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CC12 Workshop 12 – Paper Tiger Paranoia: Undoing Threat Reactivity and Cultivating Strength and Realistic Safety – Rick Hanson, PhD

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Workshops |  Anger |  Couples Therapy |  Neurobiology
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Rick Hanson, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Apr 29, 2012
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The first emotion our ancestors evolved was fear—and we remain highly threat reactive today, continually overestimating threats and underestimating opportunities and resources. We’ll explore multiple methods for helping clients “cool the fires” of fear and anger, and internalize inner strength and an appropriate sense of safety.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Summarize the evolutionary causes of the brain’s threat reactivity.
  2. Describe two methods for helping clients access a greater sense of personal strength.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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RICK HANSON, PHD, is a neuro-psychologist and author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (with Rick Mendius, M.D.; foreword by Dan Siegel, M.D. and Pref- ace by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.), published in 21 languages— as well as the forthcoming, Just One Thing. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, Hanson has taught at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and in meditation centers in Europe, North America, and Australia. An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson’s work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, Consumer Reports Health, and U.S. NeWorkshop and World Report, and his articles have appeared in Tricycle Magazine, Insight Journal, and Inquiring Mind. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-neWorkshop letter—Just One Thing—has over 23,000 subscribers. He has several audio programs with Sounds True, and his first book was Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships.