Let’s get real—you know that to get any kind of results, including positive brain change and solid well-being, you’ve got to make some effort. The good news is that in the Foundations of Well-Being, we've done the work of creating the path for you. With each step in the journey, you'll become more resilient, mindful, positive, energetic, grateful, confident, calm, motivated, connected, courageous, inspired, and generous.

You will learn how to hardwire more happiness, love, wisdom and other inner strengths into yourself. Start growing the Twelve Pillars of Well-Being, to handle whatever life throws your way.






Everything you do creates connections within the network of your brain, and the more you repeat something, the stronger that connection gets. These connections control your reactions, emotions, behaviors, and your overall well-being.


By learning to strengthen the beneficial connections, you can build a healthier brain.

In the Foundations of Well-Being, Rick Hanson, Ph.D. uses science-based practices to help you re-wire your brain, changing the way you react, feel, and behave. These practices will give you lasting results - for more calm, confidence, and contentment.

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Assess Yourself

Gauge where you’re at with quick 10-question quizzes that will identify your strengths and weaknesses, and spotlight how to make things better.

Learn the Science of Well-Being

Get the operating manual for your own brain, with powerful ideas and methods in video presentations with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Practice the How of Well-Being

Weave more inner resources into your brain and life using guided practices with Rick that you can watch or listen to on-the-go.


Get Creative
Explore brief experiential activities that come with downloadable templates and instructions.


Hear from the Experts
Get more insight with guest teacher interviews featuring Tara Brach, Stephen Porges, and more.


Connect with Others
Take the discussion further with vibrant forums that cover topics such as parenting, addiction, depression, and more.


Geek Out on the Facts
Dig into scientific papers, articles, websites, recommended readings, videos, slidesets, and more.  

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See what others are saying:

I hope that the whole world hears about this program as I am truly beginning to feel like a different person. I can't even imagine how I will feel in 47 weeks.- Sue Olson

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This course is transformative and clearly given from the soul.- Cathy M.

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This is a fabulous contribution to the human beings we are. And we need it.- Sara C.

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There’s so much in this amazing font of wisdom that I believe I could go into retreat for a year to read, watch, listen, and practice without other resources.- Ruth H

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This is the single best experience of learning I've had in recent memory. There is so much generosity here, so much value.- Julia M.

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Get Happy with a buddy, or two, or three...

Many people are doing the Foundations program with a friend, or as part of a small group.
Check out our group plan.



 24 Continuing Education Credits

Available for coaches, social workers, psychotherapists, and nurses for just $50. Click here to learn more.

 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Try the program risk-free. If you're not happy with it within 30 days of your registration, let us know, and we'll send you a full refund. 


Happiness is for everyone. If you can't afford the program tuition, please fill out an application to apply for a full or half scholarship.