"Emotions come and go, but true happiness endures," Rick Hanson teaches on this three-CD package. He is a neuropsychologist and author of the bestselling Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. He is also founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and on the faculty of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
The brain has played an important role in human evolutionary development and each of our brains has the capacity to contribute to our happiness and wellness. We can help things along in a positive way through regular practices of gratitude and contentment. To do so, we must cultivate more of these qualities in our everyday lives. This is hard to accomplish given the negativity within us and the culture at large.
Hanson provides more than a dozen meditations and exercises designed to rewire the neural pathways in our brains so that we experience increased contentment. These cover such goals as letting go, taking refuge in what is reliable, and bringing your body back into a state of calm.