Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Forrest Hanson

Changing Old Patterns, Self-Awareness, and Repairing Family Relationships: Mailbag

Changing Old Patterns, Self-Awareness, and Repairing Family Relationships: Mailbag

Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson open up the mailbag to explore a variety of listener questions. They talk about what causes our brains to become attached to unwanted habits, how to know which of your thoughts are worth listening to, and the pros and cons of saying "kind of." They then consider how to improve sibling relationships, and what to do with the positive emotions we experience during meditation.Have a question for us? Email: contact@beingwellpodcast.com to submit questions or topics you'd like us to explore in future episodes.Watch the Episode: Prefer watching video? You can watch this episode on YouTube.Key Topics:0:00: Introduction1:45: Why do our brains keep us stuck on unwanted patterns or ways of thinking?10:45: Three kinds of craving and the machinery of becoming13:50: Why do we say “kind of” all the time?25:50: How do you know which of your thoughts are worth listening to?31:15: How do you improve a sibling relationship?40:35: What do you do with positive emotions during meditation?48:40: RecapWednesday Night Meditation with Rick: https://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/wednesday-meditations-with-dr-rick-hanson/Support the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Sponsors:Try Splendid Spoon today and take meal-planning off your plate. Just go to SplendidSpoon.com/BEINGWELL for $50 off your first boxJoin over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month!Want to sleep better? Try the Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Subscribe on iTunesFollow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Forrest on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookVisit Forrest's website

Duration: 56 min

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