Book Review - 'Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Great Health, Use Your Mind to Promote Your Own Healing and Wellness'

A powerful combination of from-the-heart, personal stories and you-can-do-it-strategies, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Great Health, Use Your Mind to Promote Your Own Healing and Wellness by Dr. Jeff Brown of Harvard Medical School, puts forth a seemingly simple formula for improving health, heightening wellbeing and achieving serenity. If you think these goals are unattainable for you, it may be time for your way of thinking to change.

The Power of Positive Thought

A proponent of positive, healing thinking, Brown’s wildly popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series has touched, moved and inspired millions of everyday individuals from all walks of life to look at their ailments, bodies and lives differently. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Great Health follows his tried-and-true, successful formula, yet takes it one step further by providing nuts-and-bolts medical support and information geared towards educating readers, able to inspire them to action.

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

No one who has lived a life of any substance hasn’t tucked away some emotions, simply too painful, stressful or difficult to access. We may think we’ve sealed them in a box, thrown away the key and are done with them, but, according to Brown, that is often not the case.

A staunch advocate of cognitive-behavioral psychology, Brown believes in the power of the brain to work hand-in-hand with the body. If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, have symptoms that won’t dissolve no matter what medical treatments you’ve tried, or simply are hoping to achieve a calmer mind and better-body function, this book will provide you with the tools you are looking for.

Re-Learning Your ABC’s

Part how-to and part the advice your mother would give you if she were a psychologist, this recent addition to the Chicken Soup series examines the insidious affect stress can have on our health, providing simple steps for conquering negative emotion and providing more than just a glimmer of hope. 

The book also highlights elements we should consider when establishing the important relationship we have with our physicians, impactful brain strategies able to produce our most powerful living, practical steps for avoiding frustration and health and wellness lifestyle tips.    

The ABC model for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is portrayed in extensive detail, making it easily accessible to the lay person and providing clear applications for day-to-day life.  It is also an enjoyable read. Highly anticipated by the millions of readers already comprising the Chicken Soup fan base, the book has far-reaching applications for all individuals hoping to improve their health, sharpen their mental acuity and gently learn self-love.