A message of hope and recognition!

Emotional Fitness

A review of the Oscar-winning movie, Silver Linings Playbook, brings me great inspiration and hope for the future of Emotional Fitness Training.

The following is an excerpt from an article  by Dr. Leon I. Rosenberg, the medical director and head of the Center for Emotional Fitness in Cherry Hill, NJ. Here is the link to Dr Rosenberg’s full article: p-Ed: Film casts important light on mental health issues | Courier-Post | courierpostonline.com.

Those of us in the psychiatry and psychology fields are all rooting for “Silver Linings Playbook” to sweep the Academy Awards tonight. This film has started a very important national conversation about mental illness, emotional fitness, understanding and compassion.

“Silver Linings Playbook” brings out the best about people with mental illness. And since more than 50 percent of Americans suffer from a mood, anxiety or psychotic disorder, drug or alcohol abuse or ADHD over a lifetime, this film brings…

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  1. I haven’t seen the movie, but it’s on my list.

    Love your header photo! We’re getting a little bit of snow right now, but not the big fat flakes that are so lovely.

  2. Yes, I just saw this movie and I thought it was great. Ten Stars.

    Danial Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence is sitting here waiting to be read. It’s about halfway down the pile. Maybe now I’ll move it to first place.

    Another similar good movie is “The Soloist.” Similar only in that the issue of mental health is addressed and recognized. It’s not as funny and it’s not as dynamic but has a good message that medicine may not be a cure. The cure is in other things like human companionship.


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