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Buddha's Brain - Guest Author Rick Hanson, Ph.D

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Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist who has written and taught extensively about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice, as well as relationships, family life, and raising children. His first book, Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships shows how to support the long-term health, well-being, and intimate partnership of mothers. Many related articles and other resources can be found at www.NurtureMom.com. Dr. Hanson‘s latest book is Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom www.buddhasbrain.com. With a Foreword by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and a Preface by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Buddha’s Brain joins the forces of modern science with ancient teachings to show readers how to have greater emotional balance in turbulent times, as well as healthier relationships, more effective actions, and a deeper religious or spiritual practice. The book shows readers many effective ways to light up the brain circuits that relieve worry and stress, and promote positive relationships and inner peace. If you can change your brain, you can change your life. Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and other great teachers were born with brains built essentially like anyone else‘s. Then they used their minds to change their brains in ways that changed history. The book is full of practical tools and skills readers can use in daily life to tap the unused potential of the brain—and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, a meditation teacher and is a weekly contributor to psychology-today.com. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader training program of Spirit Rock, he teaches at Spirit Rock and Sati Center. He also founded the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. www.RickHanson.net.

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