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Russ Harris
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16 Jan 2014

Popular myths about happiness directly contribute to our epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression - and sojme popular 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, Dr Harris joins forces with acclaimed illustrator and self-help author, Bev Aislett, to produce this illustrated, engaging and genuinely helpful guide to breaking free of 'the happiness trap' and finding a true sense of wellbeing.


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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (16 Jan 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1472111826
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472111821
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bestselling author of The Happiness Trap, Russ Harris joins forces with acclaimed illustrator Bev Aislett to produce an illustrated, shorter version of the original, hugely popular book.

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Learn how to stop struggling for perfect happiness and instead lead a richer life

Commonplace ideas about happiness are often misleading, inaccurate and likely to make you miserable in the long-term. For example, positive thinking often does not work - and research shows it actually makes some people feel worse! So, open The Happiness Trap Pocketbook and learn how a new, scientifically-proven, mindfulness-based approach called acceptance and commitment therapy (better known as ACT), can help you find genuine wellbeing and fulfilment.

Whether you're lacking confidence, facing illness, stressed at work, struggling with low self-esteem, trying to lose weight or to stop smoking, or just want to be happier and healthier, this book can help. Based on the international bestseller The Happiness Trap, this wonderfully illustrated book is a unique collaboration between ACT expert Dr Russ Harris and cartoonist/author Bev Aisbett, and offers a simplified pocketbook version of Russ' original book. You will learn how to:

Reduce stress and worry

Rise above defeat, doubt and insecurity

Deal with painful thoughts and feelings more effectively

Break self-defeating habits

Develop self-acceptance and self-compassion

Let go of inaccurate and misleading ideas about happiness

Create a rich, full and meaningful life.

Dr Russ Harris is the author of bestselling self-help book The Happiness Trap, which has been translated into twenty-eight languages and sold xxx copies worldwide. Bev Aisbett is an artist, counsellor and author of several self-help books on anxiety.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars useful 1 Aug 2013
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This is not like other self help books i have seen, although I am not an aficionado as I tend to be snotty about fast fixes for the psyche. However, it is based on reliable research and the techniques in it do genuinely work. It's not a book to read through, though - it is a workbook where you pause and try to practise ways of stopping tormenting yourself and getting on with life, an outcome which many people would like.The basic premise is that into each life some rain must fall and attempting Positive Thinking is only going to make things worse. Paradoxically, accepting this is the start of learning to live comfortably with rainfall.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 26 April 2014
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Forget being for adolescents - best for all ages.
Pictures and diagrams, and no wordy jargon and prose - perfect!
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Along with a good therapist, this book works wonders... very easy to follow and get what you want from it....
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5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent book 22 Feb 2014
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Even though it calls itself a pocket book it gives you enough detail to on how to improve the way you live. The best book on mindfulness I have read in a long time
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Guide To ACT 19 Jan 2014
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I already own Russ' other books as I find his style very easy going. This small pictorial edition of The Happiness Trap is a handy little refresher when needed, and can easily be read in one longish sitting if needed, which makes it perfect for those times when life starts beating you down again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, practical and supportive 9 Dec 2013
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This book is simple and easy to understand.
I was looking for a book to help with anxiety and this has certainly helped. I highly recommend it to anyone caught in the trap that toy must be happy all the time or wanting to be more self aware.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A most useful book 18 Sep 2013
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Very good book its hard to read when you are very down this makes it easy to pick up the key points even when reading is a struggle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars its about the here and now...
just what the doctor ordered....recommended by a psychologist, only had one session with her and this book was enough. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Scott Leang
3.0 out of 5 stars Less suitable for Kindle format
Whatever the merits or demerits of ACT this book does provide a reasonable and usable summary. However, only three stars here for the Kindle edition. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Bruin Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
Brilliantly written, yet simple and easy to follow. I have suffered from anxiety for the past couple of years, however after reading this book, completing all of the exercises it... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars straight forward help for those who tend to get caught up in their...
I think this pocket sized book with clever illustrations is a wonderful reminder of the topics dealt with in " The Happiness Trap ". Thank you very much Mr Russ Harris.
Published 13 months ago by Clare Cioma
5.0 out of 5 stars DIY Coaching
This pictorial summary of the original book guides the reader, even young readers, through six dimensions of our daily living. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very accessible
This version of The Happiness Trap is more accessible than the conventional book. ACT is visual and experiential and this book makes it easier to understand and practice. Read more
Published 13 months ago by A M C
5.0 out of 5 stars A pocket full of help
An instant reminder of main points & exercises of ACT. Never used an illustrated book before & found it a relaxing way of using the book effectively. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Rossifan
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