Mental health is the driving force behind every decision we make—how we live, work, and love. Many of us suffer from depression and anxiety, which impede our choices and quality of life, and despite the proliferation of prescription drugs, the numbers are growing across the globe. But there is another, proven way to achieve mental wellness, beyond antidepressants and talk therapy. Practicing psychiatrist Gregory Scott Brown believes that mental health begins with actionable self-care.
The Self-Healing Mind is a holistic approach to emotional and psychological healing that focuses on how evidence-based self-care strategies can be used to improve and sustain mental health. Dr. Brown challenges the current state of mental health care and the messaging around it, showing us how to move past outdated notions of “broken” brains and chemical imbalances. While he agrees that prescription drugs and talk therapy in many cases are important for healing, his personal and professional experience has taught him that lifestyle interventions are also key to sustainable mental wellness.
Dr. Brown’s clinical philosophy supports an integrative approach that combines conventional treatments (medication and psychotherapy) with what he calls the Five Pillars of Self-Care: breathing mindfully, sleep, spirituality, nutrition, and movement. These purposeful lifestyle practices, backed by science and proven in his clinical practice, can be adopted by everyone. Dr. Brown’s advice and insight put the power of healing back in your control.
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Table of Contents
Part I A Change in Perspective
Chapter 1 Redefining Mental Health 15
Chapter 2 Your Beautiful Mind 31
Chapter 3 Healing beyond Medicine 49
Chapter 4 Survival of the Fittest 71
Chapter 5 Giving Up on Death 93
Part II The Five Pillars of Self-Care
Chapter 6 Bringing Attention to Breath 119
Chapter 7 The Sleep Solution 147
Chapter 8 Tapping into Your Spiritual Self 169
Chapter 9 The Medicine on Your Plate 193
Chapter 10 Moving Your Body for Your Mind 221
Conclusion: Embodying the Five Pillars of Self-Care 243