Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier, joins Dr. Rick and Forrest on the Being Well Podcast for a wide-ranging, open, and personal conversation. They explore dealing with anxiety and fear, sustaining a mindfulness practice, and accepting our nature while leaning into a new version of ourselves.
Being Well Podcast: How to Change Your Life: Self-Efficacy, Learned Helplessness, and Creating a Growth Mindset
Dr. Rick and Forrest explore how we can overcome learned helplessness and change our lives by developing self-efficacy: the ability to influence our environments and control our motivation and behavior.
Being Well Podcast: Mailbag: Power in Relationships, Self-Worth, Motivation, and Personal Responsibility
Forrest and Dr. Rick explore age gaps and power in relationships, relating to people as ongoing processes, and avoiding having your personal growth practice turn you into a doormat.
Being Well Podcast: Self-Help’s Biggest Misconceptions, Part 2: No Pain No Gain, Hedonic Adaptation, and Meditation
In the second of two episodes, Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson explore common self-help myths and misconceptions, including ones related to hedonic adaptation, “no pain no gain,” and meditation.
As mental health and the psychological sciences have gone increasingly mainstream, so too have some common misconceptions and misunderstandings. In the first of two episodes, we explore some of the biggest misconceptions related to therapy, trauma, and what it means to be “resilient.”
Most personal growth content out there suggests having a “never give up” mindset. But the truth is that a big part of life is deciding when it’s time to stop investing our limited effort into that job, skill, or relationship that’s no longer serving you. In this episode, we explore how to determine when it’s time for things to end, dealing with disappointment, giving ourselves credit for our good efforts, and getting excited about what’s to come.
There are times in our lives when we recognize that something’s got to change. Today Forrest and I explore a big question: What goes into making who we are, and how can we give ourselves the freedom to grow and change over time?
We all have something we want to do “some day,” but for most of us “some day” just never seems to come around. On today’s episode of the podcast, Forrest and I explore how to make 2021 the year you finally put all the pieces together, and achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself.
How can we find happiness even when times are challenging? Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar joins Forrest and me to explore authentic happiness, accepting difficult emotions, and giving yourself permission to be human.
What can we do to achieve the ‘holy grail’ of personal growth – lasting change in our hearts, minds, and behaviors? How can we change the brain for good? That’s the focus of this episode: a full primer on the science of ‘positive neuroplasticity,’ including a lot of practical advice on how we can take control of our brain’s growth over time.
Throughout history people have sought the heights of human potential – to become as wise, strong, happy, and loving as any person can ever be. Science is now revealing how these remarkable ways of being seem to be based on equally remarkable changes in our own nervous system.
Today Forrest and I explore how we can better resource ourselves to face the challenging, and even traumatic, experiences that lie in our past.