Being Well Podcast: Dealing With The Mind
February 19, 2018

On this episode, Dr. Rick Hanson explains the three ways we can skillfully ‘deal with’ our complicated minds. This includes practical ways to truly be with our experience, let go of negative thoughts and feelings, and plant new flowers in the garden of the mind.


  • 0:30: What do we mean by ‘dealing with the mind?’
  • 3:00: The three ways to deal with the mind
  • 4:50: Why the mind is like a garden
  • 7:00: How mindfulness applies to dealing with the mind
  • 9:30: Why intervention can be diagnostic
  • 11:00: How to practically work through negative material
  • 12:45: How is opening to your ‘experience’ different from opening to your ‘trip’?
  • 14:45: Why the mind is like a septic tank
  • 16:20: Sensing beneath the surface of the mind
  • 19:45: Language, planning, and the brain
  • 22:15: Experiencing things ‘out’
  • 23:10: Being kind to yourself
  • 24:00: How do we get ‘good things’ into the brain?
  • 29:00: Recap

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