The Happiness Trap - Stop Struggling, Start Living
Dr Russ Harris
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