Are you going to be in Cork on January 29th? Good, because so are we! Nicole Paulie and Maeve Halpin, both Co-Authors of the book How to be Happy and Healthy will be in Waterstones Bookshop in Cork at 7:00 pm to sign books and give a free talk about the elements in the book.
As the stigma of mental illness begins to recede, there is a vast and growing interest in issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidality. For the first time, this book clearly explains the essential link between mental and physical health and gives practical, evidenced-based tools for developing a lifestyle that prevents illness and supports mental and physical well-being. Seven professionals from the fields of medicine and psychology have contributed chapters drawn from their clinical experience, to provide accessible, engaging information on the diverse aspects of natural approaches to mental health.
Stable mental functioning is predicated on three fundamental, physical elements: nutritious food, restorative sleep and regular exercise. These three elements work together to ensure that the body’s biochemistry (i.e. the complex combination of chemicals that keep us feeling well) is functioning at optimal levels. Three further elements, daily practices of meditation, mindfulness and compassion, have been shown to have powerful therapeutic effects by calming, nurturing and fortifying the heart and mind. The seventh element, counselling, is a process that can help consolidate this synthesis of healing principles, facilitating and sustaining long-term change. “How to Be Happy and Healthy” comprises seven stand-alone chapters, one devoted to each of these critical elements. This landmark book is essential reading not only for those with mental health problems but also for their families, health professionals of all disciplines, and anyone who wishes to take control of their their mental and emotional well being.
So come on and join us! You can RSVP at our Facebook Event Here.
Nicole Paulie is a Counselling Psychologist, and co-author of “How to be Happy and Healthy – The seven natural elements of mental health.” She provides therapy in the Dublin city area. Contact us to learn more or to book an appointment.