Practical Skills for More Fulfilling, Peaceful, and Effective Relationships

Our relationships are fundamental to how we experience life and cope with challenges. And unfortunately for many of us, they’re often the source of our stress, frustration, disappointment, or friction.

Join New York Times bestselling author and psychologist, Dr. Rick Hanson, for a special 4-week series on Relationships. You’ll get down-to-earth practical help for important relationships, with a focus on effective ways to handle issues, grounded in the combination of strength and heart.

(4 interest-free payments of $74.75 available through Affirm, Afterpay, or Klarna)

Better Relationships Begin with YOU

Discover methods for staying present with others while remaining centered in yourself, respecting the needs of others while honoring your own, and asserting yourself with both kindness and confidence. We will focus on:

Supporting Yourself

Being on Your Own Side
Feeling Cared About
Having Self-Compassion

Compassionate Strength

Balancing Me and We
Feeling Strong Inside
Expanding Compassion

Being Your Best

Practicing Unilateral Virtue
Having Empathy
Forgiving Others – and Yourself

Communicating Effectively

Using Wise Speech
Asserting Yourself Skillfully
Staying Cool with Hot Issues

This Relationship Series Includes:

Over 10 Hours of Video Teachings

Dr. Hanson guides you step-by-step through the series with a variety of Talks, Meditations, and Reflections.

4 Hours of Guest Expert Interviews

Expand your learning with in-depth interviews with Dr. Daniel Ellenberg, Dr. Rhonda Freeman, Dr. Diane Poole Heller, and Oren Jay Sofer.

4 Weeks of Email Encouragement

Get an email outlining the content each week, as well as mid-week emails checking in and giving you questions to reflect on.

A Supportive Community

Share with and hear from others in the course using member forums and discussion threads.

Downloadable Handouts and Audio Files

Printable worksheets, downloadable video and audio, and transcripts – to learn in whatever way works best for you.

AND Therapists can earn 7 CE Credits

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

What Others Have to Say About the Strong Heart Relationship Course:

Improve Your Important Relationships

An Online Course with Dr. Rick Hanson

4-Week Strong Heart Relationship Course


(Available at Check-out: 4 interest-free payments of $74.75 through Affirm, Afterpay, or Klarna.)

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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this series just for romantic relationships, or relationships with all people?

This series focuses on building inner strengths that will help improve a variety of important relationships – including with intimate partners, family members, friends, co-workers, and colleagues. You do not need to be in a romantic relationship to benefit from this series.

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

This is an on-demand series that you can start at any time and take at your own pace. Once you register, you have lifetime access to the materials and can revisit them as much as you want.

Can I get Continuing Education Credits?

This series is eligible for 7 CE Credits (for an additional $50) from Being Well, Inc., a continuing education provider approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). You can check with your licensing board that they’ll accept credits from APA approved providers.


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 from the time you purchase the series.

Can anyone participate in this series?

The Strong Heart is meant for the general public, with special benefits for couples, coaches, counselors, educators, healthcare professionals, and human resources trainers. In a nutshell, yes, it’s for everyone!

However, as with all of Rick Hanson’s online offerings, the Strong Heart is an educational series, not psychotherapy or treatment for physical or mental health conditions, coaching, or mindfulness training. But it could be a useful adjunct to these, as well as to human resources training, classes in self-compassion or stress management, and informal personal growth practices such as meditation.

The Strong Heart could be a useful resource for normal range experiences of anxiety, blue mood, stress, loneliness, and interpersonal conflict, including for people in psychotherapy for these concerns. If you are in psychotherapy while engaging the Strong Heart, please tell your therapist.

Are there scholarships available?

For those who are genuinely unable to pay for the Strong Heart – 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.

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