The Brain’s Negativity Bias: Taking in the Good


The Role of Evolution in our Emotions

Rick Hanson, the best-selling author of Buddha’s Brain, sets the stage for the need to counteract our brain’s inborn, evolutionary tendency to interpret negative experiences as threats to survival. Instead, he offers concrete methods for helping people translate positive experiences—both inside and outside the consulting room—into enduring internal resources that are at the core of therapeutic healing.

Rick is one of several noted clinicians in our upcoming streaming-video series “The Emotion Revolution: Harnessing Mind, Body, and Soul in the Consulting Room” who demonstrate innovative methods for utilizing clients’ direct emotional experience to greatly enhance the effectiveness of psychotherapy.

To read more about how therapists can work directly work emotion in session, take a look at our May/June 2012 issue here.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist with an interest in the intersection of psychology, neurology, and Buddhism, and an invited presenter at Oxford, Stanford, and the University of California at Berkeley. He’s the author of 15 books, including Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom.

The Emotion Revolution:
Harnessing Mind, Body and Soul in the Consulting Room

Starts Wednesday, July 25th

Click here for full course details.

07.05.2012   Posted In: NETWORKER EXCHANGE   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • Not available avatar Ellen 07.07.2012 16:59
    Rick Hanson is impressive. He offers excellent content & expresses it well.
    BUT who the heck is that man on the left-hand side of the video screen in all of your videos??
    He is never identified, says nothing (only nods his head or smiles) & adds NOTHING to the video!?!
    You at least ought to label his picture--& give him a role in the mini-lecture---or take him off!
  • 0 avatar Rayan Dexter 06.01.2017 05:01
    The issue is violence and appropriate behavior. You can't claim to hold the moral high ground on one issue if you take the low ground on another. Writer's views on site to write my thesis are controversial, and I don't agree with them. If I attended a speech, I would rather press him on the flaws in his argument than run him out of town on a rail.
  • 0 avatar Ellie Malan 06.06.2017 04:19
    I appreciate your effort about therapists but tell me i have sleeping problem why i am not sleeping? Please check my website link UK Essays and tell me a good tips what can i do?
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