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  • Published: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9781741667042
  • Imprint: Ebury Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $34.99

The Essence of Health




A life with little illness and pain, being well, without doctors or hospitals - it’s all possible.

A life with little illness and pain, being well, without doctors or hospitals - it’s all possible.

Wellness is the mantra for a healthier, happier and calmer life.

Startlingly simple but deeply powerful, Dr Craig Hassed's manual for a healthier, happier and calmer life shows that wellness, not illness, is the essence of managing health. By bringing together the best of evidence-based, holistic medicine in a program that we can put into practice in our daily lives, Dr Hassed shows that the face of new medicine is our own.

The biggest challenge facing healthcare in this century isn't in the discovery of new science or medical treatments, but found within ourselves. The seven crucial pillars of wellbeing --ESSENCE -- are drawn from the best of research in traditional and complementary medicine. Hand in hand with motivation and strategies for change, Dr Hassed shows that we are capable of life-long good heath, happiness and calm.

Education Stress management Spirituality Exercise Nutrition Connectedness Environment

  • Pub date: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9781741667042
  • Imprint: Ebury Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $34.99

About the Author

Craig Hassed

Dr Craig Hassed is a general practitioner and senior lecturer at the Monash University Department of General Practice. The ESSENCE program he developed is taught there as part of the undergraduate curriculum. He has also been called on to lecture on the program at universities around the world. Dr Hassed’s teaching, research and clinical interests involve mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, meditation, holistic healthcare, complementary therapies and medical ethics. He teaches at the Petrea King Quest for Life centre and is published widely in peer-reviewed journals and is a regularly called upon for media comment.


Praise for The Essence of Health

“Winner of the DIY Health Books category in the HealthSmart awards.”


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