Dr. Rick Hanson offered a webinar on February 8, 2022, providing an overview of the study on Learning to Learning from Positive Experiences, which was published by the Journal of Positive Psychology. The study showed that deliberately internalizing beneficial experiences can lower anxiety and depressed mood, and increase gratitude, self-compassion, and happiness in general.

For your viewing convenience, we have organized the webinar into three different videos, below:

  • An introduction of positive neuroplasticity and growing strengths from beneficial experiences
  • A walk-through of the study
  • A Q&A with participants of the live webinar



Walk-through of the Learning to Learn from Positive Neuroplasticity Study


Answers to Live Questions


Timecodes and Topics for the Live Q&A:

  • 00:00 Using the HEAL process in spiritual practice
  • 02:44 Using HEAL with trauma
  • 05:54 Positive Neuroplasticity & physical rehabilitation
  • 10:11 Breaking through old habits
  • 16:42 Journaling and rewiring the brain
  • 20:38 Struggling with the linking step
  • 30:30 How to utilize Positive Neuroplasticity with challenges we face in the world today
  • 36:42 The risks and benefits of bringing up negative memories
  • 40:30 Dealing with persistent anorexia and nausea
  • 49:00 Triggering language
  • 55:27 OCD and HEAL
  • 1:01:29 Difficulties focusing during meditation
  • 1:07:00 Beneficial repetition in church services
  • 1:15:44 Breaking a painful physical cycle