"Pathways to Pleasure" offers an alternative approach to enhancing one's pleasure in everyday life - without drugs, harmful or addictive behaviour, or simplistic "recipes for feeling good". Drawing on current research in psychology and the growing field of brain chemistry, the authors provide a commonsense guide to casting off bad habits and the compulsive pursuit of passing thrills in favour of "natural highs" and a serious quest for personal fulfillment. They explain in clear language what has been learned about the role of brain chemistry in all pleasurable activities and devote special attention to the skills and attitudes that increase a person's ability to relax, create, enjoy - and intensify - the pleasure that results.
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Milkman and Sunderwirth, researchers in the psychology and neurochemistry of addiction, have written a guide to self-actualization. Reviewing current research in behavior and brain chemistry, they postulate the desire for pleasure and exhilaration as a primary motivating force. They demonstrate that self-induced "natural highs," triggered by healthy activities such as creative pursuits, relaxation, meditation, and exercise, produce changes in brain chemistry identical to the short-term "highs" of addictive substances but without hazardous long-term effects. Included is a test designed to identify activities for individual "natural highs" and suggestions for making such activities part of a healthy lifestyle. Recommended for popular psychology collections.
- Lucille Boone, San Jose P.L., Cal.
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Book Description Lexington Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0029212731
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Book Description Lexington Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0029212731
Book Description Lexington Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110029212731