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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Some Helpful Reaources

Rick Hanson has a new book that is about to be released that sounds very interesting.  "Hardwiring Happiness:  The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.  Dr. Hanson states, "through new developments in brain science you will learn practical, research-based ways to:
-be on your own side
-be mindful
-take in the good
-rest in love
-come home to happiness"

I am looking forward to his new book and have thoroughly enjoyed his book, "Bhudda's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom."

Rick is all about practical application while making brain science discoveries understandable.  For example,  were you aware that the primitive part of our brain operates 5-6 times faster than our thinking brain!  Were you aware that our brain dedicates mores resources to survival and thus creates a negativity bias (remembers negative events more easily than positive events)?

My clients have found it helpful to discover that briefly focusing their breath and attention for 10-15 seconds on positive experiences we can counterbalance the brains negativity bias.

This brings a while new meaning to that ole' saying, "thoughts are things."

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