Dr Russ Harris is a world-renowned trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). As a GP he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of health and wellbeing, which led to a total career change. He now works in two different, yet complementary roles, as a therapist and a coach.
Happiness, according to the author, is defined as a rich, full and
meaningful life with the full range of human emotions felt to
varying degrees. From this standpoint there is a real opportunity
to embrace concepts discussed by Harris, shut out some of the noise
from advertisers and social media, and focus on the aspects of our
existence that bring real human emotions, both positive and
negative, that create the basis of happiness. Dr Russ Harris also
has a series of YouTube clips that complement the book’s teachings.
They are well worth checking out.
“Dr Harris explains how we tend to get hooked on negative thoughts and emotions, and implements strategies to help with it so that we respond to those negative things differently. He also points out ways that our emotions help us and serve three main purposes - communication, illumination and motivation.”