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August 2016

The Art and Science of Mindfulness, Compassion and Joy

August 28, 2016, 9:00 am - September 2, 2016, 6:00 pm PDT
Esalen Institute, 55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920 United States
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This workshop brings together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers, and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy, and joyful life. Weaving together ancient wisdom traditions with modern neuroscience, we explore the transformative effects of meditative practices. Participants will be taught simple yet potent meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation, compassion practices, mindful yoga, and experiential exercises. The group will also learn about revolutionary research in neuroscience that offers this hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live healthier, happier lives. We will immerse ourselves in the practice of being fully present, and re-train our minds and hearts toward pathways of greater joy, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude.

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Esalen

August 28, 2016, 2:00 pm - September 2, 2016, 11:00 pm PDT
Esalen, Big Sur, CA United States

This workshop brings together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers, and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy, and joyful life. Weaving together ancient wisdom traditions with modern neuroscience, we explore the transformative effects of meditative practices. Participants…

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October 2016

Positive Neuroplasticity Training

October 15, 2016, 10:00 am - October 17, 2016, 6:00 pm PDT
Unity in Marin, 600 Palm Drive
Novato, CA 94949 United States
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The three day Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) is a deep experiential exploration of powerful methods for turning passing experiences into lasting inner resources - like self-compassion, mindfulness, grit, gratitude, and self-worth - encoded in your nervous system.

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Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity

October 18, 2016, 9:30 am - October 20, 2016, 6:00 pm PDT
Unity in Marin, 600 Palm Drive
Novato, CA 94949 United States
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The three day Professional Course (with PNT as a prerequisite) applies these general methods to the specific situations, populations, and issues faced by therapists, coaches, educators, managers, and healthcare professionals. Details forthcoming.

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November 2016

How to Turn Real World Experiences into Lasting Inner Resources

November 3, 2016, 9:00 am - November 4, 2016, 11:00 am PDT
The Capital View Conference Center, 101 Constitution Ave NW #900
Washington, DC 20001
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February 2017

World Government Summit

February 11, 2017, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
Dubai, United Arab Emirates + Google Map

The Neuroscience of Happiness. Not open to general public. At a pre-summit event, this talk will explore major neural factors of lasting well-being, with some practical suggestions.

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March 2017

The Neuroscience Training Summit 2017 – Online

March 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Online Summit
FREE

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is kicking off the 10-day Sounds True Neuroscience Training Summit that begins March 20, with videos and other resources from Dan Siegel, Linda Graham, Michael Taft, Kelly McGonigal, Peter Levine, Steve Porges, Janina Fisher, and other experts. This is your chance to learn directly…

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April 2017

Neurology of Awakening

April 1, 2017, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Webcast, Woodacre, CA United States + Google Map
$30 – $200

Live Webcast Available - 6 CE Credits. This experiential workshop from the Spirit Rock Meditation Center will cover the relationship between the mind and the brain; strengthening neural factors of mindfulness; the role of concentration in Buddhist practice; and practical help from brain research for steadying and quieting the mind and bringing it to singleness.

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Physician Wellness Conference

April 28, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Woodland Hills, CA United States + Google Map
Private Event

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a keynote speaker at this special event for Kaiser Permanente Physicians and staff. This event is not open to the public.

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Harvard Medical School: Meditation and Psychotherapy

April 29, 2017, 8:30 am - 12:45 pm PDT
Harvard Medical School: Meditation and Psychotherapy, HYATT REGENCY In Downtown Crossing One Ave de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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$290.00 – $390.00
Balancing compassion and assertiveness

This course will explore how meditation can support emotional well-being and patient care. Discussions will focus on identifying key mechanisms of action; using meditation to improve behavior and cultivate positive mind states; describing the benefits and limitations of its application in psychotherapy; teaching techniques to…

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May 2017

Live Webcast: Hardwiring Happiness

May 2, 2017, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Online Webcast
FREE

