Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist and the author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence, best selling author of Buddha's Brain, founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and an Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he's been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.
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In this talk, Rick addressed the idea of 'Negativity Bias' and talks about how we can overcome it. People with skin picking disorder often find that negative self talk or negative thought patterns about themselves or their abilities are major triggers for picking. By addressing these negative biases and learning to be objective about our thoughts we are better able to manage these to prevent picking urges. changing one's thought patterns is also the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy, the most effective form or treatment for skin picking and other BFRBs.