Wired For Joy
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Eighty pLaurel Mellinercent of health problems today are due to the downstream effects of stress. And because an overload of stress leads the brain to become wired for extremes of emotions, thoughts, and behavior, you can see its negative effects in every area of your life. Stress symptoms include everything from high blood pressure, to heart disease, to addictions, to chronic anger. Learning to break free from stress could dramatically improve your mood, your relationships, your health—and your life.

In Wired for Joy, New York Times best-selling author Laurel Mellin presents a simple yet effective way to train your brain to move through stress and back to joy. Her method focuses on rewiring the emotional brain—the cauldron 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, Wired for Joy outlines the five emotional states of the brain. For each state, Mellin presents a specific tool that easily and quickly switches the brain back to a state of well being—in essence, retraining your brain to experience more joy more often.

Imagine a world without all the jaw clenching, nail biting, and stress-induced meltdowns. With Wired for Joy you can finally change the wiring that triggers your stress, instead of focusing on its symptoms. And once Joy, you make that switch, life becomes easier and more rewarding, your stress symptoms—depression, anxiety, overeating—tend to fade, and you experience a new sense of freedom in your life.

Laurel Mellin is a clinical professor of family and community medicine and pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She directs the national research coordinatin center for emotional brain training (EBT) in UCSF’s Center for Health and Community, and she has authored two best-selling books on EBT. Mellin has conducted research on the method and trained psychologists, physicians, and other health professionals to use the tools in their practices. She also directs the nonprofit organization The Institute for Health Solutions, which certifies health professionals in EBT.

So tune in and find out how you can bring more joy into your life!

To your health!

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