Written By: Darry Hardy
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Publisher’s Summary: Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of feeling loved? Your brain was wired in such a way when it evolved, primed to learn quickly from bad experiences, but not so much from the good ones. It’s an ancient survival mechanism that turned the brain into Velcro for the negative, but Teflon for the positive.
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Hardwiring Happiness: Darry Hardy
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Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist and author. He is founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and an Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
The book Hardwiring Happiness written by Hanson, is about brain reconfiguration, about changing programming as if a hacker got into our brain and made us exponentially more positive.
Hardwiring Happiness is about being aware of all the positive experiences we have every day as well as build ourselves positive sensations
The world trend of thoughts disproportionately aims to focus on the negative.Hanson explains that in order to survive our ancestors developed a mental mechanism to predict danger, conflicts and losses therefore, the brain evolved and configured negative bias.
The fear center of your brain is the amygdala which comes in two variants.A happy one that is the part of your brain that sparks motivation and joy.A sad amygdala making you feel rather anxious and worried.For most people the predominant amygdala is the negative, fortunately, it does not have to be this way.
Because your brain never stops growing, it’s never too late to change its structure. It is necessary to expose your brain to positive experiences and make an effort to think positive, you can turn your sad amygdala into a happy one. The author, structures the book in lessons, each lesson is explained and contains practical recommendations to go re configuring the brain.
The lessons range from beginning to notice the positive events that occur in our life as they happen and trining ypur brain to recognize those things even more; To Being generous and help others In conclusion, Hanson’s book is an effective compilation of techniques with documentary sustenance for transforming our brain and flipping the switch on happiness Rick Hanson gives us a view behind positive psychology and how our brains works and responds.