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Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson explore the practical science of lasting well-being, and teach you how to build reliable inner strengths, overcome your challenges, and get the most out of life. New conversations every Monday.
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One of the common topics on the podcast is developmental psychology: how what happened to us as a child can influence our lives today. Alongside that, there can also be a lot of value in reconnecting with the person we were when we were young, before the world got in the way. This can give us a sense of our true nature, and new ideas for how to become an ever-more-complete version of ourselves out in the world.Follow this link to watch the conversation on YouTube!Support the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Key Topics:1:10: Uncovering our true nature.4:20: Our cultural view of children.7:20: “Feeling down” into younger layers.13:30: What were you like when you were young?18:20: A process of contacting your true nature.25:00: What were your innate desires?34:00: Compassion for our source.39:00: Guiding questions, and the layers of self we can access.43:00: The core needs of most young people.51:40: Writing a letter to your younger self.53:00: RecapSponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Start a new healthy habit with Seed! Visit seed.com/beingwell and use code BEINGWELL to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
People generally think of self-compassion as a "soft" emotion that helps us comfort, reassure, and nurture ourselves. Today a pioneer in the field of compassion research, Dr. Kristin Neff, joins the show to explore the fierce side of self-compassion, including how it can help us draw healthy boundaries, take necessary action, and stand against injustice.About Our Guest: Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She conducted the first empirical studies on self-compassion almost twenty years ago, and is the author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.  On June 15th she'll be releasing her new book: Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive.Watch our conversation on YouTube here!Support the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Key Topics:1:50: How is fierce self-compassion different from “typical” self-compassion?5:50: The balance of fierceness and tenderness.7:45: The importance of fierceness for women.17:15: Practices that support fierce self-compassion.20:30: Applying fierce self-compassion internally.25:40: The harms of traditional gender role socialization.32:10: What behaviors were you rewarded for?34:45: Research on the value of self-compassion.40:40: The impact of self-compassion on motivation. 45:15: Committing to our own well being.50:45: How men can support women.55:00: A message to your younger self.57:15: RecapSponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Start a new healthy habit with Seed! Visit seed.com/beingwell and use code BEINGWELL to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.Build healthy habits with Most Days! Download it in the App Store or go to MostDays.com/beingwell for more information.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
How to Make a Big Decision

