Rick Hanson 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 an affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

We are all hobbled by stress in these pressure-cooker times. It takes a heavy toll on our bodies, minds, and souls. Hanson believes that there is a way out of this malaise and on these two CDs, he presents research-based techniques and meditations to relieve constant anxiety and worry.

The brain must be retrained not to only respond to danger and threats but also to the healing powers of love, contentment, and peace. Hanson is impressed with the positive impact of contemplative practices on the brain as well as the calming influence of guided meditations. There are seven included in this package, including some for calming chronic worries, developing gratitude, building inner strength, and more.