1300 187 187
 
The Happiness Trap : Stop Struggling, Start Living : Stop struggling, start living - Dr. Russ Harris

The Happiness Trap : Stop Struggling, Start Living

Stop struggling, start living

Paperback

Published: March 2007
In Stock. Usually ships in 1-4 business days
RRP $29.99
$25.50
15%
OFF

This is the Australian edition of this book. It has 10,000 more words than the cheaper US edition. We are unclear why the Americans wanted to remove 10,000 words from the author's original manuscript. Perhaps they felt the phrase, "Have A Nice Day" made up for the rest. I know, that's cheeky! But we do recommend this original manuscript, not only does it have the extra content but it also comes in a large format paperback book with flaps, so it is sturdy and has a better quality finish to its printing. So spend a little more, you're worth it!
Tony Nash
Booktopia CEO

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 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.

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.

Author Information

Dr Russ Harris was born in Liverpool, England. After graduating in medicine from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, he emigrated to Australia. As a family doctor, he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of medical illness (and increasingly less interested in writing prescriptions). In his eclectic career, he has been a stand-up comedian, sex therapist, filmmaker, novelist (as-yet-unpublished!), and workshop presenter. He now practices as a psychological health physician in Melbourne.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
The Happiness Trap : Stop Struggling, Start Living
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to understand (5)
  • Informative (4)
  • Relevant (4)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
  • Inspirational (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift (3)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-5

    Back to top

     
    5.0

    beautiful words inside this book

    By Joshua

    from Adelaide SA

    About Me Rarely Read

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Not what I expected
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anyone Anytime Anywhere
      • Gift

      Comments about The Happiness Trap : Stop Struggling, Start Living:

      beautiful words inside this book, i am now living a very wholesome life, thank you!

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      A much needed reference book

      By piper10

      from sydney

      About Me Bookworm

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Informative
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Reference
        • Special Needs

        Comments about The Happiness Trap : Stop Struggling, Start Living:

        Great book for anyone suffering Anxiety or Depression. A book to be kept on hand at all times for easy reference.

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        it's a great read

        By ninn

        from adelaide

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Understand

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Reference

          Comments about The Happiness Trap : Stop Struggling, Start Living:

          it's great ready and easy to understand

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Full of common sense ideas

          By The Wawwen

          from Melbourne

          About Me Everyday Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Inspirational
          • Relevant
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about The Happiness Trap : Stop Struggling, Start Living:

            This book is original in that it explains why happiness is an elusive state, and that the more we try to chase happiness, the more dissatisfied we are. It provides tools and strategies to help understand, accept and embrace the world as it is. It teaches that in order to have a full, rich, and satifying life, we must experience and accept the whole range of human emotions.The idea that feeling ecstactic all of the time is damaging and unrealistic.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            An excellant book great reading.

            By teapot

            from melbourne

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Understand
            • Informative
            • Inspirational
            • Relevant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift

              Comments about The Happiness Trap : Stop Struggling, Start Living:

              this is a book about moving on with life and being open to new challengies.

              Comment on this review

              Displaying reviews 1-5

              Back to top

              ISBN: 9780908988907
              ISBN-10: 0908988907
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 284
              Published: March 2007
              Publisher: Exisle Publishing Limited
              Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.1  x 1.5
              Weight (kg): 0.43