February 2021

06Feb10:00 AM4:00 PMA Neurology of Awakening -- ONLINEPracticing with the Brain in Mind10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Rick Hanson, PhD No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date & Time: Saturday, February 6, 2021; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $45-$200. Code RH1D21.
Continuing Education Credits: This program offers 5 CE credits for $50 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors, licensed by the APA, California BBS, BRN, or BCE.

Spacious awareness, deep contentment, boundless love, and inner peace are valuable for everyday life, not just the heights of human potential. Recent neuroscience is revealing how to develop these wonderful ways of being in the human brain.

Join us for an experiential exploration of:
• How the body makes the mind
• Turning passing experiences into lasting inner strengths
• Neural factors of stable mindfulness
• Cultivating an unshakable core of resilient well-being
• Releasing rumination and self-centered thinking
• Feeling whole in the present moment
• The neural basis of the sense of oneness and timelessness

The deepest roots of the highest happiness are in the body. At the intersection of modern science and ancient wisdom – which could be called neurodharma – we can find very practical tools for an openhearted, joyful, and generous life.

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds, as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CE) credit available:
This program offers 5 CE credits for $50 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors, licensed by the APA, California BBS, BRN, or BCE.*


Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public.


Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
At the end of the program you will better able to:

  • List two mechanisms of experience-dependent neuroplasticity;
  • List two examples of how repeated mental activity changes brain structure;
  • Describe temperamental variations in the control of attention.
  • Demonstrate to clients two ways to practice mindfulness.

Continuing Education content level: Intermediate


*Please note:

  • For those with a different license or with a license from a different licensing board, please contact your licensing board directly to ask if CE credit from the above-approved sponsors is accepted. Spirit Rock does not confirm applicability of credit for those with licenses different than those listed above. Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905 for 5 contact hours.
  • Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered.

*For full Provider information, and additional CEC information, including attendance requirements, cancellation, and grievance policies, please visit our Continuing Education Credit information page.


  • Rick Hanson, PhD

    Rick Hanson, PhD

    Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 28 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with 150,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free. Dr. Hanson has been a trustee of Saybrook University, served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and was president of the board of FamilyWorks, a community agency. He began meditating in 1974, trained in several traditions, and leads a weekly meditation gathering. He and his wife live in northern California and have two adult children. He enjoys being in wilderness and taking a break from emails.