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The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, happiness remains elusive. We seek to find it and hold onto it, but so often this in itself leads to worry and discontent. Based on the revolutionary approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), The Happiness Trap provides a path to escape this vicious cycle.

In 33 bite-sized chapters full of expert wisdom and scientifically proven techniques, Dr Russ Harris teaches us the skills to rise above fear, doubt and insecurity and move forward towards true fulfilment. Be empowered to climb out of the ‘happiness trap’ and focus on creating a rich and meaningful life.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 280 Pages |

Dr Russ Harris is a medical practitioner, psychotherapist, and bestselling author of The Happiness Trap, which has now been translated into 22 languages. He is one of the world’s leading authorities in ACT, and regularly travels all over Australia and internationally to train a wide variety of professionals in the approach. His other books include The Confidence Gap, ACT With Love, ACT Made Simple, and the fictional novel Stand Up Strummer.

Popular myths about happiness are directly contributing to our epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression – and popular psychological remedies are making it even worse! In this easy-to-read, practical and empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harris reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in The Happiness Trap! He then provides an effective means to escape, through a revolutionary new paradigm in Western psychology. Mindfulness is a transformative mental state of awareness, openness and focus. Although mindfulness is ‘worlds apart’ from the methods of popular psychology, it is easy to learn, and will rapidly and effectively help you to reduce stress, handle painful feelings, let go of self-limiting beliefs, overcome fear, and generally increase life satisfaction.

The concept of mindfulness has been around in the East for thousands of years- but until recently, we in the West could only develop this ability if we embarked on a lifelong relationship with traditional Eastern practices, such as meditation, yoga, Tai-Chi, Zen, or the martial arts. However, thanks to a radical new approach that combines the best of Western and Eastern practice, coined Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, we can now learn these powerful life-changing techniques in a matter of minutes. ACT has been scientifically proven to treat everything from depression and stress to drug addiction and schizophrenia.

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