TAKING IN THE GOOD: Creating New Pathways to Joy
“Taking in the Good: Creating New Pathways to Joy” is a one-day, experiential workshop inspired by the writings of Rick Hanson, PhD, the neuropsychologist who has introduced us to the exciting reality of our capacity to sculpt new neural pathways, building positive experiences that translate into well-being.
In a very real sense, we are what we experience. Our lives, our sense of ourselves, our ideas and expectations are all created as we experience daily life. Unfortunately, we seem to be wired to tune in to the negative; we’re often hyper-focused on what’s wrong, not what’s right, with our lives. This “negativity bias” makes our minds “like Velcro for the negative and Teflon for the positive”.
In this day-long workshop we will practice an antidote for this negative bias – the practice of “taking in the good” as developed by Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Hardwiring Happiness. This practice can form the basis for rewiring our habitual patterns of thought and emotion, building reservoirs of positive experience that can profoundly affect our moods, our resilience, and our capacity for joy.