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Thursday, July 18, 2013

How to be happy

Published on Oct 5, 2012
How to be happy in life.
Be happy with practical stress management tips & resilience tips for staying happy, positive, healthy and sane with Mark Walsh of Integration Training and Achilles. The basics of how to be happy - exercise and sleep, centring , cognitive reframing, gratitude, social support and humour are discussed.
cover the physical basics - stuff my mum said - food, sleep, water, toxin intake, also touch. Need to have a minimum in in all of these - you can't cheat your basic biological system
  • social support and empathy
  • centre
  • reframe your thoughts - realistic optimism, avoid resentment and victim thinking. It's ourt thinking about events not the events themselves that creates stress
  • acceptance - illusion of control and this is stressful
  • play and recreation
  • exercise - relaxed like tai chi or yoga, or fast like squash or running to burn off some energy
  • Meditate - evidence base -it works better than drugs
  • manage environment - order and beauty, nature helps
  • gratitude
  • humour
This video includes the "embodied" approach.
The embodied work practiced by Mark Walsh and Integration Training is based upon a number of disciplines such as aikido, meditation, body therapy and dance.
It is strongly influenced by teachers such as Dr Richard Strozzi-Heckler and the Strozzi Institute (, Paul Linden (, Wendy Palmer ( and Dylan Newcomb ( These people are all masters in the field.

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