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Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson explore the practical science of lasting well-being, and teach you how to build reliable inner strengths, overcome your challenges, and get the most out of life. New conversations every Monday.

Being Well with Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Forrest Hanson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 1.3K Ratings

Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson explore the practical science of lasting well-being, and teach you how to build reliable inner strengths, overcome your challenges, and get the most out of life. New conversations every Monday.

    PTSD, Politics, and Prioritizing Mental Health with Jason Kander

    PTSD, Politics, and Prioritizing Mental Health with Jason Kander

    In 2016 Jason Kander was a rising star in the Democratic Party. After narrowly losing the race to become one of Missouri’s Senators, he began laying the groundwork for a Presidential run. Jason unexpectedly pivoted to declaring his candidacy for the 2019 Kansas City mayoral election, and quickly became the clear favorite. Three months into that campaign he ended his candidacy and stepped back from public life after revealing that he had suffered from PTSD and depression after serving as an intelligence officer in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007

    On today’s episode of Being Well, Jason joins Forrest to talk about his personal journey recovering from PTSD, the impact of his time serving in Afghanistan, imposter syndrome and shame, having a mental health challenge in public, and what we can do to better support veterans.

    • 57 min
    How to Effectively Communicate What You Want

    How to Effectively Communicate What You Want

    On the previous episode of Being Well, we talked about how to identify our wants and needs...but identifying our needs is just the first step. After that comes the tricky business of coming to terms with those needs, and communicating them effectively to other people.

    In this episode, Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson explore best practices for claiming and expressing our needs. This includes how to navigate shame and inhibition, make effective agreements, be considerate of the person on the receiving end of our wants, and become more skillful at negotiation and repair.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Discovering Your Wants and Needs

    Discovering Your Wants and Needs

    Everyone has needs, but many people find it difficult to identify what authentically matters to them. Even when we can identify them, shame or fear often stops us from expressing those needs to others or taking the practical steps that would help us achieve them.

    Meeting our needs is a major source of well-being, and people who can identify their needs are more likely to get them met. On today’s episode of Being Well, Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson focus on how to look inside, and figure out what you really need. They discuss different frameworks for categorizing our needs, what to do when we are confused by our desires, and how to get in touch with what you really want.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Healing Trauma in a Toxic Culture with Dr. Gabor Maté

    Healing Trauma in a Toxic Culture with Dr. Gabor Maté

    Renowned physician Dr. Gabor Maté joins Rick and Forrest to explore the many problems for our bodies and minds that arise out of our modern culture, and what we can do to meet our needs, heal ourselves, and become more whole. They discuss our increasing separation from one another, issues with aspects of the medical model, the true nature of addiction, the developmental needs of children, the myth of “normal,” and recovering from traumatic experiences.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Understanding, Recognizing, and Dealing with Narcissists with Dr. Craig Malkin

    Understanding, Recognizing, and Dealing with Narcissists with Dr. Craig Malkin

    We all have narcissistic traits. Having some sense of our own specialness isn’t just normal, it’s actually psychologically healthy. The problems start when people go beyond normal levels, and become addicted to feeling special. Today Forrest is joined by Dr. Craig Malkin to explore narcissism and narcissistic traits. They talk about the different forms narcissism takes, the difference between narcissistic traits and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), red flags, dealing with narcissists, treatment options, and finding the “right amount” of feeling special.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dealing with Difficult Emotions with Mollie West Duffy

    Dealing with Difficult Emotions with Mollie West Duffy

    We all experience big, difficult feelings, from common emotions like uncertainty, anger, despair, and regret, to difficult experiences like the pains of comparison, burnout, and perfectionism. On today’s episode of Being Well Podcast, Forrest is joined by the wonderful author, coach, and content creator Mollie West Duffy to explore how we can accept those big feelings, learn to live alongside them, and develop tools that help us deal with them more effectively.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

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Game changer

Discovered this podcast a few months ago. Very helpful podcast full of practical information delivered in an insightful, sincere, and soothing manner. If you’re struggling in your relationships, this podcast is a game changer - you cannot help but experience improvement in relationships after truly hearing these podcasts and applying the concepts. I continue to be a faithful listener.

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Honesty,Kindness, Compassion, and Informative

The show is full of information that is presented in a honest, but “sensitive” way as well. Forrest and Rick are incredibly aware and knowledgeable of each topic introduced in each show. I especially enjoy how respectful the two are when speaking of their personal experiences together. The show is simply exceptional and beautiful in every way!

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Rick and Forest

I absolutely love the exchange between the two of you. So honest and earthy are you! Also your podcasts are so helpful and interesting. I look forward every week.

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