The Chemistry of Joy Workbook: Overcoming Depression Using the Best of Brain Science, Nutrition, and the Psychology of Mindfulness

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New Harbinger Publications, Jun 1, 2012 - Self-Help - 216 pages
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Joy comes of its own accord when we are in our naturally healthy state. Every one of us has the capacity for joy, but many forces in our lives keep us from enjoying this contented and healthy state of being.

When our resilience is depleted, we find it difficult to adapt to change, face challenges, and deal with the ups and downs life brings. If your natural resilience has been consumed by stress or depression, you can reclaim it with the resilience-building program in The Chemistry of Joy Workbook. Through the questionnaires, exercises, and practices in this guide, you’ll explore the nine pathways to restoring mood, regaining balance, and rediscovering your capacity for joy.

This book will help you reclaim your joy by teaching you to balance your body with proper nutrition and principles from ayurvedic medicine, how to settle your mind with mindfulness practices, and how to skillfully managing those "emotional tsunamis". In addition, you will learn to find the right medications and supplements, tap into the wisdom, generosity, and openness that lie within, and build your self-acceptance and connection with others.

If you are ready to reclaim your life from stress, depression, or anxiety and find deep, proufound happiness, this book will be your guide.

 

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Contents

PREPARING FOR THE JOURNEY
Tap into Your Source
THE BODY PATHWAYS
Support Your Brain
Live in Rhythm with Your Nature
THE MIND PATHWAYS
Develop Emotional Resilience
Become a Source of Wisdom for Yourself
THE HEART PATHWAYS
Create Circles of Connection
Renew Yourself from Within
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Henry Emmons, MD, is a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness, and compassionate insight into his clinical work. He developed and runs the resilience training program, offered at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing in Minneapolis, MN. He is author of The Chemistry of Calm. www.partnersinresilience.com

Susan Bourgerie, MA, LP, is an experienced psychotherapist and cofounder of Loring Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Center in Minneapolis, MN. She is part of the team delivering the resilience training program offered at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.

Carolyn Denton, MA, LN, Carolyn Denton, MA, LN, is an integrative nutritionist who focuses not only on general health and disease prevention, but also nutrition as a complementary therapy for chronic and degenerative diseases. She is a member of the integrative medicine team at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.

Sandra Kacher, MSW, LICSW, has over twenty-five years of clinical experience and is cofounder of Loring Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Center. She is a founding team member of the resilience training program at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.

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