Newton, MA (PRWEB) March 23, 2009
The Love Response
Your Prescription to Turn Off Fear, Anger, and Anxiety to
Achieve Vibrant Health and Transform Your Life
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.
With Divina Infusino
Advance Praise for THE LOVE RESPONSE
"In this elegant book, The Love Response, Dr. Eva Selhub shows why love heals us through very precise biological mechanisms.
Read this book and heal yourself."
"Suffering can be a powerful doorway for transforming our lives. In The Love Response, Dr. Eva Selhub shows us how to transform fear into trust, pain into joy, and hatred into love. Beautifully written and full of wisdom that is both highly practical and deeply spiritual. Most highly recommended."
~Dean Ornish, M.D.
"Eva Selhub is a gifted healer who integrates scientific medicine, wisdom traditions and psychological insights."
~Ted Kaptchuk, author of
The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine
"This book will change your life--it might even save it!"
~Gustav Dobos M.D., Chair of Complementary and Integrative
Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Fear, anger, and anxiety--the side effects of life's everyday stresses--are natural and sometimes helpful, but when they go on for too long they can lead to a list of debilitating ailments that are now so common we assume they are unavoidable: insomnia, heart disease, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, and more. THE LOVE RESPONSE: Your Prescription to Turn Off Fear, Anger, and Anxiety to Achieve Vibrant Health and Transform Your Life by Dr. Eva Selhub with Divina Infusino (Ballantine Hardcover; on sale: January 27, 2009) gives us the first practical program that provides the framework, tools and techniques to rid your body of the ravaging effects of these stressors, overcome hurtful past life events, and shape an empowered personal future.
THE LOVE RESPONSE is a medically grounded book that shows us how to change our body's physiology quickly and lastingly through the deliberate evocation of a series of biochemical reactions in the body that lower blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and adrenaline levels, counteract the unhealthy effects of fear and stress and allow us to experience the myriad health benefits of nature's own antidote: love and affection. Moving beyond the hopeful advice of Positive Psychology, Dr. Selhub's groundbreaking work shows us how to actually change the body's chemical responses in times of stress, neutralizing adrenaline, cortisol and other detrimental substances in the blood, a revolutionary concept she calls Positive Physiology. She also helps us to reprogram our innate responses to everyday challenges by guiding us through a 3-tiered plan to evoke Positive Physiology through THE LOVE RESPONSE in all areas of our lives:
1) Social love -- not only intimate relationships but also family, friends, and pets
2) Self-love -- treating yourself with care and tenderness, often the hardest step
3) Spiritual love -- contributing to the world beyond your personal needs
Moreover, her plan includes tools and strategies that work even in the heat of the moment, allowing the individual to shift the course of destructive emotional circumstances quickly and decisively for the better.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eva M. Selhub, M.D., is the senior staff physician at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. An integrative health specialist and the founder of Alight Medicine for Learning and Healing in Newton Massachusetts, she is also a clinical instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Selhub has lectured throughout the United States and Europe and has trained healthcare professionals from all over the world. She has been published in medical journals, featured in national publications including and has appeared on radio and television in connection with her work. For more information, visit http://www.loveresponse.com
THE LOVE RESPONSE:
Your Prescription to Turn Off Fear, Anger, and Anxiety to Achieve
Vibrant Health and Transform Your Life
by Eva M. Selhub, M.D., with Divina Infusino
A Ballantine Books Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-345-50652-8 ♥ $25.00 ♥ 256 pages
On Sale Date: January 27, 2009
http://www.ballantinebooks.com ♥ http://www.loveresponse.com
Your Tool For Transformation
Everyone needs a spiritual "shield" to help them quickly shift out of the Fear Response and stay in joy and love more often. The SHIELD is both a calming visualization as well as a mnemonic device for remembering these simple steps to the Love Response. When stressors come into your life, use your SHIELD.
S Slow down and visualize a shield of loving, healing white light.
H Honor your feelings, experiences, emotions, attitudes, and behaviors without judgment. Just observe your feelings as if you were a silent witness. Remember that they are pointing you to hidden wounds.
E and don't forget to Exhale. This will deactivate the Fear Response and shift your physiology so that you can become quiet enough to understand the root cause of your Fear Response.
L Listen to your thoughts, emotions, and sensations in your body as you ask the Big Four Questions:
o Why am I reacting this way?
o What wound from my past is this current situation reopening?
o Why do I feel bad in this situation?
o In what way is this situation reminding me that I am not enough or do not have enough?
Listen to the answers and what your unconscious mind is trying to tell you.
D Decide to heal yourself and change your physiology. Use Positive Verbal Commands to override your negative beliefs and substitute your Active Belief system in its place.