Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author.
- Hardwiring Happiness,
- Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, and
- Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time.
and Mother Nurture.
Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and an Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.
An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson’s work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine.
He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-newsletter – Just One Thing – has over 90,000 subscribers, and
- also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites.
He has several audio programs with Sounds True, and his first book was Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships.
A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, Dr. Hanson is a trustee of Saybrook University. He also served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center for nine years, and was President of the Board of FamilyWorks, a community agency.
He began meditating in 1974, trained in several traditions, and leads a weekly meditation gathering in San Rafael, CA.
For more information about Rick, please go to www.RickHanson.net