How to Make a Big Decision

2021-05-3101:09:202

Some of the most important moments of our lives are crossroads of different kinds. There’s a big decision, and we have to pick one thing over another. Today Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore how to make the important decisions in life. Support the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Key Topics:2:00: Common themes in big decisions.5:00: Balancing short- and long-term decisions.10:15: Knowing your own nature, and having different priorities.17:20: Using analysis to inform intuition.21:15: Identifying the “parts” of a decision.22:50: Analyzing costs and benefits.33:00: Write it down.36:20: Working backwards.40:30: Getting clear on what you want. 42:30: Thinking over the long haul. 43:30: The three circles.45:00: Finding “comps.”50:30: The calculus of a decision.59:00: Affective forecastingSponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Start a new healthy habit with Seed! Visit seed.com/beingwell and use code BEINGWELL to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.Build healthy habits with Most Days! Download it in the App Store or go to MostDays.com/beingwell for more information.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
In this conversation from the Life After COVID Summit, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore joins Forrest to help us put the past in perspective, and relate in healthier and more whole ways to the many things we've lost over the past year. Last weekend Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson were joined by 11 world-class experts for a FREE three-day online event to explore how we can recover from old wounds, build key strengths, and create a better future together. Over 10,000 people joined us for the Summit, and we received incredible feedback.If you missed it, all of the conversations will remain freely available through May 25th. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:2:00: Mortality salience. 5:00: Putting “little stresses” in context alongside the big ones. 6:40: The problems with “getting back to normal,” and our new opportunities.12:10: Remember what has happened, and turning toward grief. 15:30: Practices that support us during grief. 20:30: The importance of social support.26:50: How we can support people who are grieving.30:15: Should we name the people who are no longer here?31:55: Understanding the trauma associated with grief. 39:50: Working with anger. 43:40: Using the body as a tool for healing.48:00: Caregiver fatigue.53:30: Survival guilt. 57:30: Advice for the future. 59:20: RecapSupport the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Start a new healthy habit with Seed! Visit seed.com/beingwell and use code BEINGWELL to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.Build healthy habits with Most Days! Download it in the App Store or go to MostDays.com/beingwell for more information.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
Today we’re focusing on a topic that’s been particularly important over the last year: how we can deal more effectively with life's major disruptions. This includes recovering from setbacks, finding the opportunities, and even getting the most out of disruptions that are positive. Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:0:55: “One mistake after another.”1:55: Life After COVID Summit.5:30: The opportunities in major disruptions.9:00: The impact of social environments on our self-identity.11:10: The Theory of Positive Disintegration.13:30: Framing disruption as a normal feature of life.18:30: Examples of normal disruptions that occur in life.21:45: The importance of social support.23:30: Practices to limit the harm during a moment of disruption.31:15: The necessity of eventually processing the emotion.36:00: Taking the time you need.39:15: Moving into action.42:20: Integrating a disruption.47:50: Orienting toward change. 52:00: Mindfulness of contraction and expansion.54:20: RecapSponsors:Build healthy habits with Most Days! Download it in the App Store or go to MostDays.com/beingwell for more information.Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Start a new healthy habit with Seed! Visit seed.com/beingwell and use code BEINGWELL to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
We usually experience ourselves as being one "self," but we all have different characters, different "parts," running around inside our heads. And our relationship with some parts is better than others. Today's guest, Susan McConnell, joins Forrest to explore Somatic Internal Family Systems, a powerful form of therapy that helps us bring those parts together as a unified self.About Our Guest: Susan is a senior trainer for the IFS Institute, and has taught Internal Family Systems both in the United States and around the world since 1997. She developed the Somatic IFS approach, which is a synthesis of Susan’s forty years of study, teaching, and clinical practice. Her new book Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy, came out late last year. Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:3:50: The Internal Family Systems model.8:00: The Self, and relationships between our parts.14:30: Common parts that people tend to have.18:30: The “spiritual bypass.”22:45: Using the body to become aware of our parts.30:15: The benefits of somatic psychotherapy.33:40: The five practices of somatic IFS.39:15: Unifying the parts.41:20: The Six F’s for finding protector parts.Forrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch his newest video over there. Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Start a new healthy habit with Seed! Visit seed.com/beingwell and use code BEINGWELL to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
