This experiential program is about building a strong, healthy, and happy brain.
A study on it found that participants learned how to turn everyday experiences into lasting inner strengths, such as resilience, self-worth, feeling loved, compassion, and happiness. This mindful internalization of psychological resources can help with anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, disappointment, loss, loneliness, and shame – and it supports well-being, effectiveness, satisfying relationships, emotional healing, and spiritual practice.
The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is about taking charge of the structure-building process of your own brain. You will learn how to activate positive experiences, prolong and enrich them, and then heighten their absorption into emotional memory. This little practice usually takes less than half a minute, but it can have big results. Statistically significant findings from our pilot study showed that Positive Neuroplasticity Training increased positive emotions, self-compassion, mindfulness, emotional balance, self-esteem, gratitude, contentment, and love, and it decreased depression and anxiety.
The training consists of 6 classes:
- The Essence of Positive Neuroplasticity
- Having, Enriching, and Absorbing Beneficial Experiences
- Linking Positive and Negative Material
- Growing Strengths for Safety
- Growing Strengths for Satisfaction
- Growing Strengths for Connection
A Little Technical:
Rick Hanson emphasizes the installation phase of the neurobiology of learning, the conversion of fleeting states to lasting traits. This phase – installation – is the crux of Positive Neuroplasticity, the "how" of developing inner resources including resilience, mindfulness, distress tolerance, self-compassion, confidence, and other factors of peak performance.
Even though the idea of installation – the transfer of activated mental states out of short-term memory buffers into long-term storage – is a long-known, well-established finding in the psychology of learning literature, most psychotherapists, human resources trainers, coaches, or (frankly) mindfulness teachers pay little attention to it.
The seminar language is English with German translation.