The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
Author: Russ Harris
Publsiher: Constable & Robinson Ltd
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781845298258
Category: Acceptance and commitment therapy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Excerpt:

Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depresssion. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse. In this controversial, but 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 a groundbreaking new approach based on mindfulness skills. Mindfulness is a mental state of awareness, openess, and focus. 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. Break self-defeating habits. Improve performance and find fulfilment in your work. Build more satisfying relationships. Create a rich, full and meaningful life.

The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
Author: Russ Harris
Publsiher: Exisle Publishing
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1921966343
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Excerpt:

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 Pocketbook

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook
Author: Russ Harris,Bev Aisbett
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-01-16
ISBN: 1472113470
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook Book Excerpt:

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: Russ Harris
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-07-05
ISBN: 1645471160
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Excerpt:

Free yourself from depression, anxiety, and insecurity, and instead build a rich and meaningful life with the updated and expanded edition of the world’s best-selling guide to escaping the “happiness trap.” Over 1 million copies sold! In The Happiness Trap, Dr. Russ Harris provides a means to escape the epidemic of stress, anxiety, and depression, unlocking the secrets to a truly fulfilling life. Updated and expanded in its second edition, this empowering book presents the insights and techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), covering more topics and providing more practical tools than ever before. Learn how to clarify your values, develop self-compassion, and find true satisfaction with this bigger and better guide to: • Reducing stress and worry • Handling painful thoughts and feelings more effectively • Breaking self-defeating habits • Overcoming insecurity and self-doubt • Building better relationships • Improving performance and finding fulfilment at work The Happiness Trap is for everyone. Whether you’re lacking confidence, facing illness, coping with loss, working in a high-stress job, or suffering from anxiety or depression, this book will show you how to build authentic happiness, from the inside out.

The Illustrated Happiness Trap

The Illustrated Happiness Trap
Author: Russ Harris
Publsiher: Shambhala
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN: 083482969X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Happiness Trap Book Excerpt:

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 2nd Edition

The Happiness Trap 2nd Edition
Author: Russ Harris
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2022-04-07
ISBN: 1472147189
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

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 edition which unlocks the secrets to a truly fulfilling life. This empowering book presents the insights and techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), covering more topics and providing more practical tools than ever before. Learn how to clarify your values, develop self-compassion and find true satisfaction with this bigger and better guide to: · Reducing stress and worry · Handling painful thoughts and feelings more effectively · Breaking self-defeating habits · Overcoming insecurity and self-doubt · Building better relationships · Improving performance and finding fulfilment at work The Happiness Trap is for everyone. Whether you're lacking confidence, facing illness, coping with loss, working in a high-stress job, or suffering from anxiety or depression, this book will show you how to build authentic happiness, from the inside out.

Summary of Russ Harris s The Happiness Trap

Summary of Russ Harris   s The Happiness Trap
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2022-09-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Russ Harris s The Happiness Trap Book Excerpt:

Buy now to get the main key ideas from Russ Harris’s The Happiness Trap Humans crave happiness, yet many of us still lead unhappy lives. In The Happiness Trap (2007), psychotherapist Russ Harris explains why and offers strategies for overcoming anxiety, depression, and self-doubt. We often get stuck in the trap of pursuing happiness – which we equate with positive emotions – as our ultimate goal. Instead, we should learn to accept and control our emotions, and find true happiness by pursuing a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Summary of Russ Harris Steven C Hayes s The Happiness Trap

Summary of Russ Harris   Steven C  Hayes s The Happiness Trap
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-03-27T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669368971
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Russ Harris Steven C Hayes s The Happiness Trap Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The happiness trap is a psychological trap that prevents us from finding happiness. It is based on the inaccurate belief that we can find happiness by trying to find it. But the more we try to find happiness, the more we suffer. #2 The western world has a higher standard of living than ever before, but human misery is still growing. The numbers of psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family counsellors, social workers, and life coaches are increasing with every year. #3 The modern human mind, with its amazing ability to analyze, plan, create, and communicate, has largely evolved over the last hundred thousand years. But our minds did not evolve to make us feel good. They evolved to help us survive in a dangerous world. #4 Our minds are shaped so that we are almost inevitably destined to suffer psychologically. We compare ourselves to others, evaluate ourselves, and be dissatisfied with what we have. We imagine all sorts of frightening scenarios, most of which will never happen.

The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
Author: Dr Russ Harris
Publsiher: Exisle Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-11-03
ISBN: 1991001134
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Excerpt:

Free yourself from depression, anxiety and insecurity, and instead build a rich and meaningful life, with the world’s best-selling guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) There is a growing number of people who feel something is missing from their lives; that despite financial or family success they are not truly happy. Unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse! In The Happiness Trap, Dr Russ Harris provides a means to escape this epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression, unlocking the secrets to a truly fulfilling life. Updated and expanded in its second edition, this empowering book presents the insights and techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), covering more topics and providing more practical tools than ever before. Learn how to clarify your values, develop self-compassion and find true satisfaction with this bigger and better guide to: - Reducing stress and worry - Handling painful thoughts and feelings more effectively - Breaking self-defeating habits - Overcoming insecurity and self-doubt - Building better relationships - Improving performance and finding fulfilment at work The Happiness Trap is for everyone. Whether you’re lacking confidence, facing illness, coping with loss, working in a high-stress job, or suffering from anxiety or depression, this book will show you how to build authentic happiness, from the inside out.

