Everyone wants to be happy. But what does that really mean? Increasingly, scientific evidence shows us that true satisfaction and well-being come only from within.
Dr. Andrew Weil has proven that the best way to maintain optimum physical health is to draw on both conventional and alternative medicine. Now, in Spontaneous Happiness, he gives us the foundation for attaining and sustaining optimum emotional health. Rooted in Dr. Weil's pioneering work in integrative medicine, the book suggests a reinterpretation of the notion of happiness, discusses the limitations of the biomedical model in treating depression, and elaborates on the inseparability of body and mind.
Dr. Weil offers an array of scientifically proven strategies from Eastern and Western psychology to counteract low mood and enhance contentment, comfort, resilience, serenity, and emotional balance. Drawn from psychotherapy, mindfulness training, Buddhist psychology, nutritional science, and more, these strategies include body-oriented therapies to support emotional wellness, techniques for managing stress and anxiety and changing mental habits that keep us stuck in negative patterns, and advice on developing a spiritual dimension in our lives. Lastly, Dr. Weil presents an eight-week program that can be customized according to specific needs, with short- and long-term advice on nutrition, exercise, supplements, environment, lifestyle, and much more.
Whether you are struggling with depression or simply want to feel happier, Dr. Weil's revolutionary approach will shift the paradigm of emotional health and help you achieve greater contentment in your life.
In today’s day and age, more and more people are being diagnosed with some form of depression. I had been diagnosed with depression many years ago due to my Hashimoto’s disease causing clinical depression. Plus add in the factors of having my dad pass away from cancer while I was still in high school and you have a recipe for disaster.
Of course, there are many ways to “cope” with depression, but they don’t really help you deal with it in any way. They mainly just put a band aid on the situation so that you can get through the day.
Dr. Weil addresses how modern medicine treats depression. Then he discusses some of the alternative treatments for depression as well. He helps you to make informed decisions about which treatment is right for you.
Plus he has created an easy to follow 8 week plan that will help lead you on the path to clearing the depression from your life. This is definitely a book that will help anyone who feels sad on a day to day basis.
Spontaneous Happiness (9780316129442): Andrew Weil: Books
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