Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwiring Happiness

The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

eBook - 2013
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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.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780385347327

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humming
Feb 26, 2017

Excellent, easy to understand, easy to apply and practice with immediate results in experiencing more joy, peace, and love in life! If nothing else, learn how to not be so worry-some or hard on yourself. Finally a "how to" book for emotional and mental health that is more than psychological/philosophical and actually works!
I agree with the author that the fourth step is optional so recommend focusing on and developing skill in using the first three steps of the process.

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cdimov
Feb 08, 2014

Instead of just describing the theory of Positive Psychology - Rich Hanson provides very useful techniques for getting your own mind into a positive framework. Particularly I liked the HEAL tactic of

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