Dr Darren Morton's keen interest in optimising human functioning led him to complete a Masters and PhD degree in Human Physiology. To date, he is the author of three books and over 50 publications in scientific and medical journals. He is a lead researcher in the Lifestyle Research Centre at Avondale, where he supervises several PhD students and is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
His latest creation is The Lift Project which incorporates evidence-based strategies from Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology for improving emotional health and wellbeing.
https://www.theliftproject.global/ (use the code "thegpshow" to get 20% off - give it out to your patients!)
Today we discuss "prescribing happiness":
- How do you define happiness?
- Why do we need to start this conversation + benefits of happiness?
- How much of happiness is determined by genes vs what we can actually improve?
- How to prescribe happiness - positive psychology, motion, food, sleep, relationships, giving, gratitude, nature time
- Practical tips " how to start the conversation about happiness with a patient?"
- Resources and The LIFT project
If you are interested in the lifestyle medicine movement and want to be apart of it = use the code "TheGPShow" at the checkout to get $110/50% off your first year of membership with the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
Code: TheGPShow (not case-sensitive)
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Conflicts of Interest: Darren obviously profits from The LIFT project. The GP Show has no affiliation.