Dr andrew weil spontaneous happiness
Spontaneous Happiness by Andrew WeilEveryone 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. Weils 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. Weils revolutionary approach will shift the paradigm of emotional health and help you achieve greater contentment in your life.
Q&A: 'Spontaneous Happiness' with Andrew Weil
Seemed a little dated as lots of the info is now mainstream. Book released 7 years ago. Offers alternatives to pharmacology with rationales. Here at Walmart. Your email address will never be sold or distributed to a third party for any reason. Due to the high volume of feedback, we are unable to respond to individual comments.
Dr Andrew Weil charts a new path to finding lasting happiness 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.
In my new book, "Spontaneous Happiness," I write about lifestyle practices that can help people achieve and maintain happy lives. Bear in mind that by "happy," I am not referring to endless bliss. Despite what many in the media proclaim these days, such a state is neither achievable nor desirable. Instead, these practices are designed to help most people reach and maintain a state of contentment and serenity. From there, a person can still experience appropriate emotional highs and lows, but knows that he or she will soon return to a pleasant state that might be termed emotional sea level. I've summarized information about 10 of those practices. These will, I believe, be of particular benefit for those who struggle with mild to moderate depression, but can also potentially benefit nearly anyone who follows them:.
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Having written more than a dozen books, founded a medical institute, opened a restaurant and appeared on The Today Show , Larry King Live and Oprah , among others, Andrew Weil has secured a reputation as one of America's most recognizable and controversial experts on natural healing and medicine. Over the course of his year-plus career, his mission to raise awareness of non-traditional healing has taken various forms: In early works such as The Natural Mind and From Chocolate to Morphine both of which endure as classics of the genre , he explored the consciousness-enhancing powers and healing benefits of psychoactive drugs, while later books such as Spontaneous Healing and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health focus on natural remedies for common ailments., The idea that happiness, something we think of as a feeling that comes in response to something else, can happen automatically, without prompting, seems almost nonsensical. In his bestselling book Spontaneous Happiness: A New Path to Emotional Well-Being , Weil, who stays happy and healthy by adhering to an anti-inflammatory diet , practicing pranayama and meditating every morning, says yoga and meditation can help you achieve contentment and serenity no matter what is going on around you.
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