Wired For Joy!: A Revolutionary Method for Creating Happiness from Within [NOOK Book]

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Can you imagine a world where drug companies throw bake sales to make ends meet? A world without all the jaw clenching, nail biting, and stress-induced melt downs? Eighty percent of health problems today are due to the downstream effects of stress, so learning to break free from stress could dramatically improve your mood, your relationships, your health––and your life.

In Wired for Joy, researcher and New York Times–bestselling author Laurel Mellin presents a simple yet proven ...

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Wired For Joy!: A Revolutionary Method for Creating Happiness from Within

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Overview

Can you imagine a world where drug companies throw bake sales to make ends meet? A world without all the jaw clenching, nail biting, and stress-induced melt downs? Eighty percent of health problems today are due to the downstream effects of stress, so learning to break free from stress could dramatically improve your mood, your relationships, your health––and your life.

In Wired for Joy, researcher and New York Times–bestselling author Laurel Mellin presents a simple yet proven way to train your brain to move through stress and back to joy. Her method has been called the missing link in health care, as it focuses on rewiring the emotional brain—the caldron of our stress—rather than the thinking brain, which has been the focus of most other stress-busting methods.

Based on the cutting-edge science of neuroplasticity, Mellin outlines the five states of the emotional brain. For each state she presents a specific tool that easily and quickly switches the brain back to a state of well-being. Once you know how to make that switch, life becomes easier, and stress symptoms—depression, anxiety, overeating, high blood pressure—tend to fade. Finally, instead of focusing on the symptoms of stress, we can change the wiring that triggers it and experience new sense of freedom in our lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401928582
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 302,072
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Laurel Mellin, author of the New York Times–bestseller The Pathway, is an associate clinical professor of family and community medicine and pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She is the founder of emotional brain training (EBT) a method that focuses on alleviating stress to promote high-level well-being.

        Mellin has been involved in a variety of research and teaching roles and has received awards from the American Medical Association, the American Bariatric Society, and the U.S. Department of Consumer Education. Her research has been featured in Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and Time and has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, Today, and The Early Show.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Revolution from Within 1

Chapter 2 Brain Basics 21

Chapter 3 It's Just a Wire! 37

Chapter 4 What's a Brain State? 53

Chapter 5 How Brain States Get Stuck 85

Chapter 6 Getting Wired for Joy: Your Personal Plan 99

Chapter 7 How to Score a Joy Point 117

Chapter 8 Knowing Your Number 125

Chapter 9 The Tools of Transformation 135

Chapter 10 Break That Stress Circuit! 161

Chapter 11 Personal Freedom 179

Chapter 12 Joy No Matter What 195

Appendix A Pocket Check In Card 203

Appendix B Additional EBT Resources 205

Appendix C The Development of EBT 207

Bibliography 213

Acknowledgments 215

About the Author 223

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  • Posted August 29, 2010

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    Who Doesn't Want to Control Their Stress?

    Wired for Joy by Laurel Mellin is my latest conquered book. Another great read. She takes the very complex subject of stress and how it effects our brain, emotions, mood, actions, etc. and makes it easy to understand. After introducing you to how the brain processes stress by default she teaches you a few tricks to make stress work for you and bring your brain state back to joy. It's an easy read, but results from using the techniques will take work and dedication. I don't know about you, but I think mastering stress would be well worth the effort!

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  • Posted December 11, 2010

    I love this book!

    I learned so much from reading this book. Laurel Mellin has a gift for making brain science accessible and practical for a lay person like me! The book is basically an introduction to Emotional Brain Training, or the EBT Method. Laurel teaches us how to be more connected to our inner selves, rather than chasing the distractions of modern life. She explains how neural pathways become wired in our brains, and shows how we can retrain our brains to find more health, balance, contentment, love and *joy* in our lives. I have been involved with EBT for several years now, and this method really works! I'm so much better able to cope with stress. Instead of reaching for food (which is what I used to do), I'm reaching for the practical tools for processing my feelings that Laurel shares in this book. I'm able to figure out what I need, and get my needs met instead of eating myself into oblivion. Thanks, Laurel!

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    Self Help that works

    I wish all of Laurel Mellin's books and Kits were on Nook.

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