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  • Published: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846043574
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

Hardwiring Happiness

The Practical Science of Reshaping Your Brain—and Your Life




A revolutionary guide to finding happiness through the very latest neuroscience and contemplative techniques.

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.

  • Pub date: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846043574
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Rick Hanson

Dr Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist whose books include the highly acclaimed Buddha’s Brain and Just One Thing. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s taught at leading universities, and in meditation centres worldwide. He is a frequent keynote speaker, and his work has been widely featured in the media, including the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, and O Magazine. See www.RickHanson.net for more information.

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