Episode 39: Rick Hanson, Ph.D


Join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal for a conversation with neuropsychologist and author, Rick Hanson, Ph.D. We will discuss Hanson’s most recent book, the New York Times bestseller Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

Hanson is also the author of Buddhas Brain, Just One Thing and Mother Nurture, and his articles have appeared in Tricycle Magazine, Insight Journal, and Inquiring Mind. He has several audio programs with Sounds True, he edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-newsletter – Just One Thing – appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites.

As well, Hanson is an authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and an Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

Of Hardwiring Happiness, Thich Nhat Hanh states, “The cultivation of happiness is one of the most important skills anyone can ever learn. Luckily, it’s not hard when we know the way to water and nourish these wholesome seeds, which are already there in our consciousness. This book offers simple, accessible, practical steps for touching the peace and joy that are every person’s birthright.”


To learn more about Rick Hanson please visit: http://www.rickhanson.net/


The Tiferet Talk Interviews book, a collection from our first year, is available. To purchase a copy or find out more visit Amazon.



Listen to the replay. Our entire interview archive can be down­loaded from iTunes.