A dynamic approach to mental health and wellness, ready for any clinician to implement.
Wellness is rapidly becoming an issue of great importance in clinical practice. Wellness-centric clinicians look to improve various traits known to be beneficial to patients— traits such as happiness, enthusiasm, resilience, and optimism (referred to as the HERO traits). All of these not only improve global mental wellness, but also offer resilience against stress, depression, and anxiety. Wellness-centric interventions augment both psychopharmacology and traditional psychotherapies, such as CBT.
Rakesh and Saundra Jain start with an in- depth review of the scientific literature and a practical introduction on applying wellness interventions in various clinical settings. Additionally, they offer advice on such beneficial practices as exercise, mindfulness, optimized nutrition, optimized sleep, enhanced socialization, and positive psychology enhancement. A robust resource section offers access to wellness-centric scales and forms developed by the authors.
Reviews and Endorsements:
In The Science and Practice of Wellness, the Jains make a strong case that mental wellness is far more than mental health and is indeed important for all of us, irrespective of the presence or absence of psychiatric disorders. The beauty of their book is that it is based on their own practice and research from which they both provide the evidence to prove their beliefs but also give the reader a step-by-step approach on how to incorporate wellness interventions in clinical practice. Bravo on writing a gem of a book on wellness that is both evidenced-based as well as practical.
—Leonard Calabrese, D.O., Head of Clinical Immunology, Cleveland Clinic
Diminished wellness is ubiquitous among persons with medical/mental disorders, as well as in the general population. Drs. Saundra and Rakesh Jain have written an erudite, encyclopedic, thoughtful, and accessible book about wellness. Their empathy and humanity emanates and surrounds each chapter. The global epidemiologic transition has invited the need for this kind of authoritative text about resiliency, wellness, and positive mental health.
—Roger S. McIntyre, M.D., FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto
Table of Contents:
Foreword, by Dilip Jeste
Introduction: Mental Wellness in Clinical Practice
CHAPTER 1: Making the Case for a Wellness-Centric Approach to Mental Health
PART 1 The Science of Mental Wellness
CHAPTER 2: Mental Wellness and Brain-Body Connections
CHAPTER 3: Mental Wellness and Its Impact on Inflammation
CHAPTER 4: Unifying Health, Illness, and Wellness
PART 2 Principles of the Wellness-centric Clinician
CHAPTER 5: Five Elements of Mental Wellness
CHAPTER 6: HERO Traits: Key Attributes of Mental Wellness
CHAPTER 7: Mental Wellness Programs for Your Practice
CHAPTER 8: Research Supporting the WILD 5 Wellness Program
CHAPTER 9: Incorporating Mental Wellness into Your Practice
CHAPTER 10: Practicing Measurement- Based Care
PART 3 Developing Your Wellness-centric Practice
CHAPTER 11: Using Wellness Interventions in Clinical Practice
CHAPTER 12: Success Stories with Wellness Interventions
About the Authors:
Rakesh Jain, MD, is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical School. Jain lives in Lake Jackson, Texas.
Saundra Jain, PsyD, is the executive director of Mental Health Educational Initiative. Jain lives in Lake Jackson, Texas.