Breaking Out of Rumination

Practical Ways to Disrupt Negative, Obsessive Thoughts

It’s normal and healthy for us to process our experiences emotionally. But sometimes we get stuck – returning to painful memories, worries, or disturbing thoughts, over, and over, and over.

This is rumination, and it’s actually quite common. But it’s not helpful or productive and it can be frustrating and limiting. We spend a lot of time thinking… without making any real progress.

Join psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson for this 5-week online course focused on practical skills for disrupting these negative thought patterns, letting them go, and moving past them.

Dr. Rick Hanson
Get Powerful, Practical Tools for
Breaking Out of These Common Ruminations:

Anxious thoughts about health problems, bad things that could happen, or contamination.

Angry thoughts about grievances with others, focusing on how someone wronged you.

Sad, guilty thoughts about regrets, things you’ve done wrong, or opportunities missed.

Repetitive self-criticism and thoughts of shame or inadequacy about yourself.

This 5-Week Course Includes:

4 Hours of  Video Teachings

Covering the neurobiology of rumination and negative, obsessive thoughts, based on recent research 

Guided Practices

4 guided meditations — that you can use again and again — for each of the 4 types of rumination 


Real-life examples of how to work through actual ruminations submitted by participants 

Downloadable Handout

Real-life examples of how to work through actual ruminations submitted by participants

AND Therapists can earn 4 CE Credits

Continuing Education Credits are available for an additional $50. Click here to learn more.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this a self-paced series, or do I need to watch it at a specific time?

This is an on-demand, self-paced program you can engage at any time.

Is this program for everyone?

The Breaking Out of Rumination workshop is an educational workshop for the general public.

This workshop is not psychotherapy, nor treatment for any physical or mental health condition. Participants take responsibility for their own experience in the workshop.

The Breaking Out of Rumination workshop could be a useful resource for normal range experiences of anxiety, blue mood, stress, loneliness, and interpersonal conflicts, including for people in psychotherapy for these concerns.

If you are engaging in psychotherapy while engaging this workshop, please tell your therapist.

Last, if you have serious psychological issues or a history of suicidality, complex trauma, psychosis, or other severe mental health issues, you should consider not participating in the Breaking Out of Rumination workshop as it could stir things up for you without there being the option of individual support – and we strongly advise that you seek professional treatment.

What if I need to cancel after I've registered?

No worries, just send us an email at rick@rickhanson.net and we’ll process your cancellation and refund within 2 business days

When does the 30-day money-back guarantee end?

The 30-day money-back guarantee is good for 30 days after you’ve purchased the program.

Are there scholarships available?

For those who are genuinely unable to pay for the Breaking Out of Rumination workshop – which could include people who are unemployed, disabled, students, on a small fixed income or public assistance, or living in a developing country – there are full and half scholarships available.

Can I get Continuing Education Credits?

This program is eligible for 4 CE homestudy Credits (for an additional $50) from Being Well, Inc., a continuing education provider approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). We suggest checking with your licensing board to ensure that they’ll accept credits from APA-approved providers prior to purchasing or submitting the credits.


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