Positive Neuroplasticity Training

Online Video Program

“We want happiness that lasts,
but stress and worry keep pushing it aside.

That’s the brain’s ‘negativity bias.’

I’ll show you how to beat that bias,
and fill yourself with calm strength,
confidence, compassion, and joy.”

Join New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D. for a deep training in stable well-being in a topsy-turvy world.

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is about taking charge of the structure-building processes of your own brain. You’ll learn how to:

  • Have more enjoyable and useful experiences each day
  • Turn these experiences into resilient happiness, love, and peace hardwired into your nervous system
  • Grow specific inner strengths to heal old pain, deal with challenges, and have more to offer others



Techniques for lasting positive brain change


Experiential practices to grow inner strengths


Handbook of Positive Neuroplasticity



The Essence of Positive Neuroplasticity


How to Have, Enrich, and Absorb Good Experiences


How to Use the Positive to Clear the Negative


How to Grow Strengths for Safety


How to Grow Strengths for Satisfaction


How to Grow Strengths for Connection

Each class includes a ~2.5-hour video presentation and a 1-hour Q&A recording with Rick Hanson.

"I found the training to be among the best I have ever received. I went through - and continue to do so - significant change, overcoming that which has held me back for years."

-Petrina L.

"The experience, all the terrific material, so beautifully presented, has given me such a tremendous boost in peace, contentment and love! Looking forward to making it a vital part of my life in all areas."

-Ron R.

"These teachings have touched so many of the dark places inside me. I can now see things much more clearly and without judgement, and can release them."

-Linda N.

"This was a truly life-altering, life-affirming training. I feel peaceful, content, loved, and excited to bring HEAL into my everyday life. I am seeing how when I grow the good in myself, there is so much more available to offer to others."

-Susan A.

"Dr. Hanson is an amazing presenter. The mix of academic information and experiential practices was just right."

-Kristen P.

"This training supports me in managing my life, my chronic pain, and all the ups and downs of the whole shi-bang."

-Holly E.

Two Options for Registering


Positive Neuroplasticity Training

Take charge of the structure-building processes of your own brain – Hardwire Happiness into your life.

  • 13 hours of Video Presentation
  • 6 hours of Q&A Video Recordings
  • Unlimited Access
  • Handbook of Positive Neuroplasticity
  • Course slide sets
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Money-back guarantee


Have a group of 2 or more? There are buddy + group discounts available.


Bundle: Positive Neuroplasticity Training + Professional Course

Learn how to apply the ideas and methods of positive neuroplasticity in your work with others – for greater healing, learning, motivation, and growth.

  • Positive Neuroplasticity Training (and all features/materials that come with it)
  • Professional Course – 13 hours of video with Rick Hanson teaching:
    – How to explain positive neuroplasticity
    – How to help others have more beneficial experiences
    – How to teach others how to turn those experiences into lasting brain change
    – How to apply these methods for anxiety, depression, trauma, and shame
  • Rick’s Powerpoint slide sets
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Money-back guarantee


“So many good moments are just wasted on the brain. Instead, I’ll teach you the how of lasting change. Then you’ll gain the most of your experiences each day – seeing and feeling the genuine good in both you and the world, and weaving it into your brain and your life.”

-Rick Hanson

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is each class?

Classes 1-5 are about 3.5 hours long. This consists of a roughly 2.5 hour video presentation and a 1-hour recording of a Q&A with Rick Hanson.

The sixth class is a bit shorter, with 1.5 hours of Video presentation and 1 hour of Q&A recording.

You mention "video recording" - where was this video originally from?

In October 2016, Rick Hanson offered a 3-day Positive Neuroplasticity Workshop in Marin, California. That workshop was streamed live all over the world and recorded. Those recordings make up the ~13 hours of video recording in this program.

In addition, Rick Hanson offered six 1-hour live Q&A sessions in September and October of 2017. These were recorded and are available to view at any time.

How long will I have access to the program materials?

Indefinitely. Once you have registered for the program you will always have access. Additionally, you can download the materials to keep.

Is this program interactive?

Not currently.

The video presentations and past Q&A sessions are pre-recorded and available for you to view at any time. If you wish to interact with others in the program, there is a private Facebook group where you can meet others and share ideas and experiences.

In the future, Dr. Hanson may offer additional live-streamed Q&As, and all registrants in the program will be invited to join in.

Can you tell me more about the Professional Course?

The Professional Course teaches you practical applications for using Positive Neuroplasticity with others. It is perfect for therapists, healthcare providers, educators, business consultants, trainers, coaches, mindfulness and yoga teachers – as well as parents.

You will learn how to:

  • explain the science
  • teach the methods
  • use practical tools to change habits and build motivation
  • help people with stress, loss, relationship issues, and trauma

The Professional Course is a self-paced video course that you can download or stream at your leisure.

Do you have group discounts?

Yes! We offer discounts for groups of 2 or more. Learn more or apply for a group discount here.

Do you offer scholarships?

Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Please see this page for more information and to apply.

What if I need to cancel after I've registered?

No worries, just send us an email or use the contact form on our website and we’ll process your cancellation and refund within 24 business hours.

Do you have a refund policy?

There is a 30-day full-refund guarantee. Simply send us an email and we’ll give you a full refund.

Are there audio or video downloads available?

Yes. All of the videos are available to download as mp4 files and additionally as mp3 audio files.

How does the PNT differ from Rick's Foundations of Well-Being program?

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) is a deep immersion in the material in the Learning pillar of the Foundations of Well-Being (FWB) program – i.e., the HEAL methods of positive neuroplasticity, turning ordinary experiences into extraordinary inner strengths, and using these methods to build up inner resources for any issues related to our three core needs of safety, satisfaction, and connection – and then the Foundations of Well-Being program applies these methods to growing the specific strengths in the other 11 pillars of well-being.

Putting it a little differently, the Positive Neuroplasticity Training is an 18 hour immersion in a single subject – positive neuroplasticity – that is covered in 4 hours in the Foundations program, while the Foundations of Well-Being program altogether is about 50 hours of core material plus lots of other goodies compared to 18 hours of the Positive Neuroplasticity Training.

What kind of technology will I need to access the sessions?

To view the presentations, you will simply need an internet connection and a device (computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone) that is connected to the internet to view it.

Can someone be too depressed, anxious, traumatized, broken, etc. for this course to be helpful?

Dr. Hanson really believes that no one is too wounded to improve. It’s really just a matter of finding the practices that work for you. The Positive Neuroplasticity Training certainly has the potential to be of value to anyone – regardless of their history – and if you find that it is not beneficial, we of course would be happy to give you a full refund.

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