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The Love Response
The Love Response
THE LOVE RESPONSE provides all the techniques you need to transform anger into compassion, release your fears, overcome shame, embrace self-acceptance, connect through empathy, and, ultimately, strengthen your natural ability to heal—keeping your body and mind in a state of flow and resilience, and promoting life-long health.
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.