Don’t worry, be happy. Everyone says that, but never reveals how. Did you know that happy salesmen sell 37% more and that companies with happy employees outperform the competition by 20%? Join Dr. Rick Hanson and Joe Burton-CEO/Founder of Whil-as they discuss scientifically backed ways…

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Equanimity in the Dharma and in Your Brain

May 13, 2017, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA United States
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$75 – $200

Equanimity means not reacting to your reactions, and that is both a wonderful relief from upsets and traumas and a profound resource for spiritual growth. In Buddhism, equanimity is one of the four Brahmaviharas (Divine Abodes) and is often considered the foundation of the other…

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Awakened Action Fundraiser Talk: Relax! We’ve Got a World to Save

May 27, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Dominican University, Edgehill Mansion, Dominican University
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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$75

 A conversation with Rick Hanson at the 8th Awakened Action fund-raiser. Edgehill Mansion, Dominican University, San Rafael. Reception and light refreshments at 6:30. Gentle yoga and meditation at 7:00. Interview with Rick at 7:30. Reservations: your $75 ticket supports our programs of awakened action, including Mindful Leadership…

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June 2017

IFM Annual Conference – The Dynamic Brain: Revealing the Potential of Neuroplasticity to Reverse Neurodegeneration

June 1, 2017, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm PDT
JW Marriott, 900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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$945

Attendees at IFM’s 2017 Annual International Conference (AIC) will be presented with the most recent scientific evidence on the ways in which neuroplasticity can be harnessed and optimized to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases, brain injury, stroke, and mental disorders. This will result in clinically…

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Positive Neuroplasticity Training, Ireland

June 6, 2017, 9:25 am - June 8, 2017, 6:00 pm PDT
The Grand Hotel Malahide Dublin, Ireland + Google Map
€405

Join New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson for a 3-day deep experiential exploration of lasting positive brain change – the essence of self-reliance and lasting inner strength and peace in a topsy-turvy world.

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Walking Evenly on Uneven Ground: Public Talk

June 8, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
The Bar of Ireland, Law Library, 145 -151 Church Street, Arran Quay
Dublin 7, Ireland
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€40.00
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Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity, Ireland

June 9, 2017, 9:30 am - June 11, 2017, 6:00 pm PDT
The Grand Hotel Malahide Dublin, Ireland + Google Map
€842

The Professional Training Course includes the Positive Neuroplasticity Training (6-8 June 2017) plus practical applications for Hardwiring Happiness into your professional and private life. Deepen your practice and help others change their brains for the better!

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Mindfulness in Society – Changing the World One Mind at a Time

June 15, 2017, 9:00 am - June 18, 2017, 5:00 pm PDT
Samye Ling Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map
£140 – £250

How is Mindfulness changing to suit these diverse contexts? How is integrity being maintained in this diversification? What does the future look like as a mindful society? How can we ensure that Mindfulness training is inclusive and accessible to Everyone? What is the relationship between mindfully being and compassionate action? Keynote speakers include Sharon Salzberg, Rick Hanson, Vidyamala Burch, Paul Gilbert and Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, and will pick up on these themes in order to explore the frontiers of Mindfulness and the unique dilemmas that are being thrown up at this tipping point moment in history.

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Positive Neuroplasticity: Two Day Workshop + Livestream

June 24, 2017, 9:30 am - June 25, 2017, 5:30 pm CEST
HUB Madrid, Calle Gobernador, 26 (Garaje)
Madrid, Spain
€120 – €235

This workshop at Nirakara will be the first that Rick Hanson teaches in Spain. There is also a live-stream option for €120. We all need psychological resources such as resilience, positive emotions, and feeling cared about for the long and often hard road of life. Acquiring these…

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July 2017

No-Self in the Brain: Insights from Neuroscience

July 15, 2017, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA United States
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$75 – $200

In this workshop, we will examine "self" and its release in light of Buddhism and modern brain science. These perspectives inform each other, and together they offer powerful and practical tools for deconstructing the apparent self. Topics covered: Buddhist perspectives on the interconnectedness of all things and thus the "emptiness" of any apparent thing; the four defining characteristics of the presumed "I"; the absence of these characteristics in both your experience and your brain; why the apparent "I" is not just "empty" but actually does not exist; ways to fill the hole in the heart and thus reduce self-ing; brain-savvy ways to relax the sense of self, take things less personally, feel more at peace with the world, and rest in the spacious awareness.

