We all face losses - from separations and disappointments to shocking, even traumatic events.

The holiday season is approaching, and it can be a hard time for those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one, family estrangements or complications, or even just the realization that your hopes and dreams for this year... never happened.

To help ease some of the pain that comes with the holidays, join Dr. Rick Hanson for a 5-week course with simple, powerful practices that help us bear the unbearable, and in natural ways move forward, heal, and find happiness again.

Join Rick as he helps you soothe emotional pain, find perspective and meaning, mend what you can, and hold whatever has happened with acceptance and self-compassion.
And, in a special 1-hour live session on December 8, he'll offer help specifically for approaching the holidays.

This Online Course Includes:

  • 6 Hours of Video Teachings

    Pre-recorded video teachings and guided practices from Dr. Rick Hanson that you can watch at your own pace, and revisit anytime.

  • Downloadable Handouts

    Worksheets that you can download and print out to reflect further, heal, and grow.

  • Live 1-Hour Session with Rick

    A special live session on December 8th at 12pm PT / 3pm ET, where Rick offers guidance specifically for approaching the holidays, and answers YOUR questions.

In this helpful, heartfelt course, you will explore:

  • The easing of the heart that comes from simply naming and accepting your losses

  • How to hold painful experiences with acceptance, mindfulness, and self-compassion

  • Perspectives on specific issues, such as rumination, guilt, illness, and injustice

  • Skillful ways to release painful thoughts and feelings, and open to new possibilities

  • Appreciating and feeling nurtured by what is still good

  • Finding a tender kindness for yourself amidst all that hurts

Start Growing Inner Strengths to Cope with Loss, Grief, and Difficulty of All Kinds

A 5-Week Course with Dr. Rick Hanson

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this a self-paced program, or do I need to watch it at a specific time?

    This course is made up of pre-recorded talks and guided practices that you can engage at any time, beginning November 23. However, in this special edition, we'll be guiding you through the course over 5 weeks, releasing chapters as we go. Additionally, there will be a LIVE session on December 8th at 12pm PT / 3pm ET.

  • What if I need to cancel after I've registered?

    No worries, just send us an email at rick@rickhanson.net and we’ll process your cancellation and refund within 2 business days.

  • When does the 30-day money-back guarantee end?

    30 Days after your purchase.

  • Are there scholarships available?

    For those who are genuinely unable to pay for the workshop – which could include people who are unemployed, disabled, students, on a small fixed income or public assistance, or living in a developing country – there are full and half scholarships available.