The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley presents: Taking in the Good with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.: A Workshop for Building Inner Strength and Strong Relationships

March 14, 2015

UC Berkeley Campus

6 CE hours available



In this day-long presentation, renowned teacher and best-selling author Rick Hanson will explore how mindful attention to positive experiences can cultivate happiness, resilience, love, and inner peace.

Dr. Hanson, a Greater Good Science Center Senior Fellow, will explain how the brain has evolved a negativity bias, so it's like Velcro for negative experiences, but Teflon for positives ones - which wears down health, mood, and self-worth. Drawing on the science of "neuroplasticity," Dr. Hanson will teach a simple method to internalize positive experiences in our memory systems, which can improve our mood and copying skills.

Dr. Hanson's seminar will offer practical resources for mental health professionals and anyone looking to enhance connections (and deal with difficulties) with close friends, family, and colleagues.

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