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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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.

Reclaim your joy by:
• Balancing your body with proper nutrition and principles from ayurvedic medicine
• Settling your mind with mindfulness practices
• Skillfully managing “emotional tsunamis”
• Finding the right medications and supplements
• Tapping into the wisdom, generosity, and openness that lie within
• Building your self-acceptance and connection with others


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I have heard Henry Emmons speak on two occasions. His book The Chemistry of Joy, has been very helpful in my work I do with college students. Helping students understand and manage emotion is critical to their personal and academic success. This book and workbook offer great tools to help students/people manage their emotions and mental health. 


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Henry Emmons, MD, is a psychiatrist who developed the resilience training program at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing in Minneapolis, MN. He is author of The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm.

Susan Bourgerie, MA, LP, is an experienced psychotherapist and cofounder of Loring Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Center in Minneapolis, MN.

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.

Sandra Kacher, MSW, LICSW, has over twenty-five years of clinical experience and is cofounder of Loring Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Center.

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