Henry Shukman, the guiding teacher of Mountain Cloud Zen Center, joins Rick and Forrest to explore self-transcendent experiences, relaxing self-identification, and the warm heart at the core of Zen practice.About our Guest: Henry Shukman is a writer, poet, and Zen Master of the Sanbo Zen lineage. He’s published nine books to date which have won numerous awards, and writes regularly for Tricycle, The New York Times and other publications. His most recent book is One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, a Zen Memoir. Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:1:50: How Henry came to meditative practice.3:30: Henry’s self-transcendent experience.7:20: How Zen practice has changed Henry’s experience of himself.10:35: Gradual cultivation, sudden awakening. 14:30: The role of transcendent experiences. 18:50: The importance of virtue. 21:40: Unethical behavior among contemplative teachers. 22:40: The risks of “seeking” self-transcendent experiences.27:00: A framework that supports awakening.31:00: Where it’s valuable to rest our awareness. 35:30: Practicing when there’s suffering associated with the container of the body.41:10: Non-separateness, and relaxing identification with self. 47:15: Fear around not-self. 48:10: “The apple falls away from the tree.”51:15: RecapForrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch his newest video over there. Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Start a new healthy habit with Seed! Visit seed.com/beingwell and use code BEINGWELL to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
Dr. Jennifer Ashton joins Rick and Forrest to discuss everything you need to know about the current state of the pandemic. This includes what vaccinated people should feel comfortable doing, the J&J vaccine pause, how to think about risk, and how we can support our mental health during the New Normal. About Our Guest: Dr. Ashton is the Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News, and has appeared on the ABC Network up to 14 hours a day in order to bring viewers important medical information. She is in regular contact with public health officials, including the Surgeon General and Dr. Anthony Fauci. Dr. Ashton is also the bestselling author of six books, including her recently published book The New Normal: A Roadmap to Resilience in the Pandemic Era. Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:3:10: Why can’t we just go back to the “old normal?”6:10: Being realistic about uncertainty.7:45: The J&J vaccine pause, and why this is encouraging.11:15: How to think about risk.14:30: What should vaccinated people feel comfortable doing?18:30: What else can we do to support our health right now?20:25: The communication challenges of the pandemic.24:40: How to “think like a doctor,” and approach new medical information.27:30: Respecting the common good with our choices.33:50: Mental health during a pandemic.37:00: The RAIN method.40:20: Compassion, grief, and interconnection.44:00: The lack of preparation, and hopes for the future.Forrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch his newest video over there. Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Start a new healthy habit with Seed! Visit seed.com/beingwell and use code BEINGWELL to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
What's the "point" of meditation, and how can we build a practice that works for us? In this episode Rick and Forrest clear up some common misconceptions about meditation, explore major forms of meditation, and share how you can get more out of your practice.Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:1:15: Forrest’s history with meditation, and some of the benefits of practice.5:30: What’s the “point” of meditation?11:30: Skepticism toward narrow views of meditation.14:10: Do you have to be “spiritual” or “religious” to meditate?14:45: Three breaths practice.16:30: Secular vs. spiritual orientations toward meditation.17:45: The two major tools: insight vs. “calming” meditation. 20:40: Virtue, concentration, and wisdom.23:20: The tendency to “skip” to insight. 26:30: Why Rick meditates.32:30: What does it mean to be an “intermediate” or “advanced” meditator?34:15: What are some of the forms meditation can take?47:45: RecapAs a quick note, there's a little background noise at some moments during the episode.Forrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch his newest video over there. Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Start a new healthy habit with Seed! Visit seed.com/beingwell and use code BEINGWELL to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
