July 18, 2010

Wired for Joy! a book review

Emotional Brain Training (EBT), is a method to retrain the brain with intensive practice to respond in more healthy and positive ways to stress. This new book on the method, Wired For Joy!: A Revolutionary Method for Creating Happiness from Within, written by the program developer Laurel Mellin, incorporates the latest scientific research of brain neuroplasticity of the emotional brain and updates a program that has been active for over 30 years.

I am a graduate of the EBT method and fully believe that I am a healthier, happier person as a result. Six years ago, before I discovered this life-changing method, I was an overweight yo-yo dieter who used food as a stress reliever. My life profoundly changed when I learned how to cut the drives to overeat and replace them with healthy ways to take care of myself. Not only did my relationship with food change, but also the way I approach life’s problems and challenges. My self-esteem and self-image changed from one that was very negative to one of self-acceptance and love. Today, I am a healthy weight and have kept off the 60 pounds I lost thanks to the tools discussed in this new book. I have also overcome several stress related illnesses, again using the tools I learned in this method, as mentioned in this new book. I have never been more fit, vibrant, and happy in my life. I love life and all it has to offer.

I found the book easy to read and entertaining. I was fascinated and riveted by the scientific explanations on how the brain works in regards to the stress we encounter in our everyday lives. Even as a graduate, mentor and practitioner of the EBT method I am continually amazed by the refined development this method employs to embrace new science and research in brain science.

The methods and tools outlined in this excellent overview and practical guide of the EBT program are effective and easy to use in everyday life. I urge you to read the book, try the tools and see if you agree with me that this book can change your life for the better, freeing you, as it has for me, from the strangle-hold of stress and moving you to more moments of joy.