The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
Author: Russ Harris
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2022-07-05
ISBN: 0834844419
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Excerpt:

Build a more satisfying and meaningful life with this best-selling guide to freeing yourself from depression, anxiety, and insecurity through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Are you, like millions of Americans, caught in the happiness trap? Russ Harris explains that the way most of us go about trying to find happiness ends up making us miserable, driving the epidemics of stress, anxiety, and depression. This empowering book presents the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a revolutionary new psychotherapy based on cutting-edge research in behavioral psychology. 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. The techniques presented in The Happiness Trap will help readers to: • Reduce stress and worry • Handle painful feelings and thoughts more effectively • Break self-defeating habits • Overcome insecurity and self-doubt • Create a rich, full, and meaningful life “ . . . a powerful beacon showing us another way forward.” —Steven Hayes, PhD, author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Excerpt:

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.

ACT Made Simple

ACT Made Simple
Author: Russ Harris
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-05-01
ISBN: 1684033039
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ACT Made Simple Book Excerpt:

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 of the challenges and frustrations that can present during therapy. If you’re looking for ways to optimize your client sessions, consider joining the many thousands of therapists and life coaches worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). With a focus on mindfulness, client values, and a commitment to change, ACT is proven-effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and myriad other psychological issues. It’s also a revolutionary new way to view the human condition—packed full of exciting new tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting profound behavioral change. A practical primer, ideal for ACT newcomers and experienced ACT professionals alike, ACT Made Simple offers clear explanations of the six ACT processes and a set of real-world tips and solutions for rapidly and effectively implementing them in your practice. This book gives you everything you need to start using ACT with your clients for impressive results. Inside, you’ll find: scripts, exercises, metaphors, and worksheets to use with your clients; a session-by-session guide to implementing ACT; transcripts from therapy sessions; guidance for creating your own therapeutic techniques and exercises; and practical tips to overcome “therapy roadblocks.” This book aims to take the complex theory and practice of ACT and make it accessible and enjoyable for therapists and clients.

How to Be Happy at Work

How to Be Happy at Work
Author: Annie McKee
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN: 1633696812
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be Happy at Work Book Excerpt:

Life's too short to be unhappy at work "I'm working harder than I ever have, and I don't know if it's worth it anymore." If you're a manager or leader, these words have probably run through your mind. So many of us are feeling fed up, burned out, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure and stress, the unending changes, the politics--people feel as though they can't give much more, and performance is suffering. But it's work, after all, right? Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Yes, we should, says Annie McKee, coauthor of the bestselling Primal Leadership. In her new transformative book, she makes the most compelling case yet that happiness--and the full engagement that comes with it--is more important than ever in today's workplace, and she sheds new light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organizational success. Based on extensive research and decades of experience with leaders, this book reveals that people must have three essential elements in order to be happy at work: A sense of purpose and the chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves A vision that is powerful and personal, creating a real sense of hope Resonant, friendly relationships With vivid and moving real-life stories, the book shows how leaders can use these powerful pillars to create and sustain happiness even when they're under pressure. By emphasizing purpose, hope, and friendships they can also ensure a healthy, positive climate for their teams and throughout the organization. How to Be Happy at Work deepens our understanding of what it means to be truly fulfilled and effective at work and provides clear, practical advice and instruction for how to get there--no matter what job you have.

The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
Author: Sbgn Notebook
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2019-12-26
ISBN: 9781651044834
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Excerpt:

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

The Reality Slap

The Reality Slap
Author: Russ Harris
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1608822818
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reality Slap Book Excerpt:

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.

The Reality Slap 2nd Edition

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

The Reality Slap 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

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.

ACT with Love

ACT with Love
Author: Russ Harris
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN: 1572248602
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ACT with Love Book Excerpt:

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 the process of living and loving together. With your partner or alone, ACT with Love will teach you how to: Let go of conflict, open up, and live fully in the present Use mindfulness to increase intimacy, connection, and understanding Resolve painful conflicts and reconcile long-standing differences Act on your values to build a rich and meaningful relationship

The Reality Slap

The Reality Slap
Author: Dr Russ Harris
Publsiher: Exisle Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1775594750
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reality Slap Book Excerpt:

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.

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 9781459665262
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook Book Excerpt:

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 it actually makes some people feel worse! So open The Happiness Trap Pocketbook and learn how a new scientifically proven, mindfulness-based approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (better known as ACT) can help you find genuine wellbeing and fulfilment. Whether you re lacking confidence, facing illness, stressed at work, struggling with low self-esteem, trying to lose weight or quit smoking, or just wanting to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled in this book you will learn effective techniques to: reduce stress and worry rise above fear, doubt and insecurity handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively break self-defeating habits develop self-acceptance and self-compassion let go of inaccurate and misleading (but very popular) ideas about happiness, and create a rich, full and meaningful life.

With Unveiled Face

With Unveiled Face
Author: Keith W. Burt; Jessica Colvin
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-09-19
ISBN: 1490807209
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With Unveiled Face Book Excerpt:

Somewhere along the way the “American Dream” replaced the biblical expectations of life following Christ. We insist that a loving God will provide a trouble-free life. When this does not happen, we blame God for not keeping His side of the bargain. But...God never promises a rose garden! He promised us eternal life. He promised us forgiveness of sins. He promised us He will never leave us or forsake us. Isn’t it time we got real with the real God of the bible? We are being led to publish this work to help Christians unveil themselves before God! And, 100% of book royalties from sales of With Unveiled Face are designated for the building fund of ClearView Ministries as we are currently without a church building. Learn about ClearView Church at http://clearviewministries.org.