Praise For The Book
The following are endorsements for the book from Drs. Gabor Mate, Soma Ganesan, Tanya Wulff, and Samir Abdel-Barr.
Gabor Maté, MD, Author of When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress
"I warmly recommend this book to anyone who seeks genuine mental wellness and not just the absence of disease. Succinct and engagingly written, it combines humanity, deep psychological understanding and spiritual clarity with a practical program for life that has transformative power."
Soma Ganesan, MD, FRCPC, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
"When I was asked by Dr. Hamdy El-Rayes to write a foreword for his book, “Mental Wellness: A Spiritual Journey,” I thought it was simply another publication meant to convince clinicians of the importance of incorporating spiritual practices and beliefs into clinical practice. I was pleasantly surprised that the focus of the entire book was integrating mental health and mental wellness in relation to spirituality.
The book has ample sections on self-disclosure and self-help; advice on how to discover self; understanding the difference between spirituality and religion; and how individual perceptions can become one’s own enemy.
The author shares his own personal experience with depression and his search for healing, and the connection between the two. He also offers practical solutions to foster the connection between mind, body and spirit.
This book offers useful knowledge about integrating spirituality into the daily practice and knowledge base of health-care practitioners, as well as how to educate the general reader of the importance of this facet of human life."
Also, Dr. Ganesan is the Head and Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Vancouver Acute; Medical Director, Adult Community Mental Health Services; Director, Cross Cultural Psychiatry Program, UBC; and Physician Leader, Riverview Hospital.
Tanya Wulff, MD, FRCPC
"This book is truly inspiring! It is a blueprint for healing emotionally, socially, psychologically, and spiritually, and the message in this book is clearly and coherently stated, with ample explanations and helpful examples. In this book, Dr. El-Rayes provides the individual or group with a beacon that lights the way to healing from depression.
The book does not have a strong medical focus which is a good thing, as there is too much emphasis on use of medications in our society."
Samir Abdel Barr, MD, DPM, MRC(UK), FRCPC
This book prescribes an important link that complements the process of healing from depression, anxiety, and addiction. Dr. El-Rayes offers a practical, comprehensive program which melds medical sciences, spirituality, and personal experience. It is presented in a clear, systematic way that makes it easy to use by individuals and groups. I highly recommend this book for everyone seeking, life purpose, meaning, and self-transcendence.