Being Well Podcast: Why Be Calm?
July 9, 2018

On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Hanson and Forrest begin a new series of episodes exploring the strength of Calm.

On this episode of the Being Well Podcast, we focus on:

  • Why calm is an underrated inner strength.
  • Understanding the biology behind the experience of calm.
  • Maximizing our range of responses to different situations.
  • How we can activate the parasympathetic wing of the nervous system to fight back against stress.
  • The difference between “state” and “trait” calm.


  • 1:30: Why is calm an important inner strength?
  • 3:20: The dangers of being hijacked by fear.
  • 7:05: The biological basis of calm.
  • 11:05: Modern culture and the sympathetic nervous system.
  • 12:30: Understanding your needs.
  • 15:15: Developing a wide range of responses.
  • 17:20: The ease of being driven from the green zone.
  • 19:20: Ways to calm down.
  • 23:00: State calm vs. trait calm.
  • 28:00: The importance of tranquility.

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In this online program, you will experience and develop seven qualities at the heart of the highest happiness – and live from them more deeply and continuously.

You’ll learn from both ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience, engaging your brain and body as you explore the upper reaches of human potential.

You’ll get ideas and methods to be more present, have compassion for yourself and others, rest in a calm and grateful confidence, feel whole, and know your interconnectedness with everything.

Included with the program are over 15 hours of powerful video teachings on the science and wisdom of Neurodharma, over 6 hours of guided practices, 8 weeks of guidance with regular email encouragement, downloadable handouts and audio files, and lifetime access and a 30-day full-refund guarantee.

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