Spontaneous Happiness: A New Path to Emotional Well-Being

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Spontaneous Happiness: A New Path to Emotional Well-Being

Format:  Paperback,

281 pages

Publisher: Little Brown & Co

Publish Date: Jan 2013

ISBN-13: 9780316129428

ISBN-10: 0316129429

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A paradigm-shifting guide to peak emotional wellness.
In SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS, Dr. Andrew Weil redefines the notion of happiness and demonstrates the limitations of the biomedical model of mental health. He presents a vast, scientifically proven array of integrative treatment strategies for low mood and depression, drawing on techniques from Ayurveda, Buddhism, acupuncture, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, and much more. Dr. Weil offers advice on lifestyle, behavior, and dietary changes, and helps readers assess their own emotional well-being and build personalized step-by-step plans to manage their moods. Whether suffering from mild to moderate depression, or simply seeking greater contentment, readers can use Dr. Weil's science-based integrative approach to achieve their goals.

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Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Publish Date: Jan 2013
ISBN-13: 9780316129428
ISBN-10: 0316129429
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 281
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 8.5 x 0.75

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Biography of Weil, Andrew

Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Andrew Weil graduated from Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson, specializing in alternative medicine, medical botany and mind/body interactions. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Services. Dr. Weil is the author of several books which includes the titles "The Natural Mind" (1972), "From Chocolate to Morphine" (with Winifred Rosen, 1983), "Natural Health, Natural Medicine" (1990), "Spontaneous Healing" (1995), and "Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition" (2000).

Chapter outline

Introductionp. 3
Theoryp. 13
What Is Emotional Well-Being?p. 15
An Epidemic of Depressionp. 25
The Need for a New Approach to Mental Healthp. 45
Integrating Eastern and Western Psychologyp. 61
Practicep. 71
Optimizing Emotional Well-Being by Caring for the Bodyp. 73
Optimizing Emotional Well-Being by Retraining and Caring for the Mindp. 127
Secular Spirituality and Emotional Well-Beingp. 167
Putting it all Togetherp. 195
An 8-Week Program for Optimum Emotional Well-Beingp. 197
Acknowledgmentsp. 223
The Anti-Inflammatory Dietp. 225
Suggested Reading, Resources, and Suppliesp. 231
Notesp. 239
Indexp. 273

Book description

A paradigm-shifting guide to peak emotional wellness.

In SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS, Dr. Andrew Weil redefines the notion of happiness and demonstrates the limitations of the biomedical model of mental health. He presents a vast, scientifically proven array of integrative treatment strategies for low mood and depression, drawing on techniques from Ayurveda, Buddhism, acupuncture, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, and much more. Dr. Weil offers advice on lifestyle, behavior, and dietary changes, and helps readers assess their own emotional well-being and build personalized step-by-step plans to manage their moods. Whether suffering from mild to moderate depression, or simply seeking greater contentment, readers can use Dr. Weil's science-based integrative approach to achieve their goals.

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