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September 2017

Search Inside Yourself: Webinar

September 6, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
Search Inside Yourself Institute
closed to public

Contemplative neuroscience is the idea that we are changing not only our subjective experience but also our brains through practice. Those with different backgrounds take these ideas to their apparent conclusions–a buddhist might ask "what is an enlightened brain like?" a Christian might ask "what happens…

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Positive Neuroplasticity Training

September 7, 2017, 5:00 pm - October 12, 2017, 7:30 pm PDT
$147.00 – $372.00

The six week online course Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) is a deep experiential exploration of powerful methods for turning passing experiences into lasting inner resources - like self-compassion, mindfulness, grit, gratitude, and self-worth - encoded in your nervous system. This course is eligible for 18…

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Search Inside Yourself

September 28, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Search Inside Yourself Institute CA United States + Google Map

Session 2: At the Engage mindful leadership program, you’ll develop the knowledge, tools and leadership capacities to bring the benefits of mindfulness-based emotional intelligence (EI) to your workplace or community. You’ll learn from SIYLI’s experience bringing mindfulness and EI to such organizations as Google and…

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October 2017

The Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity

October 12, 2017, 5:00 pm PDT
$372.00

The Professional Course is very hands-on and practical, showing you how to apply the powerful ideas and methods from the Positive Neuroplasticity Training in your work with others. It’s perfect for those who are working with others: therapists, healthcare providers, educators, business consultants, trainers, coaches, mindfulness and…

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University of Pennsylvania MAPP Talk

October 28, 2017, 9:00 am - October 29, 2017, 4:30 pm PDT
University of Pennsylvania PA
Closed to the public

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be delivering a talk at the University of Pennsylvania as a part of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program. This talk is closed to the public.

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November 2017

Stanford Contemplation by Design Summit

November 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Stanford Contemplation by Design Summit, 291 Campus Drive Hewlett 200
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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FREE

Mindfulness of passing mental states is great – but it is not enough to grow traits of resilience, happiness, and compassion. Due to its “negativity bias,” the brain is like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones. This talk will explore practical ways…

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Opening into Allness Workshop

November 11, 2017, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm PST
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA United States
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$75.00 – $200.00

Modern brain science is beginning to shed light on the underlying neuropsychological basis of deep experiences of present moment awareness, integrated wholeness of mind, and the sense of interdependent connection with nature and physical reality. We can use these new findings in very practical ways…

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A Dialogue Between Rick Hanson & George Silberschatz

November 14, 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group, JCCSF 3200 California Street
San rancisco, CA 94118 United States
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$25 – $65

George, an internationally known psychotherapist and psychotherapy researcher and Rick, a NYTimes Best Selling Author and clinical psychologist, will address relevant topics about how psychopathology develops, why psychotherapy works and how advances in neuroscience and Buddhist psychology have helped inform the progression of "talk therapy."…

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December 2017

Monday Night Dharma Talk & Meditation Group

December 11, 2017, 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm PST
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA United States
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$15 – $30

Rick Hanson will be a guest teacher for this week's Spirit Rock Live: Monday Nights with Jack Kornfield & Friends. This group meets every Monday night from 7:15pm – 9:15pm in the Community Meditation Center. The sit is also available Live and On Demand through…

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January 2018

ITRC 2018 Conference

January 24, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm PST
California Endowment Conference Center Oakland
$295 – $375

International Transformational Resilience Coalition 2018 Conference: Preparing People for Climate Change in California Conference For Social Service, Climate, Social Justice, Faith & Other Community Leaders on Building Individual and Collective Human Resilience for Climate Traumas The conference is sponsored by the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC),…

