Grow an Unshakable Core of Resilient Well-Being

Learn how to develop key inner strengths – like grit, gratitude, and compassion – to stay calm, confident, and happy no matter what life throws at you.

Resilience Is For Thriving, Not Just Surviving

These days it’s hard to count on the world outside us. So it’s vital to grow strengths inside like self-worth, patience, kindness, and joy. These make you resilient: the foundation of lasting well-being in a changing world.

With his trademark blend of neuroscience, mindfulness, and practical psychology, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson (with Forrest Hanson) shows you how to deal with stress and pursue your dreams with a deep sense of capability and contentment.

Based on the successful Foundations of Well-Being program, as well as 30 years of clinical practice and teaching, this practical guide to reliable happiness is full of concrete suggestions, experiential practices, personal examples, and insights into the brain. It also includes many ways to handle conflicts with others and have more satisfying relationships.

Warm, encouraging, and down-to-earth, Dr. Hanson’s step-by-step approach is grounded in the science of positive neuroplasticity. He shows you how to overcome the brain’s negativity bias, release painful thoughts and feelings, and replace them with self-compassion, hope, and inner peace.


One Minute for Good

How Your Childhood Experiences Shape You

Your experiences as a child make a big impact on your own sense of autonomy, and how it affects your relationships.

Changing Negative Thoughts

Feeling Successful

Experiences of meeting your goals feel good, lower stress, and build positive motivation, which helps you stay in the Responsive mode as you go through your day.

Growing Good

Three Reasons to Be For Yourself

 Think about what a typical day would be like if you were on your own side. Would you appreciate your good intentions and good heart? Would you be less self-critical?

One Minute for Good

Enjoy Life

If you’d like to be more motivated about certain things, focusing on what’s enjoyable about them will naturally draw you into doing them.

Changing Negative Thoughts

Feeling Safer

Fear arises when threats seem bigger than resources. Due to “paper tiger paranoia,” threats often look larger than they really are while resources look smaller.

Growing Good

The Importance of Learning

How do we get psychological supplies, such as compassion and courage, into our neural “backpack”? We do it by learning.

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