A ground breaking book that offers new techniques using mindfulness skills to enable you to experience and full and happy life and to overcome depression and anxiety.
Dr Russ Harris is world-renowned trainer in ACT, a therapist and a coach, with a background in medicine as a general practitioner. He has run hundreds of workshops providing training for tens of thousands of health professionals and he is the author of several bestselling ACT-based textbooks and self-help books. The Happiness Trap is an international bestseller, with over a million copies sold worldwide and editions published in over thirty languages.
'Carefully and creatively presents techniques that anyone can use
to undermine struggle, avoidance, and loss of the moment. Harris
systematically explores how we get into the "happiness trap" and
then shines a powerful beacon showing us another way forward' -
Steven Hayes, PhD, author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your
'A practical antidote to the self-help industry's unhelpful obsession with trying to change yourself' - Sainsbury's Magazine
'Eminently practical and readable. This book reveals that
when calibrating one's life according to acceptance and valued
action, happiness is a pleasant sideshow in the larger carnival of
an engaged and purposeful existence' - Zindel Segal, PhD, author of
The Mindful Way through Depression
'An exciting alternative to the usual approach of so many self-help books. Harris explains how we can work with ourselves as we are, rather than aggressively trying to alter ourselves. I'm impressed by the simple and effective methods of ACT' - David Richo, PhD, author of The Five Things We Cannot Change
'This book could save you years of psychological struggle, yank you out of negative emotional patterns, and help propel you to a much happier, more productive life' - Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star