Spontaneous Happiness

Spontaneous Happiness

Streaming Audiobook - 2012
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Hachette Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781611132892
1611132894
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: streaming audio file (1 audio file (420 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Weil, M.D., Andrew
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TheMadTabby
Dec 28, 2012

I'm a skeptic and have heard many negative things about Dr. Weils. I did not find any crazy things in this audiobook. It's more about how our physical health can affect our emotional health which in turn affects our physical health. Seems like common sense to me.

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EricaReynolds
Apr 27, 2012

Practical, helpful, well-researched advice for improved emotional well-being. I enjoyed hearing his voice (he is the reader as well as the write), and find Dr. Weil to be a calming, positive influence as I drive. This isn't a book that tries to tell you you should be crazy happy every day--and it accepts that ups and downs are part of a normal life--it's more about finding a good mid-point of contentment. It's another example of a book I might have found to be a bit dry if I were reading it, but quite enjoyable, helpful, and relaxing as an audiobook.

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