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The Chemistry Of Joy Workbook: Overcoming Depression Using The Best of Brain Science, Nutrition, and the Psychology of Mindfulness
Henry Emmons, MD, Susan Bourgerie, MA, LP, Carolyn Denton, MA, LN, and Sandra Kacher, MSW, LICSW
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
The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom
Henry Emmons M.D.
The Chemistry of Joy presents Dr. Emmons’ natural approach to depression – supplemented with medication if necessary – blending the best of Western science and Eastern philosophy to create your body’s own biochemistry of joy.
Integrating Western brain chemistry, natural and Ayurvedic medicine, Buddhist psychology, and his own joyful heart techniques, Dr. Emmons creates a practical program for each of the three types of depression: anxious depression, agitated depression, and sluggish depression. The Chemistry of Joy helps you to identify which type of depression you are experiencing and provides a specific diet and exercise plan to address it, as well as nutritional supplements and “psychology of mindfulness” exercises that can restore your body’s natural balance and energy.
This flexible approach creates newfound joy for those whose lives have been touched by depression – and pathways for all who seek to actively improve their emotional lives. The Chemistry of Joy establishes that the right psychological and spiritual balance can help create a long-term strategy for finding joy. Dr. Emmons encourages readers to increase their happiness and bring joy to their lives through new scientific and spiritual understanding.
Engaging, compelling, and sure to be life-altering, Dr. Emmons’ method is a new paradigm in the treatment of mental illness.
Henry Emmons, M.D.
Combining principles of cutting-edge Western neuroscience with the wisdom of established Eastern medicine and the psychology of mindfulness, The Chemistry of Calm offers up an insightful, holistic, drug-free plan to overcome stress and anxiety problems, integrating body and mind, heart and soul.
The debilitating effects of anxiety impact one’s sense of well-being, health, longevity, productivity, and relationships. In a nation in which more than 40 million people per year have a diagnosable anxiety condition, Dr. Emmons’ innovative and integrative book is a timely and much-needed guide to help people recover from and prevent relapses of anxiety and similar stress-related problems.
Dr. Emmons’ Resilience Training Program is a groundbreaking regimen designed to relieve anxiety and restore physical and mental strength, incorporating the latest science on diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, mindfulness practice, and behavioral therapies. This step-by-step training in mental calmness and emotional wisdom focuses on ways to create health and resilience as a key to resolving anxiety in everyday life, from the ordinary to the extreme. And what’s most promising is that it has been effective even when medications are not.
Dr. Emmons’ accessible writing style and fresh, integrative approach to medicine is poised to be an important contribution to the burgeoning interest in books on brain chemistry and mindfulness practice.
Pathways to Joy
Pathways to Joy is a set of recorded meditations, available as a downloadable digital file, that you can use as practices for daily living, as a path to inner wisdom, or as a companion to The Chemistry of Joy Workbook.
The meditations are designed to help create resilience, to strengthen emotional skills, and to deepen your connection with Body, Mind and Heart. They can be used by anyone, regardless of their experience with meditation.
Resilience is essential to a joyful life. When you have a deep source of resilience and the skills to maintain it, you are able to adapt to change, face challenges, and deal with life’s inevitable stresses.
Just a Minute Meditation
Healing the Rejected Self
Cultivating a Generous Heart
Pathways to Joy is downloaded as a compressed file. Once decompressed, the file is playable on any digital audio player.