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February 2018

Neurology of Awakening

February 11, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PST
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA United States
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$75 – $200

The latest brain research has begun to confirm the central insights of the Buddha and other great teachers. And it's suggesting ways you can help your brain to enter deeper states of mindfulness and concentration, love, and happiness. Suffering, joy, and freedom all depend on…

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CANADA: 2018 Heart-Mind Conference (Vancouver)

February 23, 8:30 am - 10:30 am PST
Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, 20393 Fraser Hwy
Langley, BC V3A7N2 Canada
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$349

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be a featured keynote speaker at the 2018 annual Heart-Mind Conference. With the theme "Take Care of Yourself," attendees will explore how self-acceptance, being kind to ourselves, and connection improves our well-being, and makes it possible for us to be more present…

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March 2018

Seattle 6th Annual Compassion & Wisdom Workshops

March 2, 9:30 am - 4:45 pm PST
Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center Seattle, WA United States + Google Map
$149 – $750

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be joined by Frank Ostaseski (March 1) and Tara Brach, Ph.D. (March 2-4) for this very special event. Rick's workshop is titled "Mindful Cultivation: Feeling and Growing the Good." Mindfulness is profoundly important—but not enough. We grow compassion and wisdom by turning…

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Monday Night Dharma Talk & Meditation Group

March 26, 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm PDT
Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Webcast, Woodacre, CA United States
$15 – $30

Rick Hanson will be a guest teacher for this week's Spirit Rock Live: Monday Nights with Jack Kornfield & Friends. This group meets every Monday night from 7:15pm – 9:15pm in the Community Meditation Center. The sit is also available Live and On Demand through…

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Book Reading and Signing at Book Passage

March 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Book Passage, 100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965-2184 United States
book reading and signing

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be offering a talk, reading, and signing for his new book Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness at Book Passage in Sausalito, California. Learn more here: https://www.bookpassage.com/event/dr-rick-hanson-resilient-sausalito-store

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The Science & Practice of Resilience Workshop

March 30, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, Chevron Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA United States
$115 – $159

This day-long workshop with Rick Hanson, Ph.D. for the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley is about developing lasting resilience using the power of positive neuroplasticity. Mental resources like determination, self-worth, and kindness are what make us resilient: able to cope with adversity and push through challenges in the pursuit…

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Book Reading and Signing at Copperfield’s Books

March 31, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky Street
Petaluma, CA United States
book reading and signing

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be offering a talk, reading, and signing for his new book Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness at Copperfield's Books in Petaluma, California.

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April 2018

Mindful Workplace Summit

April 12 - April 15
Multiversity 1440, 800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley, CA United States
$349 – $967

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will be one of many well-respected speakers at the Mindful Workplace Summit, a conference for corporate, non-profit, government and educational leaders, HR professionals, mindfulness and leadership trainers, mindful workplace champions, and others. The summit will focus on: How bringing mindfulness into the workplace is…

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Educating Mindful Minds Conference

April 19
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 7th Ave
New York, NY United States

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a guest speaker for Learning & the Brain's Educating Mindful Minds conference. The theme of the conference is "The Science of Stress and Resilience". Numerous studies are finding that stress, anxiety, and mental health issues are on the rise in children…

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CANADA: Walking Evenly Over Uneven Ground Workshop (Montreal, Quebec)

April 21 - April 22
UQAM – Centre des Sciences, 200 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
MONTREAL, QUEBEC Canada
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$30 – $180

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. celebrates True North Insight's annual fundraiser, Circle of Giving, by offering (in English) an evening talk on Walking Evenly Over Uneven Ground: Using Positive Neuroplasiticity to Cultivate Resilient Well-Being and a daylong meditation retreat. Rick will facilitate two events: Evening Talk: Saturday, April 21,…

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EUROPE: Positive Neuroplasticity Training (Freiburg, Germany)