Over the last year we’ve all been through a lot. In addition to the many major costs, there have been smaller, subtler costs as well, including a pervasive feeling of anxiety. In this episode, Rick and Forrest walk through a normal experience of anxiety and offer some suggestions for how to overcome it. Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:3:30: Accepting the presence of anxiety.6:30: Recognize what’s alright right now.10:00: Finding heart, and connecting with other people.18:30: Take action. 26:30: Appreciating the biological part of anxiety.32:00: Surrendering to what will happen.37:00: What enables surrender?41:20: Recap.Forrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch his newest video over there. Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Start a new healthy habit with Seed! Visit seed.com/beingwell and use code BEINGWELL to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
How can we bring useful qualities of contemplative practice into our normal, everyday lives as people living in the real world? Senior meditation teacher and author Stephen Snyder joins us to explore that overarching question, alongside a variety of topics related to “not-self,” the true nature of the self, and self-transcendence.About our Guest: Stephen is a senior meditation teach who has been practicing meditation since 1976. He’s the author of three books, including Buddha’s Heart. Stephen is also a lawyer by trade, and has practiced law on behalf of a number of Zen masters and Buddhist organizations. Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:2:35: Stephen’s background in Buddhism. 6:30: A brief background in types of Buddhist practice.10:30: Bringing practice into our work life.14:00: Why do contemplative teachers behave badly? 17:50: Personality and the self.20:00: “Not-self” and the end of suffering. 23:20: Why would we want to “transcend” the self?26:10: Maintaining practice during a normal life. 29:45: Do we have a “self,” and the fear of emptiness.33:30: Suffering attached to the self. 35:30: What do we get out of practice?39:30: The purpose and limitations of meditation.41:45: The threat of change. 44:10: The “brahmavihārās,” and Buddha’s Heart47:00: Practices for self-development.52:30: What’s ‘in’ a self-transcendent experience?56:30: Ways to experience self-transcendence. 1:02:10: RecapForrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch his newest video over there. Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Start a new healthy habit with Seed! Visit seed.com/beingwell and use code BEINGWELL to get 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
One of the hardest, and most important, parts of creating great relationships is setting healthy boundaries with other people. Boundaries expert Nedra Glover Tawwab joins the show to explore how we can trust our instincts, work through codependency, and build better boundaries. About Our Guest: Nedra has been a therapist for 13 years, and focuses on helping people build better relationships by teaching them how to implement healthy boundaries. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Psychology Today, Self, and Vice, and she’s the author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace, on sale now.You also might have encountered Nedra’s work on Instagram, where she has an extremely popular page that shares wonderful content. Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts including Nedra during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:1:40: What drew Nedra to her work on boundaries. 4:25: Early signs that your boundaries are strong or flimsy.6:20: Honoring the needs of children.8:45: Trusting your instincts. 11:40: Codependency.13:05: How healthy boundaries support intimate relationships.15:15: Distinctions between different kinds of boundaries17:20: Working with feelings of selfishness. 19:45: Walking through a process of setting a boundary. 23:30: Anxiety associated with setting boundaries. 26:00: Dealing with people who won’t change. 30:40: Self-esteem and self-worth.35:55: Fear and guilt.39:50: Teaching people that boundaries are okay.44:30: Respecting the boundaries of other people.46:30: Accepting and letting go.51:00: Creating healthy internal boundaries.54:00: A message to your younger self. Forrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch his newest video over there. Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
The creator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dr. Steven C. Hayes, joins the show to help us explore how to use techniques from this powerful approach to therapy to address major challenges and improve our wellbeing.About our Guest: Dr. Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor in the Behavior Analysis program at the Department of Psychology of the University of Nevada. He's the creator of ACT, and the  author of 44 books and over 600 scientific articles. His most recent book is A Liberated Mind: How To Pivot Toward What Matters, an essential guide to ACT. Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts including Dr. Hayes during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:2:25: The basics of ACT.5:30: The Lord of the Rings and psychological flexibility.7:15: Accepting our own history. 10:45: How can we accept painful things?13:45: Language, technology, and how it gets in the way.18:00: Coming into the present moment.21:00: Determinism, autonomy, and agency.26:30: How can we make change last?29:30: Steven’s experience with accepting tinnitus. 34:45: How to keep growing when the world pushes back.45:30: Giving people an opportunity to impress you.49:00: Dealing with anger. 53:30: Pitfalls while using ACT. 56:10: RecapForrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch his newest video over there. Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
