Positive Neuroplasticity: Tapping the Hidden Power of Everyday Experiences to Build Resilience

A session at Learning & the Brain 42: The Science of Character

Friday 13th November, 2015

3:50pm to 5:05pm (EST)

Resilience and other psychological resources are developed through turning passing experiences of these inner strengths into lasting changes in the nervous system. But most such experiences wash through us like water through a sieve, while negative experiences “stick" due to the brain’s negativity bias – which reduces learning, motivation, and response to interventions. This talk will explore practical ways to heighten the internalization of beneficial experiences, and then apply these methods to three aspects of resilience: feeling strong, grateful, and cared about.

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Rick Hanson

Senior Fellow, Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley; Founder, Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom

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Time 3:50pm5:05pm EST

Date Fri 13th November 2015

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