Psychotherapist Chris Eldredge sent us this powerful TED talk of neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson‘s simple technique for transforming our hardwired negative patterning (also known as Negativity Bias). We thought 13+ minutes might be too long for our busy selves, but Hanson’s talk flies by, and we found ourselves with a useful practice we can do anywhere, anytime.

The gist: People more readily TAKE IN negative things that happen to them; incorporating the positive takes a simple 20-second technique. Although the back story is illuminating, you can cut to the chase at 7:12. (Video link HERE.)

In case you need reminders of Hanson’s basic method, we’ve posted them here:

Rick Hanson
Dr. Rick Hanson

…We’ve practiced Hansen’s simple technique and find it does indeed have powerful effects.

Dr. Rick Hanson
Dr. Rick Hanson

 

Thanks Chris!

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