- Strengthening the five factors of concentration and deep meditative absorption
- Building neural shock absorbers for stable inner peace in a turbulent world
- Using neuroscience to relax the apparent self and take life less personally
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Excellent Practical Guidance Review by Jeb
Consumer Orientation: This course is appropriate for virtually anyone over the age of twelve.
Value: Hanson is a reputable neuropsychologist and his techniques are firmly grounded in science. The effectiveness of these techniques is well-established.
Strengths: Hanson's presentation of the material is easy to understand and easy to follow, and the guided practices themselves are simple, logical, and straightforward. Every talk is rich with interesting information that also has direct practical implications.
Weaknesses: Many meditators will find the guided meditations in this series to be too short/condensed. The series is designed in such a way that the meditations are essentially embedded into lectures. While this design is certainly conducive to learning the methods, you may find yourself feeling as though you still need to do a proper meditation despite having just completed a session. Some sessions span across the end of one disc to the beginning of another, whereas one session per disc would probably have been the preferable format.
Notes: Despite its apparent Buddhist association, the material is suitable for anyone, regardless of philosophical or religious orientation. In my opinion this is one of Sounds True's best audio learning courses. (Posted on March 15, 2015)
Review for The Enlightened Brain Review by Ava Jhon
You ever set out the good remarks on the reader’s mind. The positive solution enhances the spirit. (Posted on October 20, 2014)
Review for The Enlightened Brain Review by Angelina Jullie
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(Posted on October 20, 2014)
Review for The Enlightened Brain Review by Gary L
Rick Hanson has the ability to explain concepts in simple terms that most people can understand and apply to their own situation. I was in law enforcement for over twenty-eight years and I wish I had a mentor like Rick during those years.
GL (Posted on September 28, 2014)
Review for The Enlightened Brain Review by Mr
I would like to thank you for your nicely written post, its informative and your writing style encouraged me to read it till end. Thanks
(Posted on September 19, 2014)
Review for The Enlightened Brain Review by Gordons2z0
I am researching this topic for use in a future business I am thinking about starting. Thank you for this information, it has been educational and helpful to me.
(Posted on September 19, 2014)
Review for The Enlightened Brain Review by jeanette v Wyk
Really enjoying it. Precise, clear and with a soothing voice, giving good tools for deepening and starting a good practice of mindfulness. Drawing on many different Buddhist aspects and giving the neuroscience of these practices. (Posted on August 20, 2014)
Review for The Enlightened Brain Review by Svetlana E
Profound and soothing I love it. Thank you! (Posted on May 28, 2014)
Review for The Enlightened Brain Review by Marlene H
I found this to be extremely helpful. Rick has a delightful voice and really sounds as though he knows what he is talking about. (Posted on April 29, 2014)
Review for The Enlightened Brain Review by Sylvia L
Great program. The set of cds were better than I expected. Dr.Hanson has a pleasant voice so it is easy to listen to . He gives examples that make the content easier to understand and remember. (Posted on April 25, 2014)
|Contents||7 CDs (8 hours, 33 minutes)|
|Date Published||October 01, 2011|
|Dimensions||6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches|
|Contents||Audio download (8 hours, 33 minutes)|
|Filetypes||M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP|
|Date Published||October 01, 2011|
|Contents||9 CE credits|
|Date Published||August 26, 2011|