Dimensions: 288 pages, 9.75 × 6.5 × 1 in
Published: November 8, 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316129445
ISBN - 13: 9780316129442
About the Book
SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS is Dr. Weil's paradigm-shifting guide to peak emotional wellness. In the book, he redefines the notion of happiness and demonstrates the limitations of the biochemical model of mental health. He presents a vast, scientifically proven array of integrative treatment strategies for low mood and depression, drawing on techniques from Ayurveda, Buddhism, acupuncture, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, and much more. Dr. Weil offers advice on lifestyle, behavior, and dietary changes, and helps readers assess their own emotional wellness and build personalized step-by-step plans to manage their moods. Whether suffering from mild to moderate depression, or simply seeking greater contentment, Dr. Weil's science-based integrative approach will help readers achieve their goals. With fascinating case studies and a comprehensive program, this guide breaks new ground in the field of happiness.
From the Publisher
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
About the Author
Andrew Weil, MD, is the founder and program director of the Arizona
Center for Integrative Medicine. He is the author of many
bestselling books, includingSpontaneous Healing,8
Weeks to Optimum Health, and others.
"Like all of his books, Spontaneous Happiness is a refreshing
combination of clarity, science and practical wisdom. But it''s
also warm and, indeed, personal: Dr. Weil includes not only
anecdotes from people who''ve written to him over the years, but
also his own experience in battling mild