Neurodharma: An Introduction to Embodied Awakening
with Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Shinzen Young and Julianna Raye
This Home-Study Program Provides 4 CE credits  
4 CE credits are available to psychologists and other mental health professionals. We suggest checking with your state licensing board to confirm they will accept credits from APA approved sponsors before taking the program.

Program Description:
Experiences of mindfulness, concentration, equanimity, lovingkindness, joy and wisdom have long been the concern of traditional Buddhist meditation practices. Today, neuroscience is beginning to map out the underlying neurophysiological basis of these experiences and others, shedding light on how meditation alters the brain. In this program, Dr. Rick Hanson will explore how meditation practice, informed by science, can deepen insight and support practice. He will introduce contemplative approaches, grounded in science, that provide an embodied basis for experiences of present moment awareness, resilient well-being, and wisdom. 

Following the formal program there will be a discussion on the intersection of meditation practice and neuroscience with meditation teacher and author, Shinzen Young. Shinzen Young consults widely on meditation-related research, including studies conducted at Harvard Medical School, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Vermont. He is the author of The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works. This introductory program requires no background in meditation or neuroscience, but will offer mental health professionals methods for cultivating positive states based on scientific research.  
Course Outline:
  • What is mindfulness? What are the neural factors that support mindfulness and concentration?
  • Understanding the nature of experience and its relationship to craving/suffering.
  • The foundational practices that support steadying the mind, warming the heart, and resting at ease.
  • The experience of wholeness and the neural circuits that support “being” rather than “doing.”
  • The three neural circuits of attention and their role in abiding in the present moment.
  • The neural circuits that relate to egocentric and allocentric perspectives and their relationship to training attention.
  • How the seven steps relate to the concept of wisdom from the traditional Buddhist perspect
  • What is mindfulness? What are the neural factors that support mindfulness and concentration?
  • Understanding the nature of experience and its relationship to craving/suffering.
  • The foundational practices that support steadying the mind, warming the heart, and resting at ease.
  • The experience of wholeness and the neural circuits that support “being” rather than “doing.”
  • The three neural circuits of attention and their role in abiding in the present moment.
  • The neural circuits that relate to egocentric and allocentric perspectives and their relationship to training attention.
  • How the seven steps relate to the concept of wisdom from the traditional Buddhist perspect
Learning Objectives:
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Define mindfulness.
  • Explain the neural factors that support present moment awareness and concentration.
  • Interpret the Buddhist viewpoint on the nature of experience from a psychological standpoint.
  • Discuss the neural circuits that support “being” rather than “doing” and their relationship to practices that support physical/emotional integration.
  • Discuss the three neural circuits of attention: alerting, orienting, and responding and practices that reduce emotional reactivity.
  • Explain how training in tranquility strengthens nodes in the thalamus that switch between egocentric and allocentric perspectives.
  • Define mindfulness.
  • Explain the neural factors that support present moment awareness and concentration.
  • Interpret the Buddhist viewpoint on the nature of experience from a psychological standpoint.
  • Discuss the neural circuits that support “being” rather than “doing” and their relationship to practices that support physical/emotional integration.
  • Discuss the three neural circuits of attention: alerting, orienting, and responding and practices that reduce emotional reactivity.
  • Explain how training in tranquility strengthens nodes in the thalamus that switch between egocentric and allocentric perspectives.
Register Here for this Course Only $197
APA Convention Discount - $97 ($100 OFF!)
and get permanent, 24/7 access to the videos on any device,  the interactive quiz and your Certificate of Completion.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:  4 CE credits are available to psychologists and other mental health professionals. We suggest checking with your state licensing board to confirm they will accept credits from APA approved sponsors before taking the program.
Here's What You'll Get:
Everything is yours to keep and permanently access inside your Unified Mindfulness Student Dashboard
  • Streaming videos available 24/7 on any device so you can watch when it's convenient for you
  • Printable Quickstart Guide so you can dive right into the course material
  • Handout - "4 Neural Systems of Self Processing (“Selfing”) modulated by mindfulness-based practice"
  • Handout - "What is Neuroplasticity?"
  • Interactive quizzing to enhance your retention of the material (and make it fun too!)
  • Certificate of Completion from Unified Mindfulness upon successful completion of the course
  • Streaming videos available 24/7 on any device so you can watch when it's convenient for you
  • Printable Quickstart Guide so you can dive right into the course material
  • Handout - "4 Neural Systems of Self Processing (“Selfing”) modulated by mindfulness-based practice"
  • Handout - "What is Neuroplasticity?"
  • Interactive quizzing to enhance your retention of the material (and make it fun too!)
  • Certificate of Completion from Unified Mindfulness upon successful completion of the course
You'll Love It, Guaranteed
We invite you to take this comprehensive training program 100% risk-free. So we guarantee that you're either completely satisfied with this program or just let us know within 30 days of registration and get a full, no-questions-asked refund.
Here's What You'll Get:
Everything is yours to keep and permanently access inside your Unified Mindfulness Student Dashboard
  • Streaming videos available 24/7 on any device so you can watch when it's convenient for you
  • Interactive quizzing to enhance your retention of the material (and make it fun too!)
  • Certificate of Completion from Unified Mindfulness upon successful completion of the course
You'll Love It, Guaranteed
We invite you to take this comprehensive training program 100% risk-free. So we guarantee that you're either completely satisfied with this program or just let us know within 30 days of registration and get a full, no-questions-asked refund.  
About the Instructor: 
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author.