April 27 - April 30
Caritas Tagungszentrum, Wintererstraße 17-19
Freiburg, Germany
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€470

Rick takes his popular training program to Germany in 2018. The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is an experiential workshop about taking charge of the structure-building process of your own brain. You will learn how to activate positive experiences, prolong and enrich them, and then heighten their…

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EUROPE: Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity (Freiburg, Germany)

April 30 - May 3
Caritas Tagungszentrum, Wintererstraße 17-19
Freiburg, Germany
640€

This is the profressional training for Rick's Positive Neuroplasticity Training in Freiburg, Germany, April 27-30, 2018. With the Positive Neuroplasticity Training as a prerequisite, this practical, hands-on training applies the methods of Positive Neuroplasticity to clinical, educational, human resources, and personal growth settings. It's perfect for therapists,…

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May 2018

EUROPE: Teaching the Methods of Positive Neuroplasticity (Freiburg, Germany)

May 4, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm CEST
Caritas Tagungszentrum, Wintererstraße 17-19
Freiburg, Germany
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€160

With the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity as a prerequisite, this one-day workshop with Rick Hanson, Ph.D. focuses on teaching the methods of positive neuroplasticity, mindful cultivation, and the HEAL process to groups and individuals. This experiential workshop includes opportunities to practice teaching in front of others…

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Resilient: Cultivating an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, & Happiness Workshop

May 26, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA United States
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$75 – $200

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will facilitate an all-day workshop at Spirit Rock Meditation Center based on his recently released book, Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness (March 2018). The world is volatile and unreliable. So it’s vital to develop durable psychological…

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June 2018

Neurodharma: A 10-Day Vipassana Retreat

June 8 - June 17
Shambhala Mountain Center Red Feather Lakes, CO United States + Google Map
$450

Modern brain science is beginning to shed light on the underlying neuropsychological basis of deep experiences of present moment awareness, integrated wholeness of mind, and the sense of interdependent connection with nature and physical reality. Facilitated by Rick Hanson, Ph.D and three other teachers – Leslie Booker,…

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July 2018

AUSTRALIA: Australian Meditation Conference, Evening Talk (Melbourne)

July 20 - July 22
Australian Catholic University Fitzroy, VIC Australia
$40 – $590

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. will offer two sessions at the Australian Meditation Conference in Melbourne. The overarching theme of this innovative conference program is 'Meditation and Society'. Beyond the view of meditation as a personal practice, speakers and delegates will share their understanding of how the…

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AUSTRALIA: Positive Neuroplasticity Training (Melbourne)

July 23 - July 25
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford, Victoria Australia
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$795

This 3 day training consists of the six experiential sessions of the PNT course offered over three intensive days and will be engaging, inspiring and practical. Like any other mental capability, inner strengths (positive states) are supported by structures in the brain. Resilience, positive emotions,…

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AUSTRALIA: Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity (Melbourne)

July 26 - July 28
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford, Victoria Australia
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$1590

This is the profressional training for Rick’s Positive Neuroplasticity Training in Melbourne, July 23-25, 2018. With the Positive Neuroplasticity Training as a prerequisite, this practical, hands-on training applies the methods of Positive Neuroplasticity to clinical, educational, human resources, and personal growth settings. It’s perfect for therapists, coaches, educators, mindfulness or…

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August 2018

The Strong Heart: A Weekend Workshop on Resilient Relationships

August 3 - August 5
Multiversity 1440, 800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley, CA United States
$340

It’s been said that there are two wolves in the heart – one of love and one of hate – and that everything depends on which we feed each day. This metaphor echoes the finding from evolutionary neuropsychology that our ancestors survived in large part…

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Neurodharma of Love Workshop

August 11, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA United States
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$75 – $200

On the whole, we experience our greatest joys and sorrows in our relationships. Supported by both Buddhism and Western psychology, the keys to healthy relationships include empathy, compassion, kindness, equanimity, and appropriate assertiveness. These states of mind are based on underlying states of your brain.…

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