Shelley Uram, MD

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Most of us think that the key to happiness and fulfillment is having more money, greater career success, or a loving relationship or family. Yet even when we achieve these goals, we ultimately find we’re still not fully satisfied or happy. Instead, we find ourselves in an endless cycle of wanting more or something different. Why is this? Noted psychiatrist Dr. Shelley Uram offers profound insights and powerful solutions in her new audiobook, Essential Living: A Guide to Having Happiness and Peace by Reclaiming Your Essential Self. When we peel back the layers to reveal what we really want most in life, it turns out to be the qualities that are already present at our very core—our Essential Self. They include peace, joy, love, a sense of freedom, and a sense of connectedness. However, until we reconnect with our Essential Self, most people do not remember who they are at their very core.

In Essential Living, Dr. Uram explains how our ancient survival brain mechanisms short circuit our connection to our Essential Self. This begins when we are young children, ultimately leading us away from who we really are and down a path of unnecessary suffering. She then provides listeners with self-assessment exercises, frameworks, and tools to chart a personalized return to the Essential Self. By learning how to quiet the ancient survival brain and reclaim our essence, we can discover an unlimited wellspring of what will truly sustain and fulfill us.


Shelley Uram, MDShelley Uram, MD (AUTHOR) is a Harvard-trained, triple board certified psychiatrist. She is a Senior Fellow at The Meadows and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She speaks throughout the US, Canada, and the UK at conferences and annual meetings for professional groups such as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The EMDR International Association, Harvard Medical School residencies, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her topics have included psychological trauma, the brain made simple, trauma and addiction, and trauma and spirituality. Visit Dr. Uram’s website here.