His books are available in 26 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture.  

He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. 

A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.
Dr. Hanson has no conflict of interest concerning Unified Mindfulness (UM-UM/HUB) and receives no commercial support for this program beyond a presenter’s stipend.
About the Instructor: 
Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant who developed Unified Mindfulness with an eye toward building a bridge between contemplative practice and hard science.

His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching meditation has resulted in collaborations with Harvard Medical School, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Vermont in the burgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience.  

Shinzen’s interest in Asia began at the age of 14 when he decided to attend Japanese ethnic school in his native city of Los Angeles. 

After majoring in Asian languages at UCLA, he entered a PhD program in Buddhist Studies at the University of Wisconsin. As a part of his thesis research, he lived as a Shingon (Japanese Vajrayana) monk for three years at Mount Koya, Japan. It was then that he received the name Shinzen (真善).  

Also during that time, he became friends with Father William Johnston (author of Christian Zen). Fr. Johnston helped broaden Shinzen’s interests to include comparative world mysticism and the scientific study of meditative states.
Disclosure: Shinzen Young is partner in Unified Mindfulness (UM-HUB LLC).

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Register Here for this Course Only $197
APA Convention Discount - $97 ($100 OFF!)
and get permanent, 24/7 access to the videos on any device,  the interactive quiz and your Certificate of Completion.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:  4 CE credits are available to psychologists and other mental health professionals. We suggest checking with your state licensing board to confirm they will accept credits from APA approved sponsors before taking the program.
About Unified Mindfulness:
Unified Mindfulness (UM-HUB LLC) is an educational organization created to offer professional support for the practice and delivery of mindfulness training. Partnering with professionals in mental health, education, human services, and business, Unified Mindfulness offers programs and courses that teach and train those who ameliorate human suffering and adversity, by increasing their knowledge and skills to improve individual functioning, enhance relational skills, and increase psychological and physical well-being in the populations we serve.
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Course Details:
CE Registration Fee: $197 APA Convention Discount $97

Non-CE Registration Fee: $147 

Location: 100% Online and Self-paced

Course Length: 4 Hours

CE Credits: 4 CE credits are available to psychologists and other mental health professionals. We suggest checking with your state licensing board to confirm they will accept credits from APA approved sponsors before taking the program.

Access: You'll get permanent access to this digital home-study program

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Registration fee is 100% refundable for 30 days after registration. 

For more information, please visit the American Psychological Association Website here (search UM-Hub LLC).
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