Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cultivating happiness


Great article...Most psychiatric therapy today is based around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is pretty much training the mind to replace the negative thoughts with positive thoughts, thereby cultivating a happy state of mind. 

A lot of Buddhist philosophy also deals with this - 'Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom' by Rick Hanson is a great resource, as is 'The art of Happiness' by the Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler (a leading psychiatrist).

I am currently off all anti-depressants and am getting better only with CBT therapy with Dr. Matt May. I will be writing more about this later.

If you or anyone you know suffer from depression, please do take a look at this article.

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