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Media Advisory: Change your brain chemistry to boost happiness

Leading neuropsychologist Rick Hanson speaks Oct. 16


Each of us has the power to change the ways we think in manners that will increase our happiness, improve our resilience, and promote inner calm. Attendees of “Hardwiring Happiness: Turning Passing Experiences into Lasting Inner Strength and Peace” at Augsburg College will learn practical tips and proven methods from a leading, national neuropsychologist during a one-hour presentation that includes time for audience questions.


Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist and senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at University of California, Berkeley. He is an author of numerous books, including the 2013 New York Times bestseller, “Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.”


11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 16


Hoversten Chapel (in the Foss, Lobeck, Miles Center) at Augsburg College located at 625 22nd Ave. S., Minneapolis. Map and directions.


Free and open to the public. Seating available first come, first serve.

About Augsburg College

This program is sponsored by Augsburg College’s Center for Counseling and Health Promotion which provides a range of services to Augsburg students including mental health counseling and health promotion programs. Each year, CCHP hosts a convocation that is free and open to the public and on a topic related to developing knowledge and strategies for coping with life’s stressors and enhancing health and well-being.

Augsburg College is set in a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of the Twin Cities, and offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to nearly  4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.

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