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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 The Happiness Trap By Russ Harris PDF

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

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This book is one of the best selling books for the subject of science and math for all
Students and professionals around the world who aspire to achieve excellency in their courses and field for better understanding and teaching their pupils and themselves. It is a must read atleast once a lifetime
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The Happiness Trap By Russ Harris PDF

Dr. Russ Harris is a physician, therapist, and speaker specializing in stress management. He travels nationally and internationally to train individuals and health professionals in the techniques of ACT. Born and educated in England, he now lives in Australia. For more information

Dimensions and Characteristics of The Happiness Trap By Russ Harris PDF

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Trumpeter; Illustrated edition (June 3, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • International Standard Book Number-10 ‏ : ‎ 1590305841
  • International Standard Book Number-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1590305843
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

Top reviews

J Johnson
 The best book on mental health you may ever read

May 17, 2019

I would not have earned my B A in Psychology if it wasn’t for this book, period. It explains acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) which is the third generation of the behavioral therapeutic approach (the second generation being the cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach). It is founded on evidenced based science, not wishful thinking or esoteric unprovable traditions espoused by Freud and many others. It makes sense to the layman and professional alike. Dr. Steven Hayes is the founder of ACT, but I consider Dr. Russ Harris who authored this book to be the torchbearer of ACT. ACT is truly unlike anything you have probably ever read concerning therapy, psychology, mental illness, and genuine healing of the mind. It’s NOT New Agey foolishness nor is it post-modern ignorance. It’s a new method of consideration of self. Instead of spending all of your energy fighting to control your thoughts which I think we can all agree can ever be achieved, what might happen if we embraced our troubling thoughts and simply accepted them? We wouldn’t ever have to love them, but what if we simply gave them space to exist? Might the byproduct be a bit more peace or at least more capacity to enjoy life? This is the over simplified philosophy behind ACT and this book. It is a scientific mindfulness based approach that may very well change the perspective of your entire life for positive results. Wether you suffer from depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, schizophrenia, or whatever other troubling thoughts this book and the ACT approach may be just what you have been searching for. I’ll warn you though, it takes time, effort, and a desire to improve like anything else. If you are happy being unhappy or being a victim then don’t waste your money on this book.
 Don’t let it all out. Don’t keep it all in. Just learn to ride the wave gracefully.

June 27, 2018

Growing up, I was taught that you can either let out all your emotion (e.g. anger) or keep it all in, and that the latter would eventually cause some sort of explosion. On my own I learned that there’s also “letting go”, but this book gave me another perspective altogether.

I have learned several techniques that – as a high school teacher – have been exceptionally important in dealing with the incessant emotional demands (e.g. frustration, anger, excitement, etc.) of dealing with so many immature personalities.

 Just OKAY

May 6, 2020

I fell into the rating/comments trap on this one. It’s not a bad book, and I’m sure it’s conducive for the right individuals. However, this book assumes you haven’t already developed self-awareness. It’s like an introductory course to self-help (but well done). It’s not my intention to talk bad about it or sound like I know it all, but don’t buy if you’ve already done a lot of work on yourself and understand mindfulness, thoughts, values, vision, and passions.
The Lawn Wrangler
 this book is a great introduction to ACT

May 14, 2017

I’m a licensed mental health counselor. This book is my go-to recommendation to clients (and family, friends, etc). I encourage the to go on Russ Harris’ website (happiness and read the introduction and first chapter which are posted there for free. Most of the time, clients are ‘hooked’ (you’ll come to appreciate that term) and go on to read the book. This book will change your life. Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) has changed mine (both personally and professionally).

And for my fellow therapists (and really any other human services/health professionals), this book is a great introduction to ACT. Dr. Harris’ book, ACT Made Simple, is how I learned ACT (and highly recommended for professionals who wish to learn). The Happiness Trap is, essentially, ACT Made Simple made simple.
Enjoy, I hope this book brings to you as much of a positive change in your life as it did me.

 Not your typical “self-help” book … A new look at life

June 27, 2018

I was recommended this book by a therapist and I was skeptical at first. I’ve been given self-help books over the years by a few friends and they’ve all ended up in a drawer somewhere collecting dust. I’m still only about three-fourths through the book and it has already helped me immensely.
This book is unlike any other “self-help” book I’ve ever opened up. From the beginning, it reads very modestly and very logically. This book doesn’t claim to turn your life around (not without your own help at least.) It simply gives you a new perspective on dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and the overall struggles we deal with and let consume our lives on a daily basis, along with the tools to help create the life you want. I recommend this book to everyone. Even if you only take a few things from it, it’s worth the $12. I have a list of people I want to loan it to when I’m completely done with it. Buy the book, take the exercises seriously and take your time and listen and give a chance to what the book tells you to do. It’s a slow read, as it’s meant to be by the author (and for very good reasons.)
 The approach does not make sense to me.

April 16, 2018

I really wanted to to like the book. I like mindfulness and have been thinking about happiness. However, the book is a big disappointment. First, the book is poorly written for my taste, wordy and too many simplistic examples. Second, I do not agree with the messages: “is this though helpful? If it is, pay attention to it. If not, defuse it.” Sorry, I still have a sense of right or wrong. If I have a thought “I am useless,” I would like to think a more accurate and positive way to discredit the thought. I highly recommend another book “The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience” by Martin E. P. Seligman. That book makes more sense to me.
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