How can we bring together psychological science and contemplative practice, and what can we all learn from the world’s great wisdom traditions? Dr. Roger Walsh, a professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology, and expert on the world's great wisdom traditions, joins the show to help us explore this central question.About Our Guest: Roger is professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology, as well as professor in the religious studies program at UC Irvine. His scholarship has had a huge impact on the fields he’s participated in, and he’s the author of a number of wonderful books. Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:1:35: What drew such a successful academic toward contemplative practice?7:30: Conflict and synergy between psychological science and contemplative practice.10:30: The challenges of translating ancient wisdom.12:25: The maturation of spiritual faith. 16:30: What helps people move from one developmental stage to another?22:00: The gradual process of self-development.25:15: Commonalities among the world’s many wisdom traditions.33:00: Things that hold us back. 39:45: Therapeutic lifestyle changes.44:00: What can we do for the world?50:50: Many small impacts.53:00: Non-judgementality and non-attachment.58:00: RecapForrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch his newest video over there. Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
Ever heard of the marshmallow experiment? The 10,000 hour rule? How about the Dunning-Kruger effect, the Stanford prison experiment, or willpower fatigue? These are some of the most well-known pieces of research from the social sciences. And they all share one problem: they're wrong. Or, at least, they're really misunderstood.On this episode of "10 Good Minutes," Forrest explores social science's Replicability Crisis, and asks whether you can actually trust the research that goes into Being Well.If you'd like to watch this episode rather than listen to it, Forrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch the video over there. Cited Research:Kruger, J.; Dunning, D. (1999) "Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments.” Nuhfer, Edward; Cogan, Christopher; Fleischer, Steven; Gaze, Eric; Wirth, Karl. (2016) "Random Number Simulations Reveal How Random Noise Affects the Measurements and Graphical Portrayals of Self-Assessed Competency.” Shoda, Y., Mischel, W., & Peake, P. K. (1990). Predicting adolescent cognitive and self-regulatory competencies from preschool delay of gratification: Identifying diagnostic conditions. Tyler W. Watts, Greg J. Duncan, Haonan Quan. (2018) Revisiting the Marshmallow Test: A Conceptual Replication Investigating Links Between Early Delay of Gratification and Later Outcomes. B. Nyhan , J. Reifler. (2010) “When Corrections Fail: The Persistence of Political Misperceptions.” Wood, T., Porter, E. (2018) “The Elusive Backfire Effect: Mass Attitudes' Steadfast Factual Adherence.” Brown NJ, Sokal AD, Friedman HL. (2013). The complex dynamics of wishful thinking: the critical positivity ratio. Haney, C., Banks, C., & Zimbardo, P. (1973). Study of Prisoners and Guards in a Simulated Prison. Baumeister, R.F. (2002) Ego Depletion and Self-Control Failure: An Energy Model of the Self's Executive Function. Carter E.C., Kofler L.M., Forster D.E., McCullough M.E. (2015) A series of meta-analytic tests of the depletion effect: Self-control does not seem to rely on a limited resource. Brown N.J., Sokal A.D., Friedman H.L. (2013). The complex dynamics of wishful thinking: the critical positivity ratio. Ericsson, A. K. (2008) Deliberate Practice and Acquisition of Expert Performance: A General Overview. Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
During this time of increased isolation our needs for connection are harder to meet than ever. Today Rick and Forrest are exploring how we can use the psychological technique of "attunement" to connect better with others, and meet our own need for connection.Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:2:15: Moments that satisfy our need for connection. 5:45: The “Still Face Experiment” 8:55: Attention, availability, responsiveness. 10:35: Which relationships fill you up?13:50: What is attunement?18:40: The “emotional risk” of attunement. 24:30: Paying attention. 31:20: Being open to being changed.33:10: Do I matter to you?37:30: Availability and co-regulation.41:15: “Our interactions are systems.” 42:30: Rick pushes back a bit on co-regulation.44:50: The impact of our nature on how we view interactions.47:45: Becoming responsive.52:40: Communicating wants and needs. 57:40: Respecting your own needs. 59:15: The impact of social power and privilege on our interactions.1:04:30: RecapForrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch his newest video over there. Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
Accepting Our Needs

