Books by Dr. Shannon South

Dr. Shannon South is the author of the upcoming book, IGNITE: Turn Off the Chaos, Turn On the Joy.

She has published three books beginning with Love Wisdom: A Soul's Journey to Wellness in 2008. She published her revolutionary 3-step healing program in her bestselling ebook, Time for Me: From Stressed-Out Mom to Joy Magnet in 3 Simple Steps in 2013.

Along with New York Times bestselling authors, Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood, Dr. South co-authored the  #1 bestseller, Breakthrough! Inspirational Strategies for an Audaciously Authentic LIfe.

Time For Me

From Stressed Out Mom to Joy Magnet in 3 Simple Steps

Reviews for Time for Me

Absolutely Love this Book!
"I'm both a mom and a psychotherapist myself, and I couldn't recommend this book enough. Reading it is like getting a massage after a rough week. It has great videos, sound advice, and a spiritual dimension that makes it delicious!"

-Elizabeth B. Garzarelli

An excellent book to help increase joy
"This is an excellent book for anyone who is looking for more ease and joy in their life. The book was very inspirational, and as a single mom of 2 daughters I really enjoyed the 3 steps in the book to creating joy in my life so that I can pass it on to my daughters."

-Nancy Falconi

Breakthrough!

Inspirational Strategies for and Audaciously Authentic Life

Reviews for Breakthrough!

A Wonderful Handbook
"Filled with insight, Breakthrough is both inspiring and practical. It's a wonderful handbook for anyone wanting to go to another level in their life."

-Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The New York Times and # 1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Speed of Trust, and coauthor of Smart Trust

Entertaining & Enlightening
"This book is truly one of the best books that takes us from the ordinary life to living an extraordinary life! This book and it's 22 fabulous diverse authors not only entertain but they enlighten. They not only teach us to heal but they teach us to feel."

- Kellie Grill, Happiness Expert, Best Selling Author, Publisher, and Songwriter

Love Wisdom

A Soul's Journey to Wellness

Reviews for Love Wisdom

Blend of Psychology and Spirituality
"Shannon brings together a unique and comprehensive blend of psychology and spirituality. Love Wisdom is a great read that you will return to for reference more than once." 

-Jill Aeptha Jannette, MHDL

A Must Read
"Dr. South brings a refreshing perspective to holistic healing and practical how to's for connecting to your "Inner Counselor". Love Wisdom is a must read for those yearning to live from love and wisdom on a deeper level."

- Max Bolka, Entrepreneur/Coach

Published Work

Dr. Shannon was published in Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine for her research on The Effects of a Love-Wisdom Meditation on Urinary Catecholamines Excretion, Anxiety, Depression, Kinesiology Levels in Participants Who Have a History of Sexual Abuse.

She found that in practicing this self-love meditation for fifteen minutes a day for 3 weeks, you can significantly increase dopamine, decrease anxiety and decrease depression. You can find this meditation in her book, Love Wisdom.

Read Abstract

The Effects of a Love-Wisdom Meditation on Urinary Catecholamines Excretion, Anxiety, Depression, and Kinesiology Levels in Participants Who Have a History of Sexual Abuse

Shannon South, Bob Nunley, PhD

 

Abstract

This study examines the effects of a love-wisdom meditation on the mind, body, and spirit. Experiencing "love" through an intentional love meditation was a motivating factor in the undertaking of this study. Intention and the mind-body-spirit connection are explored. The 32 subjects included in this study were men and women who had a history of sexual abuse. Subjects were volunteers from a Western North Carolina paper advertisement as well as from a local counseling agency. Subjects acted as participants and controls, and were tested three times: pre-control period, post-controllpreintervention and post intervention. The control period was two weeks and the intervention was a daily meditation practice for three weeks. To evaluate the mind's reaction to the meditation practice, the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the Zung Selfrating Depression Scale were used, assessing anxiety and depression levels. To evaluate the body's reaction to the meditation practice, urinary catecholamines (dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine) were measured 2-3 hours after waking.