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

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

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.

Title:Wired For Joy: A Revolutionary Method for Creating Happiness from Within
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781401925864
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    Wired For Joy: A Revolutionary Method for Creating Happiness from Within Reviews

  • Amanda

    While I totally buy in to the Emotional Brain Training method described in this book (it's a neuroscience-based method of stress reduction), the book is exceedingly poorly written. It's full not only ...

  • Jesse Weinberger

    Just starting Wired for Joy by NYT Bestselling author: Laurel Mellin. Fascinating book about choosing happiness and how to re-wire yourself to accept and expect happiness. The study on mirror neurons ...

  • Paul Stazel

    This book is excellent for someone who has some knowledge of the nature of our emotional and behavioral selves. Wired for Joy has given me new found freedom in my everyday activities and opened my min...

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  • Rachel

    “The stress response ends up being recruited chronically, and can even cannibalize the joy response, as the brain cannot be in a state of joy and stress at the same time. One of the two swamps the o...

  • HKFuie

    Laurel Mellin changed my life. More accurately, she taught me to change my own life. Not in the large scale ways like a better house/more money/even losing weight. By using her method I changed my lif...

  • Michael

    Great ideas, poor executionLaurel Mellin really takes a roundabout way to get to the core ideas in her book: many mood disorders stem from being out of touch with your own emotions and stress levels, ...

  • Rafael Alves

    The book is very well written, with both theorethical and a case study parts to go along with.The model used is a mix of a neurobiological-cognitivist approach to stress, meaning it links the brain fu...

  • Kate

    I give this book five stars, not because it's brilliantly written, but because of the tremendous impact it has made on my life so far. I have been trying to follow the methods in the book, and I think...

  • Jillian

    This book gave me insight to how my emotions affect me and my interactions with the world around me. I have taken the basic premise of the book which is being aware of the level I am at. The tools hel...