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The Happiness Trap Pocketbook : An Illustrated Guide on How to Stop Struggling and Start Living - Dr. Russ Harris

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook

An Illustrated Guide on How to Stop Struggling and Start Living

By: Dr. Russ Harris, Bev Aisbett (Illustrator)

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Published: 1st August 2013
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Popular myths about happiness are directly contributing to our epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression – and popular psychological 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, Russ has joined forces with acclaimed self-help author and illustrator, Bev Aisbett, to produce a highly illustrated, simpler, shorter version of the book that will not only resonate with readers of the original but also find a new audience for Russ' empowering message.

About the Author

Dr Russ Harris is a medical practitioner, psychotherapist, and bestselling author of The Happiness Trap, which has now been translated into 22 languages. He is one of the world's leading authorities on ACT, and regularly travels all over Australia as well as internationally to train a wide variety of professionals. His other books include The Reality Slap, The Confidence Gap, ACT With Love, ACT Made Simple, and the novel Stand Up Strummer. Bev Aisbett is an author, illustrator, cartoonist and artist. She is also a trained counsellor and facilitator of the Working with IT anxiety recovery workshops.

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2.0

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  • Easy To Read

Cons

  • Disappointing
  • Nothing Newdifferent
  • Not What I Expected

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  • If You Have No Knowledge

Dissapointed.

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5.0

Remember, They're Just Thoughts!

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from Geraldton, AU

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Reference
    • Special Needs

    The Pocket Book is the perfect companion to the original Happiness Trap Book. It allows the user to quickly recall the ACT principles when needed, and the pictorial images seem easier to remember. Although the book could be useful straight out of the box, ideally read the full text version and the Pocket Book will be more helpful. The Happiness Trap and ACT has markedly improved the quality of my life, and my struggles with anxiety have subsided significantly. It's not a silver bullet, and I'm still anxious, but I now live a more content and meaningful existence.

    If you battle with anxiety, depression, compulsion or addiction, try Russ Harris's books. At the very least you will learn more about your condition, but on the other hand, it just might change your life. Even if you don't have any mental health concerns, understanding how your mind works can help your relationships, your career, and reduce your stress levels. I feel so strongly about it's value, I have bought many copies as gifts for friends and colleagues. I hope this review helps another struggler out there somewhere.

    PS: I have the full Australian version of the Happiness Trap, and I carry the Pocket Book with me.

     
    4.0

    Great book!

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    from Sunshine Coast Australia

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    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Informative
    • Well Written

    Cons

    • Re-readable

    Best Uses

    • Reference

    This book contains solid, practical, applicable and empowering tools and techniques for improving ones quality of life. Read it, Use it, Reap it!

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    How to use this book

    Introduction

    1. Fairytales
    2. Vicious Cycles
    3. The basics of ACT
    4. The great storyteller
    5. True blues
    6. Troubleshooting defusion
    7. Demons in the boat
    8. Drop the struggle
    9. Troubleshooting expansion
    10. Great connections
    11. You're not who you think you are
    12. Follow your heart
    13. The 1000-mile journey
    14. Finding fulfilment
    15. A life of plenty
    16. Willingness
    17. A meaningful life 

    Bev Aisbett

    In 1991 Bev Aisbett launched a full-time freelance career in cartooning and illustration. Around this time, Bev experienced an ordeal commonly known as anxiety disorder. Out of this experience she developed the character 'IT' which led to the successful publication of Living With IT, Living IT Up and Letting IT Go. Bev has also published Get Real, dealing with body image and eating disorders and in 2000 the successful Taming the Black Dog: A Guide to Depression.

    Visit Bev Aisbett's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9781921966187
    ISBN-10: 1921966181
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 168
    Published: 1st August 2013
    Publisher: Exisle Publishing eBooks
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.09
    Weight (kg): 0.23
    Edition Number: 1