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.
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: 9780908988907 | Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 280 Pages
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.
Michael L. H. Collins, School of Psychology, University of Ulster North Ireland for The British Psychological Society
“Harris certainly has broken the mold of the self-help book with this enthusiastic and unique approach to making the most of our lives … a book like this, with its fresh, innovative and interactive style, might prove to be ‘just what the doctor (Harris) ordered’.”
Caroline Treadway, Elephant Journal
“Calm, cool (and effective) Buddhist-based advice. With mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques, Harris teaches us to handle feelings with courage and space instead of tempting yet unhealthy, fleeting fixes. Free yourself from an emotional finger trap and embrace true happiness! These exercises actually work—I tried them all. Perfect for everyone from therapy-lifers to children.”
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Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, happiness remains elusive. We seek to find 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 Pocketbook empowers you to forge a path to escape this vicious cycle.
Alongside with acclaimed illustrator Bev Aisbett, Dr Russ Harris brings you expert wisdom from his best-selling book in a handy, simpler version that will resonate with readers of the original and appeal to a new audience. Keep it in your pocket for those everyday reminders to help you on your journey.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781921966187 | Paperback | 198 x 128 mm / 7.75 x 5 Inches | 168 Pages
Sometimes, it can feel like life holds endless setbacks and challenges; like reality is continually slapping you in the face and causing pain that you aren’t equipped to handle. This ‘reality slap’ can take many forms, from the death of a loved one to the loss of a job, loneliness to rejection. And whatever form it takes, it hurts! With constructive methods based on real-world research, this guide gives you the tools to rebuild your life and thrive after serious setbacks.
Ten years after the success of its first edition, this fully updated and rewritten edition of The Reality Slap contains a new wealth of advanced expertise on coping effectively when life hurts. Dr Russ Harris shows you how to apply the scientifically proven methods of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in your daily life and reconnect with yourself and others.
Written in a kind, supportive voice with lots of examples and exercises, this timely self-help book contains mindfulness wisdom, hands-on advice and case-studies. Every aspect of the book is designed to be accessible, simple to implement, and to comprehensively tackle emotions arising from setbacks.
If you are facing difficulty and don’t know where to turn, The Reality Slap is the essential guide to finding happiness and fulfilment. Learn how to heal from your pain and come out stronger than before with this powerful book that might just change your life.
Specifications: 9781925820911 | Paperback | 234 x 151mm / 9.25 x 6in | 248 Pages