Accepting Our Needs

2021-03-0101:09:02

Everyone has needs, there’s no avoiding them. In order to "be well" we need to meet those needs. But being "needy" is often viewed as a weakness, and accepting that we have needs can be painful.On today's episode, Rick and Forrest explore how we can accept our needs, identify the needs that are most important to us, and build the resources to meet our needs and the needs of other people. Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:2:30: The three core needs.5:00: What it feels like when you don’t meet your needs. 8:45: The pain of not meeting needs for connection. 13:30: Rick’s story of coming to terms with being “needy.”20:00: Admitting our needs. 27:00: Identifying our primary needs. 31:00: Forrest and Rick process an interaction. 37:45: Trying on different ways of being.39:45: Key suggestions for identifying needs. 44:45: Resilience through meeting needs. 46:30: Meeting the needs of other people.54:30: Healthy boundaries. 1:04:00: RecapForrest has a new YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel, and watch his newest video over there. Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/BEINGWELL and get a free trial of their Premium Membership.Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
Relationships are hard, and making them last is even harder. Today we’re exploring how we can be happier and healthier in all of our relationships with a wonderful clinician, teacher, and researcher: Dr. Stan Tatkin.About our Guest: Dr. Stan Tatkin is an expert on human behavior, and particularly the unique dynamics found in couples relationships. He’s the creator of PACT: the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy, and the author of six bestselling books, including Wired for Love and We Do.Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:1:45: The importance of attachment. 5:30: What happens when children are neglected?9:00: Finding safety in our relationships.13:30: How to build safety through physical cues. 19:10: Apology, and building a culture in our relationships.23:00: Finding common principles. 31:00: Dealbreakers, and entering relationships intentionally.37:00: Fairness in our relationships. 45:30: Being and staying interested.49:15: Trusting your partner’s experience. 54:50: The most important characteristics in a life partner.57:00: What’s the most important thing you do each day for your own well-being?58:30: A message to your younger self.1:00:00: RecapSponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/BEINGWELL and get a free trial of their Premium Membership.Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
We generally focus on topics related to mental health, but there's nothing like a pandemic to throw the importance of our physical health into sharp relief! Today Forrest is joined by Dr. Tim Spector to explore the importance of personalizing your nutrition, how our diet can help fight COVID, and why most everything we've been told about food is wrong. About Our Guest: Dr. Tim Spector is professor of genetic epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry at Kings College, London. He’s also one of the leaders of the COVID Symptom Study, and one of the founders of the health science company Zoe . He's the author of The Diet Myth, and his most recent book is  Spoon-Fed: Why Almost Everything We’ve Been Told about Food is Wrong.Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:2:05: What is the microbiome?4:10: How diet interacts with your unique microbiome. 6:45: The PREDICT 1 study, and the limited impact of genetics.9:30: Why personalized nutrition is so important.12:00: The meaningless nature of calorie counts. 17:00: Running experiments with your nutrition. 22:30: Microbes and mood.24:40: Intermittent fasting. 30:15: The role of processed food. 35:15: The microbiome and COVID. 41:00: Polyphenols. 43:00: Vitamins and COVID. 48:50: RecapIf you're interested in any of Zoe's offerings, Tim offered the discount code BEINGWELL35 for our listeners.Sponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/BEINGWELL and get a free trial of their Premium Membership.Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
How to Change for Good

How to Change for Good

2021-02-0801:19:501

There are times in our lives when we recognize that something’s got to change. Today Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore a big question: What goes into making who we are, and how can we give ourselves the freedom to grow and change over time? Life After COVID Summit: Join Dr. Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson, and a roster of world-class experts during this FREE three-day online event to explore our life after COVID. Click here to learn more about the Summit and register now.Key Topics:2:00: What does “self-concept” mean?6:00: Where does self-concept come from?11:30: Different ways to understand childhood development.17:00: Why is it so hard for people to change? 26:00: Social forces that prevent us from changing.33:00: Three case studies of personal change. 34:00: Who owns the problem?38:30: Do you really want it?44:30: We can change if we’re willing to take risks.52:00: Trusting yourself, and feeling validated. Sponsors:Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/BEINGWELL and get a free trial of their Premium Membership.Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes
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Saffron Berridge

Thank you, this was a lovely meditation and I like the idea of some additional shorter episodes

Nov 30th
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Tiina Mosse

Wonderful listening as always!

Aug 22nd
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Katie Elizabeth

First time listening to the show! I have to say that I was super impressed with the host and his on-point insightful questions/responses. Dr. Alfie is a super hero. Her work is outstanding! I gained so much knowledge from listening to her interview and highly suggest it to those working in counseling, psychiatry, and social work.

Aug 12th
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Thomas Badilla

I really enjoyed this episode. The concepts were easy to understand.

Aug 3rd
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D S

Bye, bye.

Jun 7th
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English with Sarvy

enjoyed this episode like hell

Mar 11th
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English with Sarvy

enjoyed so much. thanks.

Mar 10th
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Gulbahar Abdurasulova

great episode. thank you

Dec 15th
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Gulbahar Abdurasulova

great episode! Thank you so much for this podcast!

Jul 8th
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Shahar Danziger

להתמקד בחיוב ולא בשלילה.. לשמוע עוד מלא לא;)

Jun 4th
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ForexTraderNYC

wow Rick! heard him on Jordan Harbinger some great thinking n ideas! instant subscribed..

May 9th
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Alan Czechowski

Amazing stuff!

Mar 17th
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Duespaid

thriving = kindness happiness

Nov 6th
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