Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain, balancing its ancient negativity bias, making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into refuges and power centers of calm and happiness.
"Rick Hanson is a master of his craft, showing us a wise path for daily living in this audiobook. Based in the latest findings of neuroscience, this audiobook reveals that if we understand the brain a little, we can take care of our lives a lot, and make a real difference to our well-being. Here is an audiobook to savor, to practice, and to take to heart." (Mark Williams, PhD, Professor, University of Oxford, author of
"The cultivation of happiness is one of the most important skills anyone can ever learn. Luckily, it’s not hard when we know the way to water and nourish these wholesome seeds, which are already there in our consciousness. This audiobook offers simple, accessible, practical steps for touching the peace and joy that are every person’s birthright." (Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Being Peace and Understanding Our Mind)
"In this remarkable audiobook, one of the world's leading authorities on mind training shows how to cultivate the helpful and good within us. In a beautifully written and accessible way, Rick Hanson offers us an inspiring gift of wise insights and compassionate and uplifting practices that will be of enormous benefit to all who listen to this audiobook. An audiobook of hope and joyfulness." (Paul Gilbert, PhD, O.B.E., Professor, University of Derby, author of The Compassionate Mind)
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