The Happiness Trap - Stop Struggling, Start Living

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Pan Macmillan, May 9, 2016 - Self-Help

Do you ever feel stressed, worried, miserable or unfulfilled yet put on a happy face and pretend everything's fine? If so, you are not alone. Stress, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem are very common. In one way or another, it seems almost everyone is struggling.

We are all caught in a hidden psychological trap: the more we strive for happiness the more we suffer in the long term. Fortunately, we can all escape from the 'Happiness Trap' using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a groundbreaking program based on mindfulness skills.

This empowering book is for everyone-from CEOs to sales staff, young professionals to housewives. Whether you're lacking in confidence, facing illness, coping with loss, working in a high-stress job or preparing for the performance of your life, this book will teach you scientifically proven techniques to:
reduce stress and worry
rise above fear, doubt and insecurity
handle painful thoughts and feelings effectively
break self-defeating habits
improve performance and find fulfilment
build satisfying relationships and, above all
create a rich and meaningful life

'Dr Harris shines a powerful beacon forward into the night. Enjoy the journey. You are in excellent hands' Steven Hayes, bestselling author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

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About the author (2016)

Dr Russ Harris is a medical practitioner, psychotherapist and executive coach. He grew up in the UK, moved to Australia in his early twenties and now lives in Melbourne. His growing interest in the psychological aspects of medical illness, especially in stress-related conditions, led him to specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. So far, he has trained 14,000 Australian health professionals in the approach.
As a leading authority on stress management, Harris has written seven books, the best known being The Happiness Trap and The Reality Slap.

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