The Happiness Trap
How to Stop Struggling and Start Living
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Are you, like milllions 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.
"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
From Publishers Weekly
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This book is more like a training manual with specific things that you should practice. It's not a quick self-help book, the book goes into detail on our thought processes and how to manage them. This book is fantastic if you suffer from depression, grief or you find it hard to be happy. It helps you understand why your brain reacts the way it does to such stressful situations. It gives you psychological tools to help you cope with unhappiness, depression, grief, etc.