“So many authors today promise to bring joy to your life, help you lose weight, or inspire you to overcome addictions using a magical method that turns out to be completely inapplicable. But Wired for Joy is the real deal! With inspiring anecdotes about real people, clear language, and lovely diagrams, Wired for Joy delivers a technology—based on more than 30 years of research—that can lift us from the stressed-out state to the natural state of pure joy, where the need for the fixes of food, drink, drugs, and workaholism melt away. I am heartily recommending this book to everyone—this is the one book to read if you have no time to read!”
— Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., best-selling author of Molecules of Emotion and Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d
About 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.
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.