Episode 11:

How to Cultivate Inner-Resources

This episode’s guest, Rick Hanson, has spent much of his career focused on the relationship between contemplative practice and modern neuroscience. He’s particularly focused on the difference between being with and working with difficult experiences, which is an important distinction in Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. In their conversation, David and Rick discuss practices to help cope with adversity and trauma, such as resourcing; why some people benefit from specific interventions in practice (“vantage sensitivity”); and how to avoid shaming students and clients when offering powerful, contemplative practices.

Rick Hanson, Ph. D., is a psychologist, a Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and a New York Times best-selling author. His books include Buddha’s BrainHardwiring HappinessResilient, and Neurodharma. He’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Harvard, and has served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center.