Personal Transformation Based on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
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- 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
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Good Content, presentation needs work Review by HopelessCase
This is sold as an online course (or audio course, if you will). What it is is basically an audio book. Don't get me wrong, the content as such, both the background and the guided meditation is well done and Ms. McGonigal does a good job narrating the material.
What I lack is structure. Not even the chapters are named, they are merely numbered. There is no overview of what topics are covered in what part, no downloadable worksheets or summaries, which is what I would have expected. If those things were provided, this course would be wonderful. At the moment, it is just another audio book. Which is also fine, but then it would need to be made clearer in the description. (Posted on January 13, 2017)
Not What I Thought It Was, Dissapointing Review by Rebecca
I purchased this program because I believed it would be a blending on science and how the mind deals with, makes, and perceives change, and mindfulness. It was more of an introduction to mindfulness. A very basic introduction. With many basic meditations. I was very unhappy about the high price for little information. I suggest this only for those who have never practiced mindfulness before. (Posted on February 29, 2016)
Loving the Science Review by Donnell
Kelly Mcgonigal quickly became a favorite teacher, as soon as I discovered her at soundstrue.com. This series is excellent, with a seamless blending of the latest in neuroscience and the best of the wisdom traditions. I am recommending it to everyone I know. Definitely a five star purchase! (Posted on August 20, 2015)
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listening to the audio course now and liking it. only thought/wish is that it was also available in printed form (paperback) for easier reference. (Posted on April 6, 2015)
Review for The Neuroscience of Change Review by Kathleen S
Very thoughtful weaving of science and wisdom traditions. Clearly presented and most helpful.Well worth the investment. (Posted on September 14, 2014)
Review for The Neuroscience of Change Review by Eric Hansen
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. (Posted on May 7, 2014)
Review for The Neuroscience of Change Review by Vinny
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 :) (Posted on March 28, 2014)
Review for The Neuroscience of Change Review by Uri G
I have listened to Dr. McGonigal's program several times, reflected on the content, and did the meditations. I highly recommend the program for anyone who wishes to pursue and achieve a goal and/or become a better version of themselves.
Uri (Posted on March 13, 2014)
Review for The Neuroscience of Change Review by homa askari
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. (Posted on February 18, 2014)
Review for The Neuroscience of Change Review by Paul G
Kelly McGonigal's work is wonderful.
Can't say the same for Sounds True anymore.
I do think I've been a reasonable customer over the last twenty or so years, but I've spammed the 'news' e's and really have no further interest after a bit of technical difficulty with NO responses from 'support'.
Bummer. (Posted on February 13, 2014)
|Contents||Audio download (6 hours, 25 minutes)|
|Filetypes||M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP|
|Date Published||May 01, 2012|
|Contents||6 CDs (6 hours, 25 minutes)|
|Date Published||May 01, 2012|
|Dimensions||6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches|
|Contents||6.5 CE credits|
|Date Published||May 01, 2012|