The Positive Neuroplasticity Training

The Science of Changing Your Brain for the Better

Beat the Brain's Negativity Bias and Fill Yourself with Calm Strength, Confidence, and Joy.
Learn Dr. Hanson's HEAL method to start feeling feel less stressed, worried, or hurt, and overcome challenges and heal old pain.
We want happiness that lasts, but the brain's negativity bias allows stress and worry to push aside the many positive experiences we have every day.
Join New York Times bestselling author and psychologist, Dr. Rick Hanson, for an experiential journey into lasting, positive brain change.
In a pilot study on these methods, people reported statistically significant increases in happiness, resilience, and love, and decreases in anxiety and depression – even months later.

A 6-Part Online Course to Learn How to:
• Meet your needs to feel safer, more satisfied, and more connected - and less stressed, hurt, and resentful
• Hardwire peace of mind, contentment, and self-compassion into your brain
• Identify your own challenges and pain points and grow specific inner strengths to overcome and heal them

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Course Overview

  • 2

    Class 1: The Essence of Positive Neuroplasticity

    • Class 1 Overview: The Essence of Positive Neuroplasticity

    • Part 1: Welcome + Introduction

    • Part 2: Practice - Challenges

    • Part 3: Practice - Resources

    • Part 4: Q&A - Challenges + Resources

    • Part 5: Closing Comments on Challenges + Resources

    • Part 6: A Taste of Taking in the Good

    • Part 7: Practice - Taking in the Good with HEAL

    • Part 8: Practice - Growing Inner Strengths

    • Part 9: Learning - the Super Power of Super Powers

    • Part 10: Practice - The Good Facts

    • Part 11: Q&A - Anxiety about Installation

    • Part 12: The Three Ways to Engage the Mind

    • Part 13: Q&A - Negative Mental States

    • Live Q&A - September 22

  • 3

    Class 2: Having, Enriching, and Absorbing Beneficial Experiences

    • Class 2 Overview: Having, Enriching, and Absorbing Beneficial Experiences

    • Part 1: Elements of Experience

    • Part 2: Having Beneficial Experiences

    • Part 3: Q&A - Happiness, Suffering + The Hedonic Treadmill

    • Part 4: Creating Beneficial Experiences

    • Part 5: Q&A - Evoking a Beneficial Experience + Authenticity

    • Part 6: Turning a Good Fact into a Good Experience

    • Part 7: Practice - Creating a Beneficial Experience

    • Part 8: Enriching Beneficial Experiences

    • Part 9: Practice - Enriching an Experience

    • Part 10: Absorbing Beneficial Experiences

    • Part 11: Practice - Being for Yourself

    • Part 12: Practice - Key Takeaways So Far

    • Part 13: Q&A - Chronic Pain and Childhood Trauma

    • Live Q&A - September 29

  • 4

    Class 3: Linking Positive and Negative Material

    • Class 3 Overview: Linking Positive and Negative Material

    • Part 1: Why it's Good to Take in the Good

    • Part 2: Q&A - How to Avoid Clinging to Experiences and Aspire without Attachment

    • Part 3: Practice - Centering in Safety, Satisfaction, and Connection

    • Part 4: Q&A - Growing + Using Resources, Handling Threats

    • Part 5: Key Resource Experiences

    • Part 6: The Responsive + Reactive Modes

    • Part 7: Your Vitamin C + The Triune Brain

    • Part 8: Q&A - Applying Meditation to Daily Life

    • Part 9: Linking Positive + Negative Experiences

    • Part 10: Q&A - Working with Hijacking

    • Part 11: Practice - HEAL

    • Part 12: Q&A - How Does Memory Work, and How Do We Change What We've Learned?

    • Live Q&A - October 6

  • 5

    Class 4: Growing Strengths for Safety

    • Class 4 Overview: Growing Strengths for Safety

    • Part 1: Practice - What do You Want to Take Home from this Program?

    • Part 2: Q&A - Practicing, Cultivation, + Suicidal Ideation

    • Part 3: Self-Compassion

    • Part 4: Practice - Self-Compassion

    • Part 5: Q&A - Hypnosis, Accessing Resources When You're Hijacked

    • Part 6: Fear

    • Part 7: Practice - Feeling Protected

    • Part 8: Practice - Letting Go of Needless Anxiety

    • Part 9: First and Second Darts

    • Part 10: Q&A - Installation and Savoring

    • Part 11: Q&A - Feeling Cared About + Risking the Dreaded Experiences

    • Part 12: Q&A - Dealing with Hurting Others

    • Part 13: Practice - Dealing with Safety Issues Responsively

    • Part 14: Getting Hijacked by Negative Material

    • Live Q&A - October 13

  • 6

    Class 5: Growing Strengths for Satisfaction

    • Class 5 Overview: Growing Strengths for Satisfaction

    • Part 1: Introduction to Strengths for Satisfaction

    • Part 2: Practice - Accomplishments

    • Part 3: Practice - Feelings of Accomplishment

    • Part 4: Practice - Recognizing Beauty

    • Part 5: The R.A.I.N. Practice

    • Part 6: Liking and Wanting

    • Part 7: Aspiring without Attachment

    • Part 8: Encouraging Motivation

    • Part 9: Practice - Encouraging Motivation

    • Part 10: Q&A - Enjoying Accomplishments, Playfulness, and Inhibitions

    • Part 11: Practice - Responsive Approaches to Opportunity and Loss

    • Part 12: Resources for Aspiring without Attachment

    • Part 13: Practice - Resources for Risking the Dreaded Experience

    • Part 14: Q&A - Internalizing Permission

    • Live Q&A - October 22, 2020

  • 7

    Class 6: Growing Strengths for Connection

    • Class 6 Overview: Growing Strengths for Connection

    • Part 1: The Tip of the Root

    • Part 2: Feelings of Worth

    • Part 3: Practice - Good Facts in Life

    • Part 4: Practice - Feelings of Worth

    • Part 5: Practice - Reflecting on Feelings of Worth Practice

    • Part 6: Q&A - Different People's Needs for Empathy

    • Part 7: Practice - Takeaways from this Training

    • Part 8: Takeaway Suggestions for the Days Ahead

    • Part 9: Practice - Peace, Contentment, Love

    • Live Q&A - October 29, 2020