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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
About the Author
Russ Harris is a physician, therapist, and speaker specializing in stress management. He travels internationally to train health professionals and ordinary people in the techniques of ACT. He is also the author of the original Happiness Trap, as well as six other books, including ACT with Love, The Reality Slap, and The Confidence Gap.
Bev Aisbett is an author, illustrator, and cartoonist. She is also a trained counselor and facilitator of anxiety recovery workshops.