The Positive
Neuroplasticity Training

The Science of Changing Your Brain for the Better
Our brains are wired to take in the bad, and ignore the good.

Did you ever notice that it’s easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated?

That’s because of the brain’s negativity bias – we’ve evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences, and slowly from good ones. This leaves us feeling more stressed, anxious, lonely, irritated, and inadequate than we need to be.

But we can change this.

Join Dr. Rick Hanson for a 6-week journey in Positive Neuroplasticity to override the brain’s negative tendencies and tap the hidden power of everyday experiences. You’ll start building new neural structures right away that promote joy, confidence, motivation, and inner peace.

Beat the Brain’s Negativity Bias and
Fill Yourself with Calm Strength, Confidence, and Joy

In a peer-reviewed study on these methods, people reported statistically significant increases in happiness, resilience, and compassion, and decreases in anxiety and depression.

A 6-Part Online Course in Positive Brain Change

Meet your needs to feel safer, more satisfied, and more connected — and less stressed, hurt, and resentful

Learn the H.E.A.L. process for hardwiring a lasting sense of peace, contentment, and self-compassion into your brain

Identify your own challenges and pain points and grow specific inner strengths to overcome and heal them

Are you a therapist, doctor, or educator?

Mental Health Professionals Can Receive 10 CE Credits for the PNT and 9 CE Credits for the PC.

Are you an ICF Coach?

The PNT is eligible for 25 Core Competencies Credits and 9 Resource Development Credits from the International Coaching Federation.

This Training Includes:

13+ Hours of Video Teachings

Pre-recorded presentations you can watch at any time, including audio downloads, transcripts, and closed captions

Experiential Activities

Deep, guided practices you can do anytime on your own or with a partner, to grow the strengths you need most

Handbook and Slides

The Positive Neuroplasticity Handbook (PDF), and downloadable slides to follow along and take notes

Certificate of Participation

A downloadable PDF certificate with your name

An Engaged Community

Access to a private Facebook group, and built-in discussion forums

Lifetime Access and 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Course Outline

This is a pre-recorded, on-demand program that you have lifetime access to, so you can engage it whenever is best for you.

The Essence of Positive Neuroplasticity

  • Use your mind to change your brain
  • Use mindfulness to let be, let go, and let in
  • Overcome the brain’s negativity bias
  • Use HEAL to turn experiences into inner resources

Having, Enriching, and Absorbing Beneficial Experiences

  • Create beneficial, useful experiences
  • Intensify positive thoughts and feelings
  • Have a strong sense of being on your own side
  • See and believe in the good inside you

Linking Positive and Negative Material

  • Recognize and honor your deep needs
  • Grow the inner resources you need most
  • Stay in the “Green Zone”
  • Use positive experiences to heal wounds and empty places inside

Growing Strengths for Feeling Safer

  • Get the benefits of self-compassion
  • Manage threats with calm strength
  • Be less anxious
  • Rest in a sense of peace, contentment, and love

Growing Strengths for Feeling More Satisfied

  • Feel authentically successful at more things
  • Stay motivated
  • Pursue big goals without stress
  • Feel more thankfulness and joy

Growing Strengths for Feeling More Connected

  • Increase a genuine sense of self-worth
  • Release envy and resentment
  • Heal deep levels of old pain
  • Combine compassion and assertiveness

What Others Are Saying:

Start Growing the Inner Strengths You Need Most Today


OR, Upgrade to the Professional Course

And learn how to use these powerful methods with others.
(Includes the Positive Neuroplasticity Training)


Frequently Asked Questions
Is this for everyone?

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is an educational program for the general public, with special benefits for coaches, counselors, educators, healthcare professionals, and human resources trainers. The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is NOT psychotherapy, nor treatment for any physical or mental health condition. Participants take responsibility for their own experience in the program. The Positive Neuroplasticity Training 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 program, 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 Positive Neuroplasticity Training 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.

When do I need to be available for this course?

This is a self-paced course with pre-recorded videos and meditations that you can watch at any time.

How long is each class?

There are a total of 6 classes in this program. Each class is about 3 hours long, including didactic presentations and guided practices.

Can you tell me more about the Professional Course?

The Professional Course teaches you practical applications for using Positive Neuroplasticity with others. It is perfect for therapists, healthcare providers, educators, business consultants, trainers, coaches, and mindfulness, and yoga teachers – as well as parents. You will learn how to: – explain the science – teach the methods – use practical tools to change habits and build motivation – help people with stress, loss, relationship issues, and trauma The Professional Course is a video course that you can download or stream at your leisure. It will be made available to you once the 6-week Positive Neuroplasticity Training is complete, and you will have access to the videos indefinitely.

Can I get Continuing Education Credits?

If you are a mental health professional, the Online Positive Neuroplasticity Training is eligible for 10 CE credits from the American Psychological Association. The Online Professional Course is eligible for 9 CE credits. The CE Credits are an additional $50 per program. We suggest checking with your state licensing board to confirm they will accept credits from APA approved sponsors before taking the program. You can learn more or purchase the CE Credits here.

If you are an ICF Coach, you can receive 25 Core Competencies Credits and 9 Resource Development Credits for the PNT. There is an additional fee for th ICF Credits. You can learn more here.


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

The 30-day Money-Back Guarantee ends 30 days after the course begins.

How does the PNT differ from Rick's Foundations of Well-Being program?

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) is a deep immersion in the material in the Learning pillar of the Foundations of Well-Being (FWB) program – i.e., the HEAL methods of positive neuroplasticity, turning ordinary experiences into extraordinary inner strengths, and using these methods to build up inner resources for any issues related to our three core needs of safety, satisfaction, and connection – and then the Foundations of Well-Being program applies these methods to growing the specific strengths in the other 11 pillars of well-being. Putting it a little differently, the Positive Neuroplasticity Training is an 18 hour immersion in a single subject – positive neuroplasticity – that is covered in 4 hours in the Foundations program, while the Foundations of Well-Being program altogether is about 50 hours of core material plus lots of other goodies compared to 18 hours of the Positive Neuroplasticity Training.

Do I need to take the Positive Neuroplasticity Training before taking the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity?

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) and the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity (PC) are distinct programs, and many people take both of them. The PNT is the foundation of the PC and the prerequisite for it. If you enroll in the PC, we presume that you have already taken the PNT and are familiar with its ideas and methods. Since the PNT is conveniently available online, a person should usually be able to do it online or in-person before taking the PC. Occasionally someone may have an opportunity to take the PC in-person but not have time to take the PNT beforehand. In this case we will waive the PNT prerequisite requirement IF the person already has a deep understanding of positive neuroplasticity through completing the Foundations of Well-Being, reading Hardwiring Happiness carefully, or similar background. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.

Can someone be too depressed, anxious, or traumatized for this course to be helpful?

Dr. Hanson really believes that no one is too wounded to improve. It’s really just a matter of finding the practices that work for you. The Positive Neuroplasticity Training certainly has the potential to be of value to anyone – regardless of their history – and if you find that it is not beneficial, we of course would be happy to give you a full refund.

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