The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
Author : Russ Harris
Publisher : Exisle Publishing
Total Pages : 284
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 9781921966347
ISBN 13 : 1921966343
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Description:

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.

The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
Author : Russ Harris
Publisher : Exisle Publishing
Total Pages : 280
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 9780908988907
ISBN 13 : 0908988907
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Description:

What if almost everything we believed about finding happiness turned out to be inaccurate, misleading, or false? And what if those very beliefs were making us miserable? What if our efforts to find happiness were actually preventing it? A growing body of scientific research suggests that we are all caught in a powerful psychological trap: a vicious cycle, whereby the more we strive for happiness, the more we suffer. This book provides an escape from ‘the happiness trap’, via a revolutionary new development in human psychology: a powerful model for change, known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT helps people to create a rich, full and meaningful life, whilst effectively handling the pain that inevitably comes with it. It achieves this through the use of six powerful principles, which are very different to the ‘common-sense’ strategies suggested in most self-help books. ACT has been clinically proven to be highly effective in a wide range of psychological disorders, ranging from depression and anxiety to drug addiction and schizophrenia. It is no exaggeration to say that ACT is changing the very face of western psychology — and it was recently written up as a major feature article in ‘Time’ magazine. Interestingly, although ACT is based on cutting-edge psychological research into human cognition, it has many parallels with ancient eastern philosophy. This book shows you how to apply ACT in your own life to increase self-awareness, develop emotional intelligence, enhance relationships, create a sense of meaning and purpose, access a transcendent sense of self, and fundamentally transform painful thoughts and feelings so they have much less impact and influence over your life.

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook
Author : Russ Harris
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2014-01-16
ISBN 10 : 9781472113474
ISBN 13 : 1472113470
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook Book Description:

Popular myths about happiness directly contribute to our epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression - and sojme popular remedies are making it even worse! In his original bestselling self-help book, Dr Russ Harris revealed how millions of people are unwittingly caught in 'The Happiness Trap'. He then provided an effective means to escape: ACT (or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) based on the principles of mindfulness. Now, in The Happiness Trap Pocketbook, Dr Harris joins forces with acclaimed illustrator and self-help author, Bev Aislett, to produce this illustrated, engaging and genuinely helpful guide to breaking free of 'the happiness trap' and finding a true sense of wellbeing.

The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : OCLC:746579877
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Description:

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.

The Illustrated Happiness Trap

The Illustrated Happiness Trap
Author : Russ Harris
Publisher : Shambhala
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2014-03-11
ISBN 10 : 9780834829695
ISBN 13 : 083482969X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Happiness Trap Book Description:

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 to enable you to do just that. In this follow-up to his bestselling The Happiness Trap, Russ Harris shows how you, like millions of other people, can use ACT to start living a life that’s far richer, fuller, and more meaningful. You will learn how ACT can help you: • Reduce stress and worry • Handle painful feelings and thoughts more effectively • Break self-defeating habits • Overcome insecurity and self-doubt • Recognize and treasure the whole range of emotions that make up a satisfying life

The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
Author : Sbgn Notebook
Publisher :
Total Pages : 102
Release : 2019-12-26
ISBN 10 : 165104483X
ISBN 13 : 9781651044834
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Description:

HAPPINESS TRAP: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT LINED NOTEBOOK (lined front and back) simple and elegant 100 PAGES (6×9) inches in size

ACT Made Simple

ACT Made Simple
Author : Russ Harris
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages : 265
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9781572247055
ISBN 13 : 1572247053
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ACT Made Simple Book Description:

Explains the six ACT processes--cognitive fusion, acceptance, contact with the present moment, observing the self, discovering individual values, committed action--and how to implement them.

The Reality Slap 2nd Edition

The Reality Slap 2nd Edition
Author : Russ Harris
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2021-03-25
ISBN 10 : 9781472146496
ISBN 13 : 1472146492
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reality Slap 2nd Edition Book Description:

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, from 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 and simple to implement so that you can 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.

The Weight Escape

The Weight Escape
Author : Joseph Ciarrochi
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2015-01-08
ISBN 10 : 9781472119247
ISBN 13 : 147211924X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weight Escape Book Description:

Today's the day to start making real changes. Diet fads and fitness trends may offer the prospect of losing weight, but they rarely work out long-term. The Weight Escape is different. Using the psychological science of ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Dr Russ Harris, medical doctor and author of The Happiness Trap, psychological practitioner Ann Bailey and scientist Joseph Ciarrochi will help you make the lasting changes you want. Focusing on the mental barriers that can stop us setting and achieving our goals, it promotes a holistic approach to wellbeing and weight loss - one that goes beyond meal plans and calorie counting to give a deeper meaning and mindfulness to how you live and what you eat. Through practical exercises, quizzes and personal stories, it shows you how to: · Set goals and give direction to your life · Overcome destructive habits and exercise self-control · Deal with cravings and stressful situations · Develop self-acceptance. Get the weight-loss results you want - and so much more.

The Reality Slap

The Reality Slap
Author : Russ Harris
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2012-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9781608822812
ISBN 13 : 1608822818
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reality Slap Book Description:

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 well. The Reality Slap offers a four-part path for healing from crises based on acceptance and commitment therapy. In these pages, you will learn how to: • Find peace in the midst of your pain • Rediscover calm in the midst of chaos • Turn difficult emotions into wisdom and compassion • Find fulfillment, even when you can’t get what you want • Heal your wounds and emerge stronger than before Unlike some self-help books that claim you can have everything you ever wanted in life, if you only put your mind to it, this book claims that you can't have everything in life. The hard truth of this world is that we are all going to experience disappointment, frustration, failure, loss, rejection, illness, injury, aging, and death at some point. However, in spite of all this, you can still lead a rich and rewarding life. Let this book be your guide.