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Spontaneous Happiness

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444720389

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 10th November 2011

Genre: Medicine / Complementary Medicine

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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. Rooted in Dr Weil’s pioneering work in integrative medicine, the book suggests a reinterpretation of the notion of happiness, discussing the limitations of modern medicine in treating depression, and elaborating on the inseparability of body and mind.
Dr Weil offers an array of scientifically proven strategies from Eastern and Western psychology and draws from psychotherapy, mindfulness training, Buddhist psychology, nutritional science, and more, to support emotional wellness, and offer advice on developing a spiritual dimension in our lives. Dr Weil presents an eight-week programme that can be customised 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.


The author... offers sage recommendations on life balancing and incorporating spirituality into the fundamental goal of "optimum emotional health... His inspiring writing style breathes new life into rather mundane reminders on the benefits of exercise, sleep, meditation, compassion and holistic remedies. Weil provides sensible, accessible advice several tiers above general marketplace offerings.
Warning: this man can seriously affect your health. For the better.
Dr. Weil is an extraordinary phenomenon.
<i>Washington Post</i>
There is no lecturing or preaching: his aim is simply to show how easy it is to change your lifestyle and boost your body's own healing system.
<i>Sunday Times</i>
The voice of reason in a deeply divided world.
<i>San Francisco Examiner</i>
Dr. Weil has arguably become America's best-known doctor.
<i>New York Times Magazine</i>