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  • Publisher : Exisle Publishing
  • Release : 13 August 2022
  • ISBN : 9781921966347
  • Page : 284 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 voters

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A guide to ACT: the revolutionary mindfulness-based program for reducing stress, overcoming fear, and finding fulfilment – now updated. International bestseller, 'The Happiness Trap', has been published in over thirty countries and twenty-two languages. NOW UPDATED. Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse! In this easy-to-read, practical and empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the 'The Happiness Trap', where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long term. He then provides an effective means to escape through the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a groundbreaking new approach based on mindfulness skills. By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life. Mindfulness skills are easy to learn and will rapidly and effectively help you to reduce stress, enhance performance, manage emotions, improve health, increase vitality, and generally change your life for the better. The book provides scientifically proven techniques to: reduce stress and worry; rise above fear, doubt and insecurity; handle painful thoughts and feelings far more effectively; break self-defeating habits; improve performance and find fulfilment in your work; build more satisfying relationships; and, create a rich, full and meaningful life.

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The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
  • Author : Russ Harris
  • Publisher : Exisle Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013
  • ISBN : 9781921966347
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe Happiness Trap

A guide to ACT: the revolutionary mindfulness-based program for reducing stress, overcoming fear, and finding fulfilment – now updated. International bestseller, 'The Happiness Trap', has been published in over thirty countries and twenty-two languages. NOW UPDATED. Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse! In this easy-to-read, practical and empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of

The Happiness Trap 2nd Edition

The Happiness Trap 2nd Edition
  • Author : Russ Harris
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2022-04-07
  • ISBN : 9781472147189
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THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER Do you ever feel worried, miserable or unfulfilled - yet put on a happy face and pretend everything's fine? You are not alone. Stress, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem are all around. Research suggests that many of us get caught in a psychological trap, a vicious circle in which the more we strive for happiness, the more it eludes us. Fortunately, there is a way to escape from the 'Happiness Trap' in this updated and expanded second

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook
  • Author : Dr Russ Harris,Russ Harris,Bev Aisbett
  • Publisher : Exisle Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013
  • ISBN : 9781921966187
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A unique collaboration between cartoonist/author Bev Aisbett and Dr Russ Harris, this is an illustrated, simplified pocketbook version of Russ’s original, international bestseller 'The Happiness Trap'. It’s an easy-to-read introduction to all those powerful life-changing ideas or a great refresher course for those already familiar with the approach.Commonplace ideas about happiness are often misleading, inaccurate and likely to make you miserable in the long term. For example, positive thinking often does not work — and research shows

The Five Things We Cannot Change

The Five Things We Cannot Change
  • Author : David Richo
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2006-06-13
  • ISBN : 0834822261
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Why is it that despite our best efforts, many of us remain fundamentally unhappy and unfulfilled in our lives? In this provocative and inspiring book, David Richo distills thirty years of experience as a therapist to explain the underlying roots of unhappiness—and the surprising secret to finding freedom and fulfillment. There are certain facts of life that we cannot change—the unavoidable "givens" of human existence: (1) everything changes and ends, (2) things do not always go according to plan, (3) life

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
  • Author : Steven Hayes
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2009-09-09
  • ISBN : 9781458717085
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For a scientist committed to empirical evaluation, it is important to show that materials can be helpful outside the context of a therapeutic relationship, so, generally speaking, we know that a book like this is likely to be helpful. Several of the specific components in this book have been tested, sometimes in a form very similar to the way you are contacting this material. For example, several studies evaluated the impact of short passages drawn nearly word for word from

ACT with Love

ACT with Love
  • Author : Russ Harris
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-06
  • ISBN : 9781458756473
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Popular myths about love set us up for a struggle with real life. The inconvenient truth is there's no such thing as a perfect partner, all couples fight, and feelings of love come and go like the weather. But that doesn't mean you can't have a joyful and romantic relationship. Through a simple program based on the revolutionary new mindfulness-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), you can learn to handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively and engage fully in

