The Happiness Trap

Author: Russ Harris
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 0908988907
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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 Illustrated Happiness Trap

Author: Russ Harris
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 083482969X
Size: 80.20 MB
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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. This fun, illustrated guide to the method that’s made life better for millions is the easiest way yet to learn how to escape the happiness trap and start living a life that’s more rewarding, more meaningful—and happier. With ACT you’ll learn to: • 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 Pocketbook

Author: Russ Harris
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472113470
Size: 51.58 MB
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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.

Summary Bundle Best Life Advice

Author: ZIP Reads
Publisher: ZIP Reads
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a collection of summaries, analyses, and reviews of the books, and not the original books. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not these books are for you, ZIP Reads Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in about 20 minutes per book! This ZIP Reads Summary & Analysis Bundle includes: Summary & Analysis of 12 Rules for Life | A Guide to the Book by Jordan Peterson Summary & Analysis of Girl, Wash Your Face | A Guide to the Book by Rachel Hollis Summary & Analysis of The Confidence Gap | A Guide to the Book by Russ Harris Summary & Analysis of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics | A Guide to the Book by Dan Harris Summary & Analysis of Tribe of Mentors | A Guide to the Book by Tim Ferriss Each summary includes key takeaways and analysis of the original book to help you quickly absorb the author's wisdom in a distilled and easy-to-digest format. ZIP Reads' summaries mean you save time and money reading only what you need. Buy this five-book bundle and START IMPROVING YOUR LIFE TODAY! 12 Rules for Life Overview In this enthralling read, Jordan Peterson distills life’s most important lessons into twelve digestible rules that anyone can use to better their life and the lives of the people around them. Writing in an easy, conversational style, Peterson shows readers how to make sense of all the chaos and suffering in the world and how to pick with courage the “terrible responsibility of life.” Anyone feeling anxious, desperate, or overwhelmed by any aspect of life will find this book invaluably insightful. Girl, Wash Your Face Overview Lifestyle blogger Rachel Hollis has built a career out of being honest about how she’s trying to live her best life. In Girl Wash Your Face, Hollis serves up all the lies she’s told herself over the years, to encourage us all to start seeing the most basic truth: it is totally up to you to live the life you want to live. The Confidence Gap Overview A grounded and valuable approach to life in general, The Confidence Gap tackles commonly experienced difficulties in building confidence, staying motivated, living true to our values and harnessing fear. Harris is relentless about mindfulness, showing how an awareness of the small things paves the way for great success. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics Overview A quirky reflection on the art of deep and meaningful reflection, Harris provides a genuinely heartfelt call to the “mindfulness” form of meditation. Pushing the benefits of the practice, the motley crew behind 10% Happiness takes an insightful trip into the monkey mind, emerging somewhere between a cushion, an orange bus and enlightenment. Tribe of Mentors Overview Tribe of Mentors is a 600-page tome for the person asking: “what should I do next?” Tim Ferriss collects insights from the world’s most innovative artists, scientists, athletes, and entrepreneurs to help us learn how to treat failure as a foundation to success and find meaning in our daily lives. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for the original books. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original authors in any way. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.