Most of our greatest joys and sorrows arise from our relationships with others. Our days are made up of a dance that alternates between relating with others and with ourselves. If this is indeed what consumes most of our day, wouldn’t it be great if we could learn to guide our minds to forgive, heal, and find greater happiness in our connection with others? In this fascinating interview, originally webcast on September 18, 2014, neuropsychologist Rick Hanson teaches how brain science, practical psychology, and Buddhist meditation practices are able to help us achieve greater intimacy and fulfillment in our relationships.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. Hanson’s speaking engagements include Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard as well as meditation centers worldwide.