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The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT

Authors: Harris, Russ
Publisher: Shambhala
BISAC/Subject: SEL016000, PSY049000, SEL024000, PSY008000
ISBN: 9780834821040, Related ISBNs: 0834821044, 1590305841, 9780834821040, 9781590305843
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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

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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