Episode 127

7 Ancient Practices Proven to Rewire Your Brain for The Better

With Dr. Rick Hanson

Throughout history, people have sought the heights of human potential—to become as wise and strong, happy and loving, as any person can ever be. And now, recent science is revealing how these remarkable ways of being are based on equally remarkable changes in our own nervous system, making them more attainable than ever before. 

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to Dr. Rick Hanson about how to rewire your brain using both ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience. We discuss the brain-changing effects of mindfulness and meditation practices. We also talk about how to be more present, less distracted, and how to have compassion for yourself and others.

For more on Dr. Rick Hanson, you can follow him on Instagram @rickhansonphd, Facebook @rickhansonphd, Twitter @drrhanson, and through his website here. Sign-up for his weekly newsletter here, and learn more about his online program Neurodharma here. You can find his latest book, Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of The Highest Happiness, right here.


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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. The importance of establishing a mindfulness practice
  2. Mental time travel
  3. The nature versus nurture debate
  4. The seven fundamental ways of being
  5. How we can change the circuitry of our own brain
  6. Why negative inputs hijack of our brain
  7. How Dr. Hanson incorporates the seven fundamental practices into his life 
  8. The importance of voting and claiming your power
  9. Where to learn more about Dr. Rick Hanson


Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.

Dhru Purohit is also a serial entrepreneur and investor in the health and wellness industry.

Dr. Rick Hanson

Dr. Rick Hanson, is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and a New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. 

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