The Secret to a Happier Life by Dr Amit Sood

I love this short video by Dr Amit Sood.

It is fun and so profound. Great to see another example of western science meeting eastern (or mystic in general) philosophy.

It relates to the Mickel Therapy understanding of chronic illness. Dr Sood suggests that a brain in overdrive can drain you. Dr Mickel suggests that the hypothalamus ( a part of the brain) in overdrive leads to symptoms. He focuses on this understanding in treating chronic illnesses such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia, IBS, Anxiety and Depression. My experience in using Mickel Therapy as a practitioner is that it can be used to treat most ailments that create symptoms and is wonderful for creating work-life balance, and improving performance and relationships. And, of course, the feeling of safety and self worth. Dr Sood said that brains that feel safe and worthy are the happiest brains.

The key is to understanding what leads the hypothalamus into overdrive in the first place. Dr Mickel has developed some wonderful tools to do this. And, consequently, take the hypothalamus out of overdrive. Into harmony. And happiness.

I love this quote by Dr Sood on the secret to a happier life:

“Because of the way the brain operates, the pursuit of gratitude and compassion will make you happier than the pursuit of happiness”