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Spontaneous Happiness Audiobook

Spontaneous Happiness

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Publisher's Summary

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 life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Andrew Weil (P)2011 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"Weil's program aims for 'positive emotionality' - a far better destination than the roller-coaster ride between bliss and despair. This is more than a New Age prescription for contentment. Weil's revelations and insights from his own lifelong battle with depression lift this guide from a hip and clinical 'how to' to a generous and heartfelt 'here's how.'" (Publisher's Weekly)

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    lisa 12-06-11
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    "Great tips for healthy living!"

    Dr. Weil gave many simple ideas to live a healthier, happier life. He clearly explained the basis of his theories and did so in an inspirational way!

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    Jon Hedgesville, WV, United States 12-05-11
    Jon Hedgesville, WV, United States 12-05-11
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    "Good stuff. A good 8 week guide is outlined."
    What made the experience of listening to Spontaneous Happiness the most enjoyable?

    Dr. Weil is good for coming up with


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    vtl 12-14-11
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    "nothing new here"

    If you have heard any of Dr Weil's previous books, you'll find this a repeat.

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    Amazon Customer Portland, OR 05-30-12
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    "not what I expected"

    I guess I was expecting more than what this book can offer. Would not purchase this author again

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