When Life Hits Hard

When Life Hits Hard
  • Author : Russ Harris
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781684039036
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Practical skills grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you bounce back when life knocks you down. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one or a job, the end of a relationship, a pandemic, or a natural disaster—nothing really prepares us for those moments when life hits hard and turns our world upside down. The good news is that you can move forward. There are tools you can use to find your way back from

ACT Made Simple

ACT Made Simple
  • Author : Russ Harris
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781684033034
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Now fully-revised and updated, this second edition of ACT Made Simple includes new information and chapters on self-compassion, flexible perspective taking, working with trauma, and more. Why is it so hard to be happy? Why is life so difficult? Why do humans suffer so much? And what can we realistically do about it? No matter how rewarding your job, as a mental health professional, you may sometimes feel helpless in the face of these questions. You are also well aware

The Reality Slap

The Reality Slap
  • Author : Russ Harris
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781608822829
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The “reality slap” takes many different forms. Sometimes, it’s more like a punch: the death of a loved one, a serious illness, a divorce, the loss of a job, a freak accident, or a shocking betrayal. Sometimes it’s a little gentler. Envy, loneliness, resentment, failure, disappointment, and rejection can sting just as much. But whatever form your reality slap takes, one thing’s for sure—it hurts! And most of us don’t deal with the pain very

The Confidence Gap

The Confidence Gap
  • Author : Russ Harris
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • ISBN : 9780834827660
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Too many of us miss out on opportunities in life because we lack self-confidence. Whether it's public speaking, taking on a leadership role, or asking someone for a date, there are situations in which we just don't feel equipped to handle the challenges we face. Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to "get over" our fears, he says, the secret is to form a new and wiser relationship with them. Paradoxically,

The Weight Escape

The Weight Escape
  • Author : Ann Bailey,Joseph Ciarrochi,Russ Harris
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-12-16
  • ISBN : 9780834800014
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Diet fads and fitness trends may offer the prospect of losing weight, but they rarely work out long-term. The Weight Escape offers something life-changingly different. Using the mindfulness-based method called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dr. Russ Harris, author of the best-selling Happiness Trap; psychological practitioner Ann Bailey; and scientist Joseph Ciarrochi show you how to make the lasting changes you want. Focusing on the mental barriers that can keep us from setting and achieving our goals, they promote a

The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage
  • Author : Shawn Achor
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • ISBN : 9780307591562
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • The happy secret to greater success and fulfillment in work and life—a must-read for everyone trying to flourish in a world of increasing stress and negativity “Thoughtfully lays out the steps to increasing workplace positivity.”—Forbes In the book that inspired one of the most popular TED Talks of all time, New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor reveals how rewiring our brain for happiness helps us achieve more in our careers and our relationships and as

Getting Unstuck in ACT

Getting Unstuck in ACT
  • Author : Russ Harris
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781608828074
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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a powerful, evidence-based treatment for clients struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, and a host of other mental health conditions. It is based in the belief that the road to lasting happiness and well-being begins with accepting our thoughts, rather than trying to change them. However, ACT can present certain roadblocks during treatment. As a mental health professional, you may adopt basic principles of ACT easily, but it generally takes at least two

The Illustrated Happiness Trap

The Illustrated Happiness Trap
  • Author : Russ Harris
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-03-11
  • ISBN : 9781611801576
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The practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is made even more accessible in this fun, easy-to-understand, and illustrated companion to The Happiness Trap There’s this idea going around that we’re always supposed to be happy—and it’s making us miserable. The good news is, if you can learn to let go of that impossible expectation, your life will be a whole lot happier. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a simple, self-administered therapy that uses mindfulness

What Happy People Know

What Happy People Know
  • Author : Dan Baker, Ph.D.,Cameron Stauth
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2004-01-19
  • ISBN : 1429956844
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Dr. Dan Baker, director of the Life Enhancement Program at Canyon Ranch, has devoted his life to teaching people how to be happy. And apparently, most of us could use a little tutoring. Research has shown that the root of unhappiness--fear--lies in the oldest, reptilian part of our brains, and negative reactions are often dictated by primal instincts. We're literally "hardwired for hard times." In What Happy People Know, Dr. Baker uses evidence from the new science of happiness to