The science behind healing after heartbreak

Relationship expert Amy Chan is out with a new book, "Breakup Bootcamp: The Science of Rewiring Your Heart," and shares advice for moving on after heartache.
2:49 | 12/01/20

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wish them the best. Now we turn to the new book that is breaking down how to move on after a breakup. I mean, what a book to go to after talking about the bachelor but Amy Chan's "Breakup bootcamp: The science of rewiring your heart" has all the secrets and Kaylee Hartung has all the details. Good morning, Kaylee. Reporter: Hey, Michael. Whether you're still reeling from a breakup or just feeling lonely, Amy Chan is deconstructing heartbreak for us here teaching us how to move through that pain and come out stronger on the other side. Falling in love can feel like a fairy tale. But when it comes to breakups -- I do. I think we should break up. What? Reporter: They can be a real-life nightmare. Amy Chan knows firsthand what heartache feels like. I once was in a really, really traumatic breakup where I put so much of my identity into the relationship that when the relationship fell apart I fell apart. Reporter: Chan, a relationship columnist created the renewed breakup boot camp that takes a scientific and spiritual approach. Reporter: I started it because I realized that there wasn't a place for people to go where they could get the healing they needed after heartbreak. Reporter: Now in her new book "Breakup bootcamp: The science of rewiring your heart", Chan aims to help readers heal from that and create healthy love. It is really important to understand that you're going to go through different stages that are very similar to mourning a Reporter: From meditation exercises to cutting-edge psychology she says there's science behind healing and it takes time. In the very beginning you just want to be able to feel your emotions. Reporter: Reflect on past relationships that weren't successful. Identify is there an emotional experience that keeps on repeating? Reporter: Find a positive outlet for those negative feelings. Go for a jog. Put on your favorite dance play list and dance it out. Reporter: If you're ready for a new relationship she says expand your horizons. Date ten different people who you normally would not and I guarantee "You belong" might be surprised with what you find you might be drawn to. Reporter: And her final message -- One thing that could help us is if we redefinedt love is because love is not this anxiety-ridden push and pull, unhealthy, toxic dynamic. It's not a relationship where you dealt your self-worth and self-confidence. That's not love. Reporter: She says love is always in us and it's not just a feeling but an action so during these times she reminds us it's more important than ever to check in with the people you care about. "Breakup bootcamp: The science of rewiring your heart" is out today, Michael. All right, thank you so much for that.

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