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Quieting the mind and low arousal routes to happiness

Henry, Jane (2011). Quieting the mind and low arousal routes to happiness. In: Boniwell, Ilona; David, Susan and Conley Ayers, Amanda eds. Oxford Book of Happiness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Psychology has only recently turned its gaze to investigate happiness and wellbeing while spiritual traditions have been scrutinizing this area for millennia. Spiritually-based psychologies of adult development tend to have different emphases than those in mainstream Western psychology. This chapter introduces aspects of spiritual experience, psychospiritual development and spiritual practice pertinent to enhancing wellbeing. It contrasts lay, psychological and spiritual approaches to happiness, looks at how spiritual approaches have influenced psychological interventions and advocates further research on contentment and equanimity.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2011 Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0-19-955725-X, 978-0-19-955725-7
Keywords: quiet mind; spiritual strategies; wellbeing; contentment; development
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 27731
Depositing User: Jane Henry
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 09:00
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:51
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