Rick Hanson, Ph.D.,
is a psychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
(from Random House in October, 2013; in 4 languages), Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
(New Harbinger; in 24 languages), Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time
(New Harbinger; in 12 languages) and Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships
Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he's been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.
An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson's work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health
, U.S. News and World Report
, and O Magazine
, and he has several audio programs with Sounds True. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-newsletter "Just One Thing" has over 75,000 subscribers. He also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites.
A summa cum laude
graduate of UCLA, Dr. Hanson is a trustee of Saybrook University and served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center for nine years. He enjoys rock-climbing and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children. For more information, please see his full profile at www.RickHanson.net
Financial: Rick Hanson is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Rick Hanson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.