Dr. Rick Hanson, psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author, joins our show in this special episode of the Elite Man Podcast! In today’s episode Rick talks about his new book Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness and he discusses how to go about cultivating the truth of our minds and happiness. He breaks down the process for living in the present moment and using meditation and mindfulness to facilitate mental and emotional enlightenment. Rick also shares the secrets to being happier and eliminating stress and anxiety in your life. If you’re wondering how to tap into the neurodharma of your mind and create inner peace, check this episode out now!
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In our episode we go over:
- Rick’s new book Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness
- Studying those who have the most success in the areas of life you want success too
- Strengthening the neurocircuits in your brain
- The meaning and significance behind the word dharma and getting to the truth
- What just 2 weeks of meditation can do for your brain and your health
- Meditating simply by being in nature and by focusing outside of yourself as opposed to the space right in front of you
- The physiological changes in the brain that occur after meditation
- The volumetric increase in the brain that occurs after mindfulness practices
- The new connections that are created neurologically in the brain
- The strength of the connections from the firing and wiring of brain cells and the thickening of capillaries and neurons
- The improvement in brain waves and the synchronicity of brain wave patterns that occur when you meditate regularly
- Neurofeedback and whether or not it can help your brain become more synchronized
- The microscopic difference between a great performer and an average performer and why a little change over time can lead to massive results
- Attention, body awareness, emotional regulation, and sense of self improvements
- The 3-breath meditation that Rick Hanson recommends
- Feeling and marinating in the deepest feelings of calm, restfulness, and contentment
- Nourishing the brain and mind and what happens when you do
- The 7 practices of the highest happiness
- The power of the present moment and continuing to enjoy the new present moments as they come
- Timelessness and experiencing life beyond just what you see
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