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.
Release on 2014-01-16 | by Russ Harris,Bev Aisbett
Author: Russ Harris,Bev Aisbett
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
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 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
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
Release on 1996 | by Abraham J. Twerski,Ursula Verena Schwartz
Developing Your Child's Potential
Author: Abraham J. Twerski,Ursula Verena Schwartz
Pubpsher: Mesorah Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
In an age in which parenting seems to be the most challenging occupation, two leading mental health professionals give practical advice on developing your child's potential. Chapters include Elevating a Child's Self-Esteem, Expectations and Meaning, and When Am I supposed to do all this.
What the love of wisdom is and how it enables us to live in today`s world are explored in this ambitious work. Rich insights into what human maturity means and how it is reached have become too easily lost or confined to the world of high academia. Well-being, the true goal of human being, has been tragically reduced to `happiness` and its meanings lost. No subject could be more important, and few modern works deal with it that are not religious, dogmatic and furtively proselytising. Profound ideas are here applied to such unlikely things as skateboarding, love-making, getting rich, tourism and playing cricket, all of which can become a means to the development of mental strength and genuine love. Post-religious spirituality, clarified here, is the development of the psyche, which is as important as finding or losing oneself, and winning or losing in the arena of living. In the age of fiction our lives are enriched by myriad vital stories, personally loved, and also endowed with wider meanings through living in the shared master story for today, the incomplete saga of the salvation of the planet. Radical implications for education, human communication, politics and a sustainable future permeate the text, which calls upon authoritative voices from recent times and the deeper past, from Socrates to Habermas. from Judaism and Christianity to Islam and the traditions of the East. This is no mere history, but the building of a radical approach to human spirituality, lifestyle, communication and life-goals. Although the way is hard, deliverance from the darkness of consumerism, the pressure of rivalry, and confusion about ultimate goals is offered in this book. The thorough bibliography and referencing enable the reader to pursue a wide range of topics, and render the work suitable for the hard-pressed student as well as readers-for-leisure.
why the happiness fairytale is driving us mad (and how I flipped the script)
Author: Jill Stark
Pubpsher: Scribe Publications
Jill Stark was living the dream. She had a coveted job as a senior journalist, she was dating a sports star, and her first book had just become a bestseller. After years of chasing the fairytale ending, she’d finally found it. And then it all fell apart. Getting her happy-ever-after plunged Jill into the darkest period of her life, forcing her to ask if she’d been sold a lie. What if all the things that she’d been told would make her happy were red herrings? Could it be that the relentless pursuit of happiness was making her miserable? From the ashes of Jill’s epic breakdown comes this raw, funny, and uplifting exploration of our age of anxiety. Charting her own life-long battles with mental health, Jill asks why, in a western world with more opportunity, choice, and wealth than ever before, so many of us are depressed, anxious, and medicated. When we’ve never had more ways to connect, why do we feel so profoundly disconnected? Happy Never After is a soul-searching journey from despair to clarity and a forensic examination of our troubled times. Road-testing neuroscience’s latest psychological frontiers in compassion, acceptance, gratitude, play, hope and solitude, Jill turns the happiness fairytale on its head, and swaps the ‘quick fix’ approach to mental health for the long road back to herself. In the end, Jill has a hard-earned question for us. We’re all looking for answers. We all want the happy-ever-after. What would happen if we stopped chasing, stayed still, and found calm and meaning in places we least expected?
Alban Senior Consultant Mann draws on her lengthy experience in helping congregations deal with the hurdles and anxieties of expansion or contraction in size. Often, congregations experiencing size change do not recognize the need to change culture and form as part of the successful adaptation process. Mann details the adjustments in attitude—as well as practice—that are necessary to support successful size change.
A Provocative Exploration about Rediscovering Happiness and the REAL You!
Author: Dr. James Wadley
Category: Family & Relationships
The Lost and Found Box: A Provocative Exploration about Rediscovering Happiness and the REAL You! Sometimes people will lose themselves to build or maintain a relationship and later on discover that they don't know who they really are. You used to spend time with family or friends but now that you are in a relationship, no one has a chance to see you anymore. You used to watch your favorite television sitcom on Thursday nights....but now that you are in are in a relationship, something or someone else is always more important. You use to enjoy your favorite dessert on Sundays....but can you remember the last time you had a chance to spoil your tastebuds? Whether you lost a portion of yourself in a romantic relationship or forgot what really makes you happy, The Lost and Found Box is a tool to explore who you used to be, who you are, and who you could be. This book will help you identify those “treasures” in your box to empower you to give yourself the best of you!