Imagine waking up to discover life is wonderfully easy. This is the idea behind Laurel Mellin’s latest book “The Stress Overload Solution.” Mellin offers a 30-day approach to rewiring your brain and respond to stress in a way that promotes well-being.
Stress is defined as the difference between conscious expectations and unconscious expectations. It makes sense when I realize there are times I feel overwhelmed by a situation and can’t easily pinpoint why. Mellin refers to this as cognitive clutter and indicates that at times, we have can have a series of stressors that zap our joy.
Mellin’s books is fascinating study in healthcare that begins with the magic potions from 400 B.C. to the possibilities of Emotional Brain Training (EBT). Looking through some of the history, she tracks the Germ Theory that led to eliminating some infectious deaths that brought longer life and then chronic diseases.
Researchers began working on drugs to treat the chronic issues. In the wake of some of the treatments lie opiod addictions and deaths from adverse reactions to some medicine.
Mellin suggests a solution to better health and well-being may not come from a pill or a bottle. It could come from understanding the synaptic connections between neurons in the brain. There is a lot to the study of neurophysiology and with a 100 billion neurons – give or take a few – learning how each of these tiny nerve cells work with 10,000 synaptic connections could take a lifetime.
Fortunately, Mellin lays out the process for rewiring for joy through the following 5 Stress Solutions:
- Live for higher purpose.
- Enjoy natural pleasures.
- Choose healthy comforts.
- Give and receive love.
- Create safety from within.
The five solutions can be used to reset your lifestyle by exploring ways to have fun, learn new things and ways to reduce the physiological stress in life.
If you are ready to embark on a journey to rewire your brain, then Mellin’s Emotional Brain Training (EBT) could be a great way to do just that. The end result will be to reap 7 rewards: sanctuary, authenticity, vibrancy, integrity, intimacy, spirituality, and freedom.
About the Author: Laurel Mellin, Ph.D., is a New York Times bestselling author; health psychologist; Associate Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; and founder of the Emotional Brain Training (EBT) method. She is also the leader of the Brain Based Health Movement, mobilizing individuals, universities and corporations to access the natural pathway in the brain to rapidly get from stress to joy. She has been a faculty member at UCSF for more than 30 years, and her work has been featured on KQED public television, Oprah, Today, Good Morning America, and in U.S. News & World Report, Time, The Conversation, Psychology Today, and many more publications. Her method was named one of the “Top Ten Medical Advances of the Year” by Health magazine.