Are you concerned that today’s psychiatric practices have come to over-rely on treating illness with a psychotropic medication? Explore this page, and other resources on this site, for different and holistic approaches to understanding and healing from unwanted behaviors, actions, and beliefs.
Rick Hanson’s Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence shows you how to tap the hidden power of everyday experiences to change your brain and your life for the better. From Rick Hanson’s description:
Using this book, you can beat the brain’s negativity bias, which is like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones. This bias evolved to help ancient animals survive, but today it makes us feel needlessly frazzled, worried, irritated, lonely, inadequate, and blue.
Instead, in just a few seconds at a time in the flow of daily life, you can turn your experiences – the pleasure in a cup of coffee, the accomplishment in finishing a tricky email, the warmth from a friend’s smile – into lasting inner strengths built into your brain, such as resilience, balance, and positive emotions.
Grounded in neuroscience, Hardwiring Happiness is super practical, full of easy-to-use methods and guided practices to grow a steady well-being, self-worth, and inner peace. And it has special sections on children, motivation, relationships, trauma, and spiritual practice.
The book also covers managing the Stone Age brain for life in the 21st century. It tells you how to take in experiences of your core needs being met, so that you gradually leave the “red zone” of fight-flight-freeze stress and get centered in the brain’s “green zone” in which you feel an ongoing ease, fulfillment, and love – even while you deal with life’s challenges.
Visit Rick Hanson’s site for more of his books.
Publications from the Mind Therapy Clinic
The Mind Therapy Clinic provides integrated psychiatric treatments and behavioral health services using traditional mental health care and alternative medicine to meet the mental health needs of adults, young adults, teens, children and their families.
Learn! Browse and read publications from Dr. Schiller and others at the Mind Therapy Clinic.
Rising Valor – holistic solutions for veterans
Rising Valor was created for Veterans whether they are medically disabled or in good health. We aim to provide alternative holistic solutions to veterans’ medical needs at no cost whatsoever in appreciation for the services they have rendered this great nation. The goal of Rising Valor is to create an awareness of the benefits, and presence of the holistic community in the hearts and minds of former service members. Click here to learn more about Rising Valor.
Can games help you be happier?
Happify thinks so. To quote from Happify:
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Visit the Happify site to learn more.Holistic Therapy Online -Eric Buck MFT
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