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Laurel Hanson

Laurel Hanson

Laurel Hanson, MEd,
is an educator specializing in coaching students to top performance in high-stakes, pressure-filled settings. She uses diverse methods including creative exercises, narrative storytelling, and self-affirmation, to lower anxiety and improve self-acceptance, confidence, and self-worth.

Positive Neuroplasticity: How to Grow Resilient Self-Worth and Happiness

Jul 21 - 26, 2019 Begins in 3 months
with Rick Hanson & Laurel Hanson

In these volatile times, it’s more important than ever to build an unshakable internal core of resilient, confident well-being. By growing the good inside and coming home to our true nature, we can find lasting happiness, self-worth and inner peace. In this experiential workshop, you’ll use recent neuroscience findings to tap into and grow inner strengths like grit, gratitude, self-respect and compassion. Each day in the morning, you’ll learn effective ways to release anxiety, hurt and anger; to heal from past painful experiences; and to rest in an open-hearted happiness.



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