Your Best Brain

Your brain is the bottom-line for how you feel and act: change your brain, and you change your life.

In this four-hour workshop on Saturday, April 14, 2013 in San Rafael, CA, we covered ten great ways to change your brain for the better – for more joy, more fulfilling relationships, and more peace of mind and heart.

Grounded in brain science, participants learned practical, research-based ways to:

  • Feed your brain with the right foods and supplements
  • Calm down the amygdala for less anxiety and other negative emotions
  • Energize the neural networks of compassion, empathy, and love
  • Boost acetylcholine to light up the circuits of learning and memory
  • Tap into your brain’s natural core of happiness
  • Increase levels of key neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine without medication – for improved mood, attention, and motivation
  • And much, much more

The workshop was fun, down-to-earth, and super-useful! The presenters were Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at at Time and Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, and Jan Hanson, M.S., L.Ac., who wrote Nutritional Neurochemistry in Buddha’s Brain.

This workshop was a benefit for The Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, which publishes the Wise Brain Bulletin, offers all the great resources at, and hosts the Skillful Means wiki (methods for psychological and spiritual growth).

The event took place at the beautiful Showcase Theatre in the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, just 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Category : Past Workshops Posted on April 14, 2013

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