The Essence of Health : The Seven Pillars of Wellbeing
Wellness is the mantra for a healthier, happier and calmer life. Startlingly simple but deeply powerful, Dr Craig Hassed's manual for a healthier, happier and calmer life shows that wellness, not illness, is the essence of managing health. By bringing together the best of evidence-based, holistic medicine in a program that we can put into practice in our daily lives, Dr Hassed shows that the face of new medicine is our own. The biggest challenge facing healthcare in this century isn't in the discovery of new science or medical treatments, but found within ourselves. The seven crucial pillars of wellbeing --ESSENCE -- are drawn from the best of research in traditional and complementary medicine. Hand in hand with motivation and strategies for change, Dr Hassed shows that we are capable of life-long good heath, happiness and calm. Education Stress management Spirituality Exercise Nutrition Connectedness Environment
Dr Craig Hassed is a General Practitioner and senior lecturer at the Monash University Department of General Practice. His teaching, research and clinical interests involve mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, meditation, holistic healthcare, health promotion, complementary therapies and medical ethics. Craig is regularly invited to speak in Australia and overseas on these issues and also teaches in the cancer support programs at the Gawler Foundation, and takes courses at the Petrea King Quest for Life Centre. He writes regularly for medical journals particularly in Philosophy of Medicine and has published two books on these issues entitled "New Frontiers in Medicine" (Volumes 1 and 2) and a third book on mindfulness-based stress management entitled "Know Thyself". Craig has also been a regular media commentator on these topics.