The author of the New York Times bestselling Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hanson is known for his trademark blend of neuroscience, positive psychology and contemplative practices. In Resilient, he explains how to build the very foundations of well-being by harnessing the power of positive experiences to build an unshakeable core.
Dr. Hanson has distilled 40 years of clinical work and teaching into 12 highly effective tools. Working with these tools allows you to enter a positive cycle which creates a sense of well-being, which in turn establishes resilience, which feeds upon itself to strengthen you.
Developed from his incredibly popular online course called The Foundations of Well-Being, here is the groundwork you need to be able to meet life with a whole heart.
About the Author
Dr Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist whose books include the highly acclaimed Buddha’s Brain and Just One Thing. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s taught at leading universities, and in meditation centres worldwide. He is a frequent keynote speaker, and his work has been widely featured in the media, including the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, and O Magazine.
"A master of his craft " -- Prof Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness
"One of the world's leading authorities on mind training " -- Prof Paul Gilbert, author of The Compassionate Mind
"Brilliant at making complex scientific information simple " -- Harville Hendrix
"I'm a huge fan of Rick Hanson's writings and find the twelve inner strengths at the core of his new book a compelling guide to building resilience into your life. I especially loved the section on the psychology of grit - a much underrated skill in the art of living!" * Roman Krznaric, Author of Empathy and Carpe Diem Regained *
"Clear, accessible and wise, this book sums up the teachings that have been Rick Hanson's lifetime's work on well-being: how to be a better friend to yourself in a way that is truly unselfish, mindfully cherishing your gifts rather than being your own worst critic...life changing..." -- Prof Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness
"Smart and well-written, Resilient provides a clear blueprint for sustaining happiness by building a reservoir of resilience. With his trademark deep synthesis of multiple disciplines, Rick Hanson provides a practical guidebook for anyone living in complicated and challenging times, which means this book couldn't come at a better time. " -- Shawn Achor author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential
"In the jungle of books on mindfulness and neuroscience, Rick Hanson hacks a comprehensive and enlightening path through, while giving insight on how to understand your wild and woolly mind. And if that wasn't enough, he gives us tools to achieve peace and happiness. What more could you ask for?" -- Ruby Wax, O.B.E. author of How to Be Human: The Manual
"Tremendously practical neuroscience. Resilient is wise and helpful: skill building for the brain, medicine for the heart, and guidance for living a beautiful and enjoyable life." -- Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart
"Rick Hanson guides us in how to cultivate well-being through learning to hold in mind what is helpful, enjoyable, and promotes flourishing. Here is a book of immense wisdom and practicality. Written in a clear, inviting, and friendly style, it can help all of us to cultivate a mind that is more able to induce happiness for ourselves and others." -- Paul Gilbert. O.B.E. Founder of Compassion Focused Therapy, author of The Compassionate Mind