Spontaneous Happiness

A New Path to Emotional Well-Being
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD7659
Released: Nov 08, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619693012
Narrator/s: Andrew Weil
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Description

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 works in integrative medicine, the audiobook 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.

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Author(s): Andrew Weil
Genre: Self Help

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eAudio
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Author(s): Andrew Weil
Narrator(s): Andrew Weil
Genre: Self Help
Product Number Z100027984
Released: Nov 08, 2011
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781611132892
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Author(s): Andrew Weil
Genre: Self Help
Product Number EB00280864
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316192132

Professional reviews

"The complementary medicine pioneer, clear voiced as ever, sounds softer here than when he's narrating in professor mode. With humble references to his own depression and search for happiness, he sounds more connected to his listeners. Frequent happiness is an unrealistic goal, he says. Shoot for calm serenity and a range of emotional responses to life that we tilt toward the positive with thoughtful practice. With his knack for making complex information sound familiar, he describes the strengths and limitations of various approaches to emotional contentment--Eastern and Western, biomedical and spiritual. He suggests we seek a neutral midpoint between happiness and depression--emotional sea level--and cultivate habits that lead to more emotional resilience. With many state-of-the-art strategies, this is a must-hear for anyone seeking more peace in his or her life. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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