“The Compassionate Brain,” Free Video Series with Rick Hanson

The Compassionate Brain: Activating the Neural Circuits of Kindness, Caring, and Love,” is a free, 7-week video series that starts Monday, October 8, 2012, from 8 to 9 pm Eastern Time. You can watch it live online or download the videos a few days later.

I’m recommending this series because I have found the teachings of the host, neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson, to be so helpful in sustaining my kind heart through the sometimes arduous work of caregiving.

Rick, a psychologist, Buddhist meditation teacher, and author, shows us how to use the latest research in cognitive science and clinical psychology, along age-old contemplative traditions, to strengthen the brain structures involved in practicing compassion for ourselves and others. I took his online course, “Taking in the Good,” earlier this year, and rely on his tips and techniques to restore balance in turbulent times.

In the new video series, Rick will conduct in-depth interviews with experts on such topics as “Mindfulness of Oneself and Others,” and “Cultivating a Forgiving Heart,” I’m especially interested in the November 5 program, “Balancing Compassion and Assertiveness.”

To learn more about “The Compassionate Brain” video series from Sounds True, click here.

For a generous selection of Rick Hanson’s free video and audio